Supercheap worker ‘mentally struggling’

The owner of a rival auto parts store has revealed the worker who pulled out of SuperCheap Auto this week was “struggling mentally”.

The owner of a rival auto parts store has revealed the worker pulled out of SuperCheap Auto this week “mentally struggling” after his altercation with a woman went viral.

The man, who has not yet been identified, was filmed trying to grab a woman’s pram covered in a blanket outside a Gold Coast shop in a video that quickly went viral.

After they both struggled to gain control of the pram, a box was thrown to the ground under the blanket and the woman said, “You can have the fucking rotor mate.”

The pram was said to have been filled with stolen goods and did not contain a baby at the time.

While the worker has been hailed a hero online for his tough approach, it was revealed last week that he had been removed from his job while management conducted a review of the incident.

Autobarn in Burleigh Heads was one of the first to offer him a new job, with owner Michael Farrar saying he was exactly the type of employee he was looking for.

He told the Daily Mail the man struggled to deal with attention and loss of work after being thrust into the spotlight.

Mr Farrar said he could not confirm whether the man had accepted his job offer, mentioning only that “positive things” were happening.

“His actions showed me that he is a loyal person and someone we would want on our team,” he previously said. Bulletin of the Côte d’Oradding that his store had about $15,000 in stolen items over the past two years.

A spokesperson for Supercheap Auto’s parent company, Super Retail Group, stressed that the worker had not been fired and was receiving full pay while the incident was investigated.

“We are looking at an incident that occurred last week at one of our Gold Coast stores, which is standard practice after an event of this nature,” the spokesperson said via Channel 7.

“At all times, we remain focused on the health, safety and well-being of our team members and customers.”

Worker flooded with job offers

As well as Autobarn’s job offer in Burleigh Heads, car wrecking company Southport Auto Recyclers offered the man an interview for a position.

“If anyone knows him tell him to DM us or tag him, we’d love to interview him for a position if he needs it!” an employee wrote on Facebook.

“After watching the video, it’s crazy that Supercheap dismissed him after the commitment he showed to them!”

Employers also called 2GB radio host Ben Fordham’s program wanting to offer the man a job.

Fordham argued that there was “no way in the world” he should have been removed from office.

“This guy was doing his job saying you’re not going to pinch him at the store,” he said on Today Extra.

“I’ve had people call me on my radio show to say they’ll offer him a job. They would give him a raise or a promotion,” he added.

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