The restaurant manager was fired for giving his employees the day off to march.
"I decided to give everyone the day off," says Wolfe.
Does he have any regrets?
"Not a single regret. It was the right cause."
The former restaurant manager knew the consequences. His boss told him not to do it and if he did, all 16 employees including 10 Latinos would be fired.
That didn't happen, but Wolfe was fired.
"I did get singled out, but I have no qualms about that," he said.
Wolfe calls his firing ironic because he's a white American and he says his boss, Victor Santiago is a Latino immigrant.
Wolfe, who is a philosophy graduate, can't understand his boss' position. The article doesn't provide any information about Santiago's views so we don't know what his stance is on immigration issues. The only thing we can tell is that there is a difference between his work ethic and that of Wolfe which is why Santiago has two restaurants and Wolfe is unemployed.Posted by marybeth at May 4, 2006 10:09 PM News