Florida sheriff David Ward has taken a step forward after he released a video showing the deputies questioning a pet shop owner about a reported monster job.
The sheriff’s office was conducting an investigation into the reported hiring of pet store employees by Salesforce and other companies to help make the businesses profitable.
Ward said in the video that he found it “odd” that the company hired people to look at photos and video to find out if the company was hiring the right people for the job.
“We’re going to be looking at this for months, and if you look at the documents, the documents that were produced by the company, it’s quite clear that the job is not what they’re looking for, and it’s not what we are looking for,” Ward said.
The deputies questioned the owner about the hiring of staff and what the company would pay for them.
“They wanted to see what it would cost to hire the person that did it, and I think it was a little odd that they asked what it cost and I just felt like it was odd,” Ward told ABC News.
“They said, ‘I’m not going find out until we can see the documents,'” Ward said in an interview with ABC affiliate WPBF.
“I think it’s a little bit weird that the person was hired for the jobs and that the employer was not,” Ward added.
The owner did not immediately return a request for comment.
In a statement to ABC News, Salesforce said the company is “very proud of the people we have hired to support our mission.”
“This is an area where we are focused on improving the lives of people across the globe,” Salesforce spokeswoman Michelle Kiely said in a statement.
“We work with governments, companies, and individuals to address the needs of their communities.
We are always looking for ways to make our customers’ lives easier, including hiring more human resources to help our team more effectively.”
Ward’s office did not say how many employees were in the pet shop.
Ward’s office also did not respond to questions from ABC News about whether he would continue to investigate the company.