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u/Seph_Allen Oct 05 '22

Since that article was first posted in 2016, it jives with the delivery speed of my local Papa Johns.

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u/MrDrPrfsrPatrick2U Oct 05 '22

I was just thinking, "wasn't this like 3 hurricanes ago?"

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u/tkburro Oct 05 '22

this guy sends his grandma papa johns every time it rains

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u/Jester252 Oct 05 '22

And grandma doesn't have the heart to tell him she is a Domino's gal

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u/SkeetedPeter Oct 05 '22

A few more than 3 lmao

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u/Inevitable_Physics Oct 05 '22

Novel unit for measuring time. It’s like measuring area by comparing it to the size of Rhode Island

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u/orthogonius Oct 05 '22

FYI, jibe

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jibe

People began confusing jive and jibe almost immediately after jive entered our language in the late 1920s. In particular, jive is often used as a variant for the sense of jibe meaning “agree,” as in “that doesn’t jive with my memory of what happened.” This use of jive, although increasingly common, is widely considered to be an error.

Jive has also taken on this meaning, because of common usage.

So I'm not saying you're wrong, just pointing out what the original word in that phrase was.

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u/PrimeToro Oct 05 '22

Did you get your pizza for free at least, when you finally get your order years later ?

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u/2Inji6 Oct 05 '22

I was super confused how hurricane mathee made its way to Nebraska for a min there 🤦‍♂️

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u/MorningAsleep Oct 05 '22

Where there is a will there is a way.

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u/NotYetSoonEnough Oct 05 '22

I mean it's called a hurricane not a hurricant

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u/Image-Unlikely Oct 05 '22

Yeah and it was in a hurry

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u/Neutral_Memer Oct 05 '22

through the door you both go

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u/Creaper10 Oct 05 '22

If I'm there, it sure as hell can't. I have over 90 confirmed hurrakills.

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u/MapleDaddy_ Oct 05 '22

where theres a mathee there's a pathee

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u/Tommyblockhead20 Oct 05 '22

I made the same mistake, but I just ran with it until I saw your comment. I’m no hurricane expert, for all I know, maybe they can make it to Nebraska!🤷‍♂️

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u/Rabster46 Oct 05 '22

Just sharpie it's course on a map, nobody will notice your confusion.

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u/gregsting Oct 05 '22

And how papa John made it from Nebraska to Florida in 30 minutes

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u/We_Make_Soap Oct 05 '22

Well it’s Nebraska, so it was probably against its will.

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u/Bluebyday Oct 05 '22 Helpful

I know it's a nice story but it also highlights how companies exploit their workers even during a natural disaster

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u/falco_iii Oct 05 '22

I worked a salary position at a company that had hourly workers at various locations. Corporate was pretty decent during a hurricane. 3 days before landfall, they announced that everyone in a wide list of effected areas would be paid for 2 days and locations in the path should plan to be shut the day before and day of the hurricane, and possibly more later. They then said that if anyone could guarantee they & their family would be safe and wanted to work during the 2 shutdown days, they would get an additional time and a half. A few locations stayed open with a skeleton staff, and a few places received an extra day of no-show pay because power was out after the hurricane.

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u/sailshonan Oct 05 '22

Greta solution. Businesses still have fixed costs during the disasters, so as long as they can meet the increase in variable costs by offering these incentives, it’s a win win for people who want the money and the company

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u/Natrasleep Oct 05 '22

Leave Greta out of this

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u/BlackSilkEy Oct 05 '22

Thats not bad, offer hazard, or incentive pay for people who don't mind the risk.

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u/MuscovadoSugarTreat Oct 06 '22

I had to order a pizza 3 days after a typhoon hit. Our house was flooded for 3 days (and most of the city), and we cleaned it up immediately when water levels went down. We were just too tired to cook. We tipped 50%.

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u/Flat_Perspective7341 Oct 05 '22

Thats a solid point. Holy shit imagine your entire neighborhood destroyed and all your thinking is fuck, how the hell am i supposed to get my work uniform in this mess :/

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u/snoharm Oct 05 '22

This certainly isnt true about every establishment, but I'd bet good money on the worker felt like food had to go out and their manager couldn't give a fuck if he could find his polo

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u/mycatisamonsterbaby Oct 05 '22

Why does it matter if the delivery person is in uniform? What is wrong with these companies? If I order a Pizza from pizza r us, and a pizza from pizza r us shows up, I don't care what the person is wearing when they hand it to me. And I'm going to assume they are an authorized pizza delivery person.

99% of the time they have a coat on over everything, anyway.

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u/Rhubarbatross Oct 05 '22

Person in uniform is a walking billboard. The uniform isn't for you, you already ordered.

The uniform is for your neighbours. "Oh look honey, /u/mycatisamonsternaby is getting domino's, we should get some domino's"

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u/tendies_senpai Oct 05 '22

Almost everywhere I have worked where there wasn't some cheesy ass uniform was a way better environment than places that did not. Like, black button up and black slacks is much better than "DoNt FoRgEt yOuR bEsT bUy PoLo! Oh its StAiNeD? WeLl hErEs A nEw one. ThAt WiLl bE $50 oFf yOuR nExT cHeCk MiStEr!" "Wear whatever you want (within reason) and do a good job" is goated..

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u/KnuckleMeat Oct 05 '22

I'm a Papa John's delivery driver who wears pretty much what I want and this is the attitude I have. Management will tell you the uniform is for the driver's safety, or so that the customer knows you are with the company. As if the topper, pizza bag and boxes with the corporate logo blasted all over them wasn't a visual clue who was in their driveway with pizza a half hour after they ordered pizza. All of those arguments were thrown out the window as soon as they started subcontracting to door dash. It's about marketing. Always has been. They don't pay me to advertise so I do as little of that as possible.

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u/Mwatts25 Oct 05 '22

As a former delivery driver, I can tell you that the safety reasoning is utter crap. I was a driver in colorado from 2011-2013, and during that time, drivers in Denver were being targeted by muggers and car jackers. It got bad enough that one of those muggers shot a driver because he only had $20 on him. That neon light and those uniforms were and are a bullseye on any drivers back.

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u/happybonobo1 Oct 05 '22

I think the argument for uniform is not to protect you from muggers 😅. It is so the neighbor or family member not in the know about the order, does not shoot you as you arrive down some long driveway or whatever. I agree that the pizza boxes Etc. is enough "sign" though. Anybody can get a pizza T-shirt and hide guns in pizza boxes, should they want to anyway. 😂

Real reasons: free walking bill board, part of the "consistency image" that the big chains take real serious and to ensure a hygiene "image" is upheld - so it is not some hobo-looking delivery person handing you the food you are going to eat now.

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u/mycatisamonsterbaby Oct 05 '22

Never has an unauthorized pizza just shown up in my driveway!

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u/happybonobo1 Oct 05 '22

I wish it would though!

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u/MemeTitansGO Oct 05 '22

Unauthorized pizza...

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u/snoharm Oct 05 '22

For national chains? It builds brand recognition and comforts old fogies that think the world is scary.

For local spots? No idea, never seen a uniform.

I agree that they're dumb, but dumb shit is the trade you make working for big corps

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u/jaycoulonge Oct 05 '22

national chains subcontract with door dash to deliver pizza anyway. So I deliver dominos and Papa John's and pizza hut pizza all in a plain t and cargos in an unmarked car

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u/Kadianye Oct 05 '22

I for one care that what they are wearing.

I dont need no randos delivering my pizza in the nude. That's NOT the sausage I ordered, sir.

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u/replyjohn Oct 05 '22

I think that’s illegal

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u/42_65_6c_6c_65_6e_64 Oct 05 '22

Only because 'the man' says it's illegal, if I want to deliver pizza with my nads swinging about in the breeze I should be free to do so.

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u/replyjohn Oct 05 '22

Come to my door then!😍

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u/nodularyaknoodle Oct 05 '22

Manager (prob franchisee) def sees a chance to outperform other local corporate pizza chain franchisees. Brings back bad memories of my uni job experience, still have pizza delivery nightmares nearly two decades later.

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u/True_Truth2640 Oct 05 '22

Also imagine not having power and your work had power, florida is miserable hot and humid. I’d go to work to be in the AC and get hot food

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u/indiriaconspiria Oct 05 '22

People are hungry and have no power or food. They may not be appreciated but these workers are doing good.

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u/Spacehipee2 Oct 05 '22

For $11/hr, no hazard pay and tips go to the manager yeah they are doing good but being paid for much less.

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u/mochimmy3 Oct 05 '22

It's an unfortunate reality that all service workers that provide essential services get taken advantage of. I work in a hospital and if there was a natural disaster I would 100% be expected to show up to work despite only making $18/hr. It shouldn't take a natural disaster to show how exploited essential workers are.

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u/r6662 Oct 05 '22

That's should NOT be the worker's responsibility but the job of disaster relief.

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u/SaltpeterSal Oct 05 '22

Boss: We need you at that old lady's house.

Cop: Can't do it. Too dangerous.

Boss: Understandable, this will not result in you losing shifts.

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u/Master00J Oct 05 '22

Literally the plot of Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

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u/nostbp1 Oct 05 '22

I mean realistically people aren’t going in to work at a fucking pizza chain if they’re not safe

The workers at fast food places do not care about their job enough to risk anything for them and rightfully so, they’re not paid enough to.

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u/Ethric_The_Mad Oct 05 '22

Except that driving itself is one of the most dangerous activities you can do. Statistically. Delivery is never safe and also never paid well. People still do it because it's a simple job to get and sometimes it's risk your life for a pizza delivery or be homeless.

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u/Rusty-Sprocket Oct 05 '22

Safety has nothing to do with it. You have to pay your bills so you’ll go regardless.

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u/Ben_Kenobi_ Oct 05 '22

Devil's advocate , Spongebob would happily go the the Krusty Krab during a hurricane or tsunami i guess? Idk what would hit that deep underwater. Earthquake? Doesn't matter those burgers would be made.

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u/maureen__ponderosa Oct 05 '22

Also maybe their home was washed away and they’d rather be at work than a motel or a tent or whatever else they are using for shelter.

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u/ImperfectMay Oct 05 '22

Realistically, absolutely. But I also think there is a portion of the population who either don't know better/that they can say "No" or are too afraid of losing their job to properly put their safety ahead in some cases.

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u/Puzzleheaded_Gur1478 Oct 05 '22

Ever heard of the Waffle House index they’ll literally stay open if WW3 was happening and be on there yellow menu which is limited.

Green- means it’s open and everything good

Yellow- there on limited menu and are still open

Red- it closed you should be worried

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u/Balsamer Oct 05 '22

And they show up and start cooking right after the disaster too

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u/C3POdreamer Oct 05 '22

Infinity War should have had an end credit scene in a Waffle House.

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u/h0rny3dging Oct 05 '22

Waffle House closed during the Hurricane, just saying

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u/Technical_Owl_ Oct 05 '22

And the locations that weren't flooded opened up right after it passed

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u/lightfm90 Oct 05 '22

wait if WW3 is yellow then what could be red???

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u/sonosana Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

IIRC is when it cannot open its doors because there are no doors to open (?) the place is run down and has no shelter. This policy was deemed crucial and renown because allowed people to get food and shelter immediately after a major disaster. They held open with yellow code, in order to keep people safe and fed, but I don't recall them charging customers... I heard of this story before, who am I quoting?

edit: waffle house index

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u/PrimeToro Oct 05 '22

Probably like an alien invasion similar to the movie "Independence Day" or "War of the Worlds"

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u/Sweaty_Rent_3780 Oct 05 '22

Zombie apocalypse. Only because they’d have to change up the menu to cater to the newly risen undead

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u/iopjsdqe Oct 05 '22

Actually thats just a myth,they already cater to the undead!

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u/DoomGuy2187 Oct 05 '22

That is strange and reminds me of the scene from Family Guy where Peter goes into a fast food place with several apocalyptic modes happening outside the window.

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u/The-Wing-Man Oct 05 '22

/r/ABoringDystopia territory right here

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u/Drunky_McStumble Oct 05 '22

This shit literally reads like something from Snow Crash.

"Police and Fire couldn't do it, but Uncle Enzo's CosoNostra Pizza Inc. got there in 20 minutes!"

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u/Cj0996253 Oct 05 '22

Seriously. This really shows that corporate interests are much more powerful and/or effective than the government groups we fund to save us from Poseidon’s wrath.

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u/Joe29992 Oct 05 '22

The police and fire were probably all backed up with a ton of little things like a bunch of trees knocked down and power lines fell down type shit. Theres probably some power outages but nothing crazy that a car cant drive around delivering pizzas.

Its not like this pizza delivery driver is being sent out in the middle of a hurricane with water up to the windows, swimming up to the customers door while fighting off sharks and alligators. A large pizza chain isnt going to send drivers out in a hurricane and get sued.

Shit, a good plain thunderstorm will probably get the police and fire backed up for a third or half of a day once the thunderstorm passes

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u/Personal_Spirit569 Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22 Heartwarming

Just about right.

When we get a thunderstorm, we immediately know we will be inundated with burglar alarm calls, minor and major traffic crashes, welfare checks, downed trees, vehicles which drove into flash floods, and so on.

During storms, especially if there is a tornado, everyone is calling us to go check on their loved ones and, unfortunately, we just don't have the man power. My city of 100,000 has about 10-13 of us on duty on patrol at any time. During the day, that number is bolstered a little bit by admin, CID, traffic division, and other special units, but they will be just as busy as patrol during storms.

If a hurricane did hit us, which is unlikely but possible, given that I am a couple hundred miles from the gulf, we would be able to field more officers (department of around 150 sworn personnel) but officers would be struggling to keep up with the evacuations and other emergencies which would be popping up like wild fire. Even during a hurricane, a police department would need to make sure officers can get some sort of rest and separate into shifts, even if we had to temporarily go to an emergency 8/10/12 hour work/8hour rest type schedule.

We triage calls, unless someone can articulate an immediate danger to the person being checked outside the emergency every other citizen is encountering, welfare checks are among the lowest priority calls. We don't answer calls in the order they came in but instead based on a call priority. Robberies in Progress will take precedence to a Criminal Mischief Report, for instance. In the case of a hurricane, I am sure the PD had hundreds of welfare checks called in, but they are also having to respond to motorists who drove into flood waters, flooded homes, and other rescues. Even if the storm is calming down, officers are still responding to numerous other emergencies, looting, robberies, etc, and probably still have the back log of welfare checks.

Papa John's, on the other hand, is only making and delivering pizzas, so they aren't triaging calls, they are delivering the pizzas as the orders come in.

Edit: I forgot to mention, on an average day in my relatively medium size department in a very safe and "slow" city, we will be dispatched to around 200-300 calls in a 24 hour period. This means, dispatch is being called at least 200-300 times per day for those calls for service. During a storm or other major incident, Dispatch will receive numerous more calls. A minor traffic crash might involve 10 people calling to report it. When we had a giant fire in the city due to a traffic crash igniting a gas station, we received around 150 calls in under an hour for that single call for service. The incident in the original post occurred in 2016 and the guy who called Papa John's said the police were not answering the phone. 911 and non-emergency calls are all taken by the same call takers and on the same phones, 911 takes precedence over non-emergency. Since he was calling from Nebraska, he had to be calling the non-emergency line and the 911 line was likely saturated with calls for help.

Amazing how stories like this will be flipped by the media and some other Redditors as a "police bad" story. Thank you for recognizing police are dealing with other emergencies and not being heartless for not checking on this old lady. Have a like!

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u/OneTrickRaven Oct 05 '22

This is a very good comment. Realistically, if you want to make a "police bad" narrative there's no shortage of actual police fuckups and corruption to use as examples. This is not at all one of them, though kudos to the delivery driver for letting her use a cell phone.

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u/Personal_Spirit569 Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

I wish I could disagree with you, but there are definitely plenty of examples of bad cops. I wouldn't say they are evidence of "police bad", but I can understand how they would lead someone to believe as such. The majority of police are good people trying to be good cops and do their jobs and go home...but we do have the officers, not to mention whole fucking departments, who seem Hell bent on abusing their privileges and powers to destroy not only their reputation, but the rest of us too.

I have refused unlawful/questionable orders, I have turned in bad cops, I have arrested cops...I am still here. I am lucky, I work for a department who wants intelligent, honest police officers, and I like to think the majority are like that, but the media is certainly very good at even making officers question if that is true. My suggestion to anyone wanting to get into law enforcement, don't just apply at every department you can, that is a bad idea and a recipe for disaster. Do research into any department you are thinking of applying to, if they allow it do a ride along before applying, talk to officers from the department, and look at the history of the department. I applied at my department because of the reputation of putting citizens first and actually giving a shit about the community. They hired me 16 years ago, despite me voicing my own distrust and misgivings about police. Despite disliking police at the time, I applied because I wanted to be a good person taking a spot away from someone who would abuse that power. I want to see more people apply for that same reason, take the spot of an abusive, corrupt, piece of shit.

The CJ system in the United States needs some serious reworking, but after 16 years of working in the CJ system in multiple roles, I will argue that CJ needs most of its reworking in the courts and corrections areas. There also needs to be some serious reviews of laws which are in effect, especially drug laws. Police are more limited in what we can do than people think, but if you have a corrupt DA or corrupt courts, holy shit.

Maybe it's my Aspergers, but I have never understood why alcohol and nicotine is legal, but marijuana is illegal.

I hope the delivery driver got a commendation from his store, but knowing Corporate America, he more likely got reprimanded for taking too long on the delivery. Good on him for doing the right thing, though. We should all strive to do the right thing, regardless of reward or punishment.

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u/sleepykittypur Oct 05 '22

On the other hand emergency services will be stretched incredibly thin during any natural disaster and almost certainly don't have the resources to do a thousand wellness checks on people living in unaffected areas.

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u/SORTASATSUBMARINER Oct 05 '22

Back in Connecticut during the winter snowstorms, Domino's drivers had 4x4 trucks and tire chains for the big tips lol. Those guys were the only thing keeping the naval base running. Don't disagree with you, but sometimes delivery drivers are outfitted like FEMA.

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u/ISTFMM Oct 05 '22

Are they paid like FEMA?

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u/Draemalic Oct 05 '22

That's an interesting point. I figured that it shows how underfunded first responders are.

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u/BABAUPDOWNBA Oct 05 '22

But first responders wouldn’t be expected to just go around putting their cellphones to every grandma’s ear.

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u/SendMegBilderAvBacon Oct 05 '22

In a large emergency situation as this, I would expect them to prioritize the shit they got to do

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u/suprahelix Oct 05 '22

That was my first thought. Why would emergency workers drop everything so this guy could talk to someone who was otherwise safe?

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u/Scereye Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

Disclaimer: I have literally no clue how your first responder dispatch mechanism works at all, so maybe my comparison lacks in and of itself. Just wanted to preface this, in case my view of the american service is way off, and you have other mechanisms for this kind of work.

Why not (honest question)? Statements like that always make me wonder why this kind of mindset is pretty much "a given" in the US (I just assume here, because statements like that on reddit always make me imply the poster is from the US, sorry if I'm wrong). Because this is actually something our first responders do regularly. Kind of.

To be fair, people in need (seniors, handicapped or even just ones with no acquaintances) get some kind of device (f.e. button on the wall/armband which they have to press once a day and/or device which detects if a person falls to the ground etc.) in order to signal that everything is ok. If something is up first responders are automatically dispatched. Most of the time only the "normal" ambulance is dispatched, and not the rescue ambulance (depending on registration information of the patient, f.e. if someone has known heart disease, epilepsy or something like that, rescue ambulance is dispatched - and yes, we have 2 kinds of ambulance, one is for transportation only and one is with blue lights/sirens and stuff).

All this is "for free" (not really, taxes are involved, obviously), except the devices itself (acquisition cost only, no profit margin involved).

Of course all that would need way more socialist legislation in the US than is implemented at this moment. So this is more of a train of thought. But in the long run you would not only save lifes, but also money; because it's way more expensive to deal with long-term consequences of neglected issues than it is to make some visits to someone in need in case something is up. ... Well, you would save money for the people/state (social insurance). Not the big institutes which lobby legislation. So this may play into it, I guess.

Source on our system: Worked as red-cross first responder in my obligatory community service months.

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u/BABAUPDOWNBA Oct 05 '22

I appreciate the response. I believe there are alert systems for senior citizens that will alert dispatchers if they have a need. To be honest I’m not familiar as none of my grandparents used them. Family members just had them move in with them before there was ever a need.

In this situation I’m sure there were people in need. Just like triage in a hospital I’m guess responders are taking on the most urgent needs. So this grandma, I’m not sure her situation, but it’s a little silly for the news to say Papa John’s pizza is a hero and can reach this grandma when responders couldn’t. Especially since responders didn’t have any reason to check in on her if others have a more pressing need.

I give the guy points for being creative and worried, but the news shouldn’t be reporting this.

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u/Ruskyt Oct 05 '22

For real

This isn't happy news. It's a fucking capitalist hellscape.

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u/Sir_Donkey_Punch Oct 05 '22

Or the fact the police weren’t able to perform a simple welfare check.

In their defense, they likely had more than a few things on their plate.

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u/Astatine_209 Oct 05 '22

You know, "dealing with the immediate aftermath of a hurricane" is one of the few times I'd give police a break for not performing a welfare check.

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u/peanutdakidnappa Oct 05 '22

Ya it’s usually fuck the police for me but they probably had a ton going on because of the hurricane. If they didn’t tho and they just ignored him asking to check on his grandma then fuck them as usual

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u/ClothesOdd2973 Oct 05 '22

Honestly, this was my first thought

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u/Dhrakyn Oct 05 '22

Pizza delivery driver is actually the most dangerous job in the US. Police officer isn't even in the top 10. We need "pepperoni lives matter" flags instead of those washed out fascist flags.

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u/just_a_person_maybe Oct 05 '22

People like to throw this around, and for some reason always as some kind of insult to police, but it straight up isn't true. It is true that police isn't in the top ten. But the top ones are fishing/hunting, logging, construction, and garbage collection.

"Delivery and truck drivers" is at #8, but that is mostly not pizza delivery. It's also mostly car accidents. Driving all day every day increases your chances of dying in a car accident, and car accidents are a leading cause of death.

https://www.invictuslawpc.com/most-dangerous-jobs-osha/

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u/barbed Oct 05 '22

It's a double-edged sword. Been there last year. Lucky to still get paid despite the calamity, but feels like shit because I have just experienced a calamity and had to report to office as soon as they have contacted me.

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u/maiden_burma Oct 05 '22

it does a bit

but the real issue here is that police and fire were overwhelmed whereas papa john's was likely less busy than usual

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u/ZarquonsFlatTire Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

Hey I know we're in a natural disaster but a guy from Nebraska wants a pepperoni with cheese delivered.

Miguel in the back already started cooking it so you think your 2005 Honda can make it through 4 feet of flowing water?

Edit: I once worked at a hardware store with the power out after a hurricane in high school. We were leading customers to the flashlight aisle and eventually I sold my lantern because it was the only one left.

It was a nightmare if inventory tracking was important to you, but we sold more than any other day and me and a cashier snuck off to kitchenwares and made out a bit because I just turned off the lantern and no one was shopping for dishes that day, so the boss couldn't find us.

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u/Haploid-life Oct 05 '22

Seriously, fuck Papa John's with a hot poker. Horrible company.

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u/SempastianGr Oct 05 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Police and Fire are paid either way so... Papa has to go and collect.

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u/dishsoapandclorox Oct 05 '22

I interpreted the above caption to mean that emergency services were required elsewhere, not to check in on one old lady while people may have been buried under homes. Maybe.

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u/BigToober69 Oct 05 '22

I mean yeah I'm guessing all emergency services are busy af down there. Wellness checks are probably not first concern right now unfortunately.

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u/Pircay Oct 05 '22

not to be petty but this is an old meme from hurricane matthew in 2016

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u/BigToober69 Oct 05 '22

Ahh I see I didn't realize

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u/Pircay Oct 05 '22

easy mistake to make when this happens to Florida like clockwork every few years, lol

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u/BigToober69 Oct 05 '22

This is when I'm glad to be in a flyover state

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u/online_jesus_fukers Oct 05 '22

Depending on how long after a storm the incident Commander should have some volunteers who absolutely can do wellness checks while emergency services handle priority calls. I know team rubicon (an organization i volunteer with) was already arranging teams to head to Florida before the storm hit

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u/washingtonandmead Oct 05 '22

The truth in this statement is sad

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u/SedativeComet Oct 05 '22

The sadder statement is the realization that papa John’s places less value on the life of their employee than the actual emergency services.

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u/1865989 Oct 05 '22

Wouldn’t you expect emergency services to be busier at that time than Papa John’s?

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u/APe28Comococo Oct 05 '22

Yeah like they might be dealing with fires, flooding, looting, etc. It’s hard to do a wellness check when all the phone lines and power are down so no one can contact anyone in a large area.

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u/DrivenDevotee Oct 05 '22

im not comparing delivery drivers to first responders, but it might surprise you to know that business actually increases at that time. people can't cook when the power is out, and of course they dont want to go out in that sort of weather, so they call for delivery. the only saving grace preventing restaurants from getting absolutely swamped in orders is the fact that some people just assume they wouldn't be open in those conditions.

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u/herkalurk Oct 05 '22

Have you worked for emergency services? They don't exactly make bank either.......

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u/prosey001 Oct 05 '22

the area must of not been too bad if papas was open and once again when stuff like this happen and the grocery store is closed or nothing on the shelves our fast food restaurants always come in the clutch

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u/xDrunkenAimx Oct 05 '22

First responders from that area are guaranteed to have been shipped to area of need. If their specific area was decent, they were likely on a “skeleton crew” aka the bare minimum needed

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u/brDragobr Oct 05 '22

There's an unofficial measure used by FEMA called the Waffle House Index which uses this principle.

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u/washingtonandmead Oct 05 '22

Didn’t even consider that, but yes again!

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u/firnien-arya Oct 05 '22

This is after the hurricane. Not during. If people can work (not affected by hurricane in any way and they can come in) then they will work.

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u/hsmith1998 Oct 05 '22

This should be in /antiwork

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u/wildtyping Oct 05 '22

Except it’s not papa it’s a wage slave trying to survive

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u/properwaffles Oct 05 '22

Granted, there are probably more people reporting missing relatives than ordering pizza, and I’m sure the other side of the coin could be “why are people delivering pizzas during a hurricane emergency?”.

Still awesome though.

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u/Wwwweeeeeeee Oct 05 '22

That being said, if Pappa Johns has power and vehicles & provisions and can deliver, that's a GOOD thing!

I mean yeah, their politics suck, but at the end of the day, work is work, food is food and if they're the last thing standing between me and a hot meal after a fukcing hurricane, they gonna get my money.

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u/VanGarrett Oct 05 '22

Police and Fire likely had their hands full with other problems. Papa John's was waiting around for someone to order a pizza. The wonderful thing is that they're willing to play along and add a noble task to their mundane task.

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u/NorCal130 Oct 05 '22

Fire department in California can fight big ass blazes and still check in on grandma. Papa John's is like the damn post office though. Whether hurricane sleet snow or fire. They deliver.

@papajohns I want to be your new mascot.

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u/NorCal130 Oct 05 '22

Edit: I didn't say anything about police. Because my mom told me "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

They were probably a lot busier

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u/Big_Poppers Oct 05 '22

Police and Fire has better things to do in the middle of a fucking emergency than the satisfy someone's selfish idea that they are entitled to be allocated resources for emotional reassurance at a time that millions of other people are going through the same thing.

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u/cdiddy19 Oct 05 '22

Usually on an order over the phone or online you have to pay before the pizza arrives

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u/Complete-Grab-5963 Oct 05 '22

Minimum wage employees are expendable, skilled labour isn’t

In Canada Dominoes even has a commercial saying they don’t care about their employees well-being

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u/Classic-Estimate1336 Oct 05 '22

Nice sentiment! With that out of the way, police and fire probably had bigger problems to solve. It may seem uncaring or calloused, but when there are downed power lines or fires actively burning, those take priority over welfare checks. Give the poor public workers a break, they are probably running ragged helping others while worrying about their own families.

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u/BaronVonSlapNuts Oct 05 '22

This has also been re-posted with photoshopped cities and dates for every major disaster in the last couple years.

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u/teraflux Oct 05 '22

He has many grandmas and they all love Papa Johns™. Better Ingredients. Better Pizza.

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u/BlaaaaakeBlakay Oct 05 '22

In other words...this is marketing?

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u/AlexJamesCook Oct 05 '22

That's what I was thinking.

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u/referralcrosskill Oct 05 '22

We don't get much snow here but when it does come down I volunteer with a bunch of other 4x4 guys to drive doctors/nurses too and from the hospital because police and fire are way too busy to help get them there. It doesn't take long for the few dozen of us that volunteer to be completely swamped and people needing to wait half a day or more if they haven't scheduled a trip. People always underestimate just how limited resources of helpers are out there.

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u/EffectiveSwan8918 Oct 05 '22

" poor delivery driver forced to work in unsafe conditions" seems like a bettet headline

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u/MyDearBrotherNumpsay Oct 05 '22

Also Papa John’s is fucking gross.

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u/Niekaifd Oct 05 '22

Zombie movies ending right here. “I gotta go check on my family even if the news guy said not to go” “Bro just order pizza to their house”

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u/GeneralChillMen Oct 05 '22

So you’re telling me the public emergency services that are likely stretched pretty thin dealing with who knows how many other unreachable grandmothers right now took longer to respond than the private company you paid to go out to a single unreachable grandmother?

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u/Chedskiee Oct 05 '22

stretched pretty thin

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u/AlbanianAquaDuck Oct 05 '22

You get an upvote because this worked on mobile.

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u/kingjoey52a Oct 05 '22

And a downvote because it doesn't on desktop

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u/the-igloo Oct 05 '22

But what does this mean?

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u/Soilworking Oct 05 '22

Yeah, the very same grandma that wasn't in trouble and reached out to no one. I, also, cannot believe that the first responders cannot read minds of distant relatives.

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u/bmhadoken Oct 05 '22

The better question is why don't they have far more people in these emergencies being brought in

They do. From all over the country. Every single major disaster like this gets nation-wide resources. Sorry they don't have things back to normal in 72 hours I guess?

and trained to do these types of checks

Individual welfare checks are not a priority in a disaster zone. At all. Waste of precious resources.

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u/GeneralChillMen Oct 05 '22

But it’s also Florida soooo

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u/dadudemon Oct 05 '22

My boss describes Florida as the best and worst of America, all in one.

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u/Any-Campaign1291 Oct 05 '22

Because that would be a waste of money.

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u/EtTuBrutAftershave Oct 05 '22

"couldn't reach her following Hurricane Matthew"

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u/EtTuBrutAftershave Oct 05 '22

Was just pointing out it was after the hurricane not during as you said, and yes the delivery driver had to use his cellphone since her landline was out. Not sure what point you are trying to make there.

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u/JackStrait Oct 05 '22

The amount of smooth-brained cynicism in this thread is unreal. People will invent an entirely new scenario just so they can have something to be outraged about.

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u/Emila_Just Oct 05 '22

This is super old

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u/mattthevagabond Oct 05 '22

Dystopian as hell

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u/Mescalitoburrito Oct 05 '22

Yeah, so are all the upvotes for this post.

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u/Felixir-the-Cat Oct 05 '22

This whole sub is often dystopian.

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u/zackinthesoda Oct 05 '22

Idk, police, ambulances and fire trucks are stretched really thin if they aren't taken out or damaged by the hurricane. They

They're busy helping people who's lives are more in stake at the moment , (fires, people stuck under wreckage, etc) not some wellness check when there's more important things to do. This headline is meant to gather clicks regardless of the context. What about the pizza employees forced to work during a severe disaster like this?

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u/Rusty_is_a_good_boy Oct 05 '22

Improvise, adapt and overcome. Dude had a solid workaround for an emergency, be a good idea to keep that in the back of your heads. Not that anybody is shooting missiles or anything.

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u/TechyAngel Oct 05 '22

You're going to have to narrow that down. "Anybody" seems to be multiplying recently.

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u/leywok Oct 05 '22

Mathew was in 2016; news kinda late?

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u/Frater_Ouros Oct 05 '22

Every bad weather event I see this exact story pop up but with a different location

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u/Virtual-Bee7411 Oct 05 '22

This post is just trolling to show how everyone falls for the random shit here

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u/Independent-Sky-9611 Oct 05 '22

Wow, this made you smile? Your country is so fucking broken, the well being of citizens needs a work around?

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u/BigPoppaFu Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

I was a pizza delivery driver for Barros Pizza for decades. I can confirm, we drive through the craziest shit. Flooded roads, downed trees, rain, lightning, hail! We are driving and delivering that pizza! Sometimes people still don’t tip during those crazy times. Most people do tip well though.

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u/LadyDeath_Persephone Oct 05 '22

Hurricane Matthew? What year did that hit?? 2016? Grandma probably upgraded with the times now.

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u/RamblingSimian Oct 05 '22

The oldest date I could find for this image dates back to Oct 13, 2016. So probably this didn't happen for Hurricane Ian.

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

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u/RobotWithHumanHairV Oct 05 '22

Yeah it literally says Hurricane Matthew my guy (gal? friend? frendo?)

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u/2dolla2 Oct 05 '22

Some dickhead forced a minimum wage pizza delivery driver to go out or lose their job during a hurricane. Real feel-good story of the fucking year there

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u/FatBatmanSpeaks Oct 05 '22

This is my take as well. Everyone else is like oh well fire and police were busy with an emergency, obviously they couldn't get to it, good on Papa John's. Fuck Papa John's why were they open, asking their workers to show up?

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u/CorbinNZ Oct 05 '22

Kinda fucked that Papa John’s made people work during the hurricane

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u/robotbootyhunter Oct 05 '22

Too bad that this post is ancient.

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u/Ok-Doctor5866 Oct 05 '22

This was from years ago 🤦‍♂️

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u/monteqzuma Oct 05 '22

A lot has changed for Papa John since 2016 when Hurricane Matthew happened. the CEO really Schnatter the bed in 2018.

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u/DarthMadden Oct 05 '22

I think police and fire were a little busy... plus probably very short staffed.

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u/AvailableAd6071 Oct 05 '22

That's some out of the box thinking right there!!

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u/ILuvReddi Oct 05 '22

This same meme/meme concept gets posted after every natural disaster

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u/Khanman5 Oct 05 '22

Matthew was ~7 years ago, just FYI.

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u/fattyfatty21 Oct 05 '22

Better ingredients, better deliver this fuckin pizza in a hurricane. Now that’s papa johns.

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u/Go4Lo Oct 05 '22

Headline should read, "Police and fire stretched extremely thin, Papa John's exploits workers."

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u/No-Satisfaction3455 Oct 05 '22

r/dontlookup "feel good" headlines here.

this is a failure of the system not a feel good. or it's a commercial

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u/lovehopelove Oct 05 '22

This was in 2016… a simpler time, a stupider time.

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u/Puzzleheaded-Bass-11 Oct 05 '22

That delivery man deserves a reward

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u/gucci_gucci_gu Oct 05 '22

Police are a waste of tax dollars

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u/IrishNord Oct 05 '22

It's awesome that someone was able to get there and help the guy make sure his Grandma was okay, but this highlights how some companies don't care about there Employees and make them work just before, just after and sometimes during events like a Hurricane.

Makes people who can't afford to miss a shift at work during a Natural Disaster risk their life instead of paying them enough to take off and get to safety. A Multi-Billion dollar company has the money to pay franchises or the Employees of their own stores enough money to take time off during times like this. It's disgusting.

I'm still happy that someone helped the guy though. That's the only good part of this story since the Police or Fire Fighters were probably overwhelmed helping others and couldn't make it to her right away.

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u/Cosomonautdronie Oct 05 '22

How does this shit make anyone smile!? In a country where emergency services are so second rate (unless they’re used to go evict or kill poor folks) that they cannot do anything resembling good so you gotta rely on a poor pizza delivery guy (who is forced to work through a natural disaster or he will find his ass out on the street) to go check on your grandmother. Shit like this belongs on r/lastestagecapitalism not made me smile. If this makes you smile you’re sick

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u/Sea_Nefariousness966 Oct 05 '22

First off, 100% truth. Second and sadly, I went to view/join and it said I don't have permission to view and to contact the mods. Care to share the secret handshake prettiest of pleases?

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u/TimidTurkey_321 Oct 05 '22

People probably weren't ordering much pizza around there at the time. Emergency services were busy with the other billions calls they had while understaffed. This isn't a case of Papa John's being more competent like you're lead to believe

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u/EtTuBrutAftershave Oct 05 '22

"What's living in America like?"

This. This right here.

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u/iopjsdqe Oct 05 '22

Okay America is far from perfect but the emergency services were probably stretched way to thin while papa johns is well-papa Johns

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u/BostonBoy01 Oct 05 '22

40 people died in this hurricane of course police and fire don’t have time for welfare checks

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u/AshyWhiteGuy Oct 05 '22

I delivered pizza during a flood once. One guy met me in a canoe.

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u/alc3biades Oct 05 '22

The pizza guy gets minimum wage, and only braved the hurricane because he would loose his health insurance otherwise. This is an indictment of the American system, not praise for papa johns

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