- Report: #81956
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: Fashion Design Inc. - Scentura Creations - World Perfume
Fashion Design Inc. - Scentura Creations - World Perfume1710 Wilwatt Drive Suite D Norcross, Georgia U.S.A.
Fashion Design Inc. (aka) Scentura Creations Fashion Design Inc. and World Perfume RIPOFF! Do not work for these people. Norcross Georgia
*Consumer Suggestion: I am surprised people fall for this ripoff scam ..And the jerkoff and jerkoff-ette running the place have the nerve to say we are "scared" of "success" and "making money." .. IT'S A SCAM! Jumpin' Jesus on a pogo stick!
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Former Scentura distributor, if you are going to write something, focus on the facts, not tired rehashed lies and half truths, shielding Larry Hahn (Scentura) and Johnny Whitworth (World Perfume) from legal criminal and civil prosecution.
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: At least know what your talking about if your going to write something
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: weak people
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: weak people
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: weak people
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Scentura Creations - FASHION DESIGN INC.
1710 WILWATT DRIVE
I answered an ad in the paper on FEBRUARY 19, 2004 the ad said "LOOKING FOR STORE MGRS & ASST. MGRS (30k -40k) PER YEAR. I had management experience and since I am an MBA "Accounting" Graduate Student who is currently unemployed. So, I called them I spoke to a receptionist and scheduled an interview the next day at 10:15am. Arriving at the interview - "Loud music, Relaxed environment, and the number of people waiting to be interviewed was quite questionable" - but I was curious so I stayed.
I went in and filled out this (Get Acquainted - half sheet long "get to know you" form, before being called in by Adina, who was a manager in training at a branch of SCENTURA CREATIONS, called FASHION DESIGN INC.
I had a 15 minute meeting with Adina when she told me that if I was selected, she would be calling me back by 5:30 that day to tell me whether or not I had a 'second interview' - well guess what? I got a call back from Adina, telling me that I have been invited back for a second interview for Monday 2/23/2004.
On Monday - we got to meet David the owner of Fashion Design. We were all told by David that we're the best of the best. I was looking around the room and the age group targeted was 18-25 years old (many with no management level experience)and that we have all been hired to represent the company. We are manager trainees for the company, and that we were to have a 4-6 weeks, of paid "Quick start" training - then we would be put in charge of our own store location and sales staff.
On Tuesday, David went into a huge long - motivational lecture about the company and the perfume that they sold and how we wouldn't be out selling, that we would hire salesmen to sell for us and how we would be bringing in 500-700 dollars a week and making close to 55,000 a year.
I specifically asked David if we were considered employees of the company and not independent contractors and David replied that we receive a W2 form because we are considered employees of the company. He said that all manager trainees would be given an initial salary contract of $30,000 per year. We are also given profit sharing of the company's proceeds. David told us to come back tommorrow for our first official day of training. David ended the meeting saying, "I'll see you tommorrow to fill out paperwork."
On Wednesday, David I am meeting the other people - "David's Other Successful Store Managers - and Manager Trainees" - they are supposively here in Georgia for a "Regional meeting" they are from South Carolina, Detroit, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia. When I asked David for a specific location of their Georgia branch locations, he went around my question. Around 10:30 am after a pep talk and motivational speech given by the successful store managers from other regions. We were given paperwork which clearly stated that we are independent contractors and not employees of the company.
Around 11:00am I was told that I would be out with another manager trainee. We were given 6 "consigned" bottles of perfume - just in case we wanted to sell along with our manager trainees. We were then assigned training coaches and were then ready to watch our training coaches in action.
My training coach turned to me and asked, "Where are you parked?" I replied, "I'm not driving - you're the trainer, you drive." At this point, I knew this was a hoax. We drive into Fulton County, GA - I repeatedly watch my "trainer" go business to business attempting to sell this perfume. My day consisted of watching her lie to me about being paid really well by the company, (she had no gas money), I voluntarily gave her $2.00.
She lied to customers about the product, yelled at and ran down customers in parking lots, and got thrown out of business establishments (Ex: Insurance Companies, Restaurants, Beauty shops, Grocery Stores, Eckerd, etc..) for soliciting merchandise - she truly believes she is going to be running her own store in a month. My trainer made $10.00 for 4 hours worth of effort. I watched her put $7.00 of it in her gas tank. She sold 3 bottles of perfume that day - 2 for $25.00 and 1 for $20.00. She advised me that managers sell the perfume for $25.00 and collect $5.00 for every bottle that is sold. This company pays all transactions in cash - leaving no record that the transaction ever existed.
THERE IS NO PAID TRAINING - THERE IS NO EMPLOYMENT PERKS AND BENEFITS - NO SUCCESS STORIES WILL COME OUT OF THIS. WHY? BECAUSE THIS COMPANY IS A SCAM - SOMEONE NEEDS TO INVESTIGATE THEM AND RUN THEM OUT OF BUSINESS.
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