The frat boy won, like they always do
June 12, 2012 12:14 PM Subscribe
So, this was me
. The company came apart, most of us either quit or were fired. I'm sans job, and freaking out; so, should I get an attorney and try to collect on my (still numb and painful) shoulder?
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I've spent the lest four months trying to have a talk with the founder about direction, plans, etc. I finally got one and mentioned what had happened to me, and he said nothing and offered nothing.
The founder proved to be a bit more sinister than I anticipated. He essentially ceded the entire consultancy to the Frat Boy—which several of you alluded to or guessed. Then he started travelling all over the world to conferences, leaving all of us to be his piggy bank/to ride the consultancy down.
Several people resigned after payroll was a week late in March. A few of us decided we'd had it, and worked desperately to speak with the founder. We did, he said not to worry, and then fired us via email on a Saturday.
So, help? I depleted my savings moving here for this job and haven't been able to put anything back. I'm basically dead in the water until consulting gigs come on (I'm working on it) or I'm compensated for what happened (which I'm wondering about.) Bonus points: good lawyer in the Hampton Roads/Tidewater Virginia area? Thank you all.