" I started working at Pizza Hut in December 1989, when I was a freshman in high school."
Good Things Come to Those Who Work Hard.
".. I went through a series of stepfathers. My relationship with those men was almost always fraught, and I was always looking for reasons to be away from home."
Pizza Hut becoming Adkinson's second home
"I stayed on dish duty for weeks. My heart sank every time I arrived at work and saw my name written next to “dishes” on the position chart."
Jeff Gave Adkinson An Overnight Envelope
"Work hard and do things right, and you will succeed. "Work hard and do things right, and you will succeed... A few days later, when I reported for my after-school shift, I saw my name penciled note in the “dishes” box but in the “make table” box. I was ecstatic.""
"Pizza Hut became not only my escape from home but also, in many ways, an alternate home."
"He opened a drawer and took out an overnight envelope. He told me to stop what I was doing, leave work and send the application immediately."