- Report: #279784
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Complaint Review: Options Talent - Trans Continental Talent
Options Talent - Trans Continental Talent127 West 25th Street 5th Floor New York,, New York U.S.A.
Options Talent - Trans Continental Talent Years later still fuming New York New York
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5 years ago, i was in between jobs and answered the ad for Options Talent; having spent years in the business as a child/young teen- i was enthusiastic to bring what i knew to the table as a new "scout". i had never worked with a scout, and being out of the business for a few years at that point, i didn't know that this entire thing was a scam for both the employee and the innocent people we were harassing and in turn, deceiving.
To keep it short and sweet- i am echoing the sentiments of most other former Options "scouts" on this site. with one exception-- they felt i had the "scouting eye" or some BS like that; so they "promoted" me (i hadn't received a paycheck yet), to work for their affiliate- Talent Networks. basically in 3 months without a paycheck, i actually brought some people in- one of which was interviewed on CT & NY news, and gave the kudos of her recent success to my "boss", and i never saw one penny for those people.
my commision & work hour concerns went unanswered by the management, i never returned one day, and have not heard from them since.
looking back now, knowing what i know about that company- if i had known then, i would have done all that i could for reimbursement costs for my commute, food, subway fares, unpaid commissions and a few new pairs of shoes ruined from trekking the streets of NYC in search of new "talent". ALL of which were promised in one conversation or another over those 3 months, (well, except for the new shoes of course!)
Does anyone know if they are still in operation, now in 2007??? i see that Talent Networks is, based on their websites and current message board postings.
If TCT is still around, they need to be stopped-- i know everyone is saying the same thing, but they do; especially here in the NY Metro area.
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