Fairborn, OH – Arby’s assistant manager Mary Archer will forever serve as a cautionary tale, reminding us that even in the fast food industry, the captain must go down with the ship.
Archer attempted to escape her Arby’s restaurant on Friday by climbing through the drive-thru window after a man with a knife held up the place. She learned that she had been fired less than 24 hours later, reports the Dayton Daily News. Interestingly, she was dismissed over company safety and security policy, which she violated by being alone in the restaurant when it was robbed.
The 56-year-old told reporters that she had dismissed her final employee and was in the process of closing when she heard the doorbell to the business. Thinking it was an employee who had forgotten something, she emerged to find that it was an armed robber.
“He held up a knife and kept saying ‘give me the money,’ ” she said.
The robber cornered her in the office, and she shoved him away, screaming for help. She clambered out of the drive-thru window, and a local Circle K customer altered the police, reports MSN.
“I had pushed him away…because I’m like, ‘I’m not going to die in Arby’s tonight…I’m just not,’ ” she said.
The robbery was the third at that specific Arby’s location in six months, and Archer was present each time. Friday’s suspect, who has not been caught, left empty handed.
A Vice President of Arby’s Human Resources said that while Archer’s dismissal was regrettable, she knowingly violated the security policy, which is punishable without exception.
Fine by Archer, who said “I don’t want my job back,” after the incident. Who can blame her?