A North Main Street Midas shop mechanic who used racial slurs and hung a noose in the workplace, and the manager who supposedly allowed it to continue, won't get fired, according to the Contra Costa Times.
Even though their boss, Mike Glad, initially wanted to, the Times says. Instead Glad, the owner of the shop, has listened to the suggestion of a Pittsburg minister, who led a protest outside the shop on Monday. The minister agreed that the mechanic and manager committed offenses worthy of termination, but suggested to Glad that they be given the chance to try community service and counseling first. These options provide an opportunity for change and redemption, the minister said.
The complaints about the mechanic and manager came from an employee, Donovan McBride. He was so frustrated about repeated racial slurs, the hanging of the noose, and the manager's failure to reprimand the mechanic that he took his complaints to KTVU. McBride, who is white but who is married to a black woman, agreed that community service might be the way to go--"as long as you get something postive out of it."