|Published:||Aug 09, 2010 11:21 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 09, 2010 8:20 PM EDT|
NAPLES, Fla.- BP is shelling out millions to businesses that have lost revenue after the oil spill. But you may not think a company like Pack and Post would even be considered.
"The Europeans aren't coming here because they think there's oil on the beach and there's not," said manager Rick Kalish.
Tourists are the core of business at Pack and Post, and owners say profit is down by 50% since last year.
"Our basic traffic here since may has been just awful," said Kalish.
He says he filed a claim with BP six weeks ago. He got a call from a representative telling him all claims are on hold until August 23.
"The whole things in review, nobody knows where the file is, who's reviewing it, when we're going to have an answer," said Kalish.
BP would not talk to WINK on camera, but a representative says no one will be paid until August 23, and some will take even longer. The company is waiting until the government takes over the claims process before any new checks go out. Kalish says that's not good enough.
"Being off over 50 percent of what you normally do you just can't afford to have people employed," said Kalish.
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