The only time 0.02% accuracy is good enough - Imgur
When a stoppable force meets a movable object.
American stereotypes overseas will never cease to amuse me.
A Pizza Hut General Manager Was Fired Today For Wanting His Employees To Be Off For Thanksgiving To Spend Time With Their Families
With many stores staying open during Thanksgiving this year thereby forcing workers to miss out on spending the holiday with their families, one store manager decided to take a stand on behalf of his employees — and was promptly terminated.
Tony Rohr had held various position at the Pizza Hut in Elkhart, Indiana, since starting out as a cook there some ten years ago.
He was eventually promoted to general manager of the franchise, but his decision to refuse an order to open the store on Thanksgiving ultimately cost him the job.
"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," he told local CBS affiliate WSBT.
According to 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."
WSBT says the franchisee’s director of operations insists Rohr quit, but also acknowledged that the decision to keep doors open on Thanksgiving came from corporate in response to other companies doing the same.
Pizza Hut’s corporate offices have so far remained mum on the matter, but its Facebook page has been inundated with angry posts from customers unhappy with Rohr’s termination.
[screengrabs via WSBT22]
"I hope you realize that it’s the people at the bottom of the totem pole that make your life possible."
This guy is spot on and makes a point that I feel never gets driven home hard enough, and is completely lost on the folks who say shit like, “You just hate rich people.”
Without their cooks, delivery drivers, cashiers and store managers, Pizza Hut is nothing. These franchise owners make their cash on the backs of the people working in their stores for meager wages. Their workers’ time and energy is filling the franchise owners’ bank accounts.
The least they could do is treat their workers with some freaking dignity.
I already don’t do Pizza Hut, but to fire someone for wanting to close his store on Thanksgiving is a travesty.
I’m assuming Franchise Management Investors LLC (based in Lake Zurich, IL, in suburban Chicago) is the company that is a franchisee that happens to own the Pizza Hut location in Elkhart, Indiana, where this incident took place.
Per Wikipedia, Pizza Hut is a wholly-owned subsidiary of YUM! Brands (YUM! also owns Taco Bell, Wendy’s, Wing Street, and KFC. Last year it sold off A&W and Long John Silvers). I’m curious to know what YUM! corporate has to say about its franchisee. It’s a month early for Ebenezer Scrooge behaviour, but it appears FMI, LLC is jumping the gun.
The accuracy is overwhelming.
Master of Ninjutsu performs during training inside the Tijuca forest in Rio de Janeiro. (photos: REUTERS/Pilar Olivares)
Mind you though we wouldn’t be wearing black in the middle of the day in the forest
you shouldn’t even be in black… That’s a kabuki invention…
The hardest man in the restrauny business and he uplifts kids
This is insane to watch after Hell’s Kitchen
I’d like to point something out about Ramsey that I notice in these gifs. He’s not really overly soft with these kids. Compassionate, yes. But it’s a “fix the problem” compassionate that I really like.
He’s not saying that the person is a special delicate little snowflakes and everything they do is a shining star. He’s saying they’re intelligent people that can learn.
I hope that he brings that to his parenting, too.
SO MANY MCJ FEEELS
Hell Kitchen was calculated to create DRAMA. Why? Because the producers knew that people would tune in for DRAMA. But you can’t have him screaming at kids can you? No, that would draw lots of flak. So this has nothing to do with Ramsay’s personality; it’s about marketing.