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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Florida Pizza Hut memo about Hurricane Irma has gone viral.
According to the New York Daily News, a Jacksonville Pizza Hut manager, sent out a memo that read: “#1 priority is the safety and security of our team.”
Pizza Hut is willing to kill people FOR PIZZA!!!!! pic.twitter.com/6ei6viaDmz— Jared Oban (@jaredoban) September 10, 2017
The post went on to list strict rules about evacuations and returning to work.
“If evacuating, you will have a 24-hour period before storm 'grace period' to not be scheduled," the letter stated. “You cannot evacuate Friday for a Tuesday storm event!”
The memo went on to read that employees, “MUST return within 72 hours” and “failure to show for these shifts, regardless of reason, will be considered a no call/no show and documentation will be issued.”
That’s the part that really irked social media users.
@pizzahut you need to let your employees in Florida evacuate. Your storm policies are cruel and dangerous.— The bittiest bat (@shovelwielder) September 10, 2017
This manager needs a reality check. Life is a lot more important than money. You can't replace life like you can replace your business.— Tim Wilkerson (@photoartist1979) September 12, 2017
Pizza Hut released the following statement: “We absolutely do not have a policy that dictates when team members can leave or return from a disaster, and the manager who posted this letter did not follow company guidelines. We can also confirm that the local franchise operator has addressed this situation with the manager involved.”
Read more at the New York Daily News.