- Report: #929714
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Complaint Review: Neil Stein
Neil Stein2323 State Road 580 Clearwater, Florida United States of America
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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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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