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Bank Employee Fired For Giving Her Own 20$ To A Customer Who Was Broke

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Bank Employee Fired For Giving Her Own 20$ To A Customer Who Was Broke

Is helping others now a bad thing to do!

A bank employee, who gave out $20 of her own money to a stranded customer on Christmas Eve has been fired from a job for the act of kindness.

Emily James from Portland assisted a customer who came on the line explaining how a delay in cashing out his monthly paycheck would render him penniless over the holiday.

Emily James from Portland, who gave out $20 of her own money to a stranded customer on Christmas Eve has been fired from a job for the act of kindness

Marc Eugenio of Clackamas was dealing with Emily (working at U.S Bank Call Center as a Senior Banker) for more than an hour on the phone, but it became evident his check of over $1000 would not be cleared until after Christmas.

Feeling concern for him and realizing the customer was speaking from a short distance away from the call center, Emily took permission from her Supervisor and journeyed down to meet Eugenio to give him $20 of her money for gas.

Emily took permission from her Supervisor and journeyed down to meet Eugenio to give him $20 of her money for gas

‘I honestly felt terrible about the whole scenario and there was no way to have the funds from his paycheck released to him. The only option I had was to do something outside the box, so I decided to drive down and meet him.’ Ms. Emily told the Daily Mail.

She continued: ‘I assisted him because I have been in the same situation. I have at a point gotten stranded and left feeling helpless. Christmas is one day of the year to be kind to one another.’

Emily James met with Marc Eugenio of Clackamas at a gas station

Thinking little of her good deeds, Emily was told a week later she would be fired for an ‘unauthorized conversation with a client.’  The Supervisor, who granted Emily the permission equally lost his job.

Reacting, Eugenio dubbed the firings ‘ridiculous!’

‘I was a customer of U.S Bank and I needed assistance. She went above and beyond for me. I felt so bad for she was the only one helping me. I said ‘I wish I had $20 bucks to get home.’ Eugenio said recounting his telephone conversation with Emily.

Emily was told a week later she would be fired for an ‘unauthorized conversation with a client’

However, Emily revealed she originally wanted her job back, but after feeling an injustice over the way things turned out, she is not sure of going back.

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