ED Magedson – Founder
Donna's Dolphins Swim School5470 Powers Center Point Suite 130 Colorado Springs, Colorado USA
Donna's Dolphins Swim School The truth about how Donna bullies her employees and mismanages her business Colorado Springs Colorado
I have been quiet long enough but feel that Colorado Springs consumers should be aware of some very unethical practices going on at Donna's Dolphins Swim School. I was employed there for a month and was shocked at the behavior of the owner, Donna. I was hired at 9.75 an hour based on my experience, .75 higher than what they start at. After a month I was informed that because someone looked up my pay and was upset, I would have to take a cut and go down to 9.00 an hour. I was then told 2 hours later that maybe we could "meet in the middle" at 9.40, but I better watch what I say to the Aquatics Director, who hired me.
I had already told the Aquatics Director that my pay was being cut and when she confronted Donna about this unethical behavior, Donna then lashed out at me (in front of customers) for bringing this to the AD. I then quit later that day since I did not want to work for an unethical employer who bullies her employees. Later that day she fired my supervisor (who was loved by parents/kids and had been there for a year) for no reason and then later fired another swim instructor for accidentally using the new lead teacher's towel. Since then, the Aquatics Director quit stating she would not work for an unethical employer.
It was also brought to my attention by the new lead swim teacher that Donna had recently hired a new swim instructor who failed her initial swim test because she did not know ANY strokes, but Donna kept her on because they are friends. Is that who YOU want teaching your kids to swim? Anyway, two more teachers are leaving the swim school because they no longer have a Certified Pool Operator and the condition of the pool is so bad, they are developing welts on their body. Also, the Lead Instructor of 3.5 years left because the training program was going down hill and did not want to be apart of it anymore.
The program is now in the hands of a 20-year-old who has been there for less than a year and was NOT trained by the former lead teacher (who has a lot of experience). Anyway, I like to make informed decisions as a consumer and will not support a business who mistreats or bully their employees. Donna does both and has managed to get away with it for a long time. I just want to bring to light the very shady way she runs her business to anyone who is considering placing their child in swim lessons with her or spending money there.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/05/2013 06:52 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Donnas-Dolphins-Swim-School/Colorado-Springs-Colorado-80920/Donnas-Dolphins-Swim-School-The-truth-about-how-Donna-bullies-her-employees-and-mismana-1097241. 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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