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Pizza Hut Apologizes To Fired Thanksgiving-Loving, Katniss-Like Manager With Rehire Offer!

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pizza hut got their unworthy act together for tony rohr

What a weekend deal!

The internet masses were horrified to learn that Tony Rohr, a 28-year-old Pizza Hut manager in Elkhart, Indiana, was forced to leave his tenure at the company over his refusal to keep the ovens on for Thanksgiving.

As we previously reported, Rohr was appalled at the thought of his employees working on such a beloved holiday and totally Katniss-ed the big-wigs, but it cost him his job!

Fortunately for the 99 percent, there's still hope as the stuffed crust making company officially apologized for the grave mistake and offered Rohr his job back.

In a statement via Facebook, Pizza Hut said:

"Update on Elkhart, IN: we feel strongly that the situation involving our independent franchisee and the local store manager could and should have been avoided. We fully respect an employee’s right to not work on a holiday, which is why the vast majority of Pizza Huts in America are closed on Thanksgiving. As a result, we strongly recommended that the local franchisee reinstate the store manager and they have agreed. We look forward to them welcoming Tony back to the team."

Ha! Take that, greedy McGreedersons!!

The power of the people have spoken — all over the internet — and they won.

As for Rohr, he's understandably unsure as to whether or not he'll accept their offer, saying:

"That's something I can't decide right away. I'll start looking into stuff tomorrow."

Mmm… stuffed crust.. oh, huh? Sorry.

ANYWAYS — we applaud you, Mr. Rohr! We all wanna see the economy back in shape, but we definitely don't want it at the cost of SOULS.

Besides, it's one freakin' day!

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17 comments to “Pizza Hut Apologizes To Fired Thanksgiving-Loving, Katniss-Like Manager With Rehire Offer!”

  1. thebigboot says – reply to this


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    So where are the masses defending the Jews who have to work during Hannukah or does that not count?



  2. 2

    into stuff tomorrow? you mean like try to sue or something? or are you financially sound?

    you better take that job back, dumba$$. jobs are hard to come by and i expect you make more than you would at another job since you've been there 10 years.



  3. 3

    Re: thebigboot – There are eight days of Hannukah, and most Jews expect to work a few of them. Thanksgiving is not a Christian Holiday or a Jewish Holiday, but a day of thanks that has no religious connotation. It is an American Holiday designed to give all U.S. citizens regardless of religion a day off to reflect, feast, and be with families. How could you not know that?

  4. thebigboot says – reply to this


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    Re: PrincessOftheUniverse – I'm just saying, people get butt hurt over working on Thanksgiving and Christmas. So I guess you are right I guess 8 days means they're not important.



  5. 5

    "We fully respect an employee’s right to not work on a holiday" - What a condescending and pretentious statement this is. By a PR person, no less. You're an idiot, PH PR person, you're an idiot.

  6. MB says – reply to this


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    Maybe if they lowered prices and made a pizza that made me go "I want some of that now…" I'd buy their pizza. Once a year if that.

    There are many, as good/better choices out there, for less. Why would I buy Pizza Hut? Make the Priazo the way it was, I might be curious enough to try it, and I might even like it.

  7. beach says – reply to this


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    Too late Pizza Hut. You already lost a lot of business that won't be regained. Pizza on Thanksgiving is ridiculous anyway. Just close for crying out loud. You probably don't get enough business to make it worth you keeping your employees away from their families anyway. GREED



  8. 8

    Re: IzzyLizzy – No kidding, I was laid off 3 years ago and never did find another job even though I have good qualifications. He should keep the job, he probably gets fairly decent pay as a manager.



  9. 9

    Re: beach – My late husband had to have pizza for Thanksgiving one year because his German shepherd ate most of the turkey.

  10. Smellovisiondellovisio says – reply to this


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    The PC police win again.. .forcing businesses to cater to menial labor at the expense of profits. There is a reason most products are made in china and customer service being piped in from India. The pc police have businesses by the balls and FORCED that to happen. The irony is that if Thanksgiving never existed and was only proposed as a possible holiday TODAY…. it would NEVER become one out of respect to native americans. Its because the PC police didnt use to exist that thanksgiving exists. Now if only the pc police can go back to not existing.
    There is no reason why a business should be FORCED to close on a holiday. When you take a job you simply ask "will i have to work holidays"… if the boss says "yes"… then dont take the job. If you take it… dont bitch. Thats how it would work if everybody had a high IQ and spit on political correctness. There is a reason japan is out inventing america now and china out manufacturing america. America has a PC cop up its ass.

  11. Smellovisiondellovisio says – reply to this


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    My dad has employed 100's of people over the decades he has been a company founder. He could have written a book about the difference between the american workforce of the past versus today. The difference in work ethic. The difference is pride. Today, the workforce wants to make more and work less and put out poorer quality product. Everybody has this sense of entitlement. "i spent my school years bullying nerds and getting high and flunking tests and skipping classes. Now I work here assembling thing by hand. GIVE ME MORE MONEY, boss!"…."how much do you want?" …"er.. how much do junior doctors make?"…."YOU BULLY!!!!". From bullying kids to bullying us business owners. Thats the way of ol flunky.
    So… china to the rescue.

  12. smellovisiondellovisio says – reply to this


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    The only hope american business' that rely on menial labor have now is if japan finally invents A ROBOT THAT WORKS!
    A robot that can assemble 10 products in the time ol flunky can assemble one. A robot that doesnt ask for a raise. A robot that can bring me my coffee with its left arms while still assembling a product with its right arms. A robot that never gets angry. That never fights. That runs for pennies a day off a rechargeable battery. a robot with enough thinking ability to totally replace ol flunky. "boss… I dont want to work thanksgiving"…."thats fine, son. Go on home"….the next day "beep beep. can i take your order? beep beep" .."boss, whats that thing?"…"the new improved you. Now take the rest of the year off". Artificial intelligence. THE FUTURE!! Americans cant compete with china but ROBOTS CAN (someday)



  13. 13

    Meh, so tired of people receiving a consequence for their actions only to call on the internet for help. and by "help" i mean harassing someone until they change their minds..



  14. 14

    If it meant that much to him, he should have asked what the holiday hours were before he took the job. Then he could have refused the job and worked some place else that is closed that day. But its not fair to the employer to accept the job, then refuse to open because you don't like working holidays.



  15. 15

    Re: NookiesWA – I agree!



  16. 16

    I'd really like to know the franchisees side of this story and how much warning the restaurant was given about the plan to stay open for Thanksgiving. Because I understand beyond greed why a restaurant would stay open for a holiday…its a good choice for people who can't get home to family and are spending the day alone, which sadly does happen. If the manager had been given plenty of warning they'd be open, he could have planned accordingly and found people willing to work it. As someone who's worked every Thanksgiving for the last 5 years (yay hotel industry!)…it sucks but…sometimes you need to do it. My family works around it and we still manage a nice dinner with everyone.

  17. @v@ says – reply to this


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    This comes after the fact and the viral response.