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keeping it real

Gray, GA

#1 Aug 17, 2011
Shoney's of Fitzgerald has officially closed down. The sign on the door that states its closed for repairs is just a lie. Last night, the staff was informed that they would not be returning to work. There was no warning, or anything. In my opinion, Roger Calvert, part owner, is a piece of shit. I hope he feels good about himself. While he is living the good life in Savannah, his former employees are devastated. I know that Shoney's wasn't the best place to eat, or that the food wasn't the best, but it was part of our community. Just as the employees are part of our community. I don't guess its any one person's fault if a business fails, but they had a responsibility to their employees to let them know that going out of business was being considered. They could have started looking for jobs weeks ago. Now, some can get unemployment, which is only a fraction of what they were making, but not all. One woman doesn't have any food in her home. She was a server, and lived day to day on her tips. She can't get emergency foodstamps, because she has worked some of the month. What are these people to do? They had no idea what was going to hit them last night, and they did wait until last night to tell them. Its just sickening. That man cares about no one but himself. And, as for the management that knew, the same goes for them. What happened to caring about other human beings? What happened to goodwill? What do you do if that happens? There is nothing you can do. Roger's attitude can somewhat be explained. He didn't know his employees or care about what happened to them. The reason that the restaurant wasn't doing good was mostly his fault. He refused to repair the building, buy decent food, and keep up with the maitenance on the equipment. But to the managers that worked with these people every single day, and acted like there was nothing going on, all I can ask is, how? Do you have no humanity left? You should be ashamed of yourselves. But you'll get what's coming, that you can be sure of.
DONT GO THERE

Moultrie, GA

#2 Aug 18, 2011
I have found that in todays world it is all about the buck. I am almost willing to bet they did not give a heads up because you would have been out looking for a job and as soon as you found one you would have left then they would have been short handed for the remainder of time it would be open. ALL about the Money. As for the one lady that has no food. She needs to contact churches here in fitzgerald there are many that have food banks and give food when these things happen. They also have benevalence funds for this very reason. Also the Christian kitchen is open daily. I do feel for each one of the employees that had no idea what was happening. expecially in this day with our economy shutting down. Fitzgerald is not growing it is slowly shutting down. Good thing yall pay your Chamber of Commerce man over a $100,000 a year to bring buisness in. Salarys are open record check it out! I will be praying for each employee and I hope they all find jobs soon. May GOD bless
old skool booner

United States

#3 Aug 30, 2011
well I dnt no about anyone else but I can tel you that the mgr didnt know abput the shut down until the day it was gonma happen.I know him personally and he was devistated that was his life an all he lived for.He is a good man amd if he had the funds would of bpught it just to keep it opened ,but on another note someone is looking into biying it to rrbuild it an reopen it under another name so maybe some of the people can grt their job back
unknown

Gray, GA

#4 Sep 4, 2011
i aint the one to judge people and i dont but what the manager did was wrong, he knew told no one but a few. the employees suffered more than the manager did, and for roger he dont care either.the food did suck there, it was like same ol' same ol' shit. they say its all rogers fault that shoney's closed, might of been but he had help yes we know the manager helped hisself while he worked there, work places cant make it when you got a manager with his hand in the cookie jar helping himself. true fact. i really dont care if shoneys has closed i just feel for all the employees that suffered from it and still is. may god bless you all.
southerngirl

Gray, GA

#5 Sep 4, 2011
ALL I GOTTA SAY IS TO THE MANAGEMENT THAT WORKED AT SHONEYS ESPECIALLY THE GENERAL MANAGER (not saying names) GOD SEES ALL AND KNOWS ALL WHAT YOU HAVE DONE AND DONT PLAY INNOCENT WE KNOW BETTER THAN THAT. THEY ALWAYS SAY "EVERY DOG HAS ITS DAY" TRUE SAYING AND YOU WILL SEE.
disgusted 101

Mountain Iron, MN

#6 Sep 5, 2011
Shoney's needed to have shut down a long time ago.
The staff was rude....and the food sucked.
My husband and I was sitting at one of the booths when I noticed that there was a roach crawling on the table. The bathrooms looked as if they had never seen cleaning products before. The tables and chairs has so much food and trash on them you were lucky if you could get up without sticking to them. Not to leave out the floors had so much grease on them you had to be careful walking on them and pray that you did not fall.
Anyway sorry for the ones who lost their jobs,but the place was terrible. Next......
old skool booner

Atlanta, GA

#7 Sep 18, 2011
unknown wrote:
i aint the one to judge people and i dont but what the manager did was wrong, he knew told no one but a few. the employees suffered more than the manager did, and for roger he dont care either.the food did suck there, it was like same ol' same ol' shit. they say its all rogers fault that shoney's closed, might of been but he had help yes we know the manager helped hisself while he worked there, work places cant make it when you got a manager with his hand in the cookie jar helping himself. true fact. i really dont care if shoneys has closed i just feel for all the employees that suffered from it and still is. may god bless you all.
your a dam idiot and have no idea wtf your talking about bottom line
Fitzgerald Mom

West Point, IA

#8 Sep 19, 2011
I have worked for this establishment more than once out of need for money and lack of jobs in the area and I have to say this place was run straight to the ground by all of the managers, the owner, and the staff. It was difficult to work there with a mostly rude staff, misguided management, thieves, and all around uncleanliness. This place needed to be shut down. I say build a Beef-O-Brady's re-staff and start over. I feel for those who honestly were hard workers(those who usually got stuck doing everything)but for the rest of you, you should have been fired long ago.
advisor

Grinnell, IA

#9 Sep 21, 2011
Ok enough with bad mouthing the management, employees, and the business itself. Shoney's has been around since the 1950's and was always a favorite place to eat with your family. But as time goes by new and bigger businesses come on the scene with a new and improved menu and service. Look how many fast food establishments there are now, compared to full service. I haven't been to one yet that's got my order right, or gotten fast and friendly service. I never had a bad dining experience at Shoney's no matter how busy they were or how slow. And you could real American food, not something you can't even begin to pronounce. I hope someone buys the place and opens it. My family and I miss it.
Fred

Gray, GA

#10 Sep 22, 2011
Shoney's has sucked for years but there are alot of other places that do also. Its Shitsgerald, would do you expect!?!
Concerned Citizen

Akron, PA

#11 Sep 22, 2011
I hear that someone is gonna open it back up..but it wont be Shoneys...Wil U support them..And if The manager wasnt stealing the Owner Blind and sucking up...maybe they would have had a few funds to operate with and put some decent food out....
wtf

Moultrie, GA

#12 Sep 28, 2011
old skool booner wrote:
<quoted text>your a dam idiot and have no idea wtf your talking about bottom line
how can you call someone an idiot?
we know

Moultrie, GA

#13 Sep 28, 2011
i want to know how can the use to be manager at shoney's call someone a idiot when he was the phone robbing shoneys blind, that dont make no since. well you can lie all you want to and you know who you are but God will judge you for it in the end, explain then smartass. if we are idiots its because we never told on your ass, but God will get you in the end, you'll see. shoneys couldnt stay open because of you, cause you cant run a store and you steal. so bottom line dum dum
fitzgerald citizen

Moultrie, GA

#14 Sep 29, 2011
God dont like ugly Robert!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Sep 11

Grinnell, IA

#15 Sep 29, 2011
I heard two mexicans were buying it and opening a new restaurant called "two guys and a gordita".
fitzgerald senior

Moultrie, GA

#16 Sep 30, 2011
who was stealing from shoneys? is that why it closed?
sue

Moultrie, GA

#17 Sep 30, 2011
I heard the state closed them down rather that is true or not who knows.
senior business owner

Perry, GA

#18 Oct 1, 2011
No the State didn't close Shoney's. The owner ran out of money and should have closed it 2 years ago.
Building needed repairs, cost of food continually rising, employees thinking they should be making 9 or 10 dollars an hour, but not worth paying 7.25.
You try and run a business and keep your head above water, it ain't easy this day and age.
Too Funny

United States

#19 Oct 2, 2011
crapdontstank wrote:
I heard two mexicans were buying it and opening a new restaurant called "two guys and a gordita".
OMG! This is hilarious!! Good one!!
lil man

United States

#20 Oct 6, 2011
I heard they were gonna open a massage parlor there an soup kitchen so you can get a hand job wile eating Shit on a shingle

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