Alienst Complaint - Refusal to Pay Employees
I worked for Alienst, an internet marketing and marketing psychology company, from December 2009 to February 2010. I did more than was required of me, and I made a lot of positive changes in the short time I worked for him, including designing new spreadsheets and hiring completely new staff. I decided to quit because he refused to implement a payment schedule for me. There is a balance of $600 owed to me for work I did for his company. He has stated several times that he owes me the money, that I deserve compensation, and that he will pay me on x date. However, he continues to issue conditions on payment. First, he stated that I needed to change the feedback I left for him on a website that he hired me through in order to get paid. Next, he stated that my pay would be contingent on my attitude. Now, he states that he will only be issuing partial payment. He has also threatened legal action against nonexistent claims. At the current time, he is not answering any of my emails.
Aside from the issue of nonpayment, I quit working for Alienst.com because he had an extremely unprofessional attitude to some of his clients. If they asked too many questions, he would dub them 'difficult to work with'. He would sign contracts with clients promising to deliver certain tasks, and not once did Alienst manage to live up to the contract. He also issues press releases about spider marketing, yet he has never mentioned this tool to me, nor is it implemented in the company's services.