Swift Transportation Liars and Ripoffs Phoenix Arizona
To Whom it may Concern,
I want to make you aware of what happened to my husband and I through a company named SWIFT Transportation. And I would like to make them responsible for my job loss and the money I had to pay them to get a seat in their class room. And the money I spent having someone take me to Richmond, VA and my husband to Greer Sc.
It went like this. My husband and I have been wanting to go on the road together for years and now we could finally do it with our children grown and I didn't have anyone I had to take care of now. So we were looking on the Internet for places that would allow my husband to train me, because when I received my licence in 2001 I didn't get to get any experience because my Father got sick and I stayed to take care of him, after that it was my Grandmother then my Mother until may they rest in peace they all passed away, the last was my Mother, Jan. 22nd, 2006. So you can see where the timing comes in that we are ready to go on the road together.
We called SWIFT. Told them what we wanted to do. She told us to fill out an application online then they check our background and our work references and would call and tell us if we were approved for a job with them.
Somehow we ended up with two different recruiters, one was Tamara that was my husbands and the other was Tamala that was mine. We asked why didn't we have the same recruiter and they said that is just the way it worked and not to worry they would stay in close contact with each other. So my husband had, had Rotator cuff surgery from the previous job he had at Sun Delivery where he was carrying a 600 lb armoire into someone home, and his doctor was getting ready to release him we also explained this to the recruiter. I needed some training because it had been so long since I had been in school and didn't actually get to get any experience. Tamala wanted me to go on to Greer and take the road test and I explained to her that I could not pass this test. So she told me to go ahead and go to Richmond and take the school and by the time I got out of school that my husband would be almost ready to be my mentor (driver trainer).
So I quit my job making 11 dollars an hour at CV Products and left to start school. Well my husbands doctor didn't get the no restrictions paper sent in time so that made him run behind another week, but Tamara his recruiter told him that was okay that they would just send me home until he got all his days in. When I got to the school, I was informed by Mary Cosno that if the recruiter had told me to come after my husband got hired I would have gotten the school free (how convent for them) so Mary went and asked could they still do that since I was not informed of everything and they said NO.
Well at this point I don't have any choice, even though I am really upset at not being told everything, because I have no job to go to back home, because I couldn't give them a notice because they would have told me to go ahead and leave and I needed to work until I left for SWIFT.
Now this is t he worse part of all I have been in school for two weeks and one day only had a few days left when my husband went to orientation in Greer SC, He passed ALL their test the wellness the test on his shoulder and the physical was watching a video for company drivers and a lady comes in takes him out of class and says to him we have elected not to hire you. My husband ask why and she told him they didn't have to give him a reason.
Neither of us has a clue as to why he would not have gotten hired. He has ALWAYS been a hard worker and went above what duty calls in his job, he is not a drug user or alcohol except on Christmas or something, he has a great work record, until now and he is not sure if his previous employer is giving him a bad reference or not because he had to take him to court because he wouldn't find him any work after his surgery so my husband had to get a lawyer. But somehow we are going to find out what is going on.
Now because of the negligence of SWIFT transportation because they told us on the phone both of us were approved for a job. Now we are both out of a job. Can you please help me in making sure these people do not ruin another families lives. And I do not feel that I owe this company 3900.00 for school that I could not finish because they lied to us about a job.
Thomasville, North CarolinaU.S.A.
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