Thursday, November 28, 2013

Pizza Hut manager fired for refusing to open on Thanksgiving

An Indiana Pizza Hut manager has been fired for refusing to open the restaurant on Thanksgiving because he didn't think it was fair to his employees.

Tony Rohr says he thinks it is morally wrong to make people work on the holiday.

Rohr, who worked at the Jackson Boulevard Pizza Hut in Elkhart for 10 years, was fired after taking a stand at a meeting with superiors who told him opening on Thanksgiving was mandatory.
'Thanksgiving and Christmas are the only two days that they're closed in the whole year and they're the only two days that those people are guaranteed to have off and spend it with their families.'

But his goodwill cost him his job as he was told to sign a letter of resignation.

Rohr said he did not want to quit, but instead wrote a letter explaining his position to his boss

'I am not quitting. I do not resign however I accept that the refusal to comply with this greedy, immoral request means the end of my tenure with this company.

'I hope you realize that it's the people at the bottom of the totem pole that make your life possible.'

Rohr, who is now unemployed and looking for a new job, says it was worth it.

'They're still going to be open. I'm sure they're still going to sell pizza but I just didn't think it was right.'

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