It reveals that it's "highly likely" administrators will be running the show in a few days, and they'll be moving to make "all the staff redundant." This message is "the usual bullsh*t" says one employee.
"It has been widely reported online that we have entered administration – this has not yet occurred. However it is highly likely that administrators will be appointed in the next few days," read the company memo.
"It is also likely that administrators will move to make all the staff redundant. I anticipate that formal redundancy notices will be sent out to all staff upon appointment of the administrators. I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but this is the unfortunate reality of our current situation."
Some staffers have stayed on for the last two months without pay, they believed management's silver tongued spin that an acquisition was imminent. Naturally this sudden revelation all isn't going to come up roses has earned much ire...
"This latest memo is the usual bullshit from Empire – their treatment of the staff, and the way they have rewarded our loyalty by totally mismanaging the business is truly shocking and disappointing," one employee told , wishing to remain in the shadows.
Empire Interactive employed around 70 members of staff, all of whom will be looking for new digs now.
Empire bankruptcy rumours to hold truth in "next few days" says internal memo
29 April 2009 | By Simon Priest