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Garlic Jim's Leaves Employees in the Dust

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RICHLAND, Wash.- Employees at a Richland pizza shop are angry after showing up to work to find Garlic Jim's out of business.

A former Manager says she got the call from the owner Wednesday on her way to work.

According to the State, the business didn't break any laws here as long as they pay the workers for the hours they already worked.

Some workers say they found out the business was folding when the owner called them, but others say they never even got a call, it was other employees who told them.   Either way, it's not much consolation for workers left in the dust when the restaurant closed it's doors.

"My first thought was for my family, you know, and I was really nervous cause we had taken the job to help get out of debt and stuff, and all the sudden we have no money, that money's not coming in anymore, so it was, I started crying," said now out of work former Manager Brandy Flajole. 

KNDU tried contacting the store, but all we got was a message saying they were closed.

Employees say they don't know when they'll get paid, but say they expect the owner's will pay them for the time they worked.

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