NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas -- Employees of the Scooter Store may have seen their last day on the job. Friday employees were given a pink sheet in the form of an email from CEO Martin Landon. In it Landon says the company, located in New Braunfels, has furloughed most of its employees.
In the email forwarded to KVUE's sister station KENS, Landon said the company's financial woes have forced them to make the cuts.
The email, which was apparently addressed to all employees, goes on to say:
"As a result, we are streamlining our current operations to allow us to continue to provide service to our customers in an appropriate manner.
As part of this restructuring, with certain exceptions, all employees are being placed on furlough (unpaid leave) effective immediately. You will receive a notice from the company if you are to return on Monday.
Please do not come to work until you receive further notice from a representative of the Human Resources department."
The KGNB in New Braunfels reported that the Scooter Store is in debt to the federal government by more than $1 million.
The Scooter Store website says the company was founded in 1991, and now has about 2,500 employees.
The site also claims that the Scooter Store has twice been recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For."