Kent & Michelle Steffes, Jeff Pickett, Pick Pack Logistics 14675 Titus St.
Van Nuys, California U.S.A.
Kent & Michelle Steffes, Jeff Pickett, Pick Pack Logistics Ripoff, Check Fraud, Unfair Employment Practices, Unpaid Wages, Racial Profiling, Unfair Labor Practices, Deceptive Business Practices Van Nuys California
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Doubtful
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: My name is not Alex
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Sorry Anna You Made it All Up
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: We wish the best for Ms. DeJesus
Kent Steffes, his wife Michelle Steffes and their said business partner Jeff Pickett, hired me to open what I thought was to be a great new business opportunity in the Oakland area. Kent ran an ad in the local paper and when I met with him about the opportunity in his place of business there was nothing in the office but a card table and 2 chairs.
This was a huge Warehouse and the position was to open this from start to finish. I was interviewed at the location in Van Nuys and met with the only other 2 employees aside from his partner that were working.
When I questioned the staff Mr. Steffes refered to the 2 "Mexicans" as having a hard time staying out of trouble and as an incentive they would throw in a dollar extra if he was there for a week straight.
He then introduced me to Alex his other worker whom he stated was in a gang and based on the location of Mr. Steffes warehouse he knew that Alex would be ok but he could not cross the street because it a rival gangs ground. I almost thought that it was a joke until his partner and wife confirmed the story.
He said that the pay was $8.00 but he would "Throw in a buck around christmas to make them happy" He told me that I would have to hire my own people and get the warehousse operational. He and I disgussed that I would have the full ability to hire and manage the warehouse as well as set the warehouse warehouse up as I felt the best way for it to work.
Because Kent Steffes seemed like an educated man it was my thought that because he was new in this type of business that he had not learned yet how it is that you get your employees to work with you not FOR YOU and how his arrogance would not get him the employee's at my location as he had at his. I hired 2 men to work in the warehouse and went on about business.
After the first few weeks Kents promises never came through. As I brought business in suddenly he e mails me a list with different prices after client contracts had been signed my paychecks did not come on time, the others were never paid, we had no proper equiptment and no communication to do shipping.
Many times I paid for shipping clients items out of my own pocket and on one occassion paid the employees because I believed that Kent Steffes would pay me back. Here he was a former Olympic Star as I was told who won his medal playing beach volleyball(whatever) could not pay his employees or buy them a single stick of furniture for the month and 1/2 that we were employed.
Mr. Steffes and Mrs. Steffes (his H.R.)girl wrote me a check 4 days after I was not payed on payday and shorted my wages I resigned. By his order at the Union Bank he issued a stop payment after a stop payment on my paycheck with no regard for the position that he put me and my family in.
Mr. Steffes makes no appologize and refuses to pay. He is a looser and a true scum bag. I bounced my house payment, my 5 kids soccer fees and college fees and he just dissappeared like a coward along with his partner Jeff Pickett and wife Michelle Steffes (VP of Kelly Services)
They to will receive this letter. If you know these people do not do business with them. As they sit on the board of their private beach club and play house with the money that they stold from their employee's they need to be stopped. DO YOU WANT TO DO BUSINESS PEOPLE THAT THINK THAT THEIR MONEY IS BETTER THAN THE PEOLPLE THAT EARN IT FOR THEM.
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