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Misleading Information to Get Your Money
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FORT WAYNE, INDIANA -- Employment One is a job location agency that is supposed to help their clients find work in the local area. However, I am convinced that they are only in the business of stealing people’s money. I was told there were hundreds of job offerings in the field that I was looking for employment and also that I would have access to their job postings via the Internet from my home, neither of which turned out to be true.

Three different people in the organization asked what area of work I was looking for and I responded the same to each, administrative assistant. And each person then tell me that they currently had over 200 positions they are looking to fill, which implies over 200 in that area. However, AFTER I had signed the contract and they got my money, I find out that it’s 200 jobs overall. NOT 200 jobs in my field of expertise. They are very well rehearsed since each person responded exactly the same! This is a very sneaky way of getting someone’s money.

Also, I specifically asked if I would have access to their job postings since I lived over 30 miles away. I knew I would not be able to drive to Fort Wayne every day to look at available jobs. I was told that I would have access to their Web site at any time from my home. And again, after they got my money, I find out that I do have access to their Web site, just like any other person who pulls up their Web page. The only jobs that are on this link are the most recent jobs they had listed that day. (And again, anyone on the internet can see these jobs. So what am I paying $180 for?) These jobs are removed twice a week. So if for some reason I can not access the Internet, I would miss a job opportunity. Once it is removed, I can not see any existing jobs unless I make the trip to Fort Wayne to review their database. This is NOT what I asked and NOT what I was told. But again, they minced words so that I would pay them $180 for a service they do NOT provide.

When I called them 2 days later to express my displeasure, I was told that they do not issue refunds and that I signed a contract. I replied that I would not have signed the contract if I had been told the truth, but to no avail.

I may have been screwed out of my $180, but I will try and let everyone know within my reach to BEWARE!! They are tricky and do NOT tell you the truth!! DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR MONEY!! I may be $180 poorer, but I am wiser!! Let my mistake teach you a leason.
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jenjenn on 06/27/2007:
I have to agree with your post! My friend used this employment agency a few years back and experienced the same thing.
Anonymous on 06/27/2007:
While I sympathise with your dilemma, I can't help but wonder why you didn't just check the paper or online job database(s) for a position such as "administrative assistant." I don't believe you'd have to go through an employment agency for a job of that caliber.
poppapia on 06/27/2007:
Very good point, Pirate. I have been to seminars hosted by these companies in the past, and have always walked out when they started asking for money up front. Administrative assistant jobs are numerous in our local paper.
MRM on 06/27/2007:
Since you live in Fort Wayne, IN, I'm sure theres a lot of job openings with admin assistance in your populated city without going through agencies.
Anonymous on 06/27/2007:
Try monster.com
ejack053824 on 06/27/2007:
Join the Air Force...we have a job for you there!
Anonymous on 06/27/2007:
Against ejack's wishes, I recommend the U.S. Navy.

Anonymous on 06/27/2007:
I want to fly a jet and kill things!
Anonymous on 06/27/2007:
Lids, you can fly a jet in the Navy.

Anonymous on 06/27/2007:
I'll DO IT!
Anonymous on 06/27/2007:
Liddy, please, PLEASE don't fly one of those dang superhornets over my house tonight. They are L O U D !! And, they interrupt my beauty sleep.

ejack053824 on 06/27/2007:
The Navy...Queers in ice cream suits...NO THANKS Emt!
Anonymous on 06/27/2007:
Oh, ejack. Ummmmmmmmmmm, NO. **I** wasn't queer.

ejack053824 on 06/27/2007:
Emt..why did you lower your standards and join the ice cream suits?! You would have looked sexy in an Air Force uniform...but all you got was an ice cream suit and a mop.
ejack053824 on 06/27/2007:
Emt..you know the Navy was the service that came up with the soap on a rope.
Anonymous on 06/27/2007:
Sorry, ejack..I was wearing a jumpsuit most of the time. No ice cream standards, there.

ejack053824 on 06/27/2007:
Emt... I had a Navy Commander try to become a smartass with me once. We were both taking a piss and afterwards he goes to wash his hands...well I don't and he yells at me.."Captain aren't you going to wash your hands!"...I said, "No sir..in the Air Force they teach us not to piss on our hands." He got pissed off and left....course I washed my hands after he left. I can't stand Navy officers...total azzholes! I hope you weren't an officer Emt!
Anonymous on 06/27/2007:
Nope, ejack, I worked for a living.
ejack053824 on 06/27/2007:
You worked for a living...lol!!!
3atnight on 06/28/2007:
That's how I came across the agency in the first place, through the paper. They solicite local companies to advertise their open positions for free. Then they run an ad in the paper for that position. They just put enough in there to get you interested. When you call, if you want to learn more about the job, you have to pay the money. Of course, when I did, it wasn't at all what I wanted or expected.
oceans10 on 07/06/2010:
We are victims of Employment 1. When you call, they tell you all these things about how they have jobs available, how they get the leads first before others, etc. Come on in and we will get you set up in a job. OK right. You go there, they want your money FIRST, before they will tell you anything at all as to how it all works. Well, that was our first mistake. After they get your money, then they tell you there is a 4 hour window, 2 hours on Tuesday morning and 2 hours on Thursday morning, that you can call in and get information on jobs that you see on their website. 2 hours. That is your window of opportunity. Otherwise you have to drive to Ft Wayne to their office to get any information. They don't have the jobs available like they say they do. I would check every Tues and Thurs morning at 9a.m., and some days there would only be maybe 8 jobs posted....hmm where did all the jobs go.

This place does nothing to help you. They post the same jobs on Ohio Means Jobs, then tell you they are "old" postings. But the funny thing is, those posting were never seen on their site.

Don't waste your money on this place. They tell you things to make it sound so good, but in the end, they are no help. The things they tell you are not true and are very deceiving. They are a total ripoff. 4 months later, still no job found off of their site. Any job that we sent a resume to, we never heard one thing back.
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