"Last Tuesday, Dalene Bowden was working as a server when a 12-year-old girl told her she didn't have any lunch money and was hungry.
"So, I handed her the food and said, 'Here. We'll take care of it in a minute,'" she said.
Bowden's supervisor saw what happened and reported her.
"He said I was on permanent leave until he called me. I should not call them. He will call me. And they never called me. I got the letter," Bowden said.
The letter was signed and written by the school district director of human resources. In that letter, Bowden was terminated for "theft."
Bowden told a local newspaper she offered to pay for the $1.70 meal, but her supervisor rejected the offer."
What do you think? I think it's absolutely ridiculous.
Most Helpful Guy
Aparently she was offered her job back.
Also she received a $15,000 donation from a generous ceo and has a gofundme page which also raised around $20,000.
Most Helpful Girl
I think children shouldn't be allowed to go hungry. I know in the schools where I live we have a program where if you don't have money for lunch you get a bologna and cheese sandwich with regular milk at least. The lady didn't deserve to lose her job over such a thing. Especially since she offered to pay for the lunch so it really shouldn't have been an issue.1