Indiana Pizza Hut Manager Fired For Refusing To Open Store On Thanksgiving
Tony Rohr is a 10-year Pizza Hut veteran, but says he’s now been fired for not being willing to open his store on Thanksgiving.
He started at Pizza Hut as a cook and worked his way up to being a general manager of the Jackson Boulevard Pizza Hut in Elkhart.
He was told opening on Thanksgiving this year was mandatory so at a meeting with his superiors he decided to take a stand.
Rohr says, “I said why can’t we be the company that stands up and says we care about our employees and they can have the day off.”
Tony says it wasn’t about him. It was about his employees…
Rohr says he was told to sign a letter of resignation.
He refused.. instead he wrote a letter explaining his position to his boss.
In the letter he wrote “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.”
His letter went on to say, “I hope you realize that it’s the people at the bottom of the totem pole that make your life possible.”