I was hired by Lift Solutions on 04/11/2007 and discharged from there on 04/07/2008 for the reason of the company owner "didn't like me" and that my job performance wasn't what they wanted. When the company hired me they promised me training-I never received it. They bully all their employees into doing what they want by threatening to fire them. I was called out in front of my co workers by my Service Manager for doing something wrong instead of receiving a private reprimand and counciling. I stuck up for myself.
The company doesn't have a problem with any of the employees that play the game and provides job security to those who say something negative about the employees that they want gone. (I know of 3 that have had this problem and are to afraid to say anything because of this)
They have satellite navigation on their service vans in case of emergencies, etc. My van's antenna was broken and I repeatedly told the service advisor of this over a 4 to 5 month period, that it wasn't working properly, and that it needed repaired, nothing ever got done.
I was called in to the training room to ask why my time card wasn't matching the satellite navigation, and I told my Service Manager and Road Foreman about the antenna and that I had told the Service Advisor this.
I also told them that I DO NOT STEAL OR LIE and if they think I'm being dishonest and are questioning my integrity than they should fire me ON THE SPOT. They said that they did believe me and said that the antenna will be fixed promptly and they would monitor it for the next two weeks. I told them thanks for believing me. No problem was the response.
Another problem with them was I was given a lift to work on with a quote that I didn't do. I finished all the repairs close to the time by the quote given. But due to the extensively poor condition of the lift, the corrosion, the broken parts, the safety issues,etc. I couldn't let the lift go or or sign it off. I had told the service advisor of the extensive damage and of the things that weren't on the quote and he told me to fix it. I told him that this thing shouldn't continued to be worked on and that it should be junked and that the customer should be informed about this. He said they won't mind, just do what you have to do to get it running right. The owner came over with the Service Manager and said I quote "(His Name) I never want to see another lift in this condition brought in for maintenance. This should have never been brought in in the first place."
Then they fabricated multiple pieces of documentation, saying things that weren't true. And left out other a parts of documents at their convenience. (All of this documentation I had never seen except for SOME of the satellite paperwork)And put in the documentation about the satellite navigation which I mentioned earlier which had been what I thought was resolved. This resulted in me not receiving any benefits for unemployment, because I can't discredit anything they are saying.
The only reason I can even write this is because I'm at a friend's using their cpu, other than that I'm Homeless, sleeping on the street or where I can.
There's also another employee that hurt himself at work bad enough, that they refuse, even with a doctor's examination, to pay him workmen's compensation.
I've also talked to quite a few former employees, while working there one of which was married to someone who works there's family and he said he was fired from there for getting a divorce, nice huh?I never received any training, write ups, counseling, or anything to help me be a better employee .
This employer should be avoided at all costs. I think all of this stemmed from my work ethic, and receiving an account where I mentioned one of their "star workers" another service technician had not been doing his job and I mentioned it to the owner who promoted him(who hates to be wrong about someone) about the condition and lack of maintenance of the lifts. I don't do my work half way, never have, never will, not when someone could die as a result of my work. I'm only writing this so noone elses life will be ruined like mine. This is an account of what happened to me. Of course there is other opinions about this, but I have NO REASON to lie, with what's happened to me.
It is what it is.
Council Bluffs, Iowa