The detailed note also stressed workers “MUST return within 72 hours.”
Irma was expected to hit Jacksonville on Tuesday. Lenny Curry, the city’s mayor, had ordered about 264,000 residents in some areas to evacuate before Saturday.
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A rep for Pizza Hut did not respond to a request for comment. However, the company posted a statement on its site addressing the issue.
“We absolutely do not have a policy that dictates when team members can leave or return from a disaster, and the manager who posted this letter did not follow company guidelines,” the company said. “We can also confirm that the local franchise operator has addressed this situation with the manager involved.”