Employees at a Florida Pizza Hut Were Threatened in a Memo with the Approaching Hurricane Irma
A Jacksonville, Florida Pizza Hut is under scrutiny for putting their workers at risk ahead of Hurricane Irma. Here's what part of the the manager's memo read:
The memo told employees that they could not evacuate Friday for a Tuesday storm! “Failure to show for these shifts, regardless of reason, will be considered a no call / no show and documentation will be issued. After the storm, we need all TM’s available to get the store up and running and serve our communities as needed.”
This is crazy! Also, employees who "needed" to evacuate could only get a 24-hour grace period before the storm and would need to return within 72 hours!
Should employees - outside of first responders - not evacuate from mandatory orders because their employers told them that they need to show up for work or else suffer the consequences?
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Pictured below: Jacksonville, FL experiencing flood waters (Sept. 11, 2017)
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