• Report: #936363
Complaint Review:

KB Promotions

  • Submitted: Mon, September 03, 2012
  • Updated: Sat, November 17, 2012

  • Reported By: Mike — Tampa Florida USA
KB Promotions
3504 Cragmont Dr. Tampa, Florida United States of America

KB Promotions Telemarketing, KB, KB Promotions Tampa, Florida

*Author of original report: Responce to rebuttal

*General Comment: Just went in today and applied

*UPDATE Employee: Why would anyone take this seriously?

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I am a now former employee of KB Promotions. Some of you may be woundering why I am no longer employed by the company, well, I just got fired for not having transportation to and from work today. There are other reports out there regarding this company, but let me first clear a few things up. First, there is NO tigger/pooh doll that has to be taken out on break with you. And yes, they do play with their workers checks. 

I was employeed with the company for 3 wks. and wound up suffering a heart attack at the job that laid me up in the hosp. for 3 days, then was told by Kady, whom is the HR manager, that I could take the rest of the wk off for medical leave. Now, on the day that I'm due back to the office, (Labor Day), I have no transportation back to my home after my shift, yet am being told that if I didn't show up for work today regardless of the fact that I would be stranded over 20 miles from my home, that I would no longer have a job. The one that told me this is named Joe. He is one of the main managers there and thinks that just because he has some position, that he can treat everyone like they are lesser than he is.

This company scams multiple ppl into buying a "free" cruise to the grand Bahamas. THE CRUISE IS NOT FREE!!!!   Plus, if you look up  the room that they say that they are going to give you (a private inside state room), you will notice that the so called room has no windows and that it will only accomadate 2 ppl instead of the 4 that they say that you can bring with you. You would have to pay for another room. The timeshare that they say that you will have to attend, and that will only take "part of your mourning or part of your afternoon" lasts 90 mins. and you are hounded by reps that care nothing about you.

Some of the ppl that we take calls from are ppl that are calling in for their LIFE ALERT pendants!!! Not to mention that some of the calls that we get are ppl calling FEDERAL AGENCIES, and we are intersepting these calls. It does not matter if you are 18 or 90, we are told to pull the credit card info.

The company is currently under investagation by the FEDS and are about to be raided by them.

Some of you may be woundering if I already knew of all of this, then why did I take the job with this company. Well, the DVA is the one that assisted me in getting this "job".

When you first start the job, they make you sign a contract saying that if you get hurt on the job that you cannot collect workmans comp, and if you are fired that you cannot collect unemployment from the company. That is a violation of federal law. Not only that, but as they have you listed as an independant contractor (1099 status) they cannot assign you set hours to work. Yet, my shift that I was on was 3pm - 9pm....Those are set hours. The company is open 24/7, even though state law says that if you are a telemarketer, you cannot call anyone after 9pm. The way that they are getting away with this is that technically we are not calling you, but you are calling us. We are just intercepting your calls to other numbers. 

They promise you $9.00/hr, but if you read the fine print of the contract that they force you to sign as a condition of employment, you'll notice that there is a clause that says that after the 2nd wk., they will reduce your pay by $2.00....Add that to the $20.00/wk RENT that they charge you for use of their booth, and that is BELOW MINIMUM WAGE!!! 

The time to take action against them is now....If one or more of your calls are intercepted by them, CALL THE FEDS AND REPORT THEM!!!!

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/03/2012 01:51 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/kb-promotions/tampa-florida-/kb-promotions-telemarketing-kb-kb-promotions-tampa-florida-936363. 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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#1 Author of original report

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AUTHOR: Mike - (USA)

to the individual that has the interview, I would strongly recommend against going  to work for that company.. Since the posting of my original report, the company has already been raided by the FEDS and some of their equipment has been confinscated. However, you are your own person.. What you do is solely up to you.

To the individual that posted the first rebuttal to my report, you should not look to hard on the grammatical errors as much as the report itself. Do your homework. You will see that there are many more reports about this company than just mine.
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#2 General Comment

Just went in today and applied

AUTHOR: anonymous - (United States of America)

I am looking at all of these reports on this company and am suppose to start training. It looks like from all the reviews this would just be a waste of my time. can someone respond back to me and let me know if I need to just not attend the interview and go and look for something different. thank you
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#3 UPDATE Employee

Why would anyone take this seriously?

AUTHOR: noneofyourbusiness - (United States of America)

Mike, Maybe the reason you got fired is because you don't know how to spell. Reading your post makes the education system in the country look pathetic. Just a few of your spelling errors (wondering, morning, investigation, intercepting) are ridiculous in itself but you should probably use grammar and punctuation properly. Also, if you want to be taken seriously in your complaint, you should actually spell out your words.

 This is not a text message to your buddies. Typing ppl is not appropriate here. I cannot take your complaint seriously because after reading it, my first thought was, "Well, they're better off without this guy who can't spell or form proper sentences." I'm not even going to get into all the craziness that you posted about this company but, reader's beware. Disgruntled employees always exaggerate and this guy seems like a big old bag of psyco. Feds? Seriously?
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