• Report: #435689
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Business Furniture International, LLC , International Business Interiors, Inc

  • Submitted: Thu, March 19, 2009
  • Updated: Wed, May 26, 2010

  • Reported By:San Diego California
Business Furniture International, LLC , International Business Interiors, Inc
5910 Pacific Center Blvd, Ste 100 San Diego, California U.S.A.

Business Furniture International, LLC ,International Business Interiors, Inc Unpaid employees, furniture, san diego, business San Diego California

*Author of original report: Response to BFI

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: EXPOSED John Rusty Buck, Business Furniture International, International Business Interiors or whatever he is!

*UPDATE Employee: Rebuttle to Ex-Employees Inaccurate Complaint Re: Non-Payment

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I was terminated by this company for unknown causes. I had to fight for my wages twice with this company and the owner still owes 2 of his former employees. He also did not pay taxes on me and the other 2 employees. The owner is shady and cannot be trusted. In my opinion, he should not be in business with anyone. Beware of this compnay...

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#1 Author of original report

Response to BFI

AUTHOR: Anonymous_tipster - (U.S.A.)

After reading the rebuttal, I am pretty amused. The person must have been maybe Christopher Ellis, Fabien C. (not sure how to spell his last name,) or John Buck himself. In any event, I was a bit surprised that my name was thrown out there because I did not do so but that's okay.

Going back to when I was terminated, I was terminated over the phone; no letter or reasons were given. I had called out I believe the day before because I had acute bronchitis, which I even had a doctor's note for and would've been more than happy to present to them if given the chance. When I was terminated, I kept in contact with Chris and Fabien regarding my final check. I even went out there the times they told me to pick it up and either no one was there or Chris had an excuse for me. I did get paid almost a month later in cash. Fabien met me at a nearby Starbucks because my car had just broken down. The ONLY reason why I was paid was because I had a reporter from a local news station call Mr. Buck asking him why he wasn't paying his employees. I say that because when the reporter called him, he called me the same day (after NEVER returning ANY of the calls prior to this) saying that Fabien was going to have my final pay the next day.

As for the business opportunity that I supposedly messed up, it is true that I was asked to drive up to Los Angeles for the meeting. I had also expressed concern to Chris saying that I was not sure if my car would hold up. Also, and more importantly, that was not in my job description. I was to receive and call on prospective customers and set up the appointments for Mr. Buck to go on. If the meeting was SO important, why couldn't Mr. Buck do HIS job and go himself? It is HIS business after all, and I did my job with finding a good prospect. Also, I do remember an incident where Mr. Buck messed up a prospective client by not showing up and I had to try and do damage control. The client respected my efforts but couldn't see himself doing business with Mr. Buck.

I noticed that there was question of credibility and proof. If need be, if this website or any consumer report website has any questions, I do have proof of sending Mr. Buck letters about me not being paid, documentation, and I even have past time sheets for the question of attendance.

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#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

EXPOSED John Rusty Buck, Business Furniture International, International Business Interiors or whatever he is!

AUTHOR: Insider - (U.S.A.)

I am another unfortunate former employee of this shady company.  There were hardly ever any business going on!  The company owner is John Rusty Buck, whose reputation is horrendous!  He would take the clients' money and then not deliver the products!  His checks are bounced all the time, that he is never in the office or never answering the phone.  There are two other complaints about this crook on this website!  (Tip: search for keywords John Rusty Buck or Business Furniture International or International Business Interiors)

Apparently, he is known for ripping people off their money and then close down the company to start a new one.  For every company he has ever opened, there are a long list of lawsuits trailing him.  I am surprised that all these people have not joined together and file a class action against him and put him to jail! 

If anyone happens to know if he opens another company, please put it up here so that everyone is aware of this crook!

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#3 UPDATE Employee

Rebuttle to Ex-Employees Inaccurate Complaint Re: Non-Payment

AUTHOR: Business Furniture International, Llc - (U.S.A.)

The complaint made against Business Furniture International, by an "Anonymous Tipster," on March 19th is absolutely an ex-employee of ours, Evelynn Jones.

Evelynn was an Inside Sales Representative that we, BFI, terminated for just cause. Evelynn is the only employee that we terminated within the last two months, and here are the causes:

Evelynn Jones showed up late for work eight times in the 2.5 months she was employed with our business; she then no-showed for work three straight days in a row (Friday-Tuesday) before we had to terminate her. On one of the days Evelynn no-showed she was supposed to be present at a mandatory meeting in Los Angeles. The meeting was the mandatory first step in our company competing in a very large community college bid, for an up coming furniture contract. Needless to say, we lost out on that contract because Evelynn did not attend the meeting or let us know that she would be unable to attend the meeting.

In regards to payment, we had Evelynn's final paycheck waiting at the office for two weeks. When we contacted Evelynn to inquire as to why the check had not yet been picked up she said that she did not have transportation to get into the office.

Evelynn not only had issues with transportation, but she also does not have a bank account. Evelynn requested her final pay be in cash, which we went out of our way to provide.

We met Evelynn with her final pay, in cash, and had her sign a contract to boot which attests to the fact that she did receive payment in full following termination.

This complaint was submitted prior to her receiving her final pay in cash.

We find it very interesting that your website allows such anonymous complaints to be posted without verification. Before you allow such complaints to be posted the business in question should be contacted to avoid slander.

What is to prevent other disgruntled ex-employees from posting anonymous unchecked accusations against their former employees?

In any case, if there are any further questions regarding our business practices please feel free to send us an email: sales@bfioffice.com

We would be more then happy to discuss your questions and or concerns regarding Business Furniture International.
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