We have an update on the story published earlier about the British Beer Company’s owner Gary Simon telling his GM’s that employees would not be getting paid this week, presumably for work they’ve already completed.
First, they came after an employee who blew the whistle and posted about it on Facebook.
“There is no money.”
OK, then close the restaurant. Sell it. Fire everyone. In the meantime pay them what you owe them. Telling your employees you don’t have the money you owe them is not acceptable in any way, shape, or form. If you don’t can’t afford one week worth of payroll and you have multiple franchises, then you’re running a bootleg business.
You’re still doing takeout right? If so then every single dime you bring in should be going to employees. You can pay your rent after that. Trust me, they’ll be forgiving. Your employees don’t have that luxury. You’ve been open for 23 years. You’ve opened over a dozen franchises. You don’t do that if you’re piss broke.
Then Gary Simon issued a press release on the BBC’s Facebook page.
He took all day to come up with this PR diarrhea?
Gary Simon: “We 100% will be paying our employees what they earned.”
Also Gary Simon: “We did not decide overnight to not pay everyone”
So…..are you paying people Friday or not? And what kind of car you driving dude? I have a hard time believing you’re cash broke. Take out a loan. Do something. Paying your employees nothing on Friday for work they’ve already is an unacceptable solution. Period.
And to make matters worse they started deleting all the comments that started coming in calling out their bullshit.
Almost as bad as this asshole.
Don’t worry though, Josh’s comments weren’t taken down.
“Business owners carry the risk.”
Yes, they do. He took a risk that something like this could happen, and in that event he still needs to pay his employees. And when you own 9 franchises you’re probably doing OK for yourself. Just sayin.
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