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Report: #1493887

Complaint Review: Transitioning Careers - King of Prussia PA

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  • Reported By: Former "contractor" — Duluth United States
  • Transitioning Careers 630 Freedom Business Center Drive 3rd Floor King of Prussia , PA United States

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If you want to find the inner workings of this "company" Good luck!  They insulate themselves VERY well, and after they shafted me, I can see why they would want to be hard to research.  BAD move on your part DIANNE a.k.a. Dianne Eckendorf Batt I didn't even have her last name and it was never given - again, no surprise. The "managers assistant" named only "Parker" a.k.a. PRANJAL KAILASH SHARMA who lives in India (but that was supposed to be a secret because they want people to believe he operates in the U.S.) was/is supposed to be the sales manager, but this guy knows as much about sales as a mosquito.  Marching orders from him and his spouting business platitudes that came out of a long-gone era (but India is behind on most everything) were laughable.  He was first introduced as "My IT guy" by Dianne (oops) but later on, when I pressed her on his managerial direction, she referred to him as "My assistant" 

The actual contract agreement states the name of: "a Delaware limited liability company at 16192 Coastal Hwy Lewes DE 19958".  That right there should have been a red flag - especially since they're listed in the BBB with 630 Freedom Business Center Drive 3rd Floor King of Prussia, PA 19406 as their address.  I asked Dianne about that and she told me the PA address was "Just a P.O. BOX)! The Delaware business address of "a Delaware Liability Company" shows Harvard Business Services, which is a small business that helps people incorporate their businesses...confused yet? Yeah, me too. I do realize that there are many businesses that work remotely and don't have or need a physical bricks-and-mortar address, but a P.O. Box as one address, and another address in Delaware where only Dianne exists is strange.

I looked at all the other suites at that DE address, and could not find anything relevant to these crooks.  The BBB report shows the King of Prussia address (the p.o. box) and the Customer Contact Mr. Phil Leesburg, Complaint Manager with the (412) 520-3292 listed for the contact number - which is yet another nebulous attribute of this shady company because after leaving a couple of messages on the voicemail, no return calls from "Phil Leesburg"  After doing some research, Phil Leesburg is a fictitious character, and the phone number is simply a voicemail bank.  As I stated, they insulate themselves well. 

Don't get too comfortable Dianne; I'm just getting started here, and my investigations have gone way beyond Ripoff Report.  I'm waiting to hear back from the U.S. Dept of Labor, as well as the Delaware DoL.  They are not back in their offices yet because of the Coronavirus CDC guidelines..BUT, that day when they return is drawing near, and I will be giving info on you, and how to get in touch with you - including certified demand letters that will be arriving at your address in Claymont DE. as well as your cell # email address etc. 

Also, I'm contacting the IRS directly concerning the employment situation.  By that I mean, you had me clocking in and out, specified hours that must be worked, gave me access to the CRM and Google Sheets.  Those conditions are not in line with a 1099 contractor, but a W-2 employee.  And YOU are the one culpable since I spoke to no one else (except for Pranjal "Parker")  I have kept a copy of the pipeline that I created with dates of service etc, so prepare yourself.  Your reason for not giving me my EARNED final pay is because "they usually don't pay people if they don't give notice"  I actually gave my resignation without notice, but asked if "if you would let me know there's anything you need"  You chose to ignore this, and you had an opportunity to ask me for more notice.  This decision not to pay me because of the notice circumstance is NOWHERE in the contract!  I have ALL of this nonsense on email and in Skype..you said it was "out of my hands" Too bad you didn't identify the appropriate "hands" so you'll be the one the agencies will deal with.

Dianne, maybe you're just a pawn in the company, or maybe more than a pawn - it's really hard to tell because you have no presence whatsoever on the web accept for the website which reveals nothing.  You kept referring to the person you answer to as "THE CFO"  You kept his or her name nebulous as well, and again, I now know why.  Shadiness will always be exposed, so when the lights come on in the next couple of weeks, you will be scattered like the cockroaches that you are!

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#4 Author of original report

Jim get a life!

AUTHOR: Vince - (United States)

POSTED: Sunday, April 12, 2020

You must be connected to this company for all the personal slurs you include in your comments.  You're just not deep enough, and maybe too dense to understand what I'm trying to accomplish.  It's called information gathering and exposure, plain and simple.  The fact that this outfit decided to flat out not pay me is what the "shadiness" part of my post was about. The other parts of the post relate to location(s)  simply refer to their ambiguity.  I'm not looking to sue them or file a lawsuit - so, apparently, you have a one-track mind, and most certainly are involved with this company, because you keep bringing up "lawsuit" and "sue" Nowhere in my post did I threaten such action(s) because, for the amount they owe me, it wouldn't be worth it. I don't need your wannabe lawyer advice, but it's great that you keep replying because that helps this report rank higher every time we visit :-D  Could this possibly be Stephen? :-O

They are not an IT company; they're a marketing company selling to worn out franchisors.  They claim to have account managers and a marketing department etc. but I suspect there's only a handful of staff there.

So, "Jim" / Stephen, I look forward to your next diatribe. 

 

 

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#3 Consumer Comment

You're Not An Employee

AUTHOR: Jim - (United States)

POSTED: Saturday, April 11, 2020

I don't really need to know more because you know less than most anyone here; that's why you got ripped off and why you filed a report here.  The fact you were even snooping around Delaware tells me all I need to know:  you're a moron - plain and simple.  I was actually laughing at you when you said you were snooping around Delaware.  Or that you think the IRS would somehow step in?  Laughable.

I mean there's nothing you described that would constitute you being an employee - that's the bottom line.  IT companies always use contractors...always....because the labor laws allow it in most states, except maybe California due to AB5 rules.  However, even if you wanted to pursue the issue - you really have no recourse because you have no one to serve. 

I mean you admitted this:  The agent of process for this corporation is a fictional person.  That's where you would have had paperwork for a lawsuit served, that's where any attorney you might have hired would have served discovery, that's where the state DOL would have begun an investigation into your claims, etc...  The person you described in India...is in India, so he's not going to be served on your case.  The lady you're talking about - she's nowhere to be found either and whatever internet presence he/she pretends to have - is pretend.  She may not even be in the country either - and you really don't know where she is, but I suspect even if you used a PI to perform a search, they won't find thids person.  There are many complaints on this website alone by people who were ripped off on job scams by people who don't really exist....they exist only in someone's imagination.

Moral of the story:  You lack the necessary common sense to pursue a career remotely.  Find a brick and mortar presence and stay there.  Seriously.

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#2 Author of original report

"Jim" - don't give advise when you don't know the whole situation

AUTHOR: Vince - (United States)

POSTED: Saturday, April 11, 2020

 The actual contract agreement states the name of: "a Delaware limited liability company at 16192 Coastal Hwy Lewes DE 19958". That right there should have been a red flag - especially since they're listed in the BBB with 630 Freedom Business Center Drive 3rd Floor King of Prussia, PA 19406 as their address. Wow, you're sharp as a grape! I already pointed that out, and that it was a PO box, to make my point that to serve anything physically in the form of a legal notice, it would be impossible. Any correspondence can simply be ignored and the recipient could plead ignorance. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You must be an idiot. LLC's and other corporations file as Delaware corporations simply for tax and privacy purposes - they aren't located there. If they have a PA PO Box address, then they are located in PA and are governed by the laws in PA. No sh*t Sherlock! My point was the name chosen was "a Deleware LLC" illustrating a nebulous presence that's hard to trace, that was my point, NOT why people file for LLCs ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Delaware business address of "a Delaware Liability Company" shows Harvard Business Services, which is a small business that helps people incorporate their businesses...confused yet? No. There are many businesses like this that file the paperwork to create a Delaware corporation for all of the purposes I already mentioned. This company, for better or worse, used this Harvard company to file their paperwork. It's all pretty basic to someone with average intelligence. That isn't you apparently. Wow "Jim" (or whoever you really are) Trying to connect the dots from Transitioning Careers, to the PO Box then to where the LLC was filed, and the fact that TC is also connected to a bigger concern (A financial company by the name of "Secutitis", or something close where the ad originated from) can, on the surface be a little confusing for some looking into the legitimacy of the company. You being condescending by explaining why companies LLC, and missing the point entirely. My point was to address any recourse one would need to take in going after a company that screwed them is difficult, because they "insulate well" ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Certainly no one at the IRS or the state of Delaware actually cares about your situation because of course, the State of Delaware has no jurisdiction over your case and neither does the IRS. Thanks for the help, any way you can reduce my workload is appreciated. I will still be contacting the DE DoL because I have plenty of time on my hands. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I'm not even sure why you're even contacting anyone in the state of Delaware since they have literally nothing to do with this employer. Now, the FDOL won't rule in your favor either - simply signing in and out does not constitute the existence of an employment agreement. Companies use timeclock systems to determine how many hours a contractor works in a period. Again, it's all pretty simple. "Constitute the existence of an employment agreement"? There is no employment agreement is my point - did you read the rest? If you did, you'd see that I wasn't just "simply signing in and out" The agreement I signed off on was not an official Contractor Agreement, it was some amateur language typed up on a Word doc. Based on what you wrote and what you described, you are not likely an employee. Based on the fact that I was not paid the salary (written in the agreement) was not paid to me after performing services is absolutely a no-no in the eyes of the Labor Dept. This happened to me once before, and I was promptly compensated by the company (and they actually had an actual Contractor Agreement with me) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Now, you could try and sue then for the missing pay, but heck you don't even know where they are, so you can't really serve them. Who said anything about suing? And you just made my point about no one even knows where they are! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The guy in India isn't even within US jurisdiction so you can't sue him. Who said anything about suing HIM? You're giving unsolicited advice for some reason. You could try to sue the lady, but she either may not be in the country, or is assuming the identity of someone else, in which case.... you're at a dead end. Nope, not gonna try to sue the lady, just pointing out that she can't hide during the process of my recourse, which includes written correspondence through email and Skype messaging where she basically screwed herself legally. You don't know the content of the correspondence, so stop trying to put out a fire without water. And she absolutely is who she says she is because I have her cell number, and after doing simple research, I know EXACTLY where she lives (and it's not out of the country) "Dead end"? Maybe, that is, if all of your theories are correct - and they are not. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- All of your evidence really doesn't amount to much if everyone is outside your jurisdiction. That's right "IF" everyone is outside jurisdiction, but they aren't Moral of the story: Don't accept jobs in which you work remotely. Get an actual job in an actual workplace and IF they allow you to work remotely, then make sure they provide you equipment. That's your leverage if something goes wrong. I have worked remotely for the last 8 years, and have never had a problem getting paid (which is all this report is about) because they were stand-up companies.

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I Doubt Anyone Cares And You Aren't That Bright If This Confuses You

AUTHOR: Jim - (United States)

POSTED: Friday, April 10, 2020

The actual contract agreement states the name of: "a Delaware limited liability company at 16192 Coastal Hwy Lewes DE 19958".  That right there should have been a red flag - especially since they're listed in the BBB with 630 Freedom Business Center Drive 3rd Floor King of Prussia, PA 19406 as their address.  You must be an idiot.  LLC's and other corporations file as Delaware corporations simply for tax and privacy purposes - they aren't located there.  If they have a PA PO Box address, then they are located in PA and are governed by the laws in PA.

The Delaware business address of "a Delaware Liability Company" shows Harvard Business Services, which is a small business that helps people incorporate their businesses...confused yet?  No.  There are many businesses like this that file the paperwork to create a Delaware corporation for all of the purposes I already mentioned.  This company, for better or worse, used this Harvard company to file their paperwork.  It's all pretty basic to someone with average intelligence.  That isn't you apparently.

Certainly no one at the IRS or the state of Delaware actually cares about your situation because of course, the State of Delaware has no jurisdiction over your case and neither does the IRS.  I'm not even sure why you're even contacting anyone in the state of Delaware since they have literally nothing to do with this employer.  Now, the FDOL won't rule in your favor either - simply signing in and out does not constitute the existence of an employment agreement.  Companies use timeclock systems to determine how many hours a contractor works in a period.  Again, it's all pretty simple.

Based on what you wrote and what you described, you are not likely an employee.

Now, you could try and sue then for the missing pay, but heck you don't even know where they are, so you can't really serve them.  The guy in India isn't even within US jurisdiction so you can't sue him.  You could try to sue the lady, but she either may not be in the country, or is assuming the identity of someone else, in which case.... you're at a dead end.  All of your evidence really doesn't amount to much if everyone is outside your jurisdiction.

Moral of the story:  Don't accept jobs in which you work remotely.  Get an actual job in an actual workplace and IF they allow you to work remotely, then make sure they provide you equipment.  That's your leverage if something goes wrong.

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