Fitness 19 / employment
Employment seekers beware!!!
Let me paint you the beautiful picture(s) that my husband and I were as "managers/owners" from our so called "friend" Owner of Fitness 19. For one, this company claims you are an "owner". .no money down but you get to OWN your own gym... NOT SO. you take a percentage of the net profit of the gym after the PYRIMID people are paid (which are the other "owners" who got in before you). Regardless of your age and experience in the industry, you are NOT allowed to buy into this company at all. I was never given any information about the OWNER of the Corporation. All I was ever told was his first name. There is no way to contact him about anything, as an employee or as a member.
In all reality. . you are a slave working 80 or more hours a week and not guaranteed your so called "split" which is 30% of the NET profit after your "higher up" is paid HIS 20% and even higher up is pd HIS 17%. And, it is the MALE that is pd the split... not the woman. You are guaranteed nothing, even after working your rear off. I was sick w/a kidney infection and forced to work more hours than are humane to anybody (let alone someone who is pregnant). They tell you you are owners and then you have not ONE say in any of the decision making processes of your so-called club.
Our pre-sales started with NO signs & our advertising was over a week late, so that affected our paycheck and it is up to those upper "owners' to get it all rolling for you.
After working your 11 hour day, you get to go HOME and do more work (where they force you to keep the computer system so you can enter all the new memberships and daily business as well as projections).
My husband and I were led to believe and told "we'd be taken care of and not have to worry" . Instead, we were pd. less than we were as managers and did not even get our "split" and we were made to blame for how poor sales were even though we had no control over the advertising or signage (or lack thereof). We were actually told "for the next 90 days, God and family DO NOT matter". All that matters is getting the membership sales to ____ & the personal training sales to _____. The club has not even started construction and they are trying to make us lie to people on the "open date". We are a christian family and I think it is only fair to give others a small piece of a warning before someone else is a victim of working over 280 hrs in a mo. and now not able to afford to have a Christmas.
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