- Eric JonesFire Commissioner
Reinstate Robert Pattison- The Detroit Firefighter Fired Over A Watermelon!
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This is wrongful termination. Its a firefighter's tradition to bring a gift when you first come to the station.A man lost his job over bringing fruit...FRUIT....to meet his new coworkers. When will this nonsense stop?!
From Fox 2 "A Detroit Firefighter (probationary) was FIRED from the department for bringing a watermelon with a pink bow to a firehouse which is predominantly African American. The 41 year old firefighter, who just graduated from the academy told us he brought it as a nice gesture to meet his new crew. We’re told many firefighters were instantly offended and called it racially insensitive. The firefighter has been discharged."
- Fire Commissioner
Reinstate the probationary firefighter who was terminated over a watermelon. This was wrongful termination. If people were offended, its because they were looking for a reason to be. Someone getting offended over fruit shouldn't translate in to a man losing his job.
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