- Fresh Beginnings, Inc.23.Mar 2017
In my opinion, the "culture" at this company is so fraught with employee abuse, with administrators LYING to employees and misrepresenting the ability to earn fairly the touted bonuses, that they cannot hold people. The work place is so very high pressure and hypercontrolling that I have seen employees weep with frustration and anger because of the lies and the way they were treated. Going through people this quickly, the company is hemorrhaging money for training people who then take to the floors and the phones and then do not last and leave. They cannot last forever at this rate of turnover in a small community like Valdosta where word gets around, and this may be why they are opening another office in Destin, FL. It is my opinion that the company will not last. That said, if you get hurt at this place on the job, be sure to file an incident report and see your doctor and tell them IT HAPPENED AT WORK. DO NOT EXPECT THAT COMPANY RECOGNIZES AND REWARDS LOYALTY. THEY DO NOT. IF YOU TRY TO FILE FOR FMLA LEAVE, THEY WILL FIRE YOU WHEN THEY GET THE CHANCE. This is a very stressful and oppressive place to work. Word gets around though, and I should have listened to other people from the area who told me "Do not work there. It is a bad place to work."
Suggestions for improvement
- Stop lying. Stop failing to inform. Stop treating the employees as if they were "prospects" and "fame-ing" the employees as they do prospects. Speak candidly and be kind. Allow employees to change their minds about the number of hours they work and maybe you will retain more of them. When people get hurt on the job, don't desert them when they do not report to workers comp because they are trying to be loyal. Respect that they are trying to a team player but they are hurt and need time to heal. Treat people the way you would want to be treated--with compassion and fairness--and then your turnover rate will plummet. Have the place cleaned thoroughly once each week and nightly clean ups. Widen the aisles so people can walk through without risking being hit by chairs and passing large people. PROVIDE PROPERLY MARKED HANDICAPPED PARKING SO MOBILITY IMPAIRED EMPLOYEES CAN PARK NEAR THE BUILDING AS REQUIRED BY LAW. ENFORCE THE HANDICAPPED PARKING AND STOP ALLOWING YOUR "VIPs" TO PARK IN THE HANDICAPPED SPACES. INSTEAD, ADMINISTRATORS, WHEN VIPs ARE COMING *YOU* PARK IN THE REGULAR EMPLOYEE SPOTS AND GIVE THE VIPs *YOUR* RESERVED SPACE. This will look very good to the VIPs and to your employees.