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resolved to the customer's satisfactionResolved Atlanta Cattle Exchange — Do not work for or purchase from them.
resolved to the customer's satisfaction
This is a company I made the mistake of Contracting with. They advertise jobs and salaries falsely almost daily. I worked with them in Cumming, GA for a short period of two weeks, and canceled my contract after some of the tactics I learned about.
This company routinely hires manager's and route sales driver's with criminal backgrounds, drug and alcohol problems, etc. I say this because during training, almost daily, their driver's would show up for work either still stoned, drunk, or hung over from the previous night. There is ZERO background checks on employee's and no drug screening, ever.
Their operation is to consign meats, seafood, and chicken packages to the driver's to sell door to door from the back of truck with a freezer. They charge the driver's a high monthly fee to use their trucks, unless they have one of their own to use. Driver's pay for fuel 100% from their own pockets. The salesmen/saleswomen (rare) use high pressure sales tactics to push the meat products daily on local communities at peoples homes or businesses.
The meats themselves are usually of good quality, USDA inspected. But, you could get older meats that are being pushed to be sold first. The average wholesale cost for most of the CASES of meat average $38-$68 for the driver-contractor. He then sells it to the public for up to $350 per case or more. They have a lot of room to play with the prices, but it is a huge markup.
At one time, when I was foolish enough to work for this company after buying meats from them, I didn't have a problem allowing them on my property and even in my home. That changed after meeting and working with the managers and owner's of the company. They had no problem bragging about their criminal records and time spent in prison, nor showing off the different tattoo's they got while serving time.
Since I live in the area of the Cumming, GA office, many complaints have been filed on this company by both former employee's (like myself) and customer's they suckered into buying meats at the highly inflated rates.
My advice to the public, when you see them in your area, meet them at the door with your shotgun and run them off! Or if you don't pack a gun, call your local police department and file a complaint. Under no circumstances, should you ever let them into your home. If you like the meats and the price, negotiate with the driver in your front yard. They prefer cash, and even though I've not experienced or heard of any problems when using a credit card with them, I'd be reluctant just based on the practices I saw personally.
They do operate (Barely) legally, and I can't accuse them of any crime. But think of the Used Car salesman and how you can tell if he is lying to you. If his lips are moving, he is lying. The same is true with the sales tactics of this company, and even what they say to potential drivers to work for them.
They have a huge employee turnover rate, other than the ex-con managers (Unless they get arrested again).
I often complain when I see their false claims on employment ads.
And for any of the Atlanta Cattle Exchange managers that see this posting, it's nothing I haven't said to your face nor anything stated has been falsified. You know that, and that's why I never hear anything in retaliation. You know me, my address, and the fact I have no problem shoving a gun up the noses up your crooked salesmen and driver's and telling them to get off my property...or else.
My suggestion to Atlanta Cattle Exchange. Stop hiring ex cons, drunks, and drug attics. Try being truthful to the public, and fair with the prices and the treatment of your driver's. Then you won't have to change the company name every few years.
For the public, I learned first hand why the sales staff had to travel long distances into rural mountain areas to make any sales. The local communities near their offices quickly got wise to the scams and people near their offices refuse to do business with them. I've only seen two of their trucks in this area in the last few years. The most recent less than a week ago.
The driver's have no issues with ignoring "No Trespassing" or "Posted" signs on your properties. They do have trouble entering with guard dogs, like I have, inside fences.