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Complaint Review: TK Worldwide

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  • Submitted: Thu, September 08, 2011
  • Updated: Sat, December 08, 2012

  • Reported By: kabeh394 — Muskegon Michigan United States of America
TK Worldwide
Internet United States of America

TK Worldwide Kevin Bradberry It's a scam Grand Rapids, Michigan Internet

*Consumer Comment: scam

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Dear job seeker. This is a real opportunity and there are no fees or scams regarding us contacting you.

*Consumer Comment: Still Contacting People

*Author of original report: TK Worldwide-Kevin Bradberry

*Consumer Comment: TK Worldwide Kevin Bradberry

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Dear, "Annonymous" Thank you sharing your experience with our compay from over 3 years ago

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A few years back, I attended a training seminar for a local automotive dealership in the Holland area.  I was charged a fee but also promised an interview at the end of the training and told that if I wasn't hired by that dealership, there were others who preferred "TK Worldwide candidates" over folks off the street.  The whole thing sounded very convincing so I scraped the money together and attended the following two days of training .  The actual complaint part of this story starts after the interview, I wasn't hired by that particular dealership but, there was another dealership in the area conducting interviews for TK Worldwide trainees and I asked the TK Worldwide representative if I could get an interview set up with that dealership,

I  was told that wasn't a possibility, (after being lead to believe they would help with job leads and interviews, the only thing they gave me came right out of the jobs section of The Holland Sentinal, I could have done that myself), the whole thing was a waste of time and there were false promises.  I see they are still at it and still misleading folks who are looking for a job and taking advantage of our general belief that people are good and decent.  I thought I would offer a heads up to anybody who didn't want to throw their money away and learn the hard way like myself!  I contacted the BBB and got a partial refund, but after what I went through to get it, I can see why the company hasn't had more complaints!

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/08/2011 08:29 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/TK-Worldwide/internet/TK-Worldwide-Kevin-Bradberry-Its-a-scam-Grand-Rapids-Michigan-Internet-774624. 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 Consumer Comment

scam

AUTHOR: SEO-Dude! - ()

Scam, scam, scam, scam! Period! I hate people that scam others!

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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Dear job seeker. This is a real opportunity and there are no fees or scams regarding us contacting you.

AUTHOR: Pissed off in Pomona - (USA)

This web site is no place for a real discussion about a career opportunity for you. And while as the owner of this company, I do respond to every complaint, comment, compliment, or otherwise when it's brought to my attention this forum is no place for discovery about career opportunities or how to obtain jobs.

What most people are not aware of is that there are multiple positions available in dealerships from sales, to service, to parts, to accounting, to web site design, to AP and AR and so on and we can help you with most any of those. We are a full service automotive recruiting, training, and consulting company and there are no employment fees of any kind for you to pay EVER. Our mission is to help people find jobs, train them in their new career if need be, and support them in any way we can so they can provide for their families in these difficult and uncertain economic times.

You are welcome to contact me personally if you are seeking employment and if we can help you in ANY way, we will. Simply go to our web site and apply for job alerts there, or contact us through the "contact us" section  or call our 800 number and ask for me  and I will do my best and put my best people on helping you find a job.  As I said before you will not be charged anything for my company to assist you in your career search, or for any reason at all. Thank you and I look forward to speaking with you.

kevin

PS I will not continue to dialogue with the people on this site, but will do all I can to help you if you contact me personally.
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#3 Consumer Comment

Still Contacting People

AUTHOR: Job Seeker - (United States of America)

A recruiter (using a yahoo address) sent me an email (through monster) inviting me  to interview for a sales consultant position at a car dealership.   Strange that they would contact me since I specified that I would only take requests for my resume from a particular industry.  I also requested that they contact me through another email address (not monster); this way I could review the header info so I could research the company and sender. They did not follow directions.  I went on the car dealership's website to research careers and was directed to a generic application form - no open positions were listed.  
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#4 Author of original report

TK Worldwide-Kevin Bradberry

AUTHOR: kabeh394 - (United States of America)

It was well over three years ago which is precisely my point, your still ripping people off and getting away with it.  Your company is pasted all over the ripoff report website and the fact that you personally perform "ripoff report rebuttals" suggests that you are fully aware of that.  Your company is nothing short of a con man hiding behind a wall of smoke and mirrors and people should have the opportunity to become educated.  Anybody can get a job selling cars, you don't need a class, and you should never have to pay for training, and anybody who says that is a necessary expense is probably trying to get something from you.
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#5 Consumer Comment

TK Worldwide Kevin Bradberry

AUTHOR: wtf2011 - (USA)

TK Worldwide Kevin Bradberry

I can SPOT a SCAM in one second....This company is a scam. Read what he said...and read what the company said.  It's a SCAM and move on!

I hate scamming people....And I hate you! You will get whatever you will get in the end!
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#6 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Dear, "Annonymous" Thank you sharing your experience with our compay from over 3 years ago

AUTHOR: Annonymous - (USA)

As the founder and owner of this company I make it a point to respond to all complaints, just as I did with your initial complaint over 3 years ago. Regarding your anonymous warning to those who may wish to interview with us, our company no longer allows contract trainers to charge applicants for any services provided by us.

We allowed the BBB to arbitrate your complaint, and listen to both sides of the story. Then together you and I reached a settlement agreement that was to your satisfaction and the complaint was closed.  Our trainers nor anyone in our organization would ever refuse a graduate of one of our training programs an interview or employment opportunity.

We are STILL WILLING to help you find employment even though its been over 3 years and you were also refunded fees paid to the trainer.


For interview assistance simply call our 800 number and let us know you would like interview assistance.  If you meet the necessary criteria for employment in the automotive industry we will find interviews for you and assist you in achieving gainful employment.  No fees will be requested by anyone in our organization for any reason.

Our company policy is clear and outlined in our advertising disclaimers as listed below.

We are an automotive specific recruiting company and have been retained by the dealership(s) listed above to find talented individuals who wish to pursue an employment opportunity and career within this organization.  We place applicants for all positions in a dealership. No candidates will ever be charged any fees for any services provided by us, the hiring dealership, or any of its affiliates.   In addition, you may be offered free (company paid) training at the request of the hiring dealership.

Note to everyone:

If you or someone you know ever has a complaint, question, concern, comment, or otherwise regarding my company, please feel free to call our home office and ask to speak to me personally. Identify yourself, what your issue is, and I will work hard to rectify your situation to the absolute best of my ability. Arbitration through the BBB is always your best course of action as the BBB has a resolution program that allows the 2 parties to dialogue about the issue and reach a mutual agreement for both parties to get closure on the issue.

Anonymous complaints are very difficult to resolve, as they serve only one purpose: To strike out at the other person, or company in anger with virtually no hope for any sort of resolution. There is no reason anyone should ever carry a burden around with them when an open invitation to resolve the matter, even a second time if necessary is on the table.

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