A Subway sandwich shop employee who gave food to two victims of an east Dartmouth apartment fire has been fired.
Heidi Heise, who lives in the burned-out building on Roleika Drive, is one of the few tenants who’s been able to move back into her apartment.
She let two other victims, who have had to find other homes, space to stay with her while they made arrangements.
When they came by her work to thank her she gave them two six-inch sandwiches — the equivalent of a footlong.
Her employer spotted it on surveillance tapes and fired her for giving away free food.
Heise tells CTV every employee is entitled to one 12-inch sandwich per shift, but she forgot to make a note that she was using hers for the two tenants.
“Because of all the stuff that was going on it totally slipped my mind to even write it down,” she said. “Yeah, I just forgot to write it down and they fired me for it.”
She says she’s not impressed that she was fired for trying to help out a couple of unfortunate people.
“I’ve worked double shifts when they asked me too, I’ve done everythign they wanted me to, and I guess this is the thanks I get,” she said.
Heise is now looking for another job.
Todd White, who got one of the sandwiches, says he’s not impressed with Subway.
“She doesn’t deserve [to be fired],” he said “We just went to thank her for letting us stay in her place. She offered the sandwich to us because we never had nothing to eat.”
Even the leasing manager of Heise’s building tried to intervene on her behalf.
“I called Winnipeg, I called head office, I’d go up and pay for the sub myself,” he said.
There’s been no response from Subway management so far.