TLDR: Snidely Whiplash-esque ex boss and his sons are facing seizure of assets and possible felony charges; I’m dancing a jig (inside).
Prior to working where I am now, the last company I worked for was a total clusterfuck. They treated their customers like shit, and their employees worse. My boss, the son of the company owner, was a particularly loathsome little shit. Nothing anybody ever did was good enough, and if you so much as looked at him the wrong way he’d loudly threaten you with all manner of discipline. People in my division, as well as elsewhere in the company, were routinely screwed out of pay and/or benefits; had our paychecks bounce; and were subject to continual harassment such as arbitrary discipline and random job assignments. Vendors were treated equally as poorly- many had bounced checks, as well.
Needless to say, it was not a good situation for anybody who worked for or did business with these shysters.
As of Wednesday, the company completely shut down for good. The owner’s problems with the IRS and various state Attorneys General are well-covered in the local press. Several dozen company vehicles are behind a barbed-wire fence. And the scuttlebutt from a former employee in the know is that the owner is going to be indicted soon and will face 8-10 years.
I’m bordering on being overjoyed. Does this make me evil?