As more restaurants open on Thanksgiving to boost sales, one Pizza Hut manager decided that he'd had enough.
The move cost him his job, according to Tony Rohr.
After working his way up from cook to general manager at the company, Rohr was fired, he said, for refusing to open his Elkhart, Ind., store on Thanksgiving, which he was told was mandatory.
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"I just decided I wasn't going to agree to it," Rohr said. "All of these people the whole year had been told they were going to have the day off."
He said that in his 10 years with the company, this was the first time any location has asked him to work on Thanksgiving.
Many spots are opening on the national holiday in an effort to squeeze out extra sales from holiday shoppers.
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