Times are tough and I responded to an ad on Craigslist to deliver some flowers on Mothers Day. Upon interview I was promised of an opportunity to make a lot of money for hard work which sounded fantastic. The job was $4 per delivery and drivers average about 60-70 deliveries a day. I realized that this was a lie and an average delivery driver could not do more then 40 deliveries in a large SUV as myself. Minus gas, and divided by the hours working from 6am and finishing around 9pm at night, the compensation is about $2/hr.
They take advantage of people who do not realize this, who are not aware of MPG, how many miles they are driving divided by how many hours they are working. They promised a paycheck several weeks later. When I asked for my check a blame game between 1800-flowers, Alliance Deliveries INC, Alliance Express INC and a criminal Jose Sanchez who I believe is an alias using the corp Alliance Express INC, who he is not an officer of basically stole money. It is my belief after my own personal investigation is that all parties are involved in this scam, and basically prey on people who will give up easily and walk away basically getting free slave labor from poor unsuspecting workers. The money involved on a individual basis is not even worth filing a civil case, criminal case or even a lawyer to get involved.
I have a hard time believing that Watermill Flowers INC is not involved in this, and they claim "Jose Sanchez" was never an employee of the company, but I believe he was perhaps under a different name. He was allowed to use a facility to hire, train, organize and route drivers. He also collected information upon hire which was a 1099 form, and a non compete form. I have hard time believing that a franchisee of 1800 flowers, who I am sure have gone through a tremendous amount of paperwork, and legal mumbo jumbo to be duped by a criminal like "Jose Sanchez" They have given out info to misguide and frustrate people.
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