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Super Star Sales Inc / Stranded in Michigan

1 CA, United States Review updated:
Contact information:
Phone: 530-693-8410

My name is Brittany, me and my fiance' were employed by Super Star Sales for 3 months, working for Jeff Rotassi, upon joining the company we were informed that for any reason if we wanted to go home our return ticket was guaranteed, Well when that time came we did not get our tickets, We were told to leave our belongings behind and walk, They accused us of stealing sales material which we did not possess we even allowed the car handler Francise Holder to go through our bags to make sure we did not have any materials, We were finally permitted to take our things with us and were sent walking, no money no tickets and no way home, mind you we were in Grand Rapids, MI and my home town is in northern California, we walked to a near by hotel where the office woman allowed us to sit in the lobby and have access to the computer, in some ditch effort of finding our way home, We spent two days at the bus station befor my mother was able to purchase our tickets, we pan handled and begged our way to food, and some confort, not the place we seen ourselves when we embarked on the amazing Traveling Sales job we had been sucked into. I do not know if this is the kind of complaint you would like to hear but the company recruits hundreds of kids a year, teach them little sales tactics and encourage lying and munipultion, all for the sale all for the company, where we as sales reps get the jail time, the fines, the bad name, and the company gets the profits there has got to be some way of closing down these busnisses, they extort children many times playing on there need for belonging, and in return for our hard work and long days, we get crammed into hotel rooms, stranded, verbably abused and in some cases [[ here say ]] physically... this is a sick industry, one i myself would like to see crash and burn

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  • Br
      10th of Aug, 2009
    -2 Votes

    my name is marcus i worked for Jeff Ertassi for 6 yaers. the man never stranded people. I was there when Brittney and her fiance(tim) wanted to leave superstar sales and every body was informed that if they had the disire to leave the crew they had to wait untill Jeff got back from Vacation. They left not even hours after he left. jeff is a honest man. who loves every one of the kids who comes on his crew. Kids will lie and the internent is amazing for who ever reads [redacted]s your an idiot

  • He
      9th of Jul, 2010
    +2 Votes

    Interesting post by Marcus. Not allowing someone to leave until you return from vacation might be considered kidnapping. Legitimate businesses do not put these types of restrictions on their staff. If you are trapped in a situation such as the one described above, call your local police department and describe your situation. They should be able to help you.

    If the company you worked for refuses to pay your commissions, call the attorney generals office in your home state and that office can start an official investigation into your claims. If you receive a tax reporting form indicating income that you did not receive, contact the tax payers advocate service and describe your situation. www.irs.gov/advocate/ Remember, many of the activities described by mag crew members could be considered criminal and the participants should be prosecuted.

  • Sc
      25th of Sep, 2010
    -1 Votes

    my name is scott and i too worked for super star sales alongside marcus and was there in grand rapids when this happened as well. first and foremost they knew jeff was on vacation as EVERY year when we go to michigan the jeff does. i was on the road for 3 years and not once did i ever see a kid get beaten. and they did not encourage lying either. you got in trouble for what we called " hot speeling". jeff was a good man that encouraged people to save their money instead of partying. if they didnt listen that was on them. everytime i left the road my ticket was paid for and was TAKEN to the bus station. and everytime i went back my ticket was paid for. super star sales and pacific coast clearing services as a whole IS 1 of the few legitimate door to door companys out there. and as far as bo (francis holder) going through her stuff he was a superviser that had to protect the company from scams. all you need is receipts, sales materials and know what to say and you could go around "selling" magazines and giving our company a bad name by using our receipts for fake orders that "customers" will never receive

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