Nashville, Tennessee (WSMV) – Employees at three emergency care facilities in Tennessee are desperate. Over a month they have not been paid.
One employee says she has to take out thousands of dollars in loans just to pay her bills. WSMV4’s Marissa Sulek was there Friday after being invited to a private corporate conference call with her employees.
This was what call manager Brittany Carter and her staff at Advanced Care Medical had been waiting for eight weeks.
“I had to take out a $4,000 personal loan just to keep the kids home,” Carter said.
She and her colleague were talking to Joshua Constantine. He is in charge of payroll for his solution Healthcare running clinics.
“That’s what we’ve been promising for months. You’ll be paid today. But we no longer trust that,” Carter told Constantine.
At first, Constantine asked him to open the clinic door and stop talking to the media by Monday. But the worker told him it was impossible.
ACM employee Amber Wilson told Constantin:
Constantine said, “I don’t have the money to write checks for everyone,” “This hasn’t been easy for me,” and “I don’t even get paid.” He said it was because investors had never funded the company. He said he would be able to hand over the money to the employees by December 23rd.
“If you can do that for us, we’ll open these doors the day after Christmas,” Wilson said.
Over the phone, they agree to a deal. They will be furloughed until their paychecks arrive.
They hang up, but WSMV4 was still there when Constantine called again to speak only to Carter. At that time, he says there’s a chance he’ll be able to pay everyone in full by next Friday.
“This is to give the kids a good Christmas. It’s some kind of holiday to have Christmas dinner,” Carter said.
Employees say they will check on patients and do as much paperwork as possible while waiting for payments.
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