Pizza Hut threatens Florida employees evacuating from Irma with disciplinary action

- Hurricane Irma caused massive destruction to Florida. But before the storm made landfall, more than 5 million residents – about one-third of the state’s population – were told to evacuate for their own safety. Governor Rick Scott even issued a plea for residents to "leave now, don't wait."

As people heeded Governor Scott’s orders and fled the state, a Pizza Hut restaurant in the storm’s path issued a much different warning to its crew.

In a now-viral post on Twitter, a Pizza Hut team member shared a photo of a printout pinned to a cork board that advised Pizza Hut employees on hurricane “guidelines.”

The paper, addressed “To all Team members,” starts with expectations “as hurricane Irma approaches Florida,” stating “our #1 priority is the safety and security of our team. But, we also have a responsibility and commitment to our community to be there when they need us. With that said, I/we need some guidelines in place to ensure both of those expectations are met.”

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