AUSTIN (KXAN) - Two weeks after their employer shutdown for a re-organization,employees at My Town Media, formerly known as Second Meta, havebeen told they will receive all the money owed to them on Friday.Recent paychecks have bounced leaving the approximately 350employees frustrated and angry.
“I had to pawn stuff off just to pay for rent,” saidLawrence Vaughn who began working for the call-center basedbusiness two months ago and says three of his paychecks bouncedbefore the doors were suddenly shut on April 16th.
KXAN reached My Town Media owner Christian Hunter by phoneThursday and he says the payroll mess is a result of financialproblems which existed when he took over ownership and the bouncedpaychecks should never have been distributed.
Hunter issued this blogentry on Tuesday explaining the situation to his employees.
“…. with regard to when we expect to have thereconciliation of 4/16 complete, and the remaining payroll issued:while it’s possible that our plan could be delayed, we expectto have it complete by this Friday,” said Hunter in theblog.
Despite plans to re-open the business with the same employees,workers have indicated they have had enough with My Town Media. An onlinecomplaint message board features several entries from employeessharing their experiences with the company and some inquiring aboutlegal action.
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