For those of you who haven't clicked through to the comments regarding the unfortunate Kira Plastinina meltdown, here's the prizewinner from a rightfully disgusted former employee identified only as "Management".
There's no holding back here. In fact we think a lynch mob may be forming, and we're not sure we would stand in the way.
If Russian dairy and juice magnates know what's good for them, they and their spoiled teenage progeny had better not show their faces around here anytime soon...or ever.
UPDATE 12/26: And here's some more from "Like you don't know":
Previously, Shutdown Fallout: Kira Plastinina Staff Left High And Dry
UPDATE: After the jump, we have reprinted an email from Phil Andrews of the Retail Action Project who is apparently here to help. It may be to late to protect the Kira Plastinina employees, but if you are a retail worker who suspects that your employer is about to go belly up and leave you with nothing, you may want to take note
Dear Shophound (and former Kira Plastinina workers):
We here at the Retail Action Project were just as surprised as you at the sudden demise of the Plastinina chain. Well, maybe not so surprised at the demise itself, but at the speed of it. For instance, I was on my way over to the Broadway store last week, the day I heard all locations would be shut by 6 pm, and the doors were locked by 3 pm.
So, here’s the message I never got to deliver. Hey, Plastinina workers: I work for the Retail Action Project (RAP) in Soho. We’ve been fighting for the rights of retail workers for the last four years. Remember the big to-do at Yellow Rat Bastard stores when the owner was forced to pay $1.4 million in stolen back wages for not paying minimum wage and overtime properly? That was us. We’re interested in hearing from you—even if there’s nothing to do about your former employer (who seems to be pulling up stakes and running back to old Russia right now), we can help you in the future. We offer free resume writing services, job placement and perhaps what you really need right now: help with filing unemployment claims.
Hope we can we help.
Retail Action Project