Skip to comments.Scooter Store's staff on furlough (1,800 jobs)
Posted on 03/09/2013 3:26:53 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Late Friday afternoon, The Scooter Store's chief executive notified employees that effective immediately, but with certain exceptions they'd been placed on unpaid furlough.
In an email, CEO Martin Marty Landon told employees not to return to work unless they receive notice from the company's human resources department.
The Scooter Store, one of the nation's largest suppliers of power wheelchairs and scooters, had about 1,800 workers as of last month. That's following the announcement in February that it had cut 150 positions.
About 1,200 employees worked out of its New Braunfels headquarters.
The furloughs came a little more than two weeks after federal agents executed a search warrant at the company's headquarters, presumably as part of an investigation into Medicare and Medicaid fraud....
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And here I thought that Scooter Libby had a store.
I wonder how many chairs the U.S. Taxpayer has purchased? Also, this company must not be donors to 0bama.
sounds like the company had a bunch of lazy entitled types working for them. “I can’t find another job here that paid like Scooter Store” and “why should I be on call like a doctor?”
jeez ladies, move on, go out and seek your fortunes, no one owes you a living.
probably all of them. I see the same ones Medicaid pays for on Craigslist for a 1/10th what taxpayers paid for them.
Just about all of them. The whole scheme is based on Medicare/Medicaid reimbursements.
I think there’s a new premium on durable equipment such as motorized wheelchairs. Can’t say I cared for their dumb ads & spam, though.
It’d be nice to see real competition in this market, but that’s probably gone now...
Ya. Their ads were annoying and apparently fraudulent.
I get the feeling Scooter Store wasn't paying for too many chairs.
Republican donor, so obviously guilty/s
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When Medicare stopped paying for them, this is what happens.
Of course why were taxpayers paying for these in the first place?
advertised at “no cost to you” if I remember correctly
I have seen and made several comments about how fast posts and updated pages come back up
They had a TV ad for a while that pretty much guaranteed if you would just call them they could get you a scooter if you had Medicare or Medicaid. No mention of needing a Dr. to say you needed one or anything like that. Those scooters are pretty pricy; but when my brother needed one last year he found a nice one on Craigslist for next to nothing- the people told him they got it for “free” so they likely didn’t even have any idea what it cost the taxpayers.
You don’t feel a bit sorry for 1,800 individuals and their households who now have lost an income? Is that what conservatism is all about? I noticed the same attitude when I recently posted a story about a mortgage company expanding their hiring:
Company To Add 332 Jobs In Owensboro (Kentucky)
So you trust the Obama Justice Department and FBI more than a private company? Interesting.
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