(CNN) — Shortly after a manager announced he was fired for refusing to open on Thanksgiving Day, Pizza Hut is offering him his job back.
Tony Rohr has worked at the franchise in Elkhart, Indiana, for more than 10 years.
When he refused to open on Thanksgiving Day this year, he says, he was told to write a letter of resignation.
Instead, he wrote one explaining why the store should remain closed.
“I said why can’t we be the company that stands up and says we care about your employees and you can have the day off,” Rohr told CNN affiliate WSBT on Wednesday. “Thanksgiving and Christmas are the only two days that they’re closed in the whole year. And they’re the only two days that those people are guaranteed to have off to spend with their families.”
Rohr told the affiliate he refused to quit and detailed his frustration in the letter.
“I accept that the refusal to comply with this greedy, immoral request means the end of my tenure with this company,” he says he wrote. “I hope you realize that it is the people at the bottom of the totem pole that make your life possible.”
He was fired shortly after, he says.