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Old 01-28-2019, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Would you support your mechanic smashing up your car with an axe, because their boss owes them some wages?
Not the same at all. It would be more like the mechanic smashing up the mechanic shop -- Not other people's belongings.
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Old 01-28-2019, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Not the same at all. It would be more like the mechanic smashing up the mechanic shop -- Not other people's belongings.
The man wasn't employed by the hotel, but contracted to a building firm.
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Old 01-28-2019, 10:34 PM
 
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Not the same at all. It would be more like the mechanic smashing up the mechanic shop -- Not other people's belongings.
The lobby belongs to the Travelodge not the construction company.

Sorry but this is wrong. The construction worker was wrong. If you’re not being paid take it through legal channels and the court system or government agency.

I had plenty of people who stiffed me and i didn’t wreck their house
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Old 01-28-2019, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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The lobby belongs to the Travelodge not the construction company.

Sorry but this is wrong. The construction worker was wrong. If you’re not being paid take it through legal channels and the court system or government agency.

I had plenty of people who stiffed me and i didn’t wreck their house
Well of course he was wrong. I'm not justifying what he did. It's destruction of property, and can be seen as a myriad of other criminal charges as well.
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Old 01-29-2019, 03:00 AM
 
Location: NJ
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The lobby belongs to the Travelodge not the construction company.

Sorry but this is wrong. The construction worker was wrong. If you’re not being paid take it through legal channels and the court system or government agency.

I had plenty of people who stiffed me and i didn’t wreck their house
Apparently he's not the only one not paid, many others too. This guy now has a go fund me to help pay his legal fees. I'm sure he's done more damage then the amount he was owed.
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Old 01-29-2019, 11:28 AM
 
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Apparently he's not the only one not paid, many others too. This guy now has a go fund me to help pay his legal fees. I'm sure he's done more damage then the amount he was owed.
Apparently construction workers not getting paid happens quite a bit in this area, not just the one company. Per the guy who started the GoFundMe page (currently at $6200) for him:

“The person who launched the campaign says the man in question, who has already been identified but not named, will be the "silent beneficiary" of all funds raised and that he is not only a "deserves huge respect and he’s a real gent who has stuck up for himself, his income and many in the building industry," as building workers going unpaid for services rendered is evidently a huge issue in the area.”

If he’s been doing construction in this area for awhile, it’s possible this has happened to him more than once, and he just had enough.

I think in the end the guy just might be a hero, if it prompts someone with authority to look at the employment practices of these companies.
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Old 01-31-2019, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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I might have a little sympathy for the man if he had bulldozed the offices of his employer. But Travelodge had nothing to do with this wage dispute; they are an innocent victim of this rampage. What's more, his reckless disregard for the safety of his coworkers (as seen by him risking damage to the structural support beams, while others were inside the building) should erase any "hero" image of him.


And another thing: how is it that the police didn't show up when this guy was apparently doing his thing for 20-30 minutes?
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Old 01-31-2019, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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This guy is a lunatic. He did it because of a one day delay in the money being deposited in his bank account.

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Workers told The Sun Online a delay in wages over the weekend sparked the mayhem after the suspect had waited for bosses to arrive at the site.

One said: “The money was supposed to go into his bank on Friday.

“But there was some kind of glitch and it didn’t go in until Monday.

“He didn’t check his bank account and didn’t realise he’d actually been paid. That’s why he went mental and wrecked the place.”

Another added: “I’ve been told the lad thought he’d not got his money.

“But it just went into his bank account late and he didn’t check his account on the Monday.”
Travelodge digger driver 'HAD been paid but didn't check bank account' before trashing brand new hotel over '£600 missing wages'
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Old 01-31-2019, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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I think the moral of this story, is don't be too quick to choose your heroes.
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Old 02-01-2019, 11:27 AM
 
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It doesn’t change the fact this area is notorious for companies that don’t pay construction workers. Guessing cops didn’t show cause no one called them (hotel was not open and only construction crew and others working on the building were. Perhaps no one called because they themselves have been stiffed.
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