Server Fired After Reporting Boozing, Breastfeeding Mother

Server Fired After Reporting Boozing, Breastfeeding Mother

It was busy night last Wednesday at Gusanos pizzeria off Dave Ward Drive when a server says she arrived for a meeting and saw something disturbing.
Every person there was trashed just passing the baby around.
CONWAY, AR -- It was busy night last Wednesday at Gusanos pizzeria off Dave Ward Drive when a server says she arrived for a meeting and saw something disturbing.

"There were four people at the table," Jackie Conners said.  "Every person there was trashed just passing the baby around."

Conners says her concerns that night grew to shock when she saw what 28-year-old Tasha Adams was doing.

"She picked up her drink and took a drink of it while her baby was breastfeeding," Conners said.

Conners says she watched Adams consume drink after drink even after managers were notified what was going on.

"No one else was stepping up," Conners said.

Conners called police.  When officers arrived Adams was arrested for endangering the welfare of a minor. 

No one came out when we showed up at Adams' listed address just outside the Conway city limits.

We called a phone number listed for Adams on a police report, but a friend answered.

Conners says she was fired by the general manager for taking actions into her own hands.

"I went to work Friday morning to do a shift, and I noticed that the new schedule is out," Conners said.  "I was completely off the schedule."

"She was fired, but that wasn't the main reason," on-duty Gusanos manager William Clark said Wednesday. 

Clark said he was not there last Wednesday and wouldn't elaborate on the "main reason" Conners was terminated.

When asked whether someone in Conners' position should have called police, Clark responded:

"That is something that were discussing with corporate as to how to adhere with that policy."

Meantime, Conners, a single mother is jobless just as the holidays roll around.

"I'm shocked that anyone would be punished for something that's supposed to be good," she said.  "I mean no good deed goes unpunished these days."

According to a police report, Adams' child was just 7 months old at the time of her arrest.
   
The report says the child was released to a family member, and an officer contacted the Arkansas Department of Human Services.

DHS said it could not comment on any possible involvement in the case.
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