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Supercheap Auto worker receives job offers after viral video

The Supercheap Auto employee who featured in a viral video last week has become a hot property among rival stores following his frantic stunt.

The Supercheap Auto worker who quit after confronting a shoplifter won’t have to look too far for another job, with his bold act apparently making him a prime candidate for alternative employers.

The man, who has not yet been identified, was featured in a viral video taken outside a Gold Coast shop which showed him trying to grab a woman’s pram covered in a blanket.

After they both struggled to gain control of the pram, a box was thrown to the ground under the blanket and the woman said, “You can have the fucking rotor mate.”

The pram was said to have been filled with stolen goods and did not contain a baby at the time.

While the worker has been hailed as a hero online for his bold approach, it was revealed last week that he had been removed from his job while management conducted a review of the incident.

While Supercheap Auto faced backlash over its decision, other companies have since rushed to say a good word to the worker in hopes of poaching him for themselves.

Rival store Autobarn in Burleigh Heads was one of the first to offer him a new job, with owner Michael Farrar saying he was exactly the type of employee he was looking for.

“His actions showed me that he is a loyal person and someone we would want on our team,” he said. Bulletin of the Côte d’Oradding that his store had about $15,000 in stolen items over the past two years.

Car wrecking company Southport Auto Recyclers also threw their hat in the ring, posting online offering him an interview.

“If anyone knows him tell him to DM us or tag him, we’d love to interview him for a position if he needs it!” an employee wrote on Facebook.

“After watching the video, it’s crazy that Supercheap dismissed him after the commitment he showed to them!”

Employers also called 2GB radio host Ben Fordham’s program wanting to offer the man a job.

Fordham argued that there was “no way in the world” he should have been removed from office.

“This guy was doing his job saying you’re not going to pinch him at the store,” he said on extra today.

“I’ve had people call me on my radio show to say they’ll offer him a job. They would give him a raise or a promotion,” he added.

The video on TikTok alone has been viewed more than 5.5 million times since it was uploaded a week ago.

A spokesperson for Supercheap Auto told the publication that the scrutiny its employee was subjected to was standard practice “after an event of this nature.”

“At all times, we remain focused on the health, safety and well-being of customers and team members,” they said.

“As we continue to cooperate with the police on this matter, it would not be appropriate to comment further at this time.”

Police confirmed to news.com.au on Monday that the incident had gone unreported.

Supercheap Auto did not respond to questions from news.com.au about why police said no report had been made and when the employee could return to work.

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