A fired Walmart worker has been offered his job back after his story made national news. On Oct. 19, MSN News reported that Kristopher Oswald, 30, has been contacted by Walmart after he was fired for helping an assaulted woman during his lunch break. The company has offered him his job back after reviewing the surveillance footage (and after getting tons of bad press).
As previously reported, Oswald witnessed a woman being assaulted by a man while he was on break in his car. He chose to approach her and ask if she needed help when the man started attacking him. Walmart has a policy against workplace violence and Oswald was fired because he stepped in rather than choosing to call for help.
The fired Walmart worker never expected his brave action to leave him jobless. He saw something wrong happening and he offered his help. He put his life in danger to help out a woman who he didn't even know -- and he got beat up for it. Some people would call his actions heroic... but Walmart chose to let him go. After the story made it from Michigan to across the country, Walmart changed its tune.
"While Mr. Oswald did violate one of our policies at the time, we now have found his intentions were good," said company spokeswoman Brooke Buchanan.
The fired Walmart worker has not accepted his job back yet... or if he has, the public doesn't know about it. Should Oswald go back to Walmart?
© Effie Orfanides 2013