Pizza Hut gave manager Tony Rohr an ultimatum: open on Thanksgiving or sign a letter of resignation. Rohr refused and said he was fired instead.
Rohr had been at the Elkhart, Ind., pizza store for about 10 years when he learned of plans in 2013 to open on Thanksgiving, according to WSBT. The decision to open on the holiday was mandatory, but rather than fall in line, he decided to take a stand.
"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?'" Rohr told the TV station.