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Tony Rohr, Pizza Hut  manager fired for refusing to open on Thanksgiving.
An Indiana Pizza Hut manager lost his job for trying to deny people their traditional Thanksgiving pizzas by keeping the restaurant he managed closed for the holiday:
According to [Tony] Rohr, the store, owned by the franchise behemoth Franchise Management Investors US, has typically been closed on Thanksgiving to give employees time off to spend with loves ones.

When he was told to either open the store or sign a letter of resignation, Rohr opted for a third option: Sending his bosses a letter of protest.

"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," Rohr wrote in his letter. "I hope you realize that it's the people at the bottom of the totem pole that make your life possible."

According to Pizza Hut, this constituted a resignation so Rohr wasn't really fired. Corporate logic!

Rohr says of the people who worked under him, "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 according to Pizza Hut, the people must have their pizza. On the holiday known as Turkey Day. And screw the notion that low-wage workers deserve the occasional day off.

Originally posted to Daily Kos Labor on Wed Nov 27, 2013 at 08:03 AM PST.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions and Daily Kos.

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