'You cannot evacuate.' Pizza Hut manager threatens employees leaving due to Irma

JACKSONVILLE, FL (BY: KATIE REILLY, TIME MAGAZINE) – A Pizza Hut franchise in Florida threatened to punish employees who evacuated for too long during Hurricane Irma.

“You cannot evacuate Friday for a Tuesday storm event!” a manager said in a notice to employees at a restaurant in Jacksonville, CNN reported. “Failure to show for these shifts, regardless of reason, will be considered a no call / no show and documentation will be issued.”

 Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry began ordering a mandatory evacuation for certain parts of the city on Friday.

The Pizza Hut notice gave employees a 24-hour “grace period” before the storm, according to a photo shared on social media on Sunday. “In the event of an evacuation, you MUST return within 72 HOURS,” it said.

Click here to read more and to see the manager’s memo.

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