disappearance at work

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    Nov 17, 2010 6:40 AM GMT
    dude, so i go into work today only to find that it is an empty building. the plush comfy chairs were gone, the receptionist area vacant, everything was just gone. I have been working there for about two months now and really enjoyed it. Now it's just an empty shell of something I loved. This is no joke. i got no word from the boss or anything saying that he was bailing or packing up. It was just gone. Has this ever happened to anyone else?
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    Nov 17, 2010 7:02 AM GMT
    That would be so bizarre if this was their passive way of firing you: spending months finding a location and then several thousands of dollars moving there quickly before you came back to work.icon_eek.gif
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    Nov 17, 2010 7:17 AM GMT
    Haha, I've heard about this before... but it happened to people who were receptionists for people who they knew nothing about, and their bosses were actually involved in big time drug deals. Their job was to take the calls and make the appointments and know nothing about anything... then one day they go into work and everythings completely gone, no notification, no piece of information at all. Just POOF!!

    sounds pretty far-fetched to me... almost like an urban legend or something. icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 17, 2010 7:18 AM GMT
    Dude that really is bizarreicon_exclaim.gif

    Did u take time off or was it over the weekend....You should really find out...Could it be bankruptcy?? Perhaps even fraud......
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    Nov 17, 2010 7:59 AM GMT
    Check your bank accounts and make sure your money isn't gone too! icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 17, 2010 8:09 AM GMT
    seriously I was freaking out. checked all my bank accounts and everything seems cool and untouched. i'm just pissed because there was no notice or anything. i don't know if im fired or quit. obviously both because it's gone. but im looking for the positive side of this. hope there is one.
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    Nov 17, 2010 8:11 AM GMT
    KardioKing saidHaha, I've heard about this before... but it happened to people who were receptionists for people who they knew nothing about, and their bosses were actually involved in big time drug deals. Their job was to take the calls and make the appointments and know nothing about anything... then one day they go into work and everythings completely gone, no notification, no piece of information at all. Just POOF!!

    sounds pretty far-fetched to me... almost like an urban legend or something. icon_lol.gif


    there didn't seem to be anything druggie about it. it was a dance studio. of course that could be a perfect cover you know. come in to dance and get loaded.
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    Nov 17, 2010 8:16 AM GMT
    D&D : Get a high out of your dancing!!

    Find out if their business neighbor knows anything about this. Did you get your salary prior the disappearance......

    Plus what was your boss like.....
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    Nov 17, 2010 8:20 AM GMT
    Any place of business that packs up and leaves without notifying their employees sounds pretty illegitimate and shady to me... So my advice to you is you better hide yo wife, hide yo kids, and hide yo husband cuz there raping errbody out here.
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    Nov 17, 2010 9:11 AM GMT
    Yes, I had only worked there a couple week and after four days off, I showed up 15 minutes early for work and the doors were locked; just a note on the door.
    "This location is closed" and a corporate phone number.
    I called the corporate number and the only information I obtained was my last check would be mailed to me.
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    Nov 17, 2010 9:35 AM GMT
    This is pretty common among most larger businesses. They know that if they give people a notice, almost always someone will vandalize the place.

    This is also the reason I don't believe in giving a notice before quitting a job, either...don't give them a chance to turn the tables on you.
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    Nov 17, 2010 11:42 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidThis is pretty common among most larger businesses. They know that if they give people a notice, almost always someone will vandalize the place.

    This is also the reason I don't believe in giving a notice before quitting a job, either...don't give them a chance to turn the tables on you.


    This is a pretty sad statement to how workers (employees) are treated in this county. No respect and completely dispensable.
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    Nov 17, 2010 12:06 PM GMT
    Latenight30 said
    paulflexes saidThis is pretty common among most larger businesses. They know that if they give people a notice, almost always someone will vandalize the place.

    This is also the reason I don't believe in giving a notice before quitting a job, either...don't give them a chance to turn the tables on you.


    This is a pretty sad statement to how workers (employees) are treated in this county. No respect and completely dispensable.
    The saddest part is that it's true...some people really will vandalize a place when they know their job is about to be cut. It's the whole "go out with a bang" mindset.

    And the same holds true for putting in a two week notice at most places. The company will do everything in its power to make you leave (or fire you if they can) before the two weeks are up. I've only give a two-week notice once in my life, and regret it. My job didn't get cut early, but it sure was a living hell those two weeks.

    The simple fact is, you cannot trust coworkers, no matter how "friendly" they are. When it comes down to the wire, it's every man for himself. Personally I won't work at the same place with a friend, and I won't make hangout buddies at my workplace. Because, when it's time to go, I'm out of there without a word, and don't want the backlash.
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    Nov 17, 2010 1:02 PM GMT
    KardioKing saidAny place of business that packs up and leaves without notifying their employees sounds pretty illegitimate and shady to me... So my advice to you is you better hide yo wife, hide yo kids, and hide yo husband cuz there raping errbody out here.


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    Nov 17, 2010 1:08 PM GMT
    A new meaning to the word, "final adjournment"... LOL

    Are you sure you didn't miss the word on the move? If there was no word,
    do they owe you money??? That would be incentive for me to hunt them down. If not, I'd probably call the authorities and make inquiries with the Better Business Bureau. You never know what you might find.
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    Nov 17, 2010 1:13 PM GMT
    I am sorry to hear about your situation. I hope you get your last paycheck and another job.

    The scene that played out in my head is hilarious at as hell tho. I am picturing you getting off the elevator, walking to the door, opening it, and realizing that there is absolutely nothing there. You look completely confused. You then look up at the floor number on the wall to see if you got off on the right floor. After realizing that it is the right floor your jaw drops open and you drop your cup of coffee.
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    Nov 17, 2010 1:20 PM GMT
    Sounds like a scene from the TWILIGHT ZONE icon_eek.gif
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    Nov 17, 2010 1:46 PM GMT
    Go back and make sure you walked into the right building. Really dude! I went shopping once, paid my parking ticket, opened the boot of a car exactly like mine, piled my shopping into it and then realised it wasn't mine.
    Shit happens!
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    Nov 17, 2010 1:49 PM GMT
    I just heard the other day that a restaurant chain around here closed 20 of their locations with no warning. I agree with

    Latenite30This is a pretty sad statement to how workers (employees) are treated in this county. No respect and completely dispensable.


    I would also contact the owner of the building and see what (s)he knows.
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    Nov 17, 2010 2:50 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Latenight30 said
    paulflexes saidThis is pretty common among most larger businesses. They know that if they give people a notice, almost always someone will vandalize the place.

    This is also the reason I don't believe in giving a notice before quitting a job, either...don't give them a chance to turn the tables on you.


    This is a pretty sad statement to how workers (employees) are treated in this county. No respect and completely dispensable.
    The saddest part is that it's true...some people really will vandalize a place when they know their job is about to be cut. It's the whole "go out with a bang" mindset.

    And the same holds true for putting in a two week notice at most places. The company will do everything in its power to make you leave (or fire you if they can) before the two weeks are up. I've only give a two-week notice once in my life, and regret it. My job didn't get cut early, but it sure was a living hell those two weeks.

    The simple fact is, you cannot trust coworkers, no matter how "friendly" they are. When it comes down to the wire, it's every man for himself. Personally I won't work at the same place with a friend, and I won't make hangout buddies at my workplace. Because, when it's time to go, I'm out of there without a word, and don't want the backlash.


    the only time I gave a two week notice, the manager cut me out of the schedule the next day. I was working the overnight shift for a gym, had gotten hired somewhere as an EMT and let her know "hey, this is my two weeks notice, just giving you a heads up in case you want me train a replacement or anything" she knew from the start I was going to school and would eventually have to leave. Came into work the next night (when I was regularly scheduled) and I had been completely written off of the schedule.

    thanks a lot. what's the point of giving a two weeks notice if you're going to cut my hours and punish me for doing so?
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    Nov 17, 2010 3:11 PM GMT
    I have showed up on weekends and evenings a few times to find tenants moving out after hours without notice. People get in jams and don't tell anyone - even trusted employees - with what they are planning to do when closing a business.

    It was an act of self preservation - I don't agree with how it went down for you but you are not alone.

    1) File now with bankruptcy court for back wages if you are owed any. Send a letter to the owner stating your intentions and they might settle before you go to the trouble of filing.
    2) File for unemployment now - your state will likely have a waiting period so every week you wait is a week without benefits.

    Best of luck to you man.

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    Nov 17, 2010 3:53 PM GMT
    KardioKing saidAny place of business that packs up and leaves without notifying their employees sounds pretty illegitimate and shady to me... So my advice to you is you better hide yo wife, hide yo kids, and hide yo husband cuz there raping errbody out here.


    ^ that
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    Nov 17, 2010 3:56 PM GMT
    KardioKing saidAny place of business that packs up and leaves without notifying their employees sounds pretty illegitimate and shady to me... So my advice to you is you better hide yo wife, hide yo kids, and hide yo husband cuz there raping errbody out here.


    OMFG!!! Thanks for making me shoot juice through my nose!icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 17, 2010 4:09 PM GMT
    My oh my, have we all become conspiracy theorists? Drugs? Illicit business? No, this is most likely about irresponsible business owners. The business probably had financial problems and they were just cowards and locked up and ran. Haven't you ever seen local news stories of a gym that has locked its doors and customers that purchased a membership are left out in the cold? Or brides trying to get into the bridal shop where they ordered their dresses and the building is now locked and dark? This is the same thing. They ran out of money. Your problem now is trying to get any back pay you are still owed. Call the local news and see if they will do anything as there must be some clients that have paid for dance classes.
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    Nov 17, 2010 5:49 PM GMT
    wow crazy story!!!