I responded to a Craigslist job opportunity in August 2008, it was for a Part Time Brand Ambassador (Demonstration/Sample/Sales) for Jamba Juice at a Local Grocery Store for $13 an hour on 8/16/2008.
Since I am qualified and like Jamba Juice I thought it would be fun & profitable to Nestle, the Grocery Store, & myself to apply,as I consider it fun work.
I followed the Requirements on Craigslist gigs-745530033 with my head shot & resume then Emma Bery, & Tina Norris of TNT Mnagement/Fresh Faces Recruiting replied with a Contract for me to sign.
The first thing I saw was an Age Limit of 20-40 Years of Age that was Not listed in the Ad I replied to + they also Increased my pay $15 an hour & would also give me first choice of doing 2 other events one for M & M's 8-23 in Phoenix & 9/13 Jamba Juice again in Phoenix or So. Cal at Safeway Store.
If you sign the Contract & if you canNot fulfill it you must contact the company via Phone Only, No E-Mail or you would be billed for the Agency's lost income & pay to ship back the event supplies.
I have Never heard of that before, but I have always been hired by the Company wanting to promote their products & they are not as fague in who,what where,when etc. .
I would never have wasted my time or theirs if they had listed it in the ad.
After I replied to Tina Norris Fresh Faces Recruiting Director/TNT Management that I could not sign it because I was not under 40 & that my out going personality,experience,dependability and ability to perform the task shouild be of more value and I am in better shape that people in that age group & sound younger too.
They responded that it was their Client (Nestle) that decides who to hire & the requirements, not them. I was dissappointed to hear Nestle would miss part of the largest buying market in Yuma with people over 40.
So I decided to contact Nestle & let them know what the marketing company was doing.
I was dissapponted, & so hurt to be disqualified for being Over 40 when it was not even a listed requirement.
Then about 2 weeks later I came across the e-mail again and it hurt a nerve again that I was too old...
I thought surely Nestle does not pay this company to represent them in this manner, or Nestle does not know how this company performs as their agent.
So I contacted Nestle Corporation, it took many hours & phone calls,as they are huge.
The HR dept called me back, asked for all my emails & had another HR dept on this coast call me who requested the same thing.
Then she did she claimed to not know anything about TNT Mgmt. or the Jamba Juice Brand Promotion.
If you read all the previous articles on the connection to these names & companies it is like a changing spider web of deceit.
Emma Berry, TNT Mgmt, TNT Casting, Tina Norris, Christina Norris Talent,
C Taylor Agency, CTA Event Staffing, Therese Canatese, Theresa Steele, Cori Cindas Consignments, Cori Cindas Productions, Miss Evansville Director.
In a previous report an ex employee of them stated that they had an "inside connection" to getting Corporations like Dove, Safeway, etc to hire them.
I am hopeing that if you respond to an ad that you will check this site first, so you don't fall into the web of people who did work for them.
Before You Apply For The Job - Maybe Contact The Client In Advance?
I don't think Nestle would want to be connected with these people after finding out how they have been promoted.
Nestle HR has recontacted me & is trying to find out if they have used these Companies & People then maybe they will be able to help stop these agencies from profiting at others expense?
Had I not re read the e-mail a second time & not been insulted again to the point of contacting Nestle, and gotten a response from them, then I would probably still be thinking bad of Nestle based on my experience with TNT Mgmt.
Everyone should take the time to follow up with a report when ripped off or wronged, I know it is a hassel, but I applaude all of your previous reports for wanting to help other people avoid the same fate.