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Employees Who Worked Christmas Each Got a Slice of the Profits

Tradition began to thank holiday workers
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 28, 2019 9:30 AM CST
Pizzeria Thanks Christmas Workers by Handing Over the Profits
Stock photo   (Getty/vasiliybudarin)

(Newser) – A pizzeria near Indianapolis rewarded employees who volunteered to come in on Christmas Day by turning over the profits. Seven workers each pocketed more than $700, NBC reports. The practice began as a thank-you to Rockstar Pizza workers about five years ago, a manager said. "Back then the business wasn't doing as well and the employees that we had, the bosses couldn't afford to pay them what they deserve," he said, "and it initially started out to show them what they were worth." The owners said the pizzeria would be open on the holiday only if enough employees volunteered to work, per Fox News.

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There were enough customers. Business was booming, and the shop posted on Facebook that it couldn't take any more orders. Rockstar closed about 6:30pm instead of the scheduled 9. The owners said customers turned out to support the employees. Also, Colby Mathews said, they like Christmas pizza. (Read more uplifting news stories.)

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