Tuition Painters / Fleecing college students
PLEASE EMAIL ME IF YOU HAVE WORKED WITH TUITION PAINTERS IN 2007 OR 2008 AND EITHER QUIT OR WERE TERMINATED. THIS COMPANY IS A SCAM. DON'T FALL FOR BEING A DS AND IF YOU ALREADY ARE - DON'T FALL FOR COMING BACK NEXT YEAR AS AN RS. YOU MIGHT BE PULLED INTO ALL THIS MESS. THE SITUATION IS GOING TO EXPLODE. THERE ARE MANY JUDGMENTS AGAINST THIS COMPANY INCLUDING SOME FROM DEBTORS, AND DSs NOT PAID THEIR ACCOUNT AT THE END OF THE SEASON.
They present a polished program where you gain experience running your own business. You definitely get experience - but trust me - it isn't the kind you want. Paul does not provide you a copy of your contract which has many questionable practices that will be looked at by the authorities. Have you wondered why he didn't give ANY of the DSs a copy. We have not received a written financial statement as promised.
Our painters were not trained and our jobs were underbid using their system. The customers were not happy with the substandard work and many times didn't pay or didn't pay in full. The painters were inefficient and most times two times over labor hours because of repaints and redos so there efficiently provided them with a paycheck that was about 70% LESS than what they were told at the beginning of the season. Yet tuition painters still got 35% off the top - leaving very little profit or none at all.
Our Sherwin Williams line of credit accounts were never set up as promised so we are all in deep debt because we had to pay for materials from our own pockets when Pauls credit cards decline and you can't get a hold of him by phone.
You better check to see if TP has a valid business license in your state because we were told in training that the company is licensed and insured. However, Tuition Painters is not licensed to do business in VA. Tuition Painters license #[protected] expired on April 30, 2008 leaving the DSs operating in VA at risk.
Understand that Ian the VP of the company is also liable as he was fully informed of all of these issues.
I could go on and on, but the legal system will take care of these issues as soon as all the facts are out.