• Report: #929714

Complaint Review: Neil Stein

  • Submitted: Mon, August 20, 2012
  • Updated: Mon, August 20, 2012

  • Reported By: clwtrdesigner — Clearwater Florida United States of America
Neil Stein
2323 State Road 580 Clearwater, Florida United States of America
  • Phone: 727-796-0064
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  • Category: Media

Neil Stein PrintSmith, Copy King, Copy King Printing, Printsmith Graphic Designers Beware of Printsmith - You Will NOT Get Paid! Clearwater, Florida

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Not a happy camper with this company and owner.  I was hired in as a Graphic Designer as his previous designer left for another job.  I was supposed to work part time 2-3 hours 3x a week.  He constantly thought I was on-call and would call me in a panic every day asking me to come in but didn't want to give me additional hours. 

Neil tried to get me to go a 'salary' basis and when I refused to accept that, he started screaming at me at how his business was going under and he needed a 'competent' designer that could make film for him (which I can do, of course).  He didn't want me touching the cameras or film supplies - he just wanted me to magically come up with concepts for his customers on a freebie basis. 

His sales person got the customers, but could never competently describe what it was that the customer wanted.  When I tried to call customers, I was yelled at that I was to NEVER call the customer.  Yet the customers were severely disappointed when they saw their proofs because it wasn't what they wanted.

After 2 weeks of this, I sat Neil Stein down and told him I couldn't work under these conditions.  There were roaches crawling all over my desk, spills everywhere on the equipment, and a general mess that you would only expect from a greasy, ripoff car mechanic.  At this point, he hadn't paid me for the first week (telling me there was a one-week drag, standard for payroll).  Then he told me he wasn't paying me as an employee, that he was paying me as an independent contractor.

I told him he needed to pay me and find someone else.  After 2 weeks of work and over 50 hours - I still haven't gotten paid - since 2010.  Designers beware! 

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/20/2012 07:45 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Neil-Stein/Clearwater-Florida-33763/Neil-Stein-PrintSmith-Copy-King-Copy-King-Printing-Printsmith-Graphic-Designers-Beware-929714. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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