Gold's Gym International, Inc Complaint - Also Worst Company To Work For
CEDAR PARK, TEXAS -- I can write a book on the management skills or there lack of at Golds Gym. Not to mention how they treat the employees. The ONLY things that management "Had on me" was being late in the morings. In My Defense I HATED getting out of bed knowing that I was going to work another day FOR them. I LOVE My Customers,(still get to see some of them outside work, I go to church with some and clean houses for others, funny how they see & appreciate my strong work ethics) and co-workers and as far as my duties.. No Biggie.... I was housekeeping there and did it with pride. It was the CONSTANT harassement I had to endure from a female manager that felt the need to ride me damn near, throughout the day, EVERYDAY and make it clear that she HAD the TITLE to ride me. It was clear that she had this "Had To Make Clear She Was Superior To Make Her Feel Better". Never once did I let it affect my work performance EVEN Though I was ONLY Making Min. Wage. It was My Customers that made me through the day. UNTIL I Just couldn't anymore and decided to put in my notice this past Friday Jan. 8, 2010. What makes it worst is that I DID bring this to her supervisors attention and NOTHING was Done... I ALSO brought it to Corporates attention and "She was not sure what we can do, but we will talk to her about it". Really, in "her" defense, what COULD she do??? This place was SO Political ... Another instance, I was made fun of by BOTH this harassing super of mine & her boss when I ASKED them a 5th time about my remibersement over an 8 dollar T-shirt I HAD to buy to wear as a uniform that was stolen from their office. NEVER did they Offer or EVEN pay me back after they made me feel like a fool for asking to be reimbursed. Now I KNOW it may sound like a miniscule 8 dollars.. but keep in mind that they ONLY paid me 7.25 an hour, that very 8 dollars, I worked HARD TO EARN. Last thing, Thanksgiving time,..... They had, A SECOND time, made an error in my payroll. (Among other employees).... Having to make it from paycheck to paycheck, they owed me 14!! hours from AUGUST (this was Thankgsgiving when it was discovered) and ANOTHER "teen" hours from that weeks paroll. According to Corporate, "Company policy states that "WE" don't have to pay you those hours until the following payroll unless it is over a "certain amount"".. THIS WAS THANKSGIVING WEEK!!!! Of course I got upset and I told her that IF there was such a thing as Policy, wasn't there such thing as MORAL???!!! After hearing this.. I STILL worked my ASS off that day, UPSET. Once I calmed down some, I then Asked That I see a copy of that "POLICY". Wouldn't you know it, not EVEN 10 Mins. later... "My immediate super, the one who harassed me EVERYDAY, approaches me as though SHE was the one that "made it happen" and I can alomst quote her word for word... "YOU BETTER LOVE ME! I TOLD CORP THAT YOU WERE MY BEST WORKER AND THAT I WANTED THEM TO FIND A WAY TO PAY YOU. I HAD THEM MANUALLY/HAND WRITE U A CHECK. SO YOU WILL GET YOUR CHECK HERE SOON". Serious?? I think that once they heard that I was not a dumb housekeeper, maybe they should pay me what I have worked for. GET THIS.... EVEN MORE>>>>>>> Because I was not the only one they screwed my payroll, My Co-house keeper... (A VERY soft spoken lady with CHILDREN too had a shorted check that payroll and am sure she could have used for their Thanksgiving dinner....) I asked the "SUPER HERO" BOSS OF MINE, " What about Terrie??? Are they gonna give her what they owe her too?".... Boss said, "Well that was the other thing..... Ur gonna have to keep this on the down low. They are not gonna pay her until next payroll." THAT MADE ME FEEL HORRIBLE!!!! That was JUST not fair!!! Here it is January.. and that STILL makes me upset... To KNOW THAT No Matter HOW HARD U WORK FOR GOLDS.... They can just use you as a number and not appreciate strong work ethics.... So If your a customer of Golds... chances are if the gym is not up to parr.. It maybe because they treat the house keepers as though they are not worthy of being appreciated. Fortunately, Some of us take pride in our work and don't let it affect our performance. Like I mentioned earlier.. There ARE SEVERAL MORE Underhanded/ Immoral acts they committed... but I would be here all day and really.. I just want to wash my hands and let Karma visit those involved... Just so you know.. IF you decide to work for this company, be prepared to face a manager that evidently has security issues and will let you know that YOU are NO BETTER Than her cause she IS YOUR BOSS. It makes her feel better and helping her feel that IS a part of YOUR Job.