I have had it with this company. C.N.Brown, when I worked there, used to force me to work 48 hours a week but i could only get paid for 24. The District manager, and the manager, Lorraine was all for this, and told me if I didn't like it, many people needed jobs around here. I'm surprised she's still there. She smells like underarm sweat all the time, and is one of the most NONPROFESSIONAL people I've ever encountered. She yells at employees in front of customers. Rose, her assistant manager is EXTREMELY rude. Moreso than even Lorraine is, Or that gay guy that worked there a few years ago. I thought he was rude. I will never buy another thing at Big Apple again as long as I live, they have gone DOWNHILL AND FAST.
Seems all we can do is Boycott Big apple, and C.N. Brown Heating oil, Gas heat is MUCH cheaper anyway. My highest gas bill last winer was $88.
C.N. Brown will lie thru their teeth, however, claiming oil heat is cheaper. Even in the 1990s when I did have heating oil, My bill would average $200 a month (and I thought this was a good deal), I switched to natural gas, and it more than halved the bill.
We cannot trust a company that lies about Oil heat being cheaper than Gas heat. I don't mean propane, either, I mean Natural Gas under the ground. I have all my bills for the last thirty years to prove which is cheaper. Do yourself a favor and call Northern Utilities and if you live 500ft from a gas main, they will convert you to gas for free and you will save a fortune.
If MODA were smart, they'd kick C.N.brown out for their bad business practices.
I also want to add, if you buy C.N. Brown heating oil, the most expensive one you can buiy, and your furnace breaks down in the middle of the night, they do NOT have technicians to come and fix the problem. On the other hand, if you have guardian care with northern utilities you are protected 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
This winter my furnace stopped running. I called Northern Utilities. 15 minutes later they were at my house and they fixed the problem, my grandchild turned off the gas burner switch thinking it was a lightswitch LOL
If I had still been buying heating oil from cnbrown, they would do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to help me.
I forgot to mention, when I went to gas heat, I switched the hot water and the dryer from electric. In the summer I pay less than $30 for gas. Switching from oil to gas was the best decision I have ever made.
It's awful when I have complete trust in a utility, yet I can have no trust in a local company.
When was the last time you ran out of heating oil in the middle of the night when the temperature was thirty below? With gas, there are no worries, there is no tank you can run out of.
In conclusion, I wish that I could get every one of you to stop patronizing CNbrown. If you only knew of the slavery that went on there, and if you complained about working for free what would you hear? "you know that many people want jobs right now and in the state of maaine I don't need a reason to fire you (true)"
The drive off thing is the same way. They can just fire you cause they don't like the way you look. It's Maine State Law. You or your employer may terminate your employment at any time for any reason. Only thing good about it is that they cannot EVER use it against me if I don't give a notice, and I would never give a notice unless I had it in writing that if I was gonna get fired, I'd get a 2 weeks notice or severance pay.
I urge anyone not to do business with this company unless you believe in slavery.