Florida Restaurant Owner Fires Employees by Text Message

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Here's a first: The owner of a Winter Park, Florida, restaurant called Barducci's Italian Bistro & Pizza fired his staff by text message on July 4 instead of being a courteous human being and doing it in person. "I unfortunately need to inform you that I have been forced to close Barducci's effective immediately," wrote Gregory Kennedy, WFTV reported, in texts sent to more than twelve employees, who say they are still awaiting their final paychecks. Seeking answers, the reporter tracked down Kennedy by phone. Guess how he got back to her?

Restaurant employees say they were fired by text message July 4 [WFTV via CNET]