Military Veteran Who Was Fired From His Security Guard Job For Missing Work For The Birth Of His Baby Is Now Receiving Various Job Offers.
A military veteran who was fired from his security guard job after missing work for the birth of his son has been flooded with new job offers and says he has no regrets.
Lamar Austin received a text from employer Salerno Protective Services on New Year’s Day telling him he was ‘terminated’, after he took two days off to be with his wife, Lindsay, as they welcomed their baby Cainan into the world.
The 30-year-old, who was on a 90 day trial with the security firm, was devastated when he learned he had lost his job but says that his family always came first.
‘I thought, ‘I’m just going to do what I feel is right for my family,’ and that’s it,’ he told the Huffington Post
Since news of his firing broke, Austin has been flooded with job offers from people moved by his story.
‘No one should have to choose between their family and their job, said Sara Persechino, who does not know the family but set up a GoFundMe account which has already raised more than $8,000 for the Austins.
‘Welcoming a new baby to a family should be a joyous time. This GoFundMe is an effort to ease any financial pressures they may be facing as they welcome a new member into their family and experience the unexpected loss of income.’
The Austin family has thanked everyone for their donations, in particular ‘Persechino for having a warm heart to do this for a complete stranger. It is highly appreciated by our family.’