Lizzie Cornish 1 - PM
Oh..and my ex-husband wasn't even PAID for two whole months recently...along with the rest of the workforce....They've finally started paying them again now, but their way of dealing with the distress caused was....to turn off the phones to Head Office....
"... The reason, allegedly, was that the company wasn't being paid by those further down the chain, but no-one has any way of knowing if this is true or not."
Oh, dear, oh, dear. Not happy at all out there, is it.
From being way back on the management side, I'd guess that if payroll wasn't being met the place was as near as dammit on the verge of folding and very lucky to keep going. The things you really, really have to get paid on time are the payroll and central government taxes. If push comes to shove, meeting payroll might buy time a little better than the other, but not a lot in it.
If phones were cut off, I tend to suspect non-payment of telecomms
If in UK, directors would need to be looking very hard at their legal responsibilities.
Sounds like a very near squeak at the time. Good luck all round.