Pizza Hut manager fired for refusing to open on Thanksgiving offered job back

Tony Rohr has been offered his job back after Pizza Hut fired him from his manager position for...

Tony Rohr has been offered his job back after Pizza Hut fired him from his manager position for refusing to open on Thanksgiving. (CNN screengrab)

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An Indiana man who went to the media after Pizza Hut fired him from his manager position for refusing to open on Thanksgiving has been offered his job back.

Tony Rohr worked at the restaurant in Elkhart, Ind., for more than a decade. When he refused to open on Thanksgiving this year, company officials told him to write a letter of resignation. Instead, he wrote a letter explaining why the pizza joint should remain closed, television station WSBT reported.

In the letter, he called the decision to stay open "greedy" and "immoral."

"I hope you realize that it is the people at the bottom of the totem pole that make your life possible," he wrote.

He was fired.

When contacted by WSBT, the franchise owner said there had been a "serious error" and CNN was sent a statement saying Rohr would be reinstated.

There was no word on whether Rohr would return to his job.


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