John Stone, Car Salesman Fired For Packers Tie, Starts New Job

01/27/2011 09:56 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

CHICAGO — A Chicago man who was fired for wearing a Green Bay Packers necktie to his job at a car dealership is going back to work selling Chevrolets – but not for the same place.

Thirty-four-year-old John Stone of Chicago's South Side says he's starting work Thursday at Chevrolet of Homewood. He decided to take the new job even though the manager of Webb Chevrolet in Oak Lawn relented and offered him his old one back.

Stone says he was offered the new job Tuesday as he was being interviewed on television about his firing.

Chevrolet of Homewood general manager Guy Cesario says Packers fans called promising to buy new cars from Stone if he's hired. Cesario says he even got a call from someone in San Diego.