New York Doorman Fired For Being ‘Too Nice’
New York is a tough town.
…Ralph Body, a former doorman at a luxury Long Island City apartment building, said he was fired for being too nice.
Body, 41, said he was a devoted doorman for the building, called “27 on 27th,” since it opened two years ago in Queens, New York. He went above and beyond by checking on residents’ pets, cleaning litter boxes, watering plants and holding packages.
“Everything I did, somebody asked me to do, or there was a need for it,” Body told the New York Post.
He was fired last Sunday. “They said, ‘We know you did it for the right reasons, but unfortunately . . . you’re too nice to the tenants,’” Body explained.
Body tried to fight for his job. “I told them, ‘When the tenants ask me to do something, I’m going to say yes.’
“But they said, ‘You do things for them which you shouldn’t be doing. And unfortunately, in this case, nice guys finish last,’” Body explained.