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NeNe Leakes has responded to an ex-employee's allegations that she abandoned her SWAGG boutique workers who are still waiting for their final paychecks.

Rumor has it that Nene has fallen on hard times and is struggling to get out from under a mountain of medical bills after husband Gregg Leakes passed away.

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In an email to Sandrarose.com last week, the former employee said NeNe's workers and managers showed up for work at the SWAGG Boutique at the MGM Casino in Oxon Hill, Maryland, only to find the door padlocked and the space empty.

She wrote, "We can't even get unemployment because Nene is refusing to answer and return the phone calls from the unemployment office."

"She is trifling and is really a fake individual who cares about no one but herself. She used us and spit us out like we was trash and gives 2 f*cks about about our livelihood."

Blogger Michelle 'ATLien' Brown, of StraigtfromtheA.com, reached out to NeNe, real name Linnethia Leakes, for comment.

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Apparently, NeNe disputed everything in the ex-employee's email. She claimed her employees helped pack up the store.

"How is it that the employees didn't know that the boutique was closing?" Michelle asked.

Michelle defended her friend, NeNe, saying the 53-year-old ex-reality star is not broke.

"Meanwhile, SWAGG boutique online is still up and running," said Michelle. "Did they shut that down, too?"

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NeNe Leakes reportedly shuttered her last remaining SWAGG Boutique and didn't inform her employees who are still waiting for paychecks, according to sources.

NeNe's employees and managers showed up to the SWAGG Boutique at the MGM Casino in Oxon Hill, Maryland, only to find the door padlocked and the space empty.

One of Nene's former employees is being evicted from her apartment. In an email to Sandrarose.com, she said Nene never informed her or any of the other employees that she was planning to close the store.

"We can't even get unemployment because Nene is refusing to answer and return the phone calls from the unemployment office," the former employee wrote.

"She is trifling and is really a fake individual who cares about no one but herself. She used us and spit us out like we was trash and gives 2 f*cks about about our livelihood."

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Money has been tight for the former Real Housewives of Atlanta star who lost her high-paying RHOA gig due to alleged insubordination and alleged difficulties getting along with her co-stars.

NeNe closed down her Buckhead and Duluth stores last year due to the pandemic. She also shut down her Sugarloaf Mills location in Lawrenceville, Georgia, and one store in Florida.

The 53-year-old Sagittarius still manages The Linnethia restaurant & lounge in Duluth, Ga.

Calls to The Linnethia lounge for comment were not returned.

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Last week, the Biden administration approved $100 payments to people who take the Covid-19 mRNA vaccines.

Then Walmart announced it was offering $150 to employees who were hesitant about taking the injections.

That led one blog to speculate that "the bribes are increasing right on schedule. In 1 month, holdouts should get 4 digits."

"And since Wall Street is all about following "thought leaders" we expect that within 48 hours, most financial companies will piggyback and also offer similar cash bribes to their unjabbed employees. At that point, employee envy will emerge and most US companies will be met with social pressure to do the same. And then there is the question of why aren't these bribes retroactive: surely some 165 million Americans feel very stupid right now for not waiting a few months and getting one month's rent for free."

That prediction came to fruition. According to Bloomberg, Vanguard is offering $1,000 to employees who get vaccinated by October.

A Vanguard spokeswoman confirmed the asset management company is offering $1,000 as an "incentive" to employees who are still holding out.

Zerohedge notes that the offer is not retroactive to those employees who dutifully took the shots already.

"At that point, employee envy will emerge and most US companies will be met with social pressure to do the same. And then there is the question of why aren't these bribes retroactive: surely some 165 million Americans feel very stupid right now for not waiting a few months and getting one month's rent for free."

Question: Would you be upset if you are fully vaccinated, but your colleague receives $1,000 for getting the vax?

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Houston oil company gifts

All 1,381 employees of a Houston oil company will receive huge bonus checks in their Christmas stockings this year.

Each employee of Hilcorp Energy Company will receive $100,000 in Christmas bonus money for helping their company make FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For list.

Hilcorp has doubled in size over the last 5 years, and the company made FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For list 3 years in a row.

Some Hilcorp employees tell Fox affiliate Fox 26 they will use the money to retire early, remodel their homes, go on vacation, or put their children through college.

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Company secretary Amanda Thompson (pictured above) said the 100K bonus was a "true gift."

Thompson, who worked for the company for 10 years, said the bonuses are a good reason "not to give any less than one hundred percent each day."

She recalled the last time her bosses handed out huge Christmas bonuses in 2010.

Each employee was offered the choice of a $50,000 car or a check for $35,000.

"Mr. Jeff Hildebrand (CEO), and our president Greg Lalicker, they are such amazing motivators," said Thompson.

"Some days I just kind of look down the hall and say I can't believe these are my bosses and they're the best." she added.