I was interviewed by HSE Securities in late December of 2012 & followed through until mid-January of 2013, which I was far to long. If I'd known what I do now, I wouldn't have stepped a foot in the door on that 2nd day, so here I am, trying to help anyone else from making this mistake.
And Mr. Howard, before you complete a rebuttal slandering me, my work ethic, or issuing threats, just know I too have attorneys and any one of my former employers would be happy to stand in court for me.
So, first impression. I come into the office to a shared receptionist. Not too unusual, but I listen to her answer the phone for several different security companies. Hmmm. I arrive quite early for my interview, so I watch as several poorly dressed, meak & mild types go in for interviews. Thinking to myself, s****.).
Note: during this days training, many things get me questioning this place and this is the last day I go in. One, many of the "staff" come in and out of our meeting kind of just loitering. Two, we are schooled on how to make a customer feel safe & told repeatedly that there are no casual dress days, but many of the staff look like children playing dress up with ill fitting clothes, dirty clothes, gold grills, etc. Three, a 2nd Regional Director (yes, still don't know JJ is the owner) sits in with us, but when JJ leaves the room and we pepper him with questions, he can't answer any of them, only tells us to take good notes. Four, kind of a petty one, but had a full day of training and no one offered any refreshments, not even water. Corporate ettiquette 101, even in their own training manual, is to have water at least.
So I leave feeling very, very wrong about the whole thing. I email Danny Stewart with my concerns and he assures me that this is legit. But I start researching, and researching. Find "JJ" and "Lisa" up and down the coast in scam reports. Here I learn they are married, and that he is the Owner! Find them under many different names and business names. Oh yeah, right when this all started, their email didn't work and they switched company names from HSE to HSEC International.
Everything I felt told me this was wrong, so I ended my relationship with this "company". I do feel they need to be stopped. They took $199 from me and planty others, and then those that continued lost another $500 from their friends and family. As a smart, educated person, I should have known better sooner, but being out of work for several months, my desperation clouded my better judgement. Live and Learn, I guess, but now it's time to get the law involved.
If anyone would be interested in group legal action (even to just get them to stop), respond to this and I can start a Facebook group since we can't exchange email or phone on here.