Ingleside Employees Angry

By: Jarrod Aldom
By: Jarrod Aldom

We've been following recent events involving the Ingleside resort. It declared bankruptcy earlier this week. But today, angry employees organized a quiet protest. Many of them say they haven't been paid in weeks. And some of them have had enough.

"I love working here, not because of anything other than I like Ingleside," explains Debra Lawhorn. "But I can't do it anymore cause it's not right."

Lawhorn has worked for the Ingleside resort for more than three years as a night auditor. She was one of a dozen or so employees who showed up in the resort lobby to protest management.

"They (the employees) don't want to lose their jobs," says employee Barbara Miller. "They want to keep their jobs because we know that this place can make money if they got the right person in here to handle things. It can be done."

Ingleside management, who declined to be interviewed by TV-3, said they hoped the Chapter 11 protection would allow them to pay their employees. As well as keeping the business afloat until spring, where they make much of their profit. But they say it will take at least one or two more weeks before employees see anything from it.

Employees said Ingleside's owner threatened to fire them if they say anything. But they said since they haven't been paid in three weeks, they have nothing to lose.

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