US Bank Fires An Employee After Christmas Because She Helped A Customer Using Her Own Money

US Bank Fires An Employee After Christmas Because She Helped A Customer Using Her Own Money

A US Bank employee in Portland was fired for doing a random act of kindness for a stranger on Christmas Eve, and people all over the US are appalled that helping someone is considered an “unauthorized interaction.”


Emily James, a Portland call center employee, happened to be speaking to a customer from a suburb of the same city who was experiencing a problem with another bank in the chain not allowing him access to his paycheck. The customer contacted her again after trying to go to his regional branch, where the only manager who could lift the restriction had already gone home for the holidays, and ending up stranded with no money to even put gas in his car.


Moved by the opportunity to help somebody who was so nearby, and on Christmas Eve, at that, James met up with the customer and gave him $20 of her own money. She thought what she had done was her business and would have no bearing on her job, but word got back to a regional manager and she was sent home days later.



Local news reports say that a US Bank employee was fired for helping a customer



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Commenters are disgusted but not surprised by this kind of cruelty



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