Report: #440573

Complaint Review: Island Media Advertising/Rummi Childrens Progaming

  • Submitted: Fri, April 03, 2009
  • Updated: Mon, April 27, 2009
  • Reported By: Tampa Florida
  • Island Media Advertising/Rummi Childrens Progaming
    7821 N Dale Mabry Suite 200
    Tampa, Florida
  • Phone: 813-262-0295
  • Web:
  • Category: Liars

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I went to work for Island Media Adversting the second week of March 2009 My position was to seek donations for the Rummi Childrens programing. After two weeks, I was layed off due to lack of funds.

The owner of the company David Phillips paid me for one week at the time of my lay off stating no hard feelings and how he wished he could keep me on. He informed me that I could pick up my final weeks pay the following week.

When I arrived at the company I was told that they now use a Payroll company that my check was put in the mail that morning.

I waited three working days and no check arrived in the mail. I have filed a complaint with the wage and labor board but as of yet have heard nothing.

This company and it senior management staff present themselves as honest hardworking people. THEY ARE NOT!!!!

They cheat people out of there wages at every turn.

My best advice to you is to stay as far away from this company as possible. If I could I would press criminal charges, for what they are doing is nothing less than a criminal act.

Tampa, Florida
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#1 Author of original report

Pay Check Rip Off Continues

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

After having worked for Island Media / Rummi Childrens programing and denied my final paycheck. I went to the Wage and Labor board for assistant. They were very kind and helpful.

To so suprise to me that the owner of Island Media and Rummi not only lied to me, they lied to the Wage and Labor Board telling them that my check had been mailed out.

How sad these people truly are. Now the Wage and Labor Board and myself will be taking them to court.

As for there sad rebuttal. It is just that sad, I worked for the company in good faith for 2 weeks and because they are in the business of lying and cheating there employees they are forced to make false statements to try and justify there actions.

Either way should you answer and employment add for Island Media or Rummi childrens programing or be contact to make a donation for Rummi do yourself a big favor say NO and stay as far away from this pack of theives as you can.
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AUTHOR: Honestabe - (U.S.A.)

The individual's comments about Island Media and the Rummi, Inc. Educational project are no less than slanderous and libelous. On March 4th this individual was hired to help promote the upcoming Season Two activities for this Hillsborough County non profit. Her duties were to contact no less that 50 potential funders or private donors each week and give specific and detailed information on their interest or potential involvement with the company. She was provided with a comprehensive report and filing sheet to fill out. Each week she "worked" (2 weeks) she did not accurately indicate her specific timeline of duties and activities. She merely put "out in field" or "contacted person and will contact again." She DID NOT give accurate addresses, corporate contact names and numbers nor did she contact many of the "leads" she claimed to have liaised with on behalf of the company. The Director of Resources and another employee followed up with her "leads" and were told by more than 85% of those individuals that they either : 1. did not ever hear from us ; 2. did not meet with anyone or, in the case of someone she said was "promising and considering a donation" 3. specifically told her they dedicate funds to another charity and do not wish to participate in our drive.

This individual is clearly resentful that HER OWN SCAM could not continue. We are a small charity doing alot of good in the community, and she knows that this kind of negative comment could injure our reputation. Shame on you Dezmen. Cease and desist. You have been told MANY TIMES that if you provide a breakdown of your hours and the people you visited - we want mileage, locations; accurate numbers we can verify; you will be paid. Until you provide us with this we can only ascertain that you have filed a fraudulent salary claim with us and used our time to try to get "free" money.
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