Bus drivers have hit out at a company boss who suddenly closed down their firm saying 'I cannot work with you a moment longer'.
Sydney Hardy, who ran Nippy Bus in South Somerset, sent out an extraordinary email to his staff telling them he'd 'had enough' and they should consider themselves redundant.
He wrote: 'There comes a time in any relationship when you just have to say "f*** it", say goodbye and move on. This is my time! I am quitting to pursue my dream of not having to work here.'
But bus drivers who have lost their jobs after his tantrum say they have been left struggling to pay bills due to the sudden decision.
Bus driver Steve Atkins is one of the workers left unemployed after the sudden decision of Sydney Hardy to close the company. He sent an email saying: 'I've had enough'
Steve Atkins, who worked at Nippy Bus for three years, said: 'I don't know what's gone through the man's mind.
'Drivers haven't been paid yet for last month's work. Today is the last working of the month and there's nothing gone into my account yet.
'Everybody's got mortgages and bills to pay. I've had to ring up and cancel all my direct debits. Simple as that.'
Sacked driver Dave English, 64, added: 'You can't just bury your head the way he has done and not confront the problems.
'The memo makes it out that it's the drivers' fault that this has happened, but without us he would never have had his company.
'He was always going off to Thailand on holidays. He was never around. He let other people do his job for him.
'Some of these drivers have children and mortgages. We haven't been paid for last month's work.'
Employees at Nippy Bus, which operated services in its 17 buses across South Somerset, received a message to 'consider themselves dismissed/redundant'
Somerset County Council has been scrambling to find replacement services, as the shock decision has affected 300 pupils at four different schools.
Mr Hardy has refused to comment on his