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McDonald's employee fired after buying firefighters food

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McDonald's employee fired after buying firefighters food

By Jessica Janner. CREATED Feb 20, 2014

All she wanted was to do something nice but it ended up costing an employee for a New York state McDonald's her job.

Heather Levia, a 23-year-old single mom with twins, had been an employee for eight years at a McDonald's in upstate New York.

It all started last week when a group of firefighters came into her restaurant in Olean. The firefighters had been in the news recently for putting out a house fire in sub-zero temperatures and she wanted to do something nice for them.

So, she paid for the group's 25 breakfast sandwiches with her money.

Then, another group came in later the same day and ordered even more sandwiches. She asked her boss if the restaurant could pick up the tab and he told her no.

Levia then called the corporate office and got the same answer, so she and her co-workers pooled their money and paid for the meals.

The next day when she showed up for work, she was fired.

Her boss says it isn't because of what she did for the firefighters but because she swore at a supervisor.

“I did say this is ‘freaking’ ridiculous. But it was not implied to anybody,” Levia claims.

The owner says it is always the manager's choice to comp meals, and he commended her for her gesture of good will, but maintains that she was fired for swearing.

It could still all work out for the former McDonald's employee though. She has already received several job offers.