Jan 10

ERA backs Farmers sacking of retail department manager

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A former Farmers’ Department Store employee is devastated after being fired for abusing staff discount privileges, and still denies she was in the wrong despite an Employment Relations Authority ruling against her. West Auckland resident Fae Osborne was sacked from her department manager role at LynnMall’s Farmers store after the company investigated claims…

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Oct 27

Staff member suffers heart attack while chasing shoplifter

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A 21-year-old shopworker who suffered a heart attack while chasing an alleged shoplifter had her heart restarted by an off-duty paramedic. The woman was saved by the paramedic after she collapsed in a Masterton alleyway yesterday. Senior Sergeant Carolyn Watson, of Wairarapa, said the woman and another shopworker, 25, had been chasing the…

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