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Complaint Review: NurseCorps, Jim Lott

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  • Submitted: Mon, June 06, 2005
  • Updated: Fri, March 14, 2008

  • Reported By:Denver Colorado
NurseCorps, Jim Lott
7060 E. Hampden, Suite 200 Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
  • Phone: 303-300-1100
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  • Category: Nurses

NurseCorps, Jim Lott Deadbeat Employer, Doesn't Pay for Work Denver Colorado

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: There is no anger here.

*Author of original report: 2 Years Later and Jim Lott Is Still Angry? Get a Life!

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Ellen , Paralegal;The McGee Company, Denver, Colorado: Overcharged my company then threatened me when I refused to pay her more.

*Author of original report: One Hostile Person

*UPDATE Employee: Please Read Rebuttal: To Ellen Hughes, a.k.a., The McGee Company

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Jim Lott, owner of NurseCorps hired me (paralegal) to work on a proposal to the Veterans Administration. NurseCorps wants to supply nurses to the VA on a temporary basis.

Among other things, Lott is a procrastinator. He didn't submit any info for 4 months. Due to his procrastination, we had to complete a second proposal after completing the first proposal because the VA had updated their proposal package.

After I did all the work, he refused to pay my bill (at the agreed-upon rate.) Instead of asking to discuss the invoice, he screamed, accused me of charging too much, called me names and refused to pay the bill. (My bill had time and complete description of all the work performed.)

I gave him a discount to try to get some money without having to resort to taking him to Small Claims court. He still refused to pay. I gave him another discount, which amounted to almost half of the balance of the bill. He finally paid this and then sent me an e-mail saying, "Kiss my ass."

This guy is unbelievable. I do the work for him, he cheats me out of money he owes me, he insults me and then sends me a rude e-mail? He is a thoroughly disagreeable person and less time spent around him, the better.

After this happened to me, I found out he cheated another paralegal out of money he owed them. I also found out from his assistant that he didn't pay at least one of the temporary nurses what he owed her.

This guy is bad news. He is nice until he has to pay the bill. Then he becomes rude, obnoxious and completely out of control. I think he rips off most people and they don't do anything about it because he is so unpleasant to deal with.

If Jim Lott contacts you to do some work for him or NurseCorps, run the other way as fast as you can!

Ellen
Denver, Colorado
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/06/2005 08:01 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/NurseCorps-Jim-Lott/Denver-Colorado-80224/NurseCorps-Jim-Lott-Deadbeat-Employer-Doesnt-Pay-for-Work-Denver-Colorado-145182. 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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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

There is no anger here.

AUTHOR: Nursecorps - (U.S.A.)

But I appreciate your compassionate and comprehensive assessment of my mental state. I never felt the healthcare industry was right for you. Thank you for affirming that belief.

No Ellen, the response you received regarding your invoicing this company was a natural reaction to a blatant overcharge. Similar to the feeling one gets when they receive a telephone bill that's twice the amount they know they should pay, but the phone company still demands payment. Or when a plumber, electrician, maintenance worker, or any other tradesman hands you a labor charge that is completely unreasonable. The fact that I did actually pay you almost twice the amount I should have was unsettling. But for you to take our differences, that have nothing to do with the services this company provides to this type of forum, can only be described as evil.

And to be perfectly honest Ellen, I don't think you are evil but just made a poor decision to do it this way. Just like I regret saying to you what I did.

I need to make one more point because this needs to be stated more than anything else. You should get your facts straight before repeating, "what you heard." I realize that you were upset when you made the comment but if I ever hear you say a viscous lie like this company did not pay anyone for work they did for us, be prepared to prove it in court.
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#2 Author of original report

2 Years Later and Jim Lott Is Still Angry? Get a Life!

AUTHOR: Ellen - (U.S.A.)

Mr. Lott, I am the one who got ripped off. I am the one who had to put up with your screaming and degrading remarks. To anyone else who is reading this, it really doesn't matter what you think of me. Just be aware that Jim Lott of NurseCorps stole money from me, stole from other people and is very unpleasant to deal with. Stay away from him. I could give names and numbers of people I spoke to often at the VA about Jim Lott and NurseCorps, but frankly, I have wasted enough time on this moron.
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#3 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Ellen , Paralegal;The McGee Company, Denver, Colorado: Overcharged my company then threatened me when I refused to pay her more.

AUTHOR: Nursecorps - (U.S.A.)

If what Ms H says was true, and if what this legal professional's accusations were accurate and she really had a strong case and I truly owed her money, then why didn't she take me to court? She knows the legal world a lot better than I do and based on "her version" she would have won easily. It only costs $35 to file with small claims. Why did she decide not to?

I would have gladly gone in front of the judge to explain my side. I would tell the judge the same as I said in my initial rebuttal to her first accusation.

Ms. Ellen claimed she had numerous telephone contacts with NurseCorps' designated government official and attempted to charge NurseCorps for these lengthy conversations. When NurseCorps contacted the same designated government official assigned only to our bid, to verify the conversations the official told me they did not know who Ms. H was and had no record of ANY conversations with ANY NurseCorps representative during the period Ellen H had claimed. When Ms. Ellen was confronted with this finding, instead of a reasonable explanation, Ellens response was, they're wrong and I'm right."

Ms. Ellen attempted to pad" her bill by over charging for idle conversations with NurseCorps. These discussions related to her attending school and starting her new business in the healthcare industry (in retrospect a frightening thought). They included inquiries about her starting her new company as a "hypnotist", (yikes!) and regarding healthcare marketing to hospitals, who to contact in the Denver hospital systems, and other topics unrelated to the Federal bid. I was happy to help her and gave her very specific information to help her get her company off the ground. I was naive and did not realize at the time that Ms. Hughes was milking" the conversations for the purpose of adding to her charges.

Ms. Ellens' work was haphazard and incomplete. NurseCorps, Inc. paid Ms. Ellen 1729.24 for completing a VA bid. The result was that Ellen Hughes made numerous mental and avoidable errors throughout the bid. These mistakes included leaving fields and vital areas blank and entering incorrect information in the fields. In addition to this, several vital documents were left out from the bid when it was submitted to the Federal Government. One key document submitted was left completely blank."

Due to the lack of attention to detail that all government bids require, the bid was ultimately rejected. It was returned to NurseCorps for what can only be described as a complete overhaul. I personally had to redo the whole thing.

During the bid process NurseCorps underwent an IRS audit that reviewed Ellen, a.k.a., The McGee Company as a 1099, tax exempt" vendor. The determination by the IRS was that the company's structure was not a legitimate" 1099 stand alone company. That she did not qualify for the tax status she represented herself as having. The costly consequence was that NurseCorps had to pay the IRS for back-taxes with interest. The IRS said Ellen a.k.a, The McGee Company was violating tax law. Again, Ellens' argued, they're wrong and I'm right." End of story!

I believe that after all the problems working with Ms. H created, I admit to one fault and that was taking it personal. But this is my business. It feeds my family and provides a livelyhood for my employees. I'm in it for the long haul and play fair with people and expect the same in return. My nurses and everyone else that knows me and has worked with me for years, thinks her posting was ludicrous. But after hiring thousands, I think the Law Of Averages has caught up with me. Over the years, and paying all the bills, vendors, contractors, taxes and payroll that I have, it was probably inevitable that one day this would happen. Some would say this is a part of business but the company has never had any problems before or since this incident happened in 2005. I would never again work with such a person and heed a warning to all that is considering hiring her for her services.
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#4 Author of original report

One Hostile Person

AUTHOR: Ellen - (U.S.A.)

I won't even dignify Mr. Lott's remarks.

I stand by my original message: If this man approaches you to do work for him, save yourself an unpleasant experience and a waste of your time. He's nasty and doesn't pay. Enough said.
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#5 UPDATE Employee

Please Read Rebuttal: To Ellen Hughes, a.k.a., The McGee Company

AUTHOR: Nursecorps - (U.S.A.)

NurseCorps, Inc. stands by the decision to demand Ms. Ellen Hughes, a.k.a, The McGee Company, revise her invoice based on the following reasons.

Ms. Ellen Hughes claimed she had numerous telephone contacts with NurseCorps' designated government official and attempted to charge NurseCorps for these lengthy conversations. When NurseCorps contacted the same designated government official to verify the conversations the official stated they did not know who Ms. Hughes was and had no recollection of ANY conversations with ANY NurseCorps representative during the period Ellen Hughes had claimed. When Ms. Ellen Hughes was confronted with this finding, instead of a reasonable explanation, Ellen Hughes only response was, they're wrong and I'm right.

Ms. Ellen Hughes attempted to pad her bill by over charging for idle conversations with NurseCorps. These discussions related to her attending school and starting her new business in the healthcare industry (in retrospect a frightening thought). They included inquiries regarding healthcare marketing, who to contact in the Denver hospital systems, and other topics unrelated to the Federal bid. NurseCorps did not realize at the time that Ms. Hughes was milking the conversations for the purpose of adding to her charges.

Ms. Ellen Hughes' work was haphazard and incomplete. NurseCorps, Inc. paid Ms. Ellen Hughes 1729.24 for completing a VA bid. The result was that Ellen Hughes made numerous mental and avoidable errors throughout the bid. These mistakes included leaving fields and vital areas blank and entering incorrect information in the fields. In addition to this, several vital documents were left out from the bid when it was submitted to the Federal Government. One key document submitted was left completely blank.

Due to the lack of attention to detail that all government bids require, the bid was ultimately rejected. It was returned to NurseCorps for what can only be described as a complete overhaul.

During the bid process NurseCorps underwent an IRS audit that reviewed Ellen Hughes, a.k.a., The McGee Company as a 1099, tax exempt vendor. The determination by the IRS was that the company's structure was not a legitimate 1099 stand alone company. That she did not qualify for the tax status she represented herself as having. The costly consequence was that NurseCorps had to pay the IRS for back-taxes with interest. The IRS said Ellen Hughes, a.k.a, The McGee Company was violating tax law. Again, Ellen Hughes' only response was, they're wrong and I'm right.

After all the problems we experienced working with Ellen Hughes, a.k.a, The McGee Company, it is ironic that Hughes' questions that we insisted she adjust her charges. We had a good reason to question whether or not Ms. Hughes even took the time to read the bid as she was instructed to do. Ellen Hughes should be advised that the next time she choses a company to work for, do not pick a company that will examine the content of her work or lack there of (as do most healthcare companies) and do pick a company that pays her invoices at face value and without question.

After being subjected to your dishonesty and threats directed towards myself and this agency, diplomacy was not a fore-thought when dealing with you. Your inaccuracies in reporting this ordeal and your personal attacks do not bother me but to involve innocent people in your efforts to further extort money from this company confirms your willingness to inflict harm at the cost of others. It is reprehensible and is more evidence of your unethical business practices and greed.

Never assume your conduct will always be received and responded to with diplomacy. Tact and diplomacy are both earned. You were dealt with in accordance to the same respect you afforded this company and it's employees.

NurseCorps, Inc. decision to require billing adjustments was warranted. Regrettably, this cunning and calculating individual has decided to abandon the legal profession (where she should stay) and has set her sights on the healthcare industry. She will have a rude awakening in the medical field when she finds there is no easy money here. Whether it be in management or direct patient care, at any time, her STANDARDS for care and ACCOUNTABILITY may be scrutinized. She will be questioned and she will have to be prepared to give a reasonable justification for each decision and every action, on every occasion, and in minute detail. Welcome to our world Ms. Ellen Hughes. Welcome to healthcare!

Jim Lott, President
NurseCorps, Inc.
Denver, CO
303-300-1100
jimlott@nurse-corps.com
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