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#1 jnelsoninjax

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:19

Protect yourself from attackers and receive … a demotion? A pizza delivery man in Maryland who fought off a group of attackers was given just that. Sam Swicegood was demoted from his job at Pizza Hut after he defended himself from being beaten up.

Swicegood described being sucker punched, after which defended himself by covering his face and swinging a small pole at them repeatedly. “I thought that I was about to die,” he said.

Pizza Hut cut his hours and his pay for violating their no weapons policy.
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#2 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:47

Wow, seriously they are considering a "small pole" a weapon, and even though anywhere he delivers is "The workplace" that is a bit ridiculous. The only thing I can think of is that he might not have been a stellar employee and they have been looking for a reason to get rid of him and took what they could get.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 13:19

**** I am a weapon, I would violate their policy.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 13:24

holy ****, there is a position lower than delivery man? :o

cleaning the toilets, maybe? O_o

I think I'd just find another job, there are plenty of more reasonable employers out there.

#5 vetneufuse

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 13:53

more like local franchiser demoted delivery guy, Pizza Hut itself didn't do it...

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 19:18

holy ****, there is a position lower than delivery man? :o


haha, I was thinking the same thing.

#7 Anibal P

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 19:22

more like local franchiser demoted delivery guy, Pizza Hut itself didn't do it...


He's still following Corporate Pizza Hut rules, or he risks loosing access to the name