I began working with Alaskan Home Services on December 3, 2012. During my interview I was told (by Tony Bohar) that I would have a desk to work at and the opportunity to make very good money. I was also told I would be paid $50, a day for training. I was also told I would be paid per permit I pulled from a City or County. Permits would be paid at a rate of $40 to $75.00. During the first week I pulled a total of five permits 4 at $40 and one at $65 because it took the entire day due to the fact that the job had been done 2 years prior and a permit had never been pulled. The gentleman was an elderly cancer patient and had had his gas shut off and it was getting cold. I worked on it all day and finally got the customer's gas turned back on and was told I would be paid $65 for that permit. The permits I was to be paid $75 on were if I had to do load calculations which required the use of a software program that had only two licenses both of which were on Tony's computers. I could not get the software loaded onto my computer to be able to use it the whole time I worked for Alaskan. I was not being paid an hourly wage but almost everyday I was forced to do work in the office including IT work, which I was not being paid for.
I worked the first week, being shuffled from desk to desk, at times not having any where to do my work without complaint. I would like to mention that Tony Bohar's girlfriend also worked in the office and during that first week that I was supposed be getting my desk, he was busy setting up his girlfriend' desk in his office new desk and all. After that first week I returned to work on Monday to the same thing. I went to ORO Valley to pull two permits and returned back to the office. Again I asked about the software I needed, and also when I would have a desk to work from. I was virtually ignored. On Tuesday I returned back to the office and was not even allowed in to Jeff's office. I had left some paperwork and the phone numbers that I needed to do my work on Jeff's desk, so AGAIN, I could not complete my work. At that point I decided the situation was not going to work for me and I quit the company. I was sent a text message from Jeff Hoover saying the if I did not return one shirt I was given, it would be deducted from my check. I told him I did not want the shirt and I would return it when I picked up my check. I must also mention during one of my permit stops the company credit card was declined due to non-payment and after using my own money to park the meter ran out while I was waiting for the Company to settle the issue with the credit card, I got a parking ticket.
Not only did I never Authorize Alsakan Home Services to deduct anything from my check, they did anyway. They deducted all of my training pay, they deducted $65 for the parking ticket, and also for the one shirt I was allowed. Why would the think I would want to advertise for them??? Long story short what they ended up paying me did not even amount to $5 an hour.
During that first week I also had to listen to a lot of belittling treatment of other employees at Tony Bohar's hands. It was extremely stressful. he is a horrible manager/person.
This company is extremely crooked and have a very high turnover rate, and unless you are sleeping with Tony Bohar, you are not treated fairly. I must add he is a salesman for the company, this tells you a bit about his character. I would not trust Tony Bohar enough to buy anything from him. The Labor Board also wants to talk to me about this. I have an appointment next Monday.