ED Magedson – Founder
Onyx Wholesale- Chris Westphall2783 Sheridan Frontage Rd Ste: 204 Arvada, Colorado United States of America
Well where should I start. I worked for this company for about 4 months. The most destitute times of my life!!! I was completely brainwashed from "boss" Chris Westphal and "Mrs. Boss" Iris. When I had first replied to the ad "Must enjoy money, music and fun! 18-25 guys/gals needed" I was stoked, I mean this was exactly what I was looking for.
Little did I know that the next four months of my life I would completely DESTROY my credit, ruin my car, and partically have my whole family turn against me. Not to mention, give me a criminal record for "trespassing". I know I was stupid, but the reason that I am writing this is to help any other unsuspecting person out to avoid making the same mistake that I have.
When I called I was told to come in and interview immeditely, so I did. When I arrived, I was greeted by a smiling, energetic girl who gave a clipboard with a "Get Aquainted Sheet" attached. I filled out the information and STUPIDLY gave them my S.S.N. She asked me stupid questions the whole time just trying to swade me from realizing the truth about this company.
There was music playing and other people waiting to be seen. It was a very small office and looked very unprofessional to me but I figured it was a temp agency or something. I was unsure about what they did so I decided to ask. But the girl at the desk danced around the question, saying "that will be explained to you in the interview". I thought allright I guess, and continued to wait. Then a goofy looking man with huge gaged out ears, a bald head, and a nice shirt and pants, named Chris came out and said, "I'll be with you in a minute but just to let you know we're not Amway, Cutco, or Kirby" and went around the corner.
Then a lady named Iris came back and got me and another girl. She went through the interview, also very unprofessional and then told the girl when to call back. She kept me behind and said, "I would like you to come back for a 2nd interview for management". I was thrilled. I really believed her so I quit my other job (very stupid) and came back for the second interview. There were about 20 of us for a "group-interview". We wrote down a list of available cities. Chris told us the company was going through a $5 million dollar expansion and were opening 25 new branch operations in the tri-state area and 125 new branch operations in the continental US. He said if we were accepted it would be a 60-90 day training program, that the average new branch manager makes $52,000 a year. Just boasting on an on about the fame and fortune and would never give me a direct answer to what this whole corporation was HUGE RED FLAG.
Then on orientation (Monday) Chirs told jokes and went on and on about mangement and about Doug Zirbel and Larry Haun and these guys that are making big $$$ while they have kids and other people go do their dirty work. he showed his title to his Nissan 350Z and the Mercedes was parked outside. Iris owned a black Audi. They said that I would make $250-$325 a week!!!BULL S^%$!!! But failed to tell me that I was working on strickly commission and that I would be selling bootleg cologne and perfume on the streets!!! Chris is definitely a smooth talker and is very straight faced. He convinced me that I can do this. Iris doesnt say much, she just hides in the back office prolly fighting with her conscious, if she even has one.
Long story short, I worked my f*****g a** OFF for Chris and Iris for four months and made alomost NOTHING!!! Dont get me wrong I made commission but the most money I ever made in a week was about $150 bucks some days I would make absolutly NOTHING!. I would work from sunup to sundown and then some. Litterally until 3 in the morning. I went on what they call "fun cars", where you get 4-5 people and leave to Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Ft. Collins pretty much anywhere 45-hour away and stayed for the weekend. Or a "satellight" whch is a road trip out of state for a week.
This was fun but the constant harassing, telling me im a piece of sh*t, eating babyfood, and getting eggs droped on my head for bad production was enough! Not to mention me sleeping couch to couch, not eating but a taco some days, paying for peoples gas to take us places, and having other people ask me for money because they didnt have any either. The straw that broke the cammels back was when I was ticketed and later arrested for "trespassing" because I didn't have a license to be selling.
I am still very bitter about this experiance and one thing that they will tell you is they have a "savings" account set up for you when you get your office. I still have yet to receive even a penny from the so-called $3000 that they have saved for me. If you want to learn how to be a con artist and scam a bunch of people to help you get rich this is the job for you. But please keep in mind, you will be very sorry and THIS IS NOTHING BUT A PYRAMID SCHEME!!! You work hard so you can make other people rich. I hope that this helps everybody out and hopefully people will see the red flags before its too late.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/20/2009 11:12 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/onyx-wholesale-chris-westphall/arvada-colorado-80002/onyx-wholesale-chris-westphall-scentura-creations-fraud-liars-cheaters-scam-artists-h-512528. 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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