Admin mix-up almost costs dad his job

Craig Mulqueeney from Whelley, Wigan, is angry after he was sacked suddenly by voicemail
Craig Mulqueeney from Whelley, Wigan, is angry after he was sacked suddenly by voicemail

A RELIEVED Wigan dad has been given an early Christmas present after he got his job back following an admin mix-up.

Craig Mulqueeney was facing spending the festive season looking for a job after being axed by voicemail last week by agency Transline from his role with retail giant Sports Direct.

Somehow my name had been put on the wrong piece of paper. I’m now back at work doing a job which I love, so it’s all good. It’s just a really great place to work

Craig Mulqueeney

However, just days later he was told to attend a meeting at the company’s head office and informed the whole issue was a misunderstanding. Bosses told him his name had wrongly ended up on a list of employees who were being released from the agency.

Dad-of-two Mr Mulqueeney, of Tinwald Place, Whelley, today spoke of his delight after previously worrying how he would support his family less than a month after his wife Victoria gave birth to their second son William.

Mr Mulqueeney, 29, said: “I’m just very relieved. I’ve been offered my job back and was told it was a complete misunderstanding.

“Somehow my name had been put on the wrong piece of paper. I’m now back at work doing a job which I love, so it’s all good. It’s just a really great place to work.”

Mr Mulqueeney started working for Transline around seven months ago as a delivery driver for Amazon in St Helens before being transferred to the retail giant’s Martland Mill warehouse due to the irregular hours.

He was initially recommended Transline as an employer after working in the pub trade following a 10-year stint in the armed forces.

Transline hit the headlines for the wrong reason last month when it sacked another employee at Sports Direct’s Wigan warehouse by text message, an action which drew stinging criticism from Makerfield MP Yvonne Fovargue.

A Transline spokesman said: “Transline is disappointed that this misunderstanding between employer and employee has ended up in the public domain.

“Mr Mulqueeney is a valued member of our team and an esteemed employee.

“We are pleased that this matter was resolved quickly and we can all move forward.”