Gabriel Suppiah Coaching Pte Ltd / Beware of Gabriel Suppiah Coaching
I was another victim, an ex-coach from Gabriel Suppiah Coaching Pte Ltd.
I was employed in july 08 and was given a letter of appointment. In the letter, I was supposed to be paid a salary of S$3500. I was also told that I would receive commision of 10% to 15% for every client I brought in. When I joined gabirel's company, I was asked to pay an internal training fee of S$1200 for a training camp for coaches/staff.
Initially, after working for him for a month (Jul 08), he told me that he could not pay me promptly and gave the excuse that he had some issues with his accounting people. After working for him for another two months (Aug 08 and Sept 08) in his company, he told me that he will not pay my salaries for Aug & Sept and wanted me to be his biz partner. I confronted him but he refused to pay me.
After some negotiation, he promised that he would pay me one month salary (Jul 08) on 10 Dec 08. However, when the payment date drew near, he refused to pay me the one month salary and gave excuses again, claiming that I passed negative remarks to other coaches and his clients. He also refused to refund me my training fee of S$1200. The training camp was postponed again and again.
Besides me, there were three other ex-coaches who had suffered the same fate as me. The clients who were referred by me had also complained to me about him. They asked for a refund but was rejected by him. He agreed to refund one client by end of Jan 09 and we shall see...
I had filed a complaint to Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and CPF Board to claim back my salaries and CPF contribution. However, MOM could not take any action as my salary exceeded the criteria. He knows that all along and that is why he has been using the same M.O. again and again.
I am sending this message to all of you as I do not want anyone to fall into his trick again. Beware of gabriel and his company!
I am also seeking for advice from other professional coaches in Singapore. I will be glad to receive any advice/feedback.
A Life Coach