Target: Digital Domain Media Group
Goal: Compensate the Alberts family for hiring wife, then telling her a week later that the job was no longer available
Recently, a struggling American family was given a ray of hope – a job opportunity for Erinn Alberts, the mother of three children, as a Production Accountant at a prominent firm in Florida. Alberts was promised employment, and so the family decided to sell their possessions in order to afford the gas money required to travel from New Hampshire. A week after the offer was made, the family started on a journey that was supposed to change their lives. However, when they arrived in Florida, they found that the job promised to them was no longer available. They were left stranded, with little money, to fend for themselves in a new state, with no place to stay and no job prospects.
The company that promised them employment, Digital Domain Media Group, had been forced to shut down multiple offices due to a default on a $35 million loan. Nearly 300 employees lost their jobs and are now faced with unemployment. The Alberts’ case, however, remains especially heartbreaking considering the sacrifices they made to reach the state. According to the family, they were barely five minutes away from their exit when they received a phone call from a relocation specialist asking if they had spoken with the Human Resources department. It was then that they received the distressing news that they had surrendered their home and possessions for an opportunity that no longer existed.
Digital Domain Media Group is responsible for its employees, and from the time Erinn Alberts accepted, and was promised, a position at their company, it became responsible for compensating her if the position was suddenly denied. The CEO of the company, who resigned the same day as the office closings, was found to have donated over $20,000 to Republican candidates in 2011, so it is likely he is in custody of sufficient funds to reimburse the Alberts family for their possessions and to provide them with housing until a suitable job is obtained.
Demand that Digital Domain Media Group take responsibility for the financial sacrifices this family made to fulfill a position that was promised to them by the company. It would be unjust to leave them stranded and without prospects when the reason for their financial struggle is directly related to the company.
Dear Digital Domain Media Group,
I urge you to compensate the Alberts family for the financial struggle they now find themselves in. After your company promised them a job, this family sold their possessions and drove 1,400 miles with their three small children in hopes that their situation would improve. You deprived them of this hope when you denied Erinn Alberts the position she was promised and subsequently left this family stranded in a foreign state with little money to care for themselves.
This is appalling. I demand that Digital Domain Media Group compensate the Alberts family for the possessions they sold in order to travel to Florida, as well as housing until an adequate job can be found for their family. They left their home because you gave them hope. When you took that hope away and forced them into a miserable financial crisis, you are responsible to fix it. If corporations truly are people, as the Republican leaders you support seem to think, then your corporation should have a human heart and help these people rise up from the tragic situation you have placed them in.
[Your Name Here]
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