I picked this off the Independent .i.e. site this morning This is the kind of news most people in employment are now fearing is it any wonder that the consumer is not spending and the more stories we see in the news media like this the more likely this recession will become a spiralling depression .with no leadership coming from our elected members of the Dail people will have to come up with their own solutions
THE OWNER of a toy shop last night defended his decision not to give staff any warning that the store was shutting down at close of business yesterday.
Speaking just before he handed his 17 workers their P45s, Vida Akauskien, who has worked in the shop for the past eight years, said: “I know the country is in an economic crisis but how can they treat people like that?”
Fergal Crinnion said soaring rates and service charges had forced him to put Tommy’s Wonderland at the Blanchardstown Shopping Centre into liquidation.
Mr Crinnion insisted there was nothing underhand about his decision to keep staff in the dark until the last minute saying: “With bad news, when you need to know it, you just need to hear it quickly.”
Shocked staff last night expressed outrage to the Irish Independent after they learned by word of mouth on Friday that the business was being liquidated and their jobs were gone with immediate effect.
Just minutes after the last sale was rung up, the shutters came down and work on removing remaining stock from the shop began. The stock will be transported to a warehouse to be assessed by the liquidator. Workers, some of whom have worked at the shop for over 15 years, will receive statutory redundancy and holiday pay.