Pizza Hut Workers Care and Share

Several local employees of Pizza Hut on North Frontage Road in Meridian are going above and beyond to help co-workers who have had long-term illnesses.

Aside from throwing a birthday party for a faithful customer who had never had one, they've also helped support two co-workers who have not been able to work due to long-term illnesses.

Over the last eight months, every two weeks, they have taken a portion of their tips and salaries to help pay bills, buy food and take care of other necessities for the two.

"I have good group of employees," said store manager Tomeko Hill.

Not only do the employees at this restaurant give of their money but also their time and energy.

When one employee was sick for two months the workers took turns on their shifts to deliver food to her daily. Also, because she could not receive short- term disability, the manager even paid to retrieve the employee's car, which had been repossessed.

To help customers cope with the tough economic times, workers at this Pizza Hut started a "Customer of the Month" initiative. A family is chosen from a drawing once a month and each week in that month they are treated to a full course meal, courtesy of Pizza Hut.

"Does there come a stopping point? No, no because like I tell my employees all the time, we'll get our blessing," said Hill. "It might not come right then when you think it is, but you never know, you always get your blessing."

However, Hill says before these workers get their blessing, they are looking to be a blessing even more.

This Christmas each employee has committed to save money to adopt at least one child from the Salvation Army's Angel Tree. Plus as a whole, the group hopes to adopt at least one family for Christmas.


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  • by LetMeSpeakOnThis on Nov 27, 2009 at 01:51 PM
    Well TIFF, If I make you that sick my dear, Im sure you know where the toilet bowl is honey.......As far as Anonymous is concerned, its the actual words that I used, boo. You're putting more into it then what is called for. As far as HOPING the "world" is done "communincating with me", you're providing a nice platform yourself. Again, you all have a HO HO HO kind of day. :-) toodleloo
  • by Tiff on Nov 27, 2009 at 10:38 AM
    I think that LetMeSpeakOnThis is an ignorant ***hole and nobody said anything about MPSD! You're the ignorant one trying to start mess! Why don't you read your comment before you post it! YA HEAR! What an idiot! People like you make me sick!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 27, 2009 at 09:04 AM
    LetMeSpeakOnThis, this is what you wrote (exactly) that made me think you thought that: "I have to wonder about one thing. Are the employees doing this strictly out of kindess OR did the manager have anything to do with this by letting the employees know that they "have to" or even "should" do this? IF this is indeed the case then I think the gesture and so called 'giving' is plain BOGUS and I'd be ASHAMED." So how is 'wondering' so different from 'thinking'? What is so different about 'have to' and 'forced'? And how is posting your name as LetMeSpeakOnThis so superior to Anonymous? It's not your actual name. Most people use a partial name or none at all on blogs. So what? You said what you said. It's stupid. I hope all of the rest of us who were encouraged to hear about kindness in our world are now through with communicating with you.
  • by LetMeSpeakOnThis Location: OHLA LAY!!!! on Nov 26, 2009 at 11:00 PM
    Oh what ignorance of you people. Lets not get this twisted. FIRST and foremost I have the slightest idea what an "idoit" is so I dont blame you for being "anonymous" (Sometimes its easy to distinguish MPSD kids from others huh, lol).....As far as the other comment is concerned, how did you conjugate an idea that I THOUGHT those employees were being FORCED to do something? Obviously if I HAD thought of such outrageous claims then I would have SAID so, dont you think? No where in my statement did I say thes employees were not giving from the heart, nor did I use the words that they were forced into doing something. I think you people should start comprehending a little bit better, but I dont blame you. Its those darn MPSs! Urgh!....With having said that, you all have a HO HO HO good time and y'all be careful on black friday, ya hear!? :-)
  • by Anonymous on Nov 26, 2009 at 07:42 PM
    LetMeSpeakOnThis, why would you think the people are being forced to give by the manager? Did you see the video version of this story? They all were laughing and seemed happy. I just don't see where you get the idea they didn't give from the heart. Besides, if anyone forced them, they would open up themselves and probably the company to a huge lawsuit. I can't understand what put an idea like that in your head.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 26, 2009 at 03:24 PM
    letmespeakonit u seem to a total idoit.
  • by CheeringThemOn Location: Meridian on Nov 26, 2009 at 10:10 AM
    What a wonderful "human-interest" story. Things are tight for almost everyone these days, and for this group to give of what they have with less-fortunate fellow employees is absolutely inspirational! Keep up the good work PHEmployees!!!
  • by LetMeSpeakOnThis on Nov 25, 2009 at 11:02 PM
    When I first heard about this story I thought it was a good one. I thought it was a very good thing that these employees are doing because it really take special individuals to take time and give to others. While I still think this is a brilliant thing they are doing, I have to wonder about one thing. Are the employees doing this strictly out of kindess OR did the manager have anything to do with this by letting the employees know that they "have to" or even "should" do this? IF this is indeed the case then I think the gesture and so called 'giving' is plain BOGUS and I'd be ASHAMED.
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