A Verizon worker has been suspended from his job for rescuing a cat which was stranded on prime of a phone pole.
Maurice German was working in a neighborhood in Port Richmond, Pennsylvania final Saturday, when a resident requested him to assist rescue ‘Momma’ the cat. The cat had been caught on prime of the pole for about 12 hours.
German obliged by using a growth carry to attain the cat as residents filmed the rescue operation and applauded the person. The cat was safely returned to its proprietor and was not harmed. However Verizon suspended German for 15 days, saying its autos and equipment weren’t supposed to be used within the space the place he operated.
Verizon spokesperson Wealthy Younger advised CBS Philly: ‘We take no pleasure on this job motion. Nonetheless, we’re dedicated and accountable for holding our staff and prospects secure whereas working in a explicit space.’
The telecommunications community stated its area technicians are obliged to take part in security coaching workout routines with the intention of holding each its employees and prospects secure. He added: ‘Sadly, whereas this worker’s objective was admirable, he probably put his life and people round him in jeopardy. Whereas our actions is probably not widespread, it’s in the perfect curiosity of our staff and the communities we serve.’