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