Classy Concepts / Bad Business
I was a customer at this bridal boutique, and the owner asked me to come work there. She made me manager eventually, but her attitude and micro-managing drove me crazy so I decided my time was up there. I think the final straw was when she told me to move my son's 1st birthday party on a day I had asked off for 3 months in advance because she wanted me to work on a Saturday. The owner accused me of theft the day after I quit. She accused me of taking other things besides money. None of which had any truth behind them. She submitted false police report and charged me with theft. I had to borrow $1500 for a lawyer because I was so scared of what this crazy person was going to do to me next. She also withheld my pay telling the payroll company that I stole from her. Meanwhile, I was behind on bills and borrowing money to cover what she owed. Finally, they told her she could not legally withhold my pay and she refused to pay me all of what she owed. I went in for investigation at police station. Another girl from the store had supplied financial records and witness info in my favor. The owner later fired this girl for presenting evidence against her. Case was dropped due to insufficient evidence that I did anything wrong. The only thing I did wrong was not give my two weeks notice, which pissed her off enough to do this to me. But I couldn't take another second there. I paid thousands of dollars there as a customer and I guess she needed to squeeze a little more out of me. She still hasn't paid me what she owes. She also posted libelous remarks on message boards about me. What a wonderful employer and business person... NOT.