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(Some Guy)   Illinois hotel decided not to pay their employees. Hilarity, inn sued   (pantagraph.com) divider line 59
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2006-06-14 02:37:04 PM  
Props to smitty for the headline...
 
2006-06-14 02:37:41 PM  
Cute, smitty, but this Bloomington's in Illinois.
 
2006-06-14 02:42:25 PM  
Booooo, hisssss.

/I chuckled.
 
2006-06-14 03:07:44 PM  
Try the veal, it's delicious.
 
2006-06-14 03:08:32 PM  
Damn, amazing headline.

*props*
 
2006-06-14 03:08:42 PM  
Grooooaaaannnn
 
2006-06-14 03:09:02 PM  
Golf clap?

A very enthusiastic one, however.
 
2006-06-14 03:09:32 PM  
Great headline.
 
2006-06-14 03:09:40 PM  
Good one, submitter.
 
2006-06-14 03:09:48 PM  
*tipping my hat* Smitty
 
2006-06-14 03:10:03 PM  
Would've been better with a semicolon.

Not bad, however.
 
2006-06-14 03:10:25 PM  
Bravo, bravo.
 
2006-06-14 03:10:58 PM  
Now THAT is a funny headline.
 
2006-06-14 03:11:59 PM  
Veh good.
 
2006-06-14 03:12:26 PM  
+ 1 originality for Submitter
 
2006-06-14 03:12:31 PM  
Bravo.

/how long did smitty spend on Google news searching for that story after he had the joke?
 
2006-06-14 03:13:30 PM  
Very nice.
 
2006-06-14 03:14:18 PM  
Indiana, Illinois, they all look the same anyway.
 
2006-06-14 03:14:57 PM  
superoogie

Results 1 - 10 of about 44 for inn sued. (0.18 seconds)

/Smitty
 
2006-06-14 03:16:40 PM  
Excellent, smitty.
 
2006-06-14 03:24:39 PM  

This one
would have been better...
 
2006-06-14 03:26:15 PM  
after a disapointing day on fark i needed this headline. well played old chap.
 
2006-06-14 03:26:48 PM  
HAHA, PUNNY!
 
2006-06-14 03:27:21 PM  
The comments at the end made for the best reading. Wow.
 
2006-06-14 03:30:43 PM  
Hey, a headline that made me laugh today. Bravo smitty.
 
2006-06-14 03:31:01 PM  
*begins the slow clap
 
2006-06-14 03:33:16 PM  
* helps give the slow clap some steam...
 
2006-06-14 03:33:30 PM  
*sheeps into slow clap, and speeds it up.
 
2006-06-14 03:34:13 PM  
Where was the hilarity in the story? I must have missed it.
 
2006-06-14 03:36:01 PM  
all that looking for links and forgot to give props to submitter
 
2006-06-14 03:36:39 PM  
Smitty's headline skills increased by 1 point.
 
2006-06-14 03:41:56 PM  
Puntastic headline.
 
2006-06-14 03:43:21 PM  
Gold Star to the submitter
 
2006-06-14 03:44:19 PM  
Enable voting on the headline.
 
2006-06-14 03:46:38 PM  
ehhhhhxcelent
 
2006-06-14 03:48:15 PM  
Zing!

I'll be in town all week, be sure to try the steak!

/not submitter.
// smitty?
 
2006-06-14 03:50:22 PM  
I L L I N O I S!


/sufjan stevens
 
2006-06-14 03:58:00 PM  
I actually know a little something about this situation!

Albanese used to own a couple of hotels in both Bloomington and Champaign, Il. Several years back, though, he had a falling out with his partners over the way the properties were being run, especially the one in Champaign.

He either sold the Champaign hotel to his partners, or they bought him out for that end of the business. The Champaign property is doing real well. In fact, they just added another limited service property across the street form the original place.

And well, you can see how well Albanese did with his end of the portfolio.

And yes, it sucks the way he's treating the employees. He tells them to talk to the bank like they have anything to do with paying the employees. Nice.
 
2006-06-14 03:58:15 PM  
Oh, snap!

Awesome headline.
 
2006-06-14 04:02:30 PM  
Nice headline.
 
2006-06-14 04:04:35 PM  
i6.tinypic.com
 
2006-06-14 04:09:30 PM  
*massive groan*

Submitter will be here all week

/Honestly, not bad
//another forum dedicated to "good job submitter"
///Cause the article ain't at all interesting
 
2006-06-14 04:22:32 PM  
submitter owes me a new keyboard.
 
2006-06-14 04:58:28 PM  
I had to stay in Normal one night when traveling on I-80
during a snowstorm. Those bastards called me at like 8 in the
morning just to wake me up. They said 'is that your red
truck in the parking lot?' Well, duh, no. Who cares anyhow.
I hate to wake up early when I spend $50 on a stinky room.

Now, get off my lawn!
 
2006-06-14 05:03:40 PM  
newsimg.bbc.co.uk
 
2006-06-14 05:09:35 PM  
Sunmitter has leap into first place for the year on best headline. I didn't RTFA though......
 
2006-06-14 05:36:47 PM  
Many years ago I worked for a finanial planning company that didn't plan its finances right and ended up being seized by the IRS for non-payment of unemployment taxes. That's when I found out that, as a company, you can get away with crap that an individual wouldn't be allowed to do for five seconds. They used to hook up with, say, an office supplies company, set up a credit line, order a bunch of stuff and not pay for it. After a while the supply compnay would cut off their credit (the threatening phone calls just kept coming, though), and they'd find another supplier and do the same thing. One the eve of being evicted from their office for not paying rent, they moved into a bigger, better office, ordered brand new furniture and started the whole thing all over again. When they did me the favor of laying me (and 90% of the other people in the office) off I signed up with a temp agency. A few weeks later the agency called me with a potential job that exactly matched my skills; it was my old company. I regretfully declined the position but didn't tell them that if they sent somebody over there they'd never get paid. A few weeks later I decied to drop by the company and see if I could pick up my last paycheck. The placed was sealed off with police tape and a guy from the next office told me how they'd been seized by the IRS. To top things off, I never received a W2 and, since I'd worked part of the year under the table, had no idea what my official income was. I managed to get in touch with the senior VP who told me that he and the president now only communicated through their lawyers but gave me his last known address. I sent a very nice, sympathetic letter requesting my W2 and got a hand-written along with a pathetic note that began "As I sit here amid the ruins of my life..."
 
2006-06-14 05:46:55 PM  
Go Redbirds!

/ISU fan
 
2006-06-14 05:51:25 PM  
What a horrible article. Employees not being paid for three weeks of work is a much bigger deal than the inn getting sued for some measly $80,000 from a supply company. This is what's wrong with America - even the media is treating these employees (probably the majority of whom are minimum wage janitorial staff) like scum next to the businessmen who, in the end, won't really be affected by this at all. For these employees, these three weeks of pay are probably the difference between feeding their kids or going hungry, paying rent or getting evicted. Well, it sucks to get stiffed on $80,000, but dear supply company, you've still got your business and a job. The employees get a little mention in the penultimate paragraph of the article.

Well, at least we have laws in place to ensure employees will end up getting paid before any other creditors. Hopefully the owners of this inn will end up in jail and/or personally responsible for the money if they continue to refuse. It's the management's fault for stringing the employees along while they must have known their company couldn't survive another three weeks. The sad thing is that certain politicians would no doubt change those laws if given the chance - screw the employees!
 
2006-06-14 06:38:11 PM  
A new twist on a Fark cliche'. Well done, submitter.
 
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