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Paula Deen shuts down restaurant without telling employees
FreakoutNation ^ | April 4, 2014 | Anomaly

Posted on 04/04/2014 2:11:42 PM PDT by kingattax

Paul Deen and her ridiculously pathetic brother Bubba Hier shuttered ‘Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House’ and included in employees’ severance checks, which were collected in the parking lot, was a message, “Thank you for 10 great years. Uncle Bubba’s is now closed.”

So far so good, except employees that stood in the parking lot of the business that was the center of Deen’s racism scandal in 2013, were unaware the business was closing until they were greeted with that message of gratitude for their dedicated work.

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1 posted on 04/04/2014 2:11:42 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

What more did they deserve? Anything she says will be put out in the media.


2 posted on 04/04/2014 2:14:07 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Yes, exactly what I was thinking. It sounds like it was her brother’s place, not hers, anyway.


3 posted on 04/04/2014 2:15:39 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: kingattax

While it sounds bad it probably was the best way to go. If you get all your employees, especially food service and public contact employees pi$$ed off they could do substantial damage to your business assets and cause a large number of law suits to be brought down on the owners. Its the way things are.


4 posted on 04/04/2014 2:15:45 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: driftdiver

I don’t blame her for just shutting down with no comment as ANY comment could be used against her.

Talk about being unfairly tried and convicted in the court of liberal public opinion....


5 posted on 04/04/2014 2:15:55 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: kingattax
Paula Deen shuts down restaurant without telling employees.

So what?

6 posted on 04/04/2014 2:15:56 PM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: kingattax

Yeah. And if the leftist freakouts hadn’t attacked Paula Deen for what seems to have been a harmless comment many years ago, all those guys would still have their jobs.

Blame the race baiters, not Paula Deen.


7 posted on 04/04/2014 2:16:07 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: kingattax

Chit. If I were her, I’d close every d@mn one of my enterprises, sit on my pile-o-cash and ENJOY life from here on out.

Who needs this PC cr@pola?


8 posted on 04/04/2014 2:16:44 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: driftdiver

She said she’s paying severance and going to try to find them jobs. If she does that, she’s not a very bad employer. Should have been done at a company meeting, of course.


9 posted on 04/04/2014 2:16:53 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: kingattax

Is it me or what the whole tone of that bullshit article that the employees were entitled to something?


10 posted on 04/04/2014 2:17:04 PM PDT by SwankyC (Democrats and Republicans agree, govt coercion is OK if it fits your idea of whats OK)
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To: kingattax

Happened to me twice at software companies. Never made the 10 o’clock news. In fact one time it happened on a payday, and we didn’t get paid. Boo freaking hoo.


11 posted on 04/04/2014 2:18:03 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: kingattax

Should’a called Restaurant Impossible; he could’a got ‘em back to solvency!


12 posted on 04/04/2014 2:18:15 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: kingattax

Unless they had contracts stating that they would get a notice a certain length of time before hand, sounds like they did OK.


13 posted on 04/04/2014 2:19:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: kingattax

Well thank God the other of this piece of tripe was free of agenda and gave a balanced report. And I suppose we should just take the word of of this hater because......? I believe two things in this trash, Paula Deen and her Brother shut down the restaurant and they gave their employees severance and thanks for service.


14 posted on 04/04/2014 2:19:24 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: kingattax

Is it possible that Paula Deen “shrugged?”


15 posted on 04/04/2014 2:19:27 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: kingattax

Could be the first step in her going Galt.


16 posted on 04/04/2014 2:21:39 PM PDT by CARTOUCHE (I'm an Obamacare truant. Waiting on the truant officer to arrive.)
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To: andyk

One of my first jobs was a bobtail driver back in the late 70’s worked for two weeks showed up friday for pay all the trucks were gone and the office closed boo frickin who is right


17 posted on 04/04/2014 2:21:55 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: Cicero
Paula Deen's kitchenware is made in China. Yup, good ol' wave the flag Paula Deen doesn't give a damn about US workers anymore than any other "brander" does.

I despise those who put their name on Chinese crap. I despise the most the hypocrites who wave the flag while doing so.

18 posted on 04/04/2014 2:23:06 PM PDT by grania
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

She could write cookbooks at her leisure and make even more money with less aggravation.


19 posted on 04/04/2014 2:24:09 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: al baby

Been there done that.. got 300 yard warning “This store is closed” sight at place I worked sales. NO severance pay what so ever.


20 posted on 04/04/2014 2:24:17 PM PDT by Bidimus1
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To: kingattax

Deen Shrugged.


21 posted on 04/04/2014 2:26:16 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Don Corleone

If the employees don’t like the law, they should get it changed.

If they are a little snooty, they can apply at the Pirrates House or Johnny Harris’s and get a good job


22 posted on 04/04/2014 2:26:22 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: miss marmelstein
"Ouch, my back!"

"Ouch, my knee"

"You're being hostile toward me"

The top three statements heard moments after informing employees they are facing a closure or layoff.

23 posted on 04/04/2014 2:27:12 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: kingattax

So some waitresses and cooks were fired? So what. Happens all the time.


24 posted on 04/04/2014 2:27:49 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: kingattax
Is there a law saying Deen owed these employees anything else? If not, then what's the problem?

Seems to me that loony leftists are just looking for something to beat up Deen on. Every time she sneezes, another negative hit piece will be written about her. They've crippled her successful business ventures. They won't be happy till she is completely destroyed.

25 posted on 04/04/2014 2:30:12 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: kingattax

This is how I’ve always seen it done...food places never give employees notice.

Kinda makes me skeptical of what I might be eating, if the owner doesn’t trust the employees.


26 posted on 04/04/2014 2:32:07 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: blackdog

Maybe! Unfortunately, I only know union waiters. One who once ate off a patron’s plate in front of said patron and one who...er...dropped his drawers to show his distain for the owners. Try firing these guys. You end up with the union rat outside your premises.

OK, let’s forget that company meeting.


27 posted on 04/04/2014 2:32:14 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: kingattax

Bammy’s Fault.


28 posted on 04/04/2014 2:33:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: kingattax

I’ve been fired by companies that shut their doors before. I only wish they would have sent a text message telling me so I didn’t have to get up early and waste the gas driving to the shop.


29 posted on 04/04/2014 2:34:06 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: kingattax
She can get help from her buddies Jesse Jackson or Michelle Obama.

Jesse Jackson declares his support for Paula Deen

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. attacked after tweeting that Paula Deen should not be destroyed

30 posted on 04/04/2014 2:34:13 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: lacrew
This is how I’ve always seen it done...food places never give employees notice.

Makes sense, you sure wouldn't want to risk a lame duck employee doing any to the food or scaring off customers. It's the same in IT with programmers, a lame duck programmer can do a lot of damage in a small amount of time...that's why they remove all of their system access even before breaking the news to them.

31 posted on 04/04/2014 2:35:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SwankyC
what the whole tone of that bullshit article that the employees were entitled to something?

Yes, that's the tone of the article. Plus, Paula Deen is a very, very bad person. That's the second take away.
32 posted on 04/04/2014 2:35:11 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: GraceG

What are you talking about? She was every bit the lefty elitist who treated everyone else like dirt. Jesse Jackson was her biggest defender.


33 posted on 04/04/2014 2:35:25 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: kingattax

I’ve got friends that have been in many restaurants when they closed, almost all of them found out the day it happened. It’s how the industry works.


34 posted on 04/04/2014 2:36:29 PM PDT by discostu (Call it collect, call it direct, call it TODAY!)
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To: dfwgator

Its not just IT programmers...

Whenever anyone at my company is fired, there is an appointed time to summon the employee to the boss’s office...and as he walks to the office, an IT guy remotely disables his password.

Its always the same IT guy...so you get awful nervous if you see him talking to your boss or hanging around your department too much.


35 posted on 04/04/2014 2:39:16 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Cicero

Why are you falling for left wing spin? The left started this myth that she was racist 35 years ago. She was treating people poorly, including black people who weren’t allowed to use the employee bathroom right up until the time she got caught. The woman who sued her is actually white, not black. She’s good friends with Michelle Obama, and Jesse Jackson was her biggest defender of her during her crisis.


36 posted on 04/04/2014 2:40:10 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: driftdiver
The woman has no class.

That's not how a lady, or a gentleman, closes a business.

I don't understand all the sympathy for Jimmy Carter's best friend.

37 posted on 04/04/2014 2:40:15 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: NEMDF
It sounds like it was her brother’s place, not hers, anyway.

Nope. Bubba held a piece of the action solely because big sister Paula gave it to him. Paula Deen also was an owner (through of her corporate entities).

I didn't think owners ever gave notice when shutting a restaurant. They don't carry enough liability insurance for what can happen as the result of food served by and entire staff of disgruntled cooks and servers.

38 posted on 04/04/2014 2:40:46 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: NEMDF
It sounds like it was her brother’s place, not hers, anyway.

Nope. Bubba held a piece of the action solely because big sister Paula gave it to him. Paula Deen also was an owner (through of her corporate entities).

I didn't think owners ever gave notice when shutting a restaurant. They don't carry enough liability insurance for what can happen as the result of food served by and entire staff of disgruntled cooks and servers.

39 posted on 04/04/2014 2:40:46 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: kingattax

If you’ve watched enough “restaurant disaster maybe’s”, as I have, this picture could be going on all over the country.

However, it is Paula Deen and her brother, not “Zim’s Zuper-Dog of Taunton, MA, located on the old highway, that led towards Cape Cod”.

They spoke the words that needed to be spoken. They included severance checks, which are not usually part of the deal.

There is nothing left to be said.


40 posted on 04/04/2014 2:41:17 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: nickcarraway

If it was such a terrible place to work why were they still there and why were there any employees to axe?
They received severance and their time worked> She did not sign them on for life!
Work for someone gone BK no ck no nothing.
They should be happy with what they received.


41 posted on 04/04/2014 2:42:36 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: Organic Panic

My stepson got fired for being late one day (he was a waiter). His ‘manager’ was not professional, and reveled in the firing.

The very next day - doors are chained shut.

Not even the manager knew what was about to happen.

(usually when a place closes, the 5 second clip on the news will show the chained doors - since the managers have door keys.)


42 posted on 04/04/2014 2:43:51 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: lacrew; All

in my view there was a calamitous financial problem perhaps trouble with the IRS or health authorities or pending law suit precipitating the closing


43 posted on 04/04/2014 2:46:36 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: lacrew
Kinda makes me skeptical of what I might be eating, if the owner doesn’t trust the employees.

No, she didn't want the press coming in with a 2 week notice and making a spectacle of the closing as to the how's and why's. She didn't want an employee loosing it breaking a ton of dishes that can be resold as part of the "asset" as it is put on the block, or robbing the till even more blind if they already have, etc etc etc a bazillion reasons why not to let the fox in the hen-house.

Just like in Tech or Engineering, they day you can't log in is the day you are being walked out the door, so you can't mess with the company assets, plain and simple....

44 posted on 04/04/2014 2:48:21 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: Mastador1

Agreed. The author is at best naive.


45 posted on 04/04/2014 2:48:21 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham
Agreed. The author is at best naive.

And I thank you for not calling the spelling/grammar police out on me. Crickey! did I really type "the other of this piece"? Seriously there has been a real disconnect between my brain and fingers lately, I am a tad concerned.

46 posted on 04/04/2014 2:55:11 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: kingattax

i cannot stand her... but she is Southern and very popular with many Freepers, regardless of her being liberal... but let someone out of Hollywood behave the same way, hold the same beliefs, make donations to Obama—we will not stand for it!


47 posted on 04/04/2014 2:58:27 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: grania

You know what? I don’t give a damn about American workers at all. Unionized, Spoiled, coddled, expect to be paid when not working, etc. Don’t question my patriotism. My love of country is not tied to supporting any body of workers.


48 posted on 04/04/2014 3:00:53 PM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country)
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To: Don Corleone

Yeah....

Though it sucks that there couldn’t be any advanced notice, in this HIGHLY litigious society in which we live, often times it may be best for employees to be fired before they know it. That should also go both ways as well. Just as an employer may have the right to terminate without notice, employees should be able to leave without notice, without consequences.


49 posted on 04/04/2014 3:03:05 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: wideawake

You’re right she doesn’t have a lot of class, or any.

She’s learned the hard way.

Its not that I have sympathy for her, I just don’t get all worked up about it because I’ve been on the receiving end too many times.


50 posted on 04/04/2014 3:15:30 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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