WOW Employee And Customer - Dissatisfied With Both!
I got a membership at a newly opened WOW in September of 08. The salesman was telling me about what a GREAT deal I was getting, spending 350 dollars down and 19.99 a month each for my boyfriend and me. He said we were getting such a great deal because we were presales. The salesman and the man whom I now know to be the manager also told me I'd get a card in the mail two weeks before the gym opened. A couple months passed, and I drove by in December and noticed that the gym WAS open, but I had not received anything in the mail. I went into the club and got my card, but the gym had already been open for a month! When I complained, it was just the same old, "Too bad, you should have checked earlier," deal. I just thought, you know, whatever, at least I have my membership now.
I was out of work and desperately needed money the first time I went into the club, so I applied for childcare. I got an interview about a week later and one of the managers asked if I could start that night, promising me an hourly rate of $8.50 an hour. I agreed.
Within the first month, I started to get to know some of the people a little better. It turns out that my managers live together, one who is 20 and one who is 23. You're supposed to be at least 18 to work in the childcare center; however, one day, two 17 year old girls walked in. How did they get their job? They walked in to work out and the 20 year old manager offered them a job. The one who is only twenty is having parties at their house, inviting girls who work in the childcare center, two of which have children. At the house parties, they drink and smoke weed, all of these people being under 21. My 20 year old manager will ask one of the 18 year old girls to go everywhere with him. They'll go to Wal-Mart and be gone for a ridiculously long time, such as 2 hours, and come back empty-handed. I've heard girls talking about having sex with him.
And WARNING TO ALL PARENTS WHO THINK THAT YOUR CHILDREN ARE ACTUALLY BEING TAKEN CARE OF BY QUALIFIED CPR/FIRST AID CERTIFIED PEOPLE: THEY'RE NOT!!!!!! I am the ONLY person at this WOW location to have my CPR/AED for the professional rescuer certification!