Carr Amusement Company / Lawrence Carr
I was working for Carr amusement Company in Lynchburg Virginia. I started the day of opening May 7, 2010. the 1st evening Lawrence Carr the owner of the carnival was frustrated and began yelling and swearing at me. This first incident I walked away from believing it was going to be an isolated incident. The following morning May 8, 2010 I came into work and Lawrence Carr was already yelling at and aggravated with other members of the staff he had working. He then turned to me and yelled at me to get in the joint and hang up all the fallen stock. I turned to thrown my can in the trash which had a wooden block placed upon it, I lifted the block up and he began screaming and swearing at me. I then yelled back at back at him, telling him that he has no right to disrespect me the way he has been and I am not going to allow him to continue his abuse. He yelled more telling me if I did not like it I could leave and i stated that if I left me and my family members who were working there were leaving and he needed us more than we needed him. which calmed him down. the morning of the May 9, 2010 there were more problems with him leading to me quitting and speaking with a safety inspector regarding safety concerns of Carr Amusement Company's rides which in turn he walked over and spoke with Mr. Lawrence Carr who then handed him some cash and the inspector came over to me and began yelling at me about me needing to leave the property and for me to stop telling parents of young children of the safety problems. he told me I would be arrested. i then proceeded to tell him I was doing nothing against the law and was going to continue to warn parents of the hazards since he would not give me any further information regarding what office he worked for and who I could contact about the concerns regarding what was occuring there except for the smart comment he gave me about calling 911 if I had a safety concern with the carnival. Someone was injured and had to go to the hospital on friday May 7, 2010 on a ride at the carnival and Lawrence Carr gave her cash and told her to leave and keep quiet. the lady was still out of work on May 9, 2010. she works at IHOP on Fort ave in Lynchburg, va and has been unable to go back to work because of her injury. Lawrence Carr has drug addicts running rides under the influence of drugs, he has not done any background checks on any of his employees, and did not take Identification from no one who walked onto the fairgrounds asking for a job. I do not appreciate the vulgarity and screaming he did towards me nore the way he treated me during my course of working for him nor do I believe he caresa anything about the concern and welfare of the children he is placing in danger on his rides that have bolts falling off of them while they are running, parts falling from the sky diver to the ground while people are below, and glass bulbs falling and breaking from rides as people are standing awaiting to get onto the rides. I believe Carr Amusement Company needs investigation.