Pizza Hut Delivery Man Fights Back!

 

Pizza Hut Delivery by Flickr User Tracy Hunter Liscenced by Creative Commons

              Not your average delivery

It comes as no surprise that delivering pizza can be a dangerous job.  A college kid walking around an unfamiliar neighborhood in the middle of the night with a pocket full of cash and a hot pizza in his hand can be a tantalizing target.  Sam Swicegood, a former Pizza Hut delivery man knew just how dangerous his job could potentially be.  Sam was attacked one night by five teenagers while trying to deliver a pizza.  But after being sucker-punched, the prepared delivery man whipped out a tent pole from his sleeve and frantically swung at his attackers defending both himself and the pizza.  His act of self-defense proved effective when the teenagers fled from the pipe wielding delivery man.

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Corporate Executives Stand Tall On Worker’s Shoulders

Despite the current upswing in revenue, large American corporations have decided to keep employee wages uncomfortably low while corporate profits increase.  Of the 12 companies that are paying their American employees the least, 7 are in the restaurant industry.  These include, McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Starbucks, Darden Restaurants (Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Red Lobster), Dine Equity (Applebee’s, IHOP), and Yum! Brands (Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, KFC).  These companies are within the confides of the law with the nation’s minimum wage regulations, but these employees are getting less bang for their buck than they should.  The current minimum wage is worth 30% less in terms of purchasing power than it was in 1968.  The other offenders of this immoral salary situation are national retail giants like Walmart, Target, and Sears.  Being compared to Walmart is rarely a good thing.  In this scenario Walmart is an especially bad company, since it is pretty well known that the Walmart CEO, Mike Duke, makes more in one hour than one of his employees makes in an entire year.

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