It looks as if this whole “firing a pregnant employee after she was robbed at gunpoint” thing was all just a big misunderstanding, or at least that’s what Popeyes is saying. Yesterday, we reported that a Texas Popeyes employee, who is pregnant with her fourth child, was fired after she was forced at gunpoint to give a robber $400 from the cash register. She was allegedly fired after the incident because she had repeatedly left too much money in the cash register. Marissa Holcomb claims that she was told to replace the $400 or risk termination. She chose the latter.
Now, Holcomb says that she has been contacted by her former manager and offered her job back.
"He just apologized and pretty much offered me if I wanted to go back to his business and work there again," Holcomb told KHOU.
The franchise company, Z & H Foods, sent out a statement confirming the job offer, as well as a $2,000 back pay offer.
“We deeply regret the way this matter was handled. We are committed to continuing to work with Ms. Holcomb, and we apologize to her, our employees, the public and other franchise operators of the Popeyes system. We have let them down and are committed to do better."
The sudden turnaround may have something to do with corporate influences. Popeyes’ CEO Cheryl Bachelder said that they reached out to the franchisee in question immediately, and requested that he apologize and rectify the situation, according to USA Today.
Holcomb has not decided yet if she will take the job offer.