• Report: #774994
Complaint Review:

A Los Angeles Clown and Character

  • Submitted: Fri, September 09, 2011
  • Updated: Fri, September 09, 2011

  • Reported By: Ari — Montebello California United States of America
A Los Angeles Clown and Character
11162 Viking Ave Northridge, California United States of America

A Los Angeles Clown and Character Aaron's Happy Kids Entertainment, Don't waste your time trying to get a job here if you're not Barbie! Northridge, California

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I was desperate for a job and found this company looking for people via Craigslist.  Having previous experience in this industry, I followed their detailed instructions from their ad.  A week later, I heard back.  I had missed their call but called back immediately and did not hear back for another week.

Finally, when I heard back (after calling every day), I was told about their 3 step process to ensure that I was a fit for the job:  1.  Go to one of the parties they were hired for and see what they do  2.  Try on costumes to make sure you're comfortable 3.  Be trained for 4 hrs. unpaid.

They scheduled me to drive out to a party 40 miles away from where I live.  I was there a few minutes early, as instructed, waiting suspiciously as I was standing outside this person's house waiting for what turned into 30 minutes.  The clown showed up late, and I shadowed him.  Although the show was sub-par and he had a bad attitude both towards me and the party-goers, I was still interested.

I called back the next day, again as instructed, only to get their voicemail.  I tried again the next few days and still heard nothing.  When I finally received a phone call back, it was the same guy who I had talked to before and who was the clown at the party I attended.  First on his agenda was to aggressively defend himself about not calling back.  He then said that if I was still interested I could come in to try the costumes (he would call me to set up a date) but that I would have to be okay with not getting very many jobs due to my "size".  However, in the original response to the ad I had to include a picture, my height, and my weight which he did not mention as an issue when we first talked.

I agreed that my lack of party option due to my "size" would be okay and that I would be available to be trained asap.  Three weeks later, I still have not heard back and after reading reviews about their company I am glad I am not associated with them.  Do not apply!  You'll waste time and money driving out to a party, only to never hear back again.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/09/2011 07:50 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/a-los-angeles-clown-and-character/northridge-california-91326/a-los-angeles-clown-and-character-aarons-happy-kids-entertainment-dont-waste-your-time-774994. 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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