Temp Network boss, Mike Waterton, angers unpaid staff with luxury holiday photos

Temp Network boss, Mike Waterton, angers unpaid staff with luxury holiday photos

Mike Waterton Fifty Grades of Pay

The boss of a failed recruitment agency has angered unpaid redundant staff with photos of a luxury holiday in Mexico.

Temp Network closed without warning on 11 December 2014, resulting in staff still being owed hundreds of pounds. Days later, Managing Director Mike Waterton posted photos on his website that appeared to show him in a luxury resort in Cancun, Mexico.

Over 100 staff, some of which had to cancel trips home for Christmas due to a lack of funds, have branded Waterton as ‘heartless’.

However, Waterton, who is also a published author, says: “At no time whatsoever was I on holiday in December of 2014 - nor was I ever in Mexico. The photographs of Mexico, that were published on my website and in the newspapers, were in fact taken by a friend whom was on vacation in Cancun.

“The photographs were showcasing my latest book ‘50 Grades of Pay’ and were posted on my website as a promotion. In no way, shape or form was this intended to offend anyone and I apologise for any offence taken. I was in the UK during this time sorting out business.”

With regards to the closure of Temp Network, the former Managing Director says: “The sudden and quick demise of Temp Network is regrettable. Despite our best intentions, we were unable to reach an agreement with HMRC in which we could keep trading. Even with the prospect of putting over 100 people out of work just before Christmas, our hands were tied.”

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