• Report: #370565

Complaint Review: Scott McKay Of Scotts Lawn Service

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  • Submitted: Sun, September 07, 2008
  • Updated: Thu, January 17, 2013

  • Reported By:Richmond Hill New York
Scott McKay Of Scotts Lawn Service
711 Executive Blvd Valley Cottage, New York U.S.A.
  • Phone: 845-268-8222
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  • Category: Employers

Scott McKay Of Scotts Lawn Service F/T Perm thats is really a seasonal/temps job Valley Cottage New York

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Previous employee

*Consumer Suggestion: Scotts Lawn Employees in PA can strike back

*Author of original report: Scott McKay booted

*Author of original report: Scotts Lawn Service - Valley Cottage bougs sales job offer.

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Scott Mckay met Charles Summerlad working at a Toys-R-Us in New Jersey.

Someone was needed to make promises that Scotts Lawn had no intention of honoring.

The scam: Tell job applicants that they have a F/T career following up on leads for Scotts Lawn.

The Deal: You will be lead around on a wild goose chase following up on leads that career sales rep Jim Maineri has no time or will to pursue and when the season is over you will be disposed of like a Dixie cup.

Scott McKay made it look like the false promises came from Charles Summerlad got him fired for it.

Spring 2009 could see a new "Charles Summerlad" and new round of empty promises.

Its the Scott McKay sales success formula.

Theotherguy
Richmond Hill, New York
U.S.A.

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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Previous employee

AUTHOR: Former employee - (United States of America)

What's your real name.I would like to contact you as I was a former employee in Valley cottage.
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#2 Consumer Suggestion

Scotts Lawn Employees in PA can strike back

AUTHOR: anonymous - (United States of America)

Looks like Pennsylvania is now the state where Scotts Lawn can no longer mistreat their employees. According the to Foster v. Kraft Foods Global, Inc. ruling, the fluctuating workweek Scotts Lawn was using to calculate overtime pay is in violation of the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act.

That means that Scotts Law is in direct violation of state of Pennsylvania's employment laws, ie, many former & current employees are bringing valid overtime suits against Scotts Lawn in PA. First Truegreen & now Scotts Lawn. Hopefully more changes in state laws will make these lawn care companies treat their employees right, or at least raise their costs so local lawn care companies can fairly compete against them. 
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#3 Author of original report

Scott McKay booted

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

Hpwever regional manager John Orango is still there and all of the previous offenses occurred under his watch. 
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#4 Author of original report

Scotts Lawn Service - Valley Cottage bougs sales job offer.

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

Scotts Lawn is EXPLOITING THE UNEMPLOYED AGAIN THIS SPRING!! BE WARY!

You will utilized as an order-taker and you will be trifled with. This so-called job offer is not about actual work. Its about exploiting the unemployed.

Regional manager John Marengo is the architect of this sick success plan and Scotts brass in Ohio will look the other way while he uses cronyism to pull your strings and yank your chains. He himself ducks and avoids you you all summer long. He will however, call in daily, to see how you are responding to The Treatment.

It is SEASONAL work only - THEY WILL NOT TELL YOU THIS!!!

The work pays less than $500.00 per week for a 75 hour week.

They will give you 20 or more homes to visit over a 100 mile radius and they will not let you start your trip until 9AM. They will expect you back no later by 4PM. They will hand you confusing and inaccurate print outs from of a map drawn in 1960. You will not know the roads and you will make 30 U-turns per day.

Because you will never make it back by 4PM they will make you stay late to take/make phone calls as a "make-good". They will keep you as late a 9PM. They will fuss about the number of calls you made and force you in on Saturday mornings too. NO OVERTIME !!!


You will have to violate local speed limits to make decent time on your trip.

You will get credit for just enough "sales" to meet-the-minimum no matter how many you write or are entitled to.

You WILL be TERMINATED without warning in September or October 2009.

************* YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED********************
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