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Chalet hosts hold up chalet in dismissal dispute

Les Menuires 7

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Robin Deering | Courchevel Editor | Published: 23 Feb 2012


Chalet hosts hold up chalet in dismissal dispute

A group of seven chalet hosts are said to have barricaded themselves in a luxury chalet in Les Menuires after reportedly being dismissed with immediate effect and told that they will not receive any wages in the 3 Valleys ski resort.

Les Menuires 7 are causing a snocial storm on Facebook & Twitter
The renegade chalet hosts created a Facebook page on Tuesday night claiming that the have ' barricaded themselves into their luxury chalet after being dismissed with immediate effect and told that they will not receive any wages.'
The chalet hosts were working for Skithe3V a UK based company operating chalets in the Three Valleys.
The staff were flown out to resort during the busy half-term holiday period to help with the running of the chalets however as soon as the clients left, an email was issued to all seven hosts informing them of the termination of their contract and demands for them to leave the property.
The owner of the company Mark Ridgers has not yet made a statement on the ongoing drama and a quote taken from the Skithe3V website a guest says 'We cannot thank the staff enough at the Skithe3v Chalet Georgina for making us feel so welcome with our children. It was great having a lovely room with our children adjoining us next door.' - makes the situation difficult to clarify.
Les Menuires 7 have released their dismissal email:

To whom it may concern,

Sorry to all of you it has relevance to or for.

Joszef and Garie work too hard for all of you to abuse the privilege of manners, discipline and respect. Consider yourselves fortunate following your blatant abuse of company rules, that you are not fined and in a worse situation. I will be formally emailing you to release you from all activities, responsibilities and work with Skithe3v.

Ahidel and myself do not need to justify why or what we do to anyone and least of all you.

I will also outline why you have been released!!

Non compliance to
rubbish clearance
company privacy
uniform codes
budgetary constraints
abuse of chalet rules
false expenditure
guests paying for services not billed by us.
staff dining and sleeping over without authority
abuse of reberty village rules
abuse of company property
company vehicles used for personal time/transport
fragrant disrespect for our company, myself and wife.

Understand clearly we do not employ juniors and inexperienced people to listen to their excuses, moaning, reasoning and personality clashes as we do business as a lifestyle!!

I do not need advice from employees and indeed when hearing negativity, within my rights to exit you immediately from the resort and certainly our properties.

I hope you have good lives and remain healthy but I do not suffer fools gladly and some of you take me for that.

I am also happy to explain to each of individually why you have been let go by email not face to face as at present my patience for expense and staff BS is over the limit and it would not be fruitful for you.

My business runs firstly with bookings and administration and not running a kindergarten.

Joszef will clarify your position regarding board and lodging and a timely exit to carry on with your happy and fruitful lives.

We only hope the best for all.

For those of you with other jobs in place good luck and good fortune for those hunting but remember hard work second, smart work first, respect others and treat them as you wish to be treated please.

Yours sincerely

Mark Ridgers
Skithe3v Ltd