Monday, January 11, 2010

Kiddie Kandids is closed!!!

I'm so upset I can't sleep right now, I just found out at 11:30pm that I no longer have a job. Kiddie Kandids has closed it's doors forever. On top of that, I've been told, they aren't paying us for the last two weeks that we have worked. And if they are paying us, they don't have to pay us immediately. They can get away with this because they claimed bankruptcy.

I think this is the most classless thing I've ever heard off. Thousands of employees are getting laid off tonight across the US and the way we found out was through the grape vine and facebook.

If anyone knows of any place hiring, that will hire a pregnant woman with 3 months left to go, please let me know.

In the mean time, if you know anyone who needs pictures taken, please send them my way.

15 comments:

susie said...

I agree I worked for the corporate office and also found out close to midnight last night that i no longer have a job this is ridiculous and i wish i knew the legalities of the situation and what i really wish is that they could have had the decency to let us know this is unreal

Rachelle said...

I just found out, this is CRAZY. there was no indication of this happening. gah what am i going to do??

Anonymous said...

I really am sorry to hear this also! My husband & other family members work for Kiddie Kandids also! I can't believe this, it's crazy!! I wish you all the best!! :(

Ajax said...

I worked for corporate, too. If I don't get my money I will be pissed! It's not fair to do it this way! I luckily got another job last month but was staying on part time. I had impeccable timing. I'm sorry to all that are now unemployed! Seriously, best of luck to you all!

Amanda C said...

I too work(ed) for Kiddie Kandids (as a photographer)...What the heck happened?!?! My thoughts and prayers are with all us employees who got screwed.

Anonymous said...

I was on my way to open our store and then I got the call not to come in. Then, I find out, we're in Chapter 7. I'm shocked! My store was making plan most of the time..! What happened?! No warning... nothing.

Brandi Apodaca said...

omg!! i work for kiddie kandids and got called into an emergency meeting, now i guess i know what its for.

Tonya said...

I work at studio 46 Orlando. I just can't get over the way all of this is going down. It really sucks! Good luck in finding new jobs everyone!
~Tonya

xantogal said...

Holy Cow!! That is the dumbest thing I have heard all year! I am so sorry. I will for sure let you know if I hear of any jobs... Let me know if you need anything else; I'll help where I can :)

Anonymous said...

This site has the letter
http://kiddiekandidsinfo.blogspot.com/

Chrisalisaly said...

I worked for Kiddie Kandids also and my phone started ringing like crazy starting at 8:00 am and I am mostly upset that we are not getting paid what we are owed. If anyone finds out anything please inform us all. We all have to stick together.

The Stells! said...

so sorry Jess i hope you can find something! best of luck!

Jessica said...

Thanks for all the comments. It's been a very emotionally draining night and day. Channel 2 news contacted me and want me on there so I guess I will be doing an interview. We will see how that goes.

Shannon said...

I was so shocked! I'm so sorry about this Jessica. I hope you can find something fast. I wish we were hiring at XanGo...grr.

Tom said...

I'm a reporter for The Salt Lake Tribune working on a story about this business closing. I'd like to interview employees and customers about what happened. If you'd like to participate, my e-mail is tharvey@sltrib.com or phon e801-257-8767