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Complaint Review: Bernard Haldane
Bernard Haldane2101 Wilson Blvd Suite 950 Arlington, Virginia U.S.A.
Bernard Haldane: High-pressure Sales Tactics & False Promises That Lead Nowhere!
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When I visited the Haldane office in Arlington, Virginia, I was greeted by a "charming" young lady who identified herself as Irene Gavenas, who said she was a vice president with the firm and her job was to screen prospective "candidates." Ms. Gavenas then had me fill out a rather lengthy application where I had to disclose a lot of personal information about my finances and career goals. Ms. Gavenas then took this information back to the "review committee." After waiting about 20 minutes, Ms. Gavenas came back to the office where we were meeting and she told me she was "pleased to inform me that I made their list of qualified candidates. All you have to do is write us a check for $5000 and we can start working with you today!"
I told Ms. Gaveanus I'd have to think about this because I wasn't sure I could afford their services. When I told her that, Ms. Gaveanus was horrified. She berated me for not taking advantage of this "great opportunity" and she said she'd have to refer this matter to the "review committee." After discussing my situation with the committee, Ms. Gaveanus told me her superiors were concerned about my reluctance to sign up with their program. She also said if I wanted to enroll and take advantage of their special offer I'd have to sign up and pay now. So, like an idiot, I gave them my credit card and signed up.
To make a long story short, Haldane swindled me out of $5000 and they didn't do anything to help me find a job. The "counselors" had me jump through a lot of hoops by doing a lot of irrelevant exercises that were supposedly job related but they weren't very helpful as all they did was waste my time. After working with these people for almost two years, I can honestly say they don't know any more about job hunting than the average layman. BTW, I'm still working for the same company and I have yet to find that "ideal" job they promised me.
In reading this, I hope you will avoid the mistakes I made!
CLICK HERE, You must read this!! ..Financial Post Article LINK - Haldane not up to the job ..exposing this company for what it really is - a huge scam
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/31/2001 12:00 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Bernard-Haldane/Arlington-Virginia-22201/Bernard-Haldane-High-pressure-Sales-Tactics-False-Promises-That-Lead-Nowhere-6442. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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