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Pizza Hut Manager FIRED For Refusing To Keep His Restaurant Open On Thanksgiving!

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Having some holiday spirit just cost a Pizza Hut employee his job!

General manager Tony Rohr has worked at the Elkhart, Indiana restaurant for more than 10 years! But when he was told to keep the ovens on for Thanksgiving, Tony said no way!

Unlike other stores and big businesses that are staying open on Thursday, Mr. Rohr wanted to make sure his employees had the day off to spend with their families! But the suits at corporate didn’t agree with his decision to put up the closed sign!

He was told to either stay open on Thankgiving or resign! Tony instead sent his bosses a letter or protest that read:

"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."

Dayum! Now that’s what we call a deep-dish SLAM!

We’re with you, Tony! This is meant to be a day filled of thanks, family and um…hello, TURKEY! Not pizza!

We love stuffed crust as much as anyone, but c’mon, Pizza Hut! Give your employees the day off! And give Tony his job back!

You can watch Rohr full interview below!

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17 comments to “Pizza Hut Manager FIRED For Refusing To Keep His Restaurant Open On Thanksgiving!”

  1. 1

    If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.

  2. Judy says – reply to this


    Never did like Pizza Hut. Now I know why. Family should be together on Thanksgiving, and you should give this man his job back. Although he would be a fool to take his job back. I know that Pizza Hut is dead to me now………………And I'm sure a lot of other people feel the same why as I do.

  3. teedofftaxpayer says – reply to this


    Actually it was a Franchisee who is keeping open the store, not Pizza Hut corporation. Most Pizza Huts are closed on Thanksgiving, this is just another greedy franchisee.

  4. RIZAAAA says – reply to this


    Excuse me,
    but if after 10 years he didn't know Pizza Hut would be open, he is too stupid, and should be fired
    And fr all of you bleeding hearts complaining about corporate greed, tomorrow when you run out of gas, bet you will be thankful for an open gas station
    of maybe a place to get a bite to eat before getting back in your cars

  5. 5

    HOW Stupid. Now he has no job. Merry f*cking Christmas !!

  6. @v@ says – reply to this


    Pfshh. As a private option, Tony could have had zero employees show up that day, and close out of necessity.

  7. 7

    Pizza Hut has to stay open. Nobody can afford a home cooked meal anymore. It's another great example of how corrupt this society has become.

  8. 8

    i tried to call YUM! Brands corporate and humorously enough, they said their offices would be closed until friday. Definitely calling back and complaining. Guess my hard earned dollars will go to local pizzerias and taco/chicken places for sure now!

  9. 9

    I guess people want turkey pizza instead

  10. TheAmericanScreeeam says – reply to this


    So these white trash menial workers want $14 an hour AND endless days off? They will not rest until they destroy our entire infrastructure. They wont rest until all our food is made in china. They want to get paid more for working less just like the menial laborers in my dad's industry that put 10000's of hard working business owners like him out of business (he stayed in business by going asian. Asians have much harder work ethic than american white trash and ghetto people).
    Its not about greed. Its about economy. Get to work, lazy people. I own a business and I dont take ANY holidays off. I even work on the WEEKENDS. Because of time zones.. I'm working NOWWWWWW. The american dream is not for the lazy and the sentimental. get to work or find a new job.

  11. TheAmericanScreaaaam says – reply to this


    Thanksgiving is all about family.. and some of those families might want a pizza. Burned bird Plan B. If I owned a restaurant .. we'd be OPEN.
    If my employees were like "but sir, its thanksgiving. Can i have the day o…."….. "baah humbug. There is no ghost of Thanksgiving past. Now get to work. Not everybody has a family or a turkey".

  12. Patrick says – reply to this


    I agree, everyone deserves time off with their families on Thanksgiving.. I think that everyone shouldn't work in the Pizza Hut chain and I myself called Pizza Hut and Corp off employees are off for Thanksgiving until Monday. If Pizza Hut employees have to work on Thanksgiving, so do they…. We live in such a greedy world and this story just made me think and say, I will never get Pizza from Pizza Hut ever again.

  13. theAmericanScreaaaam says – reply to this


    Re: Patrick – But if your internet connection were to go down …….you will want somebody at your service provider to be there to assist you and somebody there to fix it.
    Whats next? "security guards who guard billions of dollars worth of buildings……go on home. Its thanksgiving?". Its scientifically impossible and totally impractical for every human to get the day off. What about cops? Firemen? They dont just work on holidays. They risk their lives on holidays. If they can risk their lives on thanksgiving… then menial laborers at donut shops could be at work to fill the bellies of cops.

  14. jimbo says – reply to this


    Re: theAmericanScreaaaam – you are a menial asshole. Why not take alllll your money you spend allll your time collecting and go buy yourself a heart.

  15. theAmericanScreaaaam says – reply to this


    Re: jimbo – "go buy yourself a heart." you mean like the pilgrims had for the native americans they slaughtered and stole the land of that we are celebrating? If americans had hearts, we wouldnt even celebrate the beginning of the end of the native reign right in their faces (but thats neither here nor there). ok, if I ever do go into the restaurant business (an extreme unlikelihood. Every restaurant my parents took me to as a little kid 20 years ago….. is gone. Those things drop like new years balls)…. I will let my native american employees have the day off to mourn. But everybody else? "No flour clumps in the batter! You call yourself a CHEF?". The holidays are the biggest sales days for business owners. Why? Because families GO OUT on the holidays. And they want to go out to something that is OPEN. Then they get hungry.

  16. 16

    I'm really really torn about how I feel about these stories. Yes, Thanksgiving is a time to be with family…but…that's not always possible. I work in a hotel, I worked Thanksgiving, I worked Easter, I'll probably work Christmas Eve (Christmas Day is the one day we are thankfully closed)…it sucks to miss out on family time but we all plan around it to make sure I get to be there for the big things, as do my coworkers family so I just don't see it being the end of the world to be open. I'm sure if he had asked, he could have found staff willng to work the day, especially if he had anyone who was going to be alone for the holiday anyway or could make their plans flexible.

  17. @v@ says – reply to this


    It's a Pizza Hut, it's not the Red Cross. I worked at an excellent Greek pizza joint on Christmas Day and New Year's day in a large city when a student, and ONE guy came in. I missed my family, and it cost the owner more in wages for the cook and I. Maybe certain Pizza Huts get more customers depending on where they're located.