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Pizza Hut Employee Fired For Defending Thanksgiving Offered Job Back

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It’s a Thanksgiving Day miracle (if that’s a thing). And Pizza Hut manager, Tony Rohr, who was previously fired for refusing to force employees to work on Thanksgiving has reportedly been offered his job back.

Rohr, a ten year employee of Pizza Hut, was asked to resign from his position as general manager after he took issue with orders from the owner to keep the store open on Thanksgiving, forcing workers to be away from their families. But instead of resigning Rohr wrote a letter explaining why he thought the decision was wrong.

Now, after suffering a two day PR nightmare, Pizza Hut wants Rohr back.

Rohr told the affiliate he refused to quit and detailed his frustration in the letter. “I accept that the refusal to comply with this greedy, immoral request means the end of my tenure with this company,” he says he wrote. “I hope you realize that it is the people at the bottom of the totem pole that make your life possible.”…

It sent CNN a statement that said the store has agreed to hire him back. “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,” the corporate office said in a statement. “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.”

There is no word yet on whether Rohr even wants to come back, but it’s worth remembering how fast a large corporation will bend the knee when shamed publicly for “immoral requests.”

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