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Postnet.com: Linuxgruven staff told not to return until notified

Mar 13, 2001, 17:09 (6 Talkback[s])
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[ Ed. Note: On Saturday LinuxToday linked to a story about Linuxgruven's woes (see related stories). A source within the company questioned the validity of the story, noting that it was not only inaccurate with regard to basic details, but possibly premature. This story, while it doesn't paint a pretty picture, is said by our source to be a more accurate representation of the situation at the company. -mph ]

"After growing rapidly as a provider of Linux training and services, year-old Linuxgruven.com of Clayton has tumbled into disarray even more quickly."

"The company's chief executive and chief technology officer have abruptly resigned. Payroll checks have bounced. And the company's chairman, James Hibbits, has told most of Linuxgruven's estimated 150 employees not to return to work until further notice."

"The company's troubles caused a spate of calls Monday to the Better Business Bureau, which already had tangled with Linuxgruven over ads the bureau has said were misleading. The ads promised jobs paying $45,000 a year, but didn't mention that to get the job one must be certified in Linux system administration, a course the company provides to job candidates for about $3,150 a year."

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