I was contracted by Naomi J. Rodriguez -Director of New Business Development, Full Access Experiential Media Group. To an ad I observed listed in the employment category of Craigslist. The Ad was looking for individuals to distribute flyers and posters to businesses through out my area advertising an event open to the public.
After hire on January 20th I received an email outlining my job description:
The event you will be promoting is in early February so, time is of the essence. The materials you will be picking up are: 100 flyers/window clings and 5,000 posters. The window cling posters must be placed within retail locations. A photo of each location is required. You will need to cover a 5 - 10 mile radius with this amount. You know your area! So, please use your knowledge to determine the busiest locations for distributionn. If you have ANY questions reguarding this event then, please call me immediately. I am available via phone or email 24/7.
The flyers will need to be distributed within retail stores in amounts no greater than 100 flyers per location. You may place upto 2 posters per retail location. The ideal poster placement is on the bottom half of the store's front door. Use 2 poster and put them back to back (with the white unprinted backs facing each other). Have one poster facing out to the street and the other poster facing the interior of the store. You are required to tape the poster on all 4 corners with clear/transparent tape. The posters must be level, straight, un-torn, and un-wrinkled. Photos must be clear and well framed. Back up a few feet and take a photo of the entire store-front. The poster should be clearly visible. When flyers are left on the counter of a retail location take a picture of the flyers clearly indicating the entire counter. I will send you sample photos in a separate email.
I was advised by Naomi J. Rodriguez that payment for services would be 300.00 by check and mailed on February 2nd, 2010 I completed my responsibilities on January 22,2010 and awaited payment. On February 1, 2010 I contacted Naomi J. Rodriguez by email to verify mailing of the check as promised and at this time she advised that she has meant to tell me the check would be cut on February 5, 2010 so once again I waited. I contacted Naomi J. Rodriguez by email again to verify mailing of the check as promised and at this time she advised me that she would provide me with a tracking number the following morning. The following day no tracking number was ever received I sent a text to her personal cell and sent her numerous emails with no response. Finally I sent her another text her advising that I would approach her client this did result in her calling me and then advising the check could now take 45 days to be released although she had sent me a tracking number to my email earlier that morning I advised her I never received the promise tracking number and that evening she forwarded the requested tracking number. This email stated
On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 1:29 PM, Full Access Experiential Media Group wrote:
Your paycheck will go out this Friday.
Your assigned Certified Mail tracking # 7009 1680 0000 3475 2835. Paychecks are cut on Friday and mailed Saturday by Noon. Your tracking number will be viewable online by 1PM on Saturday at USPS.com. Please keep in mind that "RECEIVED" means the post office the item was received for mailing and it's not the destination.
The date now promised a January 13th, 2010 mailing, well its now January 13th, 2010
The tracking number supplied shows no record of mailing I once again have emailed Naomi J. Rodriguez with no response. Her quote in her email was correct If you have ANY questions reguarding this event then, please call me immediately. I am available via phone or email 24/7. she does although try to reach her for information regarding payment due for services rendered. Not sure if I will ever get paid if I do I will correct this although I will state that organization is lacking here. Working for these people be prepared to go through frustration with changing payment dates and lack of contact after you have provided a service you were contracted to perform
Just a note; I have saved all text messages and emails regarding this as evidence of my statements if required