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Paula Deen Restaurant

Sorry We Screwed You Over ...

But Here's Our Card!

4/4/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The employees at Uncle Bubba's Seafood & Oyster House weren't sent packing empty-handed ... TMZ has learned they were given a business card and a list of restaurants in the area that are hiring. Better than nothing, right?

As TMZ previously reported, Bubba's -- the restaurant at the center of the Paula Deen racist controversy -- closed down Thursday morning out of the blue ... with some employees finding out on Facebook and others hearing the news from the restaurant once they arrived at work.

One employee told us they were paid through Wednesday and got vacation pay along with  two weeks severance.

The employee said the whole ordeal was particularly hurtful, since so many staffers stuck up for the Deen family during the controversy -- some patrons threw food at them and they still defended Paula.

Oysters and employees -- they all get shucked.

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think101    

Keep in mind their are teenagers or stupid adults pretending to be Black and saying things to provoke arguing.

146 days ago
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lulu2009    

I'd take two weeks severance in a heart beat from my lousy job to leave today! And say, thank you!!!

146 days ago
18.

Ace    

Cheque Please...

146 days ago
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nousernameisneeded    

Stand by a racist and you're sure to catch the same hate..no sympathy for them

146 days ago
20.

Nickel64    

What do you expect to have happened TMZ? She's not precisely doing very well anymore. I imagine she couldn't keep it open anymore. You have to keep stirring the pot, don't you?

146 days ago
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gracwalk    

In the article only one employee was paid severence and vacation pay the others were given her business card and a list of restaurants in the area.

146 days ago
22.

There's a problem here    

This is nothing new. I worked for a large corporation which called a number of employees in one day and told them it was their last day. Granted, it sucks donkey and I think it's unconscionable, but that's business. She's not the first and she won't be the last to do it like that. Bitch.

146 days ago
23.

tgrfan42069    

One employee told us they were paid through Wednesday and got vacation pay along with two weeks severance.

well ****.what more did the former employees want? just because a business shuts down doesnt mean they owe you hundreds of thousands of dollars.id say they did good getting all of that.most places when they go out of business they just pay you the check they owe you and that is it.

146 days ago
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CelebrityScum    

A real casualty of fake racism allegations, people lose their jobs.

146 days ago
25.

Just Steve    

"We all need jobs now YA'LL!!!"

146 days ago
26.

tucker    

Oh well , people lose their jobs every day and don't get severance. Stop whining. That's life. I'm sure the powers that be aren't happy to be closing either!

146 days ago
27.

Don    

Hey TMZ- you were on a crusade, still are apparently by the "screwed over" . They went out of business. What are they supposed to do. They provided severance, vacation, referrals
TMZ if you were so altruistically looking out for the employees, not the employer who provides them the op to work, the employees, why have you been on such a negative crusade. Yeah now you falsely feel sorry for the employees
Altruistic you not
Hypocritical? Yes! :For if TMZ closed the doors, Harvey Levin would tell you "hey that's business
How can i say that? For starters, the cheap skate wouldn't even bone up jerseys for your fake tmz bball leaque

146 days ago
28.

MRJKAVL    

"The Lady and Sons" (#12) is owned by Paula Deen... yet they list it last, and are telling the employees to go apply there? How about setting up the jobs for the employees, it's part of the same company. Der!

146 days ago
29.

Teresa andrews    

I'm not a Paula Deen fan, but restaurants close like this all the time. It's not some new, awful thing she dreamed up.

146 days ago
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solaristheway    

all you morons do know that the claim against this establishment went unfounded in court. the case was dismissed with out merit. The press wanted to crush Paula and almost did. They all should have seen this comming

146 days ago
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