Thursday, September 08, 2005

No boogie-woogie for you 

I saw just before class this afternoon a recent graduate of ours who had taken a job at the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi. He got there only three weeks before Katrina and had just taken delivery of his furnishings the week before the storm. He made it out eventually to Houston. When we first contacted him here, he knew the place was severely damaged, but had been told by Hard Rock that they were going to hold on to their jobs and give them 90 days full pay while they sorted out what they were going to do. He said to me today that, contrary to this report, he says he was told he would not receive his 90 days pay. And this report from Tuesday and another today suggests others may not know their situation either. I do not know which story is correct, but if others can help get to the bottom of it, please let me know and I can contact the student. Meanwhile, a little feedback to the Mirage may be in order too.