Masonry Connection / Bait & Switch Scam
I found two postings about a masonry job; one was on jobing.com and the other was in the employment guide newspaper.
Both ads stated that a company named Masonry Connection was hiring for masons with a pay scale of $16-29 per hour. Both clearly and repeatedly stated NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY -- THEY WOULD TRAIN YOU.
So I call and get an interview set up for the next day. I drive over 30 miles to their office -- a hole in the wall place, with old, beat-up furniture, and a large collection of random junk lining the small hallway to the interview room, etc. I fill out their one page application with less than 10 questions, and wait for my group interview. As I'm sitting there, a man from the interview before me walks by looking irritated and shaking his head while saying, "Unless you wanna go to school..." and walks out the door.
I was glad for the heads up. A few minutes later, the interviewer comes and takes me and two others to our group interview. We walk through the hallway I described above and sit down. This guy asks the three of us our backgrounds. One of the people said he DID HAVE EXPERIENCE, but it had been years ago. So the interviewer says that unfortunately none of us have adequate experience and continues on with his droning.
Somewhere in his long winded sales pitch, he mentioned that BEFORE they would give us work, we had to GO TO A SCHOOL THEY WORKED WITH FOR 4 MONTHS, AND PAY $7, 000+ FOR IT, BY "WHATEVER MEANS POSSIBLE"!!!
Again, this is the company that repeatedly advertised that NO EXPERIENCE WAS NECESSARY, AND THAT THEY WOULD TRAIN ME.
So, needless to say, this place is a scam! Stay away!!!