Goodness may go unrewarded, and recession is to blame. Such was the case with an Australian couple who were given the pink slip only weeks after saving the life of one of their bosses.
Sharon and David Hegyi, who have worked on Tipperary Station for seven years, were shocked to learn that they were being fired due to “down-sizing”, especially when the mum-of-five had saved Station finance manager David Breed after he suffered a heart attack.
Sharon, a registered nurse, had rushed to help her suffering chief, giving him medication, hooking him up to oxygen and calling an ambulance.
"But he deteriorated rapidly and I thought he was going to die. So we put him in a car and David drove towards Adelaide River. The ambulance met us half way. I honestly believe that I saved his life,” News.com.au quoted her as telling the Northern Territory News.
And now, the couple is devastated after being told to move out of their company house.
Sharon said: "I could understand it if we'd done something wrong. But we didn't.
David added: “We're shattered. We've got no jobs, no house and five kids. I know we'll be able to get work easy enough but we just want our old jobs back."