Equinox fitness Clubs / Unwarrented Firings
I'm a former Pilates Manager for 2 Equinox Clubs/4 yrs. In the last 7 months EQ has made a huge change of management, creating a new position for Kristin Gagne, the current GFM in Woodbury, they made her a regional. With this, Kristin has used her position to fire all of the old/original staff that made/makes the 3 clubs successful. I was shocked when my job appeared on Craigs List, my 2 clubs exceed goals. I was fired in Feb., my unemployment was denied, because EQ said I mis-aapropriated funds---I had pulled 2 vouchers requested by the client/member; of which my GM approved. I have been awaiting a "Hearing" date in the courts so I can re-claim my unemployment benefits. I still have no job. EQ has been unable to re-fill my position. aside from my Mgr. role, my GF classes were also taken away, that I taught under a seperate dept. Since my firing there have been several others all wil the same problem w/Unemployment. Extensive amounts of members have complained to the CEO & CFO, they never respond, nor has HR responded to me or corporate. Both clubs are failing because of Kristing Gagne & no one is stepping in to handle the complaints/problem/loss of revenue, nor did they ever try to help understand why these people are all being let go. Kristin has replaced several instructors with uncertified instructors (pilates instructor/Roslyn: Susan Potter, has no cert. & is teaching).
I need to collect my unemployment &/or work. This firing was unwarented..