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Complaint Review: William K. Zinke, Human Resource Services

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  • Submitted: Fri, May 11, 2012
  • Updated: Thu, May 02, 2013

  • Reported By: Boulder Bad Boss — United States of America
William K. Zinke, Human Resource Services
4770 Baseline Road Boulder, Colorado United States of America

William K. Zinke, Human Resource Services Bill Zinke worst employer ever, abusive, critical, belittling Boulder, Colorado

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Rebuttal from Ex-Employee of William K. Zinke

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Bill Zinke Responds to Posts

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Response from Bill Zinke, President

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Bill Zinke likes to pride himself on being a perfectionist, someone who has high standards and expects the best from his employees. Bill ZInke is the completely opposite of that.  Being a perfectionist is one thing; being rude, condescending, belittling and an asshole for literally no reason other than to satisfy a sick desire for control is another. Bill ZInke is not a perfectionist; he is a maniac.

I have read other reports on him. They are all completely and utterly accurate. 

He takes pride in hiring highly skilled and educated personnel, initially encouraging their input and engagement, yet rejects and demeans any suggestion, even in areas where he has no knowledge or experience.  His need for power delegates everyone else into a position of servitude, regardless of their background and potential.

He never takes any accountability for the mistakes he makes; instead, he deflects blame onto his staff for any error, misunderstanding or forgetfulness he has, because he refuses to believe he is capable of any fault.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 05/11/2012 09:38 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/William-K-Zinke-Human-Resource-Services/Boulder-Colorado-80303/William-K-Zinke-Human-Resource-Services-Bill-Zinke-worst-employer-ever-abusive-critica-881338. 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

Rebuttal from Ex-Employee of William K. Zinke

AUTHOR: Judy Hartl - ()

To Whom It May Concern:

My name is Judy Hartl, and I worked with  Bill Zinke for about seven years when his management consulting firm was located in New York City. 

Working with Bill was a challenge because his standards were high, partly because of his legal background but more because he was building a consulting practice that entailed working with senior executives in major companies who expected a high quality of work.  Along with myself, there were three additional support staff.  I can speak for all of them who felt as I did, and most of these girls were also with Bill for approximately the same length of time.

I thought I had excellent skills when Bill hired me, but learned a great deal from working with him and only left because I remarried.  I now live in Florida and still have fond memories of working with Bill.  If fact, we still exchange Christmas cards after 26 years, and he has visited my husband and me in Florida.

I am happy to put my name on this posting. 

Judy Hartl

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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Bill Zinke Responds to Posts

AUTHOR: Bill Zinke - (United States of America)

To the Posters:

I have read all of the postings and believe some have validity. I am reminded of the Chinese riddle, which some of you have heard me quote:
QWhat is the biggest room in the world?
AThe room for improvement.
This applies to me, as it does to all of us.

There are parts of the postings that are absolutely untrue, for example that nobody stays beyond a short period and that I accept advice from nobody. The Office Manager is really an essential part of CPLs ongoing success. He has worked with me for more than 2 years, has received three substantial salary increases and three substantial bonuses because his work is consistently excellent. I frequently seek his advice and frequently accept his suggestions. He has traveled with me to four meetings (in one made the announcement that we would create a LinkedIn account for meeting participants at their request) and is a real colleague. 

During the past four years, my long period of good health has caught up with me. They began with a severe case of shingles, followed by a fractured hip from which I am now almost fully recovered through the great support of a wonderful physical therapist, two angioplasties, and a hernia operation. What has sustained me is my motto Strength in Adversity, and that same motto also sustains me through the travails of Rip-off Reports, which clearly show room for improvement.

I suspect there is room for all of us to improve.


Bill Zinke                                                                  

Note: One point I would like to make clear is that, despite the popular conception that people beyond 80 are over the hill and out of the game, I and the Center for Productive Longevity are going strong. I leave on March 16 for a busy week in Europe and may be making a trip to the Asia Pacific in April. CPL is making a difference in stimulating the substantially increased engagement of people 50 and older in productive activities, paid and volunteer, where they are qualified and ready to continue adding value. One important attribute, of course, is a positive attitude and an optimistic spirit.
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#3 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Response from Bill Zinke, President

AUTHOR: Bill Zinke - (United States of America)

It is difficult to deal with outrageously false statements by former employees who failed to meet the required standards of a consulting firm which for the past 43 years has dealt with senior-level executives in major organizations who are entitled to expect high-quality work. If these employees would identify themselves, I would immediately sue them for libel.

Bill Zinke
Human Resource Services, Inc.
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