This petition is now closed.
Dimitri explained that he never fired his parents. Seeing how his father's illness has taken a toll on both his parents, he wanted them to slow down and take a reduced role in the business. That conversation did not go down well, Francesca and Hans left, feeling that they were being fired.
I hope this small movement showed them how much we all care and hopefully Francesca, Hans and Dimitri work out a compromise for the happiness of everyone.
We, the loyal customers of St Ambroeus in Southampton, are asking for Francesca and Hans to be reinstated as managers.
It is unfair, after all their years of service, the love and caring they put in their work, their dedication towards impeccable service but most of all the very special relationships built over years with their loyal customers, that they should be let go so unceremoniously .
We cannot fathom a St Ambroeus Southampton without walking through the door and seeing Francesca and Hans behind the counter, running a business with a fist of steel and a heart of gold.
St Ambroeus Southampton is not the same without them and knowing that it was not their decision to leave, we would greatly appreciate their prompt return.
This petition and all the signatures gathered might help you understand the repercussions of this firing on our small community and we hope in all good faith that you will decide to do what is best for everyone.
The loyal customers of Francesca and Hans Pauli