Joe Koblenzer acted in kindness by giving a man in need a corn muffin during his shift at the Cracker Barrel in Venice, Fla. But Koblenzer, 73, wasn’t rewarded — he was reprimanded.
A man entered the Cracker Barrel, at 445 Commercial Ct., and asked for mayonnaise and tartar sauce. Koblenzer, a host at the restaurant, gave the man what he’d asked for but also threw in a corn muffin, MySunCoast reports.
Koblenzer admitted he had been written up for similar offenses in the past. He had previously been scolded for giving a fountain drink away and a woman a cup of coffee.
“The general manager called me in and said he had some bad news for me,” Koblenzer told WWSB. “Joe, we are going to have to let you go.”
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A spokesperson for Cracker Barrel said Koblenzer was given multiple warnings and reminders of the company’s policy.
Koblenzer said he was aware of the rule and understood why he was let go.
“They legally can do this because I did break the rule,” he said. “I completely forgot about it.”