Updated: Thursday, 29 Apr 2010, 6:17 PM CDT
Published : Thursday, 29 Apr 2010, 5:21 PM CDT
AUSTIN (KXAN) - Two weeks after their employer shutdown for a re-organization, employees at My Town Media, formerly known as Second Meta, have been told they will receive all the money owed to them on Friday. Recent paychecks have bounced leaving the approximately 350 employees frustrated and angry.
“I had to pawn stuff off just to pay for rent,” said Lawrence Vaughn who began working for the call-center based business two months ago and says three of his paychecks bounced before the doors were suddenly shut on April 16th.
KXAN reached My Town Media owner Christian Hunter by phone Thursday and he says the payroll mess is a result of financial problems which existed when he took over ownership and the bounced paychecks should never have been distributed.
Hunter issued this blog entry on Tuesday explaining the situation to his employees.
“…. with regard to when we expect to have the reconciliation of 4/16 complete, and the remaining payroll issued: while it’s possible that our plan could be delayed, we expect to have it complete by this Friday,” said Hunter in the blog.
Despite plans to re-open the business with the same employees, workers have indicated they have had enough with My Town Media. An online complaint message board features several entries from employees sharing their experiences with the company and some inquiring about legal action.