• Report: #1039304

Complaint Review: G4s

  • Submitted: Sat, March 30, 2013
  • Updated: Sat, March 30, 2013

  • Reported By: overandout — Wisconsin
G4s
LaCrosse, Wisconsin United States of America

G4s Wakenhut Older worker does not mean Stupid Worker how much did you get to cut my pay LaCrosse, Wisconsin

*Consumer Comment: GS4

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At the age of 59, and after 25 yrs in the Security (Energy Division)I suddenly found myself without employment (due to downsizing). I took my quarter of a century of experience and training and applied to G4s.

I found that their training was at best, superficial, lacking in any actual understanding of how to react and interact with clients and what to do in the event of any contingency. Their offer of pay was half of what I had been making(Nuclear Security). None of their initial training was done in area, but included travel across the State. Their reimbursement took almost 2 months to find its way back to me, although  I had to submit my paperwork ASAP.

After driving 73 miles on a daily basis, handling an outage solo, this includes working out of state, I emailed Michael Merath inquiring into any help with mileage, sighting the dangerous winter driving conditions in my area of the state. I inquired into "Why was neighboring State also taxing me" and lastly, a statement that I did not and would not do personal "trades" and It was my wish for him to relay this fact to any personnel that may be assigned to site. This particular site is a 1 person site.

He did in fact get back to me, telling me he would be in the area and would like to meet with me.
Having never met the man, I did not know what to expect. What I did experience, left me angry, shocked and shaking my head, knowing I had been duped and demoted. He turned the entire small list of questions around, making them "my fault" He stood behind "policy" re: transportation costs((all mine) except  1.5 miles they would reimburse me @ $.40/Mile each way. He stated he was unaware of the state-to-state issue and if I didn't like it I could "talk to Scott Walker-it's HIS decision" and if I didn't like any co-worker calling me, I should not have put my number where they could get it.(it was on list at post along with others, there to help if questions arise) that it was my own fault.

Michael Meraths solution to the PROBLEM was to remove me from that site if I was so unhappy, if I didn't like the drive, then he would make sure I didn't have to do it. He then told me if I wanted to stay there I would have to accept it as a "fixed post" and take a $2/hr pay-cut and made sure I signed of on his decision. This man is their acct. manager and sent emails stating we were to contact him if we had any concerns.....never again....I have to wonder if the Actual People in Charge understand how their employees are really treated




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AUTHOR: Alan - ()

 I met Mr. Mike Merath on a job interview some time ago and though I found him cordial I wasn't impressed.  He never addressed me by my name and either did his co-worker Jon.  I was given materials to read about the position and found it was an on call position which could involve a great deal of driving.  I then noticed a plaque on his wall from an area police department he claimed to have worked for. I asked him why he wasn't with them anymore and he stated it was a personal issue. I took this to believe it was a bad incident and that didn’t sound good to me. 

I think this company has many problems with their employees and when I brought that up, Merath refused to comment on it.  I walked out of there believing this interview was a total waste of time and everything I heard about this company seems to be true. Granted some people are happy with them, but I’ve read too many negatives about G4S to accept any employment from them.   

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