Minuteman (Former Employee) – West Chester, OH contracted for N.E. Area (NH, VT) – April 4, 2013
All started sort of well with my first assignment. Although job took much longer than stipulated on the contract SOW, Project Manager agreed to compensate extra for the time I lost due to there own error, by the way, but got just what the contract SOW pay was, not more like promised. On my second assignment, although hesitant, I accepted 5 more jobs, each assignment roughly 130 miles one way from home. The client is Safe-lite Auto Glass (aka Windshield World). Each site I visited was to have wireless AP installed along with a Fortinet router and verification of 5 land-lines. Upon my arrival I discovered that not only was I to verify the land-lines but also run the wiring for each of those lines to there destinations, build 3 personal computers and verify wireless connections to each. If each computer did not connect I was to verify connectivity issue or move AP so each computer had substantial signal strength, snap pictures of before and after, if any issues arise then call. All sites visited had issues, but I was guaranteed pay regardless if issues were beyond my SOW, which they were. Time building computers, moving around for better signal strength, drilling through walls (cement and wood), terminating to a 66 block, certifying installation, installing AP and configuring router, snapping pics and spending numerous time on the phone for constant issues that could not be resolved and all for $72.00 flat fee is absurd. They tried for me to complete these tasks in an out of scope fashion (Thank God I did not) of which I did not. I believe if a company needs to get a job done rightmore... they need to be righteous with there intended actions prior to roll-out, all of which showed signs of neglect, intent to not compensate contractor and total disregard for "EQUAL RIGHTS FOR PAY" and slavery for that matter... If you look at this, this is a form of slavery which I thought was abolished according to the constitution. I wrote numerous emails to the project manager Lynn Payne but the only correspondence I received was an acknowledgement saying she submitted the paper work and she would look into it. She has ignored any follow-up correspondence and to this day still continues to operate her slave labor camp for all who sign up with her or this company. I URGE ALL CONTRACTORS BEFORE ACCEPTING ANY ASSIGNMENTS MAKE A SMALL SEARCH ON COMPANIES BEFORE ACCEPTING ANY ASSIGNMENTS TO AVOID WHAT HAS OCCURRED TO ME HAPPEN TO YOU AS WELL.
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