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Securitas / missing pay, new hires, supervision

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There are some serious issues with a Securitas office in Manhattan on Broadway.
The office in New York, Manhattan may need investigation of its practices.
Wages not paid to workers, incompetent scheduling personnel, possible racism and preferential treatment given to whites/hispanics, lack of 40 hour week for many officers, no holiday pay or overtime, straight time for holidays, no backup of officers when clients complain, disregard of client directives by management.
How some in management/scheduling obtained their positions and maintain them despite client complaints needs investigation .
New hires may get position as regular guard over some Flex Officers with more time on job/site which may be due to favoritism, inside contact, racism, paying for position, etc.
Giving special attention to individuals who served in the military is alright as far as hiring is concerned but all should have the opportunity for positions of supervision and being in field as inspectors especially being that you will have to be trained anyway by the company for its and clients needs.
People who do not get paid for the work they have done need to contact the IRS, New York State and City Tax authorities so they can look into and go over hiring records and pay and tax deductions, see who was hired then did not get paid, etc.
Labor Department needs to take a good look too.
Going to company HR is a waste of time being that at the end of the day all company HR employees from the top to bottom have the company name on their paychecks so there is a realistic limit to what they can and are willing to do about many things that may need addressing.
People with issues may need to have them addressed to the offices in Europe so they know there are issues over here.
Maybe they may get results.
Getting present clients to see how management/pay issues can affect the quality of service from the guards at their site may get some assistance from the client who may threaten to cancel contracts and this in turn can cause problems for future contacts with other clients who find out about issues concerning the company.
Businesses do not want to have security on their sites bearing the name of some security company that has been found to deal badly with its officers.
Businesses have reputations and images to project and protect and do not want the public associating them with some company that deals poorly with its workers.
Go to some security company sites and you can find a listing of the clients that they serve. What client wants to have its name associated with having dealings with a problem security company.
It will say a lot about them to the clients they deal with.
Securitas like any company has profit as its bottom line and they do not want anyone or anything to inferfere with it.
If problem management is going to cause their bottom line to drop out from under them they better do something to address the matter.
Playing musical chairs, moving problem management around will not solve the problem.
Complete replacement with quality competent people is in order.
Set standards and time periods one must be on the job before one can become a full time officer not giving full time positions to persons with a few months or weeks on the job over long time experienced personnel in Flex positions.
Placing links for goverment sits that may be able to help those with pay/labor issues.
IRS Compliance & Enforcement http://www.irs.gov/compliance/index.html
New York State Dept of Labor http://www.labor.ny.gov/home/
New York State Dept of Labor complaint forms https://www.labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/publicwork/PWFormsOnWeb.shtm
New York State Dept of Taxation and Finance http://www.tax.ny.gov/
New York State Tax Evasion & Fraud http://www.tax.ny.gov/reporttaxfraud.htm
New York State Attorney General Office Complaint Forms http://www.ag.ny.gov/complaint-forms

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  • Go
      Jul 26, 2012

    IT'S NOT INTENTIONAL, THEY JUST AREN'T THAT BRIGHT ANYMORE. THOSE SILLY SWEDES, THEY KEEP CHANGING THINGS ALL THE TIME AND THEY GET RID OF ALL THE EXPERIANCED MANAGERS AND EXECUTIVES AND THEY HIRE SNOT NOSED PIMPLE FACED GIRLY MEN WHO LIKE TO PUMP OL' HANS AND FRANZ UP IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. SERIOUSLY THOUGH, WHAT DO YOU EXPECT? CHANGING SEATS ON THE TITANIC KEEPS RICKY RICARDO AND FRIENDS EMPLOYED JUST A LITTLE BIT LONGER. IT'S A SHAME, MANY GOOD FOLKS WERE THROWN OVERBOARD-RICKY SHOULD OF BEEN SENT PACKING BACK TO SPAIN LONG AGO.

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  • Bs
      Jun 18, 2013

    As I have worked for them in the past. Had I known what they did I wouldn't have. Worked for some time. Moved to a better job. Left in good terms. went back for part time work. found out they will not rehire for any reason. stay away, run fast. Just go else where. plus your letter I have witnessed all of these practices.
    So few good Security Companies out their.

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  • Mr
      Jul 18, 2015

    Get out of contract security. They are all the same. I worked for Securitas over 6 yrs and made it only to 11.50 an hour despite having and excellent work and attendance record. They attempted to screw me by reducing my vacation pay and trying to take my medical benefits away. They don't respect seniority. I tried hard for 3 years to leave but other jobs were paying the same. I went to college and fire safety director school. Now I'm doing inhouse security at a NYC hotel for $33 an hour with full union benefits.

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