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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 12:16 PM
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22. I worked at a restaurant that closed without notice.
I was in college. We had a great Saturday night and I couldn't believe it when the owner told me at the end of my shift to come back the next day and get my last check. Saturday nights are always good, but if you don't have enough people coming in on weeknights and for lunches, you can't stay open.
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  -3 TGI Friday's restaurants close without notice Newsjock  Dec-17-08 09:02 AM   #0 
  - Merry Christmas from fucking corporate America.  FreeStateDemocrat   Dec-17-08 09:08 AM   #1 
  - shouldn't that be "merry fucking christmas, from fucking corporate america?"  antifaschits   Dec-17-08 09:09 AM   #2 
  - A model republicon employee management strategery  SpiralHawk   Dec-17-08 09:14 AM   #3 
  - Money's short  hootinholler   Dec-17-08 03:01 PM   #27 
     - lolol  Mari333   Dec-19-08 09:43 AM   #43 
  - Hey! Don't you know there's a war on Christmas going on?  KamaAina   Dec-17-08 12:23 PM   #23 
  - Hey, it's not the corporation...  boilinmad   Dec-17-08 09:14 AM   #4 
  - NO,NO, you got that wrong, it's the EVIL auto workers who won't spend their last dime there to prop  madmom   Dec-17-08 09:18 AM   #5 
     - This all started in the Clinton Administration when they  Sodbuster   Dec-17-08 09:44 AM   #14 
  - I ate in a TGI Friday's in SFO Airport on Thursday last week..  deadmessengers   Dec-17-08 09:24 AM   #6 
  - I wonder if it has anything to do with...  olddad56   Dec-17-08 09:29 AM   #8 
  - ...or being in an airport between flights*.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Dec-18-08 09:55 AM   #40 
  - If it was that, how are  quakerboy   Dec-19-08 09:43 PM   #52 
  - The San Bruno restaurant that was closed was only off 5% this year  CreekDog   Dec-19-08 02:55 PM   #50 
  - WTF? Can they do that, isn't this similar to the Illinois Plant Debacle?  skeewee08   Dec-17-08 09:28 AM   #7 
  - Law Broken, no sixty day notice, fine the Corporations every time this happens.  sarcasmo   Dec-17-08 09:30 AM   #9 
  - More specifically, fine them double what they thought they would save  kgfnally   Dec-17-08 01:02 PM   #25 
     - Something needs to happen in order to protect the worker. Corporations have way to much power.  sarcasmo   Dec-17-08 05:46 PM   #34 
        - Know how they say "1 worker gets laid off, 395 others get the message they could be next"?  HughBeaumont   Dec-19-08 01:27 PM   #48 
  - there might be a loop hole for restaurant staff -- anyone know? n/t  MrsBrady   Dec-17-08 09:34 AM   #10 
  - I'm sure they'll say that they're "Independent Contractors" or some such BS  hatrack   Dec-17-08 09:49 AM   #15 
  - Obviously they needed more flair!  DS1   Dec-17-08 09:34 AM   #11 
  - They should have pulled a Jen from Office Space - one finger salute!  HopeHoops   Dec-17-08 09:37 AM   #12 
  - TGI Fridays people stopped wearing flair several years ago  slackmaster   Dec-19-08 11:30 AM   #44 
  - Sadly, where I am, this happens all the time.  AngryOldDem   Dec-17-08 09:40 AM   #13 
  - Maybe....  WriteDown   Dec-17-08 09:58 AM   #17 
  - but it's wednesday  Lautremont   Dec-17-08 09:52 AM   #16 
  - That's a shame.  Skink   Dec-17-08 10:27 AM   #18 
  - I wonder what they do with the decor? n/t  tuckessee   Dec-17-08 10:43 AM   #19 
  - Didn't TGI Friday's have a history of worker bashing?  Taverner   Dec-17-08 10:44 AM   #20 
  - They were the W al-Mart of theme fast food restaurants  MALEVOLENT MARINE   Dec-17-08 03:07 PM   #30 
  - A number of years ago the TGI Fridays in Marina del Rey, CA closed down because  Sequoia   Dec-17-08 11:51 AM   #21 
  - I worked at a restaurant that closed without notice.  undeterred   Dec-17-08 12:16 PM   #22 
  - Same thing happened here in Honolulu a few months ago  KamaAina   Dec-17-08 12:26 PM   #24 
  - If its leased space....  WriteDown   Dec-17-08 01:27 PM   #26 
  - Where's the weasel that questions the need for unions now?  MALEVOLENT MARINE   Dec-17-08 03:04 PM   #28 
  - "... the commissioner will look into the matter"  Puzzler   Dec-17-08 03:04 PM   #29 
  - Right before Christmas. Why is it always right before fucking Christmas.  Odin2005   Dec-17-08 03:13 PM   #31 
  - The San Bruno location was in Knossos' labyrinth.  pinniped   Dec-17-08 04:04 PM   #32 
  - I didn't even know there was one in San Bruno  Book Lover   Dec-17-08 04:05 PM   #33 
  - Unfortunately, sounds like a trend  susu369   Dec-17-08 06:34 PM   #35 
  - Carlson's enterprises have a history of treating employees badly.  InkAddict   Dec-17-08 06:34 PM   #36 
  - Poor workers...  bitchkitty   Dec-17-08 06:43 PM   #37 
  - I'm not a big fan of TGI Fridays  BreatheOnMe   Dec-17-08 06:45 PM   #38 
  - IMHO any restaurant that puts the emphasis on boozing has bad food  KurtNYC   Dec-19-08 12:50 PM   #46 
  - That happened here a few years back - same thing, right before  JerseygirlCT   Dec-17-08 07:36 PM   #39 
  - Preformed meat & meat products...could be a cause....  Historic NY   Dec-18-08 11:20 PM   #41 
  - I love the name game played here.  riverdeep   Dec-19-08 09:33 AM   #42 
  - One time I noticed that there were TWO of them in one concourse at DFW airport  slackmaster   Dec-19-08 11:30 AM   #45 
  - There's been an awful lot of layoffs lately... (n/t)  Juneboarder   Dec-19-08 01:09 PM   #47 
  - At least they didn't shut down today.  Teh_Rabble_Rouser   Dec-19-08 02:30 PM   #49 
  - That sucks -- but then, so does their shitty, way overpriced food.  Zhade   Dec-19-08 05:39 PM   #51 
 

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