ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - For 22- 1/2 years, Janice Sullivan put her heart and soul into working for Walmart.
"Walmart was my family. I didn't have any other family than them," she said.
But last Thanksgiving, Sullivan said she felt abandoned by her employer. As customers packed the store for Black Friday, Janice said managers told her to guard the entrance of the store making sure no customers exited from there. That's when she said one angry customer wouldn't listen.
"I said I'm sorry ma'am you have to go around the registers to go out. She said no I'm going out and then she just gave me a big push," she said.
Three days later, Sullivan said Walmart fired her because she laid her hands on the customer. Sullivan defends herself.
"I grabbed her to keep me from falling. That is why I grabbed her," she said.