Mayor says he wants to help fired Reid's employee find job


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The firing of a Reid’s employee over comments he made to Gov. Pat McCrory caught the attention of Charlotte’s mayor.

Mayor Patrick Cannon said he’s going to help the worker find a new job.

Cannon said his help isn’t politically motivated and he simply wants to help someone who lost their job.

Drew Swope, the employee that was fired, said he agreed with his boss’ decision to fire him because he was disrespectful to a customer.

CLICK HERE to read Swope’s report of the incident.
Cannon said he doesn’t want to get involved in the argument, but he does want to put a man back to work.
“The young man and I have spoken and he’s excited about the opportunity that I’m trying to help him accordingly and that is something I would do for anybody,” Cannon said.
The mayor said he has a few leads for Swope for a new job. Channel 9 tried to contact McCrory’s office Tuesday for his side of the story. The office asked for specific questions, which Eyewitness News provided, but Channel 9 hasn’t heard back.