I had worked for a company called EncoreNationwide for around 5 months, I liked and really enjoyed this company. It states in their policies that it is not against the rules to cancel a gig. I had a clean record working for a gig called Borghese who sold cosmetics for Costco. They told you upfront the rules and what was expecdted of you for that company.
I also did another gig for New Release which is also a contract for EncoreNationwide. No rules or guidelines to go by. They have a eplanner that you go into where they invite you to a job, you then click a button that says, accept, deny or undecided.
This is all on a first come first serve basis, sometimes other jobs come up and u have to take them because you don't know if they will accept u or not so of course you deny the offer. Sometimes they would confirm you for a job and then cancel the gig! This is not a big deal to them! Sometimes they will send you an offer that says to click a button to accept or call to cancel. This is before u have told them for sure that u absoulutly wanted the job. So you accept or call them.
I didn't have a problem with this company until I cancel a gig two times in a row due to person problems. Jobs like Costco (Borghese)always had proper back ups if you had to cancel. Obviously New realease did not! I had alot of jobs for them some i had to drive out of town. I got some job offers in e-planner and then they emailed me back on each one with a button to click for accept or call to cancel.
I never accepted these to begin with. In the mean time I got a new job and called/emailed the manger for this job and told her that I got a new job and could help with some of these but not all of them. She didn't get back to me soon enough because she was on vacation.
Well when she did get my message she told me she would find some one else but wanted me to do a couple of the other ones for her, i then told her i would email her some make-up dates, that very same day she emailed me back stating that she had found someone else. Which was fine i had never formally accepted these gigs. Well when i went to get into my e-planner to see when I had to do a couple of Costco jobs for Borghese in October. I found that i was locked out.
So I called the manager for that gig and she said that i had been taken out of their system completely because I cancel all these previous jobs with the New Release. I did cancel them like they told me to but never clicked or formally accepted these jobs! Also Encorenationwide cancelled 4 costco event on me for the month of October after they had formally given them to me.
They gave me two different stories, first it was we have to cut back on Fridays due to Costco wanting more days for other vedors due to the Holiday season, and then later another email stating that they had a problem with reduced sales at the cash register and had to cut back. I tried to emailed the manager of Borghese and I got an email back stating that she was out of town, then I emailed the President and got the same thing.
I have been a business owner for 20 yrs and you don't fire people without telling then your rules or giving them some kind of warning. This company has a real problem. I am doing this to let people know their unfair practices and maybe it will help someone along the way. It employs alot of younger kids and maybe they don't know how to fight back. I have worked in and out of Costco for many other vendors and have a good record , so they are only hurting themselves.