Friday, January 6, 2017

Father fired for attending child's birth inundated with job offers

A New Hampshire man lost his job when he chose between work and welcoming his newborn son into the world. But once word of his sacking spread, he received an outpouring of support – including a flood of new job offers.

Lamar Austin worked for Salerno Protective Services, a private security group for college campuses and retail stores. He was in the middle of his 90-day trial period and was expected to be on call night and day.

But Mr Austin could not attend his weekend shift once his wife, Lindsay, went into labour – which lasted from Friday evening through Sunday morning, when Mr Austin received a text informing him he was “terminated”.

Via Reddit: Link


ricpic said...

Trial period, huh? Company's right. She would have got through labor without him at her side.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...


Glad it worked out for the guy.

AprilApple said...


He'll be baak.

Sixty Grit said...

Labour? Sacked? Sounds foreign.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Sixty, it is New Hampshire. Did Mark Steyn have another kid?

Sixty Grit said...

I know where it took place, I am noting that the reporter is a foreigner.

But what else could the reporter be - that story would never be told by the MSM.

Methadras said...

What sort of cockbasket company fires a guy who's wife is giving birth?