Manager fired over holiday dispute offered his job back
ELKHART | Pizza Hut has offered to rehire the manager of a northern Indiana store who was fired over his refusal to open on Thanksgiving Day.
Tony Rohr said he has worked at the Elkhart restaurant since starting as a cook more than 10 years but was told to write a letter of resignation after his refusal. He said he declined in a meeting with his boss and instead wrote a letter explaining that he believed the company should care more about its employees.
“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 ?”’ Mr. Rohr said.
Pizza Hut issued a statement Wednesday saying it respects an employee’s right to not work on the holiday and that the store owner has agreed to reinstate Mr. Rohr.
“This was clearly an unfortunate situation, and we are very upset by what has transpired in Elkhart,” the company statement said. “While the choice as to whether a restaurant should be open or closed on a holiday is handled at the local level by our independent franchisees, we feel strongly that this situation could have been avoided.”
Mr. Rohr said he hasn’t decided yet whether to accept the job offer. ringer James Griffin III told them when he returned from the Belk store, the kettle and the $50 in it were gone.
Mr. Griffin returned to his post Wednesday, and the Belk store manager put $100 into the replacement kettle. walking outside in frigid temperatures and wearing sodden clothes in a southeastern Kansas city.
David Cornell Bennett Jr. was arrested in Independence late Tuesday, city Police Chief Harry Smith said.
The 22-year-old has not been formally charged in the killings of 29-year-old Cami Umbarger and her children, 9-year-old Hollie Betts, 6-year-old Jaxon Betts and 4-year-old Averie Betts.
The bodies of Ms. Umbarger and her children were discovered Monday night at their home in Parsons, about 35 miles from Independence.