• Report: #48228

Complaint Review: Transcontinental Talent, Tctalent, Options Talent, Tc Talent, Trans Continental Talent

  • Submitted: Thu, March 06, 2003
  • Updated: Wed, January 19, 2005

  • Reported By:providence Rhode Island
Transcontinental Talent, Tctalent, Options Talent, Tc Talent, Trans Continental Talent
3 Davol Street Providence, Rhode Island U.S.A.

Trans Continental Talent, Tctalent, Transcontinental Talent, Tctalent,options NOW THEY'RE GOING AFTER YOUR PETS! Providence Rhode Island

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Hey Mike from Buffalo! They must have showed you the "brain washing" Video at your scout orientation. Good luck with that..

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Mike is half right

*UPDATE Employee: "Michael" still works for TCT... in Orlando, not Philadelphia

*UPDATE Employee: b#$$4$it

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*UPDATE Employee: why do you still work there ..may god have mercy on your soul for staying around and 'suckering' more people into signing up.

*UPDATE Employee: TCTalent filed this report ..I am an Office Director with TCTalent with contacts at corporate.

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these guys are now targeting pet owners......stop the insanity!

Two weeks ago I was aproached by an individual in the park near my house. I was walking my dog and he stoped to ask me about my pet (Chi CHi). Now its common for other animal lovers to often stop and talk about thier pets. Eventually he asked me if I had ever though about getting my pet into some animal magazines.

When I asked how he replied that he worked for a talent agency and that Chi Chi had a great look! I was so excited! I was invited to bring Chi Chi to an open call to show him to the staff thier to be evaluated for possible representation. When I got home I checked out the website TCTalent.com and was curious as to why thier was no advertising for pets thier, but since it looked like a reputable company (Discovered Backstreet Boys, Nysnc, etc. I figured that little CHi CHi had a shot!

I arrived around 6:30, thier was only one other person thier and they had a pet monkey with them dressed in an outfit. His name was coconut. I Started to get really excited, but soon that all came to an end. We were brought into a very large room where they asked to see my dogs teeth and further asked for some commands to see if it took direction well because if Chi Chi got any jobs direction is the most important thing.

Then we watched a video with some people and their pets giving testimonials ( including a member of the back street boys with a potbelly pig _) the footage was badly edited and when i asked a few questions the presenter said that if I had questions they were not to be asked here and that it was very un professional. So i got up and walked out.

I just want to warn everyone that if you are out with your pets and are aprroched by a pet scout, beware. Best of all they wanted $2000 to put the dog on the site, with video footage and I would also get a free personlized tctpets dog bowl.

If I run into one of them again I am going to let Chi CHi take a bite!!!

Jenine
providence, Rhode Island
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/06/2003 03:15 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Transcontinental-Talent-Tctalent-Options-Talent-Tc-Talent-Trans-Continental-Talent/Providence-Rhode-Island/Trans-Continental-Talent-Tctalent-Transcontinental-Talent-Tctalentoptions-NOW-THEYRE-48228. 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 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Hey Mike from Buffalo! They must have showed you the "brain washing" Video at your scout orientation. Good luck with that..

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

Hey Mike,

"Great Company"????????????????????????

They must have showed you the "brain washing"
Video at your scout orientation. Good luck with
that.

I hope your deprogramming is successful so
that you don't actually return as a real rat in
your next life. I'll pray for you.

PS To anyone else reading this they really do
post fraudulent stories about their company and
the companies of their compettitors to confuse
the consumer. If you are interested in modeling
please do not give these people any money.You can find the same modeling jobs on "Craig's List" or "Star Search Casting". You can find trillions of promotional jobs on line all by yourself by doing random searches. You can buy "The New York City Model's Black Book" or order a yearly updated modeling agency directory from Peter Glen Publications.

Have a friend take some pictures and send them out. Attend open calls at legitimate agencies that have been in business for a long time and that do not have an extreme fraudulent history. Research the companies you are interested in working with. Do not hand over your hard earned money to people who do not have your best intersts in mind. With a little bit of effort you can jump start your modeling career on
your own if you have the drive and the will to
succeed.

If you feel that you have already been scammed
don't let it discourage you from continuing to
pursue an occupation in the modeling industry.
There are still some good honest people out there.

People who only take money from you when they are
collecting their commission from the assignment
that they booked you to work.

If you feel bad because you have learned that
they take "everybody" that doesn't neccesarrily
mean that you are not model material. It just means that they wanted your money along with everyone elses. If you feel modeling is something you are capable of do it on
your own. You'll feel better if you know that you are in control of your own dreams and working towards accomplishing them.
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#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Mike is half right

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

You are absolutely half right Michael. He should leave. And he will, as soon as these vampires are put out of business.

His role right now is critical. I would almost go so far as to say it would be foolish for him to leave now. He has first hand info on the company. The job of the "insider" is critical to any investigation.

His courage is admirable (assuming he is being truthful about all the information he is giving the public) and should be met with credit, not insult. Didn't working for TCT teach you anything about keeping a positive attitude? (Which by the way was really creepy, the way everyone in the office only wanted a "positive" atmosphere. How everyone "rocks". "Who has the best TCT office?". Brain washing if you ask me.)

Be positive about "good scout's" role in all this. It's not the company's product. It's their business tactics. If you think about it, he's not only thrusting a sword into this company (like THEY do to so many people) they're paying him to do it! Good job! :) He's beating them at their own game!

Focus on their tactics. Not their product. That's what makes this company fraudulant. Why did you quit? Did I mention they are fraudulant?

Side note: Mandatory Mondays is the company policy. If it's mandatory, aren't they supposed to pay people for that? Just a thought.
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#3 UPDATE Employee

"Michael" still works for TCT... in Orlando, not Philadelphia

AUTHOR: Good Scout - (U.S.A.)

The editors of this website asked me about the identity of the previous poster. I know you are from Orlando... not Philadelphia. This person said they quit working at TCT and I know they are still there and has NOT given any two-week notice.

What a hypocrit - you are a LIAR! Last I looked, that was a sin and what sin is there in working for a company, while working against their evil. I believe that is a principle of good followership.

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b#$$4$it

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

GET A LIFE, STOP WRITING BOGUS STORIES ON SUCH A GREAT COMPANY. GROW UP AND GET A HOBBIE OTHER THAN TRYING TO BAD MOUTH A GREAT COMPANY. GO OUT AND ENJOY LIFE, HAVE FUN. STOP FOCUSING ON NEGATIVE THINGS IN LIFE. STOP HAVING SO MUCH HATE AND JEALOUSY IN YOUR BLOOD. IT'S NOT HEALTHY!!!!!!!!
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b#$$4$it

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

GET A LIFE, STOP WRITING BOGUS STORIES ON SUCH A GREAT COMPANY. GROW UP AND GET A HOBBIE OTHER THAN TRYING TO BAD MOUTH A GREAT COMPANY. GO OUT AND ENJOY LIFE, HAVE FUN. STOP FOCUSING ON NEGATIVE THINGS IN LIFE. STOP HAVING SO MUCH HATE AND JEALOUSY IN YOUR BLOOD. IT'S NOT HEALTHY!!!!!!!!
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b#$$4$it

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

GET A LIFE, STOP WRITING BOGUS STORIES ON SUCH A GREAT COMPANY. GROW UP AND GET A HOBBIE OTHER THAN TRYING TO BAD MOUTH A GREAT COMPANY. GO OUT AND ENJOY LIFE, HAVE FUN. STOP FOCUSING ON NEGATIVE THINGS IN LIFE. STOP HAVING SO MUCH HATE AND JEALOUSY IN YOUR BLOOD. IT'S NOT HEALTHY!!!!!!!!
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b#$$4$it

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

GET A LIFE, STOP WRITING BOGUS STORIES ON SUCH A GREAT COMPANY. GROW UP AND GET A HOBBIE OTHER THAN TRYING TO BAD MOUTH A GREAT COMPANY. GO OUT AND ENJOY LIFE, HAVE FUN. STOP FOCUSING ON NEGATIVE THINGS IN LIFE. STOP HAVING SO MUCH HATE AND JEALOUSY IN YOUR BLOOD. IT'S NOT HEALTHY!!!!!!!!
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#8 UPDATE Employee

why do you still work there ..may god have mercy on your soul for staying around and 'suckering' more people into signing up.

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

first, I doubt this will ever get posted, but I work for TCT. I just gave my 2 week notice b/c unlike the so-called 'good scout orlando' and by the way they don't have scouts in orlando nor do they have an 'office director' so you're lying to cover yourself, but anyway, unlike you I found another job.



I actually believe in the company but a friend's firm is offering me way more so I'm taking it.



if you really are an office director, how the hell do you live with yourself 'lying' in your words to customers all day long. boy, you must have absolutely no morals to get paid (and office directors get paid very well) while you feel the company isn't for real. seriously, how do you live with yourself. oooh, let me guess, you'll justify by saying you didn't realize what the real deal was when you got hired and just as soon as you can find another job with your high school dropout skills you'll quit- it's just that the job market is so tough and you've got 1)kids, 2) a wife or 3) a sick grandma who's counting on you for support so you can't quit without another job lined up.



you realize that since tct does not own any of the franchise offices, if the local state Attorney general goes to investigate your office, you're going down. saying "ooh, but I really didn't want to work there" isn't going to help. if you feel tct is a ripoff, quit today when you get your paycheck (i'm writing this friday). quit. don't lie to god or yourself. do the honest thing.



but I know you won't. or let me guess, "I'm doing more good by working to change things from the inside and expose the scam." that'll be your other excuse.



blow the whistle and leave. this isn't worldcom where the phone service is good but the accounting was bad. if the whole things sucks and is a sham, you're only helping 'rip off' more innocent folks.



may god have mercy on your soul for staying around and 'suckering' more people into signing up.
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#9 UPDATE Employee

TCTalent filed this report ..I am an Office Director with TCTalent with contacts at corporate.

AUTHOR: Good Scout - (U.S.A.)

I am the same Office Director with TCT, who identified the many other bogus reports. I know this report originated from TCTalent, just like the others. Alec Defrawy is working closely with Jay Wallace AKA Jason Hoffman now to concoct these reports to discredit Ripoff Report.



This particular Report above is so ridiculous. This is their plan here at TCT. To get unsuspecting consumes to think, this Report is so ridiculous, all these reports must be false. This is their plan. Please do not buy into it. They have also filed bogus Reports against their competitors and then tell their office directors to print out those copies of other competitors Rip-off Reports and show them to others when anyone asks about all the bad publicity on tct. They also feel this will get unsuspecting consumes who come to the internet and find the Rip-off Report when searching for tctalent, they too will be turned off by these ridiculous Rip-off Reports.



More is going on, including the punishment of those who speak up for what they think is right. If you have an opinion other than Alec's, you are pretty much unemployed.



I have seen the stories on TV of those people whose lives we have hurt and I am so sorry. I hope that any advertising we may do will not be affective, and I hope that this information somehow helps prevent some of that damage in the future.



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