Tasty Buddha Employees Go On Strike
Published July 24th, 2013
A locally owned Gainesville restaurant is leaving a bad taste in employees mouth...
This weekend Tasty Buddha employees decided to do something not very tasty… protest against the very restaurant they work for.
According to employees, for many payroll periods they have been told by owner Parker Van Hart to wait a few days before depositing their checks.
Employees say there is a history of late payments and bounced checks for at least a year and a half.
One employee told TV20 he likes working in the restaurant, but enough is enough.
"We just want to make it known that it's not our problem with the management, just the faulty practices. We really want to return to work, and when we do and when our problems are solved, we'd love to welcome customers back and into a great workplace," said one employee who did not wish to speak on camera.
Employees did say, Van Hart pays them back for bounced checks… however, the inconvenience has been going on for too long.
TV20 tried speaking to Van Hart, but he was unavailable for an interview.