Pizza Hut Manager Walks Away From Job Rather Than Open On Thanksgiving

pizzahuthatA 10-year employee of Pizza Hut claims he was given no choice but to leave his job when faced with the company’s demand that the restaurant open on Thanksgiving.

“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,” the Indiana resident tells WSBT-TV.

He says that during the meeting where it was announced that being open on Thanksgiving would be mandatory, he asked, “Why can’t we be the company that stands up and says we care about our employees and they can have the day off?”

Though Pizza Hut HQ has remained quiet on the topic, one of the manager’s bosses tells WSBT that he quit.

The former manager did write a letter explaining his position, which reads, “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.”

[via HuffPo]

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  1. Snarkapus says:

    My new hero!

  2. Raekwon says:

    Good for him. I’m doing my part by not going shopping on Thursday. I haven’t missed a Black Friday in a long time but this is too much.

  3. tubieandthetubes says:

    Good for him! I have let Pizza Hut know on both Twitter and Facebook that they have lost a very loyal customer over this.