Cold World: Heartless Florida Restaurant Owner Refuses To Pay Employees And Fires Entire Staff Via Text Message

- By Bossip Staff

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Restaurant Owner Fires Staff Via Text

Via NY Daily News reports:

That was the message — text message, actually — a group of Florida restaurant employees got from a restaurant owner July 4th when he told them the business was closed.

“I think it’s immoral,” Jodi Jackson, who spent two years working at Barducci’s Italian Bistro in Winter Park, told WFTV. “I think it’s cowardice.”

The Winter Park restaurant’s owner, Gregory Kennedy, gave no notice when he sent the Fourth of July surprise text telling more than 12 employees of the closure. They haven’t even been paid their final checks, Jackson said.

“Jodi, I unfortunately need to inform you that i have been forced to close Barducci’s effective immediately,” Kennedy wrote via text.

When the TV station tried to contact Kennedy for comment, he sent another digital message deflecting blame.

“Unfortunately businesses are forced to close across Orlando every day especially in the restaurant sector,” he wrote. “I am working to resolve issues including final paychecks as quickly as possible.”

The heartbroken Jackson, who says she cooked at the restaurant, cried at times during the interview, saying she wanted to be paid from the “money he’s already made from us.”

It’s not only employees out some cash. Customers were also left in the lurch when they learned Groupon deals they had purchased would no longer work at the defunct bistro.

“Now I’m thinking about how I’m going to get my money back from that,” Lauren Bartolome told the TV station. “I don’t know what to do now.”

She’ll get her money back — the station reported Groupon will refund customers who bought the deal if they contact the company.
It’s not so easy for employees, Jackson said.

“There are so many lives that this has affected,” she said.

Really??? People are going to start breaking up with people via Instagram now…..

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