ED Magedson – Founder
ACI Advanced Communications Inc.www.acidirect.com Warrington, Pennsylvania United States of America
I have been working in cable for over 5 years. I worked for another contractor for most of them. During this last year I couldn't find any work and then I found ACI. Hiring all the time. Ten new guys in class every week.
First. You are required to work 6 days. No Option 6 days or we threaten you with dismissal.
Second. You have to surrender $10/week from your check as a "safe driver" savings. This builds up to $500. In the event that you damage your company truck ACI takes the $500 to cover the deductible for the insurance claim.
>> I damaged my truck. They took my $500 But they never filled an insurance claim and my truck never got fixed. Where does that $500 go? The manager laughed as he talked about a different truck getting the same thing done. "it doesn't matter where you get the estimate done. We ain't getting it fixed anyway." he laughed.
Third. If I lose or damage equipment (cable boxes from comcast) I have to pay for it out of my check. I didn't think you could force employees to pay for accidental damages. You can write them up, or fire them, but not take their pay?
Fourth. If Comcast assess a charge back the tech looses pay for that job. A charge back is a term used for contractors. If Comcast has to go back out to a job a contractor does and has to fix it or finds that it was not done up to spec Comcast charges the contractor or fines them. The fine is usually more than the job paid. BUT ACI has employees not contractors. ACI is a contractor of Comcast but we are employees.
Fifth. ACI does not list pay amounts on daily sheets, they do not have the techs submit a weekly sheet. "we'll do that for you." The tech have no idea what they are billing or how much they should be making.
This place REEEEKS of scam. THERE IS A CLASS ACTION HERE and a UNION would probably shut these guys down.
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