Laid off postal hero gets new job offer - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Laid off postal hero gets new job offer

Isaac Fish Isaac Fish

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho. - The U.S. Postal Service is trying to make amends with a worker who was cheered one day for helping rescue an elderly woman but told days later his contract would not be renewed because he crashed his vehicle.

Isaac Fish, 21, of Coeur d'Alene, says he has agreed to come back to work for the postal service, but at half the pay with no vacation time and benefits.

Officials with the Spokane Postal District offered Fish a job Wednesday as clerk at the Post Falls branch. Fish's temporary contract as a carrier was set to expire Saturday. Fish was told last week that his contract would not be renewed.

Postal officials have declined to comment on Fish's release, but Fish's father said the decision is tied to a crash that occurred on his son's route the same day he called police to check on an elderly woman. Isaac Fish alerted police after noticing the woman's mail piling up in her box. The woman had fallen and was immobilized for several days.

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North Idaho postal hero loses job after crash

A Coeur d'Alene postal worker hailed as a hero for rescuing an elderly woman on his delivery route will soon be out of a job.

Isaac Fish, 21, was credited last month with saving Eugenie Simons, who had fallen in her home and was unable to move for several days. Fish, a temporary carrier with the U.S. Postal Service, called authorities after noticing Simons' mail piling up in her mailbox, but Fish's days with the postal service are numbered.

Fish's father, David Fish, says his son's contract was terminated because of a crash involving his postal delivery truck. David Fish says the accident occurred along an icy roadway an hour after his son called police to help with Simons.

Postmaster Dave Hoover declined to comment Fish's termination.

Fish's last day with the postal service is February 14.

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