Update: ImageNet Abandons Plan To Pocket Employee Stimulus Payments

Yesterday afternoon, we revealed that OKC-based ImageNet Consulting – a premier supplier of enterprise-level scanners, copiers and bad corporate HR policies – devised an “Emergency Employee Compensation Plan” that would essentially swindle employees who earned less than $75,000 out of their government stimulus checks.

Well, it looks like that plan is now officially in the bad idea trash bin – a place it never should have left in the first place.

We’ve obtained via the Ogle Mole Network an email that Image Net Consulting President / CEO Pat Russell sent to his company’s staff earlier this morning.

In the memo, he admits the company did ask “a small group of employees to potentially reduce their compensation temporarily if there was a government stimulus plan,” but thanks to “President Trump’s Coronavirus Stimulus Package… ImageNet will not be asking any employees earning under $75,000 to reduce their pay.

You can check out the full email below:

That’s good news! From large companies to obscure bloggers, we all make mistakes from time to time, with some being more idiotic and tone-deaf than others. In that regard, Kudos and Attaboys goes out to ImageNet for realizing how incredibly dumb their plan was, and reversing course.

Also, it looks like ImageNet, after feeling a negative employee response, was at least reconsidering their decision by Friday, March 27th. We obtained an email they sent that morning the “clarified” parts of their plan:

It’s good the ImageNet had a change of heart and everything, but you have to admit it’s still very disturbing that they thought this was a good idea. There are lots of other less controversial ways for wealthy business owners to screw over employees. The fact that they went this controversial route really makes me question the decision-making of the company’s leadership.

Anyway, I guess this wraps up this story for now. If something else comes through the pipeline, we’ll let you know. Stay with The Lost Ogle. We’ll keep you advised.

Update: The company has issued the following response: