We have an update on the blog I published earlier in the week about about the Ox Bar and Grill in Oxford, after a manager told the entire staff that they were fired in a Facebook post in a private group that not everyone can see.
Translation – we were too gutless to tell our employees directly that they were fired so we had the manager do it in a Facebook post, that blew up on in our face when we ended up on Turtleboy so now we’re throwing her under the bus too.
For what it’s worth the manager’s husband is now managing the restaurant and she got transferred to one of the Mexicali’s that David Brambila also owns. Oh, and people are still reporting that they haven’t been paid.
What part of “everyone is fired” could possibly be miscommunicated?
Here’s an idea – if you’re gonna do something like this make sure that the only person who gets to keep her job and acts as the de facto Uncle Tom brand ambassador, isn’t a flat brimmed ratchet from Worcester.
Do they have a right to fire their entire staff? Sure. But using the COVID crisis as a smokescreen and not even having the dignity to call them up and tell them, is a very shitty thing to do. Almost as shitty as pretending that you didn’t mean to do that, throwing the manager under the bus for following orders, and then playing manager switcharoo to cover for yourself after the fact.
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