The Bug Man Pest Contorl — Convient Layoffs
This company is a small 'home-town' company who wants to play with the big boys (Orkin, Terminix, etc..). The owner actually was Terminix district manager for years (if that tells you anything). I went to work for them with the promises of 'big pay' and a 'great family atmosphere'. Well, the pay started out well and slowly went down hill the longer I worked there. We were paid on production, as a lot of companies do, and that is such a beautiful way to pay your employees. You can give them a few 'paying' stops and then give them about half a days worth of call-backs (no-pay) and essentially you end up working for free half the time. I would wrap my day up early sometimes and one of the reasons I was fired, was I didn't call into the office and ask for more work. Why would I? I tried that a few times and got nothing but trouble calls. It is like calling back in, just to work for free for a couple more hours...I really asked myself, are they serious? Call in and ask for more 'free' non-paying appointments? I work to make money not because I want to go out and save the world from bugs for free. I could make a whole laundry list, but why? The really fun part, is I had asked for a few days off, I had my wedding coming up. They fired me right before Thanksgiving. Quite convenient, since they did give holiday pay. Thanksgiving, Wedding, Christmas...then they fight me on my unemployment. I don't think that needs much more explaining on what kind of people they are. One last funny (not financially, but...) as I am appealing my unemployment over the phone, my boss becomes a bumbling idiot, after the hearing is over, he wants to really railroad me and is like 'wait there is more'..and the hearing officer basically told him, shut up..the hearing is over, I have all the info I need. Straight up crooks. I might as well have worked at Terminix, because that is the way he ran his company.