Now for my bullshit, are you kidding me post.
SELKIRK, MAN.—A single mother who was fired from her part-time job delivering pizza after she helped a gunshot victim on company time doesn't regret her actions.
"Walking away, I just wouldn't have been able to live with myself," Marcella McAulay, 34, said yesterday.
McAulay was on a shift for Frank's Pizza in Selkirk, some 30 kilometres north of Winnipeg, on Feb. 26 when a friend who was riding with her received a call that there had been a shooting near her home.
McAulay planned to drop her friend off, but the situation escalated quickly when she stopped her car near the shooting scene.
"One of the victims opened up the door and yelled at me to come and help him. Another man was on the floor and was bleeding quite badly," she said.
McAulay rushed into the house to help. She sat with the man who was shot, kept him awake and pressed pillows on his wound to slow the bleeding.
After paramedics and RCMP arrived, McAulay was held up for several more hours because she had to give a statement.
When she returned to the restaurant, she was fired. Yesterday she received her severance slip.
"We feel just as bad as the next guy, but we don't pay employees to be EMTs (emergency medical technicians), which she isn't," supervisor Jason Boyd told the Selkirk Journal last week.
Boyd said he didn't fire McAulay for helping the gunshot victim. "She was away from her job for no good reason." The owners of Frank's Pizza could not be reached for comment yesterday.
The victim is recovering. A 33-year-old man has been charged.