Git-N-Go employees getting pink slips

Thursday, February 5th 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

A Tulsa-based convenience store chain is laying off employees as it struggles to avoid liquidation.

Git-N-Go is in the process of closing 38 of its worst-performing stores in Oklahoma and Missouri. News on 6 anchor Tami Marler talks to one employee who was fired.

A Git-N-Go manager is without a job, because he allowed a News on 6 camera into his store. Shawn Christian says he is concerned for his young family, because their major source of income is cut-off. Ron Ford, the President of Git-N-Go, confirmed Thursday that Christian was fired, because he allowed the media inside the store.

Ford said it was a violation of company policy, even though the Git-N-Go employee manual only addresses the media in the case of armed robbery. Christian says since he didn't talk with us on camera, he didn't realize he was doing anything wrong.

I've spoken with several past and current employees who fear for their jobs if they talk with the media.

Ron Ford tells me 140 employees will be affected when the 38 stores are closed.