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Pizza Hut Unit Trashed on Twitter for Tight Leash on Workers during Irma

A Jacksonville, Florida, Pizza Hut was hammered on Twitter after it issued a two-page message to its employees that was leaked by one of them to the public. The message set limits on the time given to employees to prepare for or flee the arrival of Hurricane Irma and to return to work after Irma's departure.

People are calling a Florida Pizza Hut a variety of unkind names after the location casually threatened to punish staff who evacuated for Hurricane Irma. The storm isn’t expected to hit Jacksonville (where the store’s located) until Tuesday, but considering that it’s killed at least 42 people and left communities in the Caribbean without food or power, the city’s mayor, Lenny Curry, started ordering residents in certain areas to evacuate by Saturday, three days early.

But according to a notice that turned up on Reddit clarifying this particular Pizza Hut’s Irma “guidelines,” management felt 24 hours was more than enough time: —Clint Rainey, Grub Street

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