- Report: #441253
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: Spring Masters Canada
Spring Masters Canada34 Golden Gate Court, Warehouse 5 & 6 Scarborough, Ontario Canada
Spring Masters Canada Crooks rip off workers, College students, highschool kids, and clients Scarborough Ontario
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: What is your point?
*Consumer Comment: Spring Masters Rip Off The Product is inferior and services sucks
*UPDATE Employee: Ok, so my story
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: You sir are a liar and probably a route manager
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Hey there
*General Comment: Interesting writ
*UPDATE Employee: This company is a scam
*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Too funny
*General Comment: Scam Artists
*General Comment: Scam Artists
*Consumer Comment: TOTAL SCAM ! THE PROPERTY START AKA SPRING MASTERS
*General Comment: What are you on about?
*Consumer Comment: Commission Only Pay is not legal
*General Comment: Metaphors are for PR
*Consumer Comment: Wow, this is very stupid.
*UPDATE Employee: You Misunderstood
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Not a scam, but a waist of time!
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: 6 year employee
*General Comment: Fly on the wall
*UPDATE Employee: Haven't started yet. and checking up befor i do.
*Consumer Comment: Contract Not Legal If...
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Here some info for people who want to do something about it
*UPDATE Employee: I love Spring Masters!
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: you made $120 wow ! buckets of cash mad money
*Author of original report: Spring Masters Canada are Crooks
*UPDATE Employee: You should stop defending your son's laziness.
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: another scam employee manager reporting lol
*UPDATE Employee: No Scam At ALL
*UPDATE Employee: I work for spring masters
*General Comment: Ripoff
*UPDATE Employee: HARD WORK
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Scam is Right-Ex-Employee's thoughts
*General Comment: Thanks for the heads up!
*Author of original report: Providing some proof to back up my statement
* : Not all that bad....
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: 100% ACCURATE: DONT WORK AT SPRING MASTERS CANADA
*UPDATE Employee: False claims, baseless accusations
I found this company handing out cards at a job fair. There was no interview, we were just told to go to a warehouse in Scarborough on Friday night with a resume and listen to a couple hours of spiel. Unpaid training lasted 3 hours, but the shirt (uniform) was free. Technically it's a Base + Commission job, but as I pointed out they don't pay correctly. Also note if you quit during work you owe them $100. Also note it costs $10 to rent equipment so that $100 drops to $90.
I was told to arrive at work by 8am and there was another 2 hours of spiel before we started work at 10am. The job is walking Door-to-Door dragging a 60lb aerator. You drop off fliers or try to sell your service to the home-owner. We were told to barter for high prices but the service is worth only $25. It might sound easy, but after 10 hours without a break or lunch it is exhausting. No bathrooms either, the supervisor suggested we urinate in public. We were told to be at work at 8am and were allowed to leave at 11pm, which is 15 hours. Somehow this counts as "10 hours of work" by their clock.
Picture 16 guys with backpacks crammed into a tiny van with only 11 seatbelts. There were only 6 vans for 86 workers.
I made 3 sales and a prebooked appointment, so I worked on 4 lawns and 2 of them had backyards. That's pretty good for a first day. In theory I should have earned $100 plus commission on the others. In reality I got $47.75 for 15 hours of work. This means I got paid less than $4 an hour and minimum wage is $9.50.
The top 25 sellers take home great cash prizes, but the other 795 workers get shafted. (ie; If you can earn the company $1200 a day they will give you $300.) The only way to succeed is if you are a superhuman that can work non-stop pushing machines around for 10 hours with suave sales skills and you're able to find and aerate 30 lawns a day. But 99% of people cannot do this. (Also note there is no availability unless you are a top seller. So most people get stuck with 1 or 2 days of work a week.)
From my experience, this is back-breaking slave labour in the sun that rips you off and should be impossible in a 1st world nation like Canada. How has this company existed for 13 years!? It breaks so many laws it's not even funny, they abuse young people who are just trying to save money up for College. It's ridiculous. Don't work here, don't buy their services, avoid Spring Masters Canada because they are crooks. I guarantee it.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/06/2009 02:50 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Spring-Masters-Canada/Scarborough-Ontario-M1P-4M8/Spring-Masters-Canada-Crooks-rip-off-workers-College-students-highschool-kids-and-clien-441253. 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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