CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Ashley CreelFox drove an hour and a half each way from her home in Calhoun County to her job as a server at the Bob Evans restaurant in Elkview.
On Monday, her first wedding anniversary, she received a letter from the company telling her that her job, along with those of all her co-workers, had been terminated, more than month after a devastating flood wiped out the bridge to the Crossings Mall shopping plaza.
“Happy anniversary to us,” she said with frustration.
The letter, dated July 27, notified about 40 employees of the Elkview restaurant that, “Due to circumstances beyond our control, Bob Evans has no certain future re-opening date for this restaurant, and, therefore, must terminate your employment with Bob Evans effective August 1, 2016.”
CreelFox said she and her husband have two children, 6 and 9. She drove to Elkview because jobs are scarce in Calhoun County, she liked her co-workers, and because she believed in the company, she had hoped to move up to a management position…