Employment Options Work Experience Review from Sparta Township, New Jersey

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1st. I worked for employment options for a solid week to realize that all of the other employees hired on by employment options are being paid at different rates for the same job position. Some were paid less than i and some are paid more than me. As we all spoke about this we question how is this possible.

2nd. Employment options employees are temps, and are taken advantage of becauae of this, we are told to do work we are not payed for, we are made to help people who are site employess, complete task that push "temps" way past their quiting time by an Hour and a half, and most likely not paid for their time.

3rd. Employmwnt options also does not bacground check their hires. So this has allot to do with the treatment of the hires. No background check no quality treatment. For eg. I called out of work for reasons one should not have to explain to anyone. I was then, upon calling off of a shift, told to go in latter if i felt better, which would be fine, but then i was lectured about calling off before being let go, and not just lectured, i was being spoken to in a manner of manipulation, I got the feeling that the position is hard to keep filled and the let the contract with the employer control employment options.

I may be a person who gets work from a temp agency. But i am completelly capable of getting a job without their services. I will not be forced to work overage hours when i know the company has no intentions of hiring me in the first place, no background check makes for an unsafe workplace, unequal pay makes for uneasy workers, and allowing onsite employees to use the temps with a specific job title, to complete site employees tasks, only assigned to their job tittle, is hands down wrong,

Reason of review: Problems with payment.

Company wrote 0 public responses to the review from Apr 03, 2016.

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Anonymous
#1151629

Are you all through the same temp agency? Different temp agency negotiate different rates of pay/pay their temps differently.

Anytime you work somewhere with temps from different agencies, you will find a difference in payrates. Even if you are all from the same agency, the question about a variance in pay is a question for your agency. Second, one of the reasons companies like to use temps is so that if they are calling out, they can be easily let go (as seen in your case). Third, unfortunately, temps are commonly treated as "less than".

I know, it suxs and I have experienced it myself in the past. The perm.

employees have this mentality that you aren't really one of them and are beneath them.

Employment Options - Hours got changed without approval

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My hours were suppose to be 20 hours a week. I work Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday to make my 20 hours.

Now they are pushing me up over 30 hours by meanings of telling me it is only 26 hours. I am a full time student and need four ever hour of class two hours. I take three classes at 4 credit hours. I don't have the time to work full time.

I have tried to speak to my managers and they fail to change my hours. I feel that I must quit to make them get the clue I can't and won't work these hours.

Company wrote 0 public responses to the review from Aug 02, 2014.

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Anonymous
#1121739

Employment Options is not the employer who changed the hours. This was most likely a job that we helped this person find.

We have really no control when an employer changes the hours of a job. Employment Options will intervene if an accommodation is needed due to a disability and try to get hours adjusted.

We are always available to try to help someone find a more appropriate job, if their current job does not work out for them. Paula Vieillet, President Employment Options.

Anonymous
to Anonymous #1142314

Why didn't our company intervene if that was the case. That's not fair this person, what kind of company doesn't do back ground checks on people dealing with clients credit cards and other personal information?

Employment Options - slander, false accusations, made by a Personal Care Aides/Medicaid Waiver Program provider

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About me. My name is Craig Sears; I am a survivor of traumatic brain injury TBI due to my injury I have memory problems, speech problems, balance issues and many other things. I am disabled because of this and receive services from the state Acquired Brain Injury ABI Medicaid Waiver this waiver allows the state to permit organizations to provide non-medical services to people with TBI enabling them to live in the community outside of nursing homes and institutions. I'm posting online some of my experiences as a survivor of a Traumatic Brain Injury TBI. It is to show the way the United States is not dealing with brain injury and the human cost associated with this neglect and how easy it is for program providers to discriminate against, and taking advantage of someone with a brain injury the way the State of Connecticut; Dept of Social Services, DSS, Employment Options LLC, did to me.

Employment Options LLC 91 Willenbrock Road, # 3a Oxford, CT is? I know what they say they are but I'm still not entirely sure what it is they actually do for brain injury survivors since I experienced no help whatsoever except for a lot of BS! EO has contracts and/or services Bureau of Rehabilitation services, the acquired brain wavier, DDS, and a variety of school system. Staff superiors at Employment Options LLC Jamie Arber, Patty Happy, Case manager Richard Kiley told me, Craig Sears; that EO had someone to work with me that was ILST approved turns out they were not! And when that person moved on, EO told me that they had someone else that was ILST approved, turns out they were not! Then when asked by my doctor about it, again EO stated that they had someone else that was ILST approved turns out they were also not! Do you see the pattern here?

On top of that, when Employment Options LLC sent Pre-Vocational Services staff they were instructed by EO management to refrain from providing me any services outlined in my State waiver plan! This made it appear as if they were providing me services when in fact they were not providing me services to assist me in my work as an advocate! See link below for the actual letter from EO staff.

I informed my Medicaid Waiver Doctor about the fact I was not receiving services outlined in my State waiver plan that Employment Options LLC reported providing me. When the doctor and the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities confronted EO about these facts, (Talk about ignorant, self-absorbed, and f---in ***! Yes I'm talking about you Jamie Arber and Patty Happy) they then made unreasonable confrontational and defamation of character accusations regarding me working with female staff, and implied I had acted inappropriately. Reporting this to my Medicaid Wavier doctor and P&A as the reason why I was not receiving services.

I found this out at my Dept. of Social Services team meeting. Again I immediately asked my doctor to look into this B.S.

I know all too well as a brain injury survivor what life is like with no help. Been there done that, when QLMS, LLC another CT program provider worked along with Dr. Annemarie Murphy PHD of Bridgeport CT and reported a bunch of inaccurate information to DSS and opened the door for Victor Estay and his supervisor Kenneth R. Smith from the state of Connecticut Department of Social Services DSS to wrongly take away my services, for no reason and without notice!

(And I quote) Sec. 17b-260a-1I, Individuals who are eligible for ABI services shall be given free choice of all qualified providers of each service included in his or her plan of care. When Mr. Sears exercised this right to choice, DSS refused to authorize service provision and payment to an alternate DSS/ Allied approved provider of his choice, resulting in a complete absence of services for Mr. Sears. Sec. 17b-260a-1J7 states that it is the responsibility of the Department to pay for approved ABI waiver services delivered by qualified providers through its fiduciary agent on behalf of the individual.

Out of respect of the doctor's wishes I am only posting his first name. (And I quote)

Hi Craig

You are correct. Shannon denies every accusation made by Employment Options LLC. Wow!

NeuroStrategies, Inc.

neurostrategies@earthlink.net

RE: Shannon and Employment Options LLC

Attention: Craig Sears

I am writing to memorialize my conversation with Shannon on today. The purpose of my conversation with Shannon was to ascertain, as you requested, Shannon's position on her removal from your case by her superiors at Employment Options LLC 91Willenbrock Road Oxford CT 06478

I informed Shannon that both Jamie Arber and Patty Happy had conversations with me regarding her Shannon safety. Jamie Arber and Patty Happy indicated that she Shannon was uncomfortable working with you Craig. Jamie and Patty further related to me that Shannon had requested a change in placement, as she felt uncomfortable working with you. Jamie further stated that he would not place Shannon in a situation where she was uncomfortable and or vulnerable. Finally, he stated that Shannon had been hired for a different position and she was only a temporary solution until permanent staff could be hired.

Shannon vehemently denies that there was ever any behavioral and or sexually inappropriate behavior on your part in any way during her tenure with you. She did not hesitate or waiver when she stated that she never felt at-risk while working with you, she never requested a change in placement, there were no accusations leveled by her against you to her superiors, there were no incidents of inappropriate behavior on your part nor any attempt of an act of inappropriate behavior whether verbal or physical. Shannon stated that she enjoyed working with you and she values what you are attempting to achieve.

It is my hope that this addresses your concerns regarding Shannon's perspective on this matter. If I can be of further assistance regarding this matter please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Respectfully,

Doctor, Tariq, PhD., M.S., MBA.

Think about what this could do to a man or women with a disability, who has a child. They can be held liable as a result of these false accusations, made by a Personal Care Aides/Medicaid Waiver Program provider if anything occurs. (I feel threatened by this)

To see the letter from staff that was working with me and how he was instructed by Employment Options LLC management to refrain from providing me any services pertaining to my state waiver case. Go to: http://braininjurytbi.blogspot.com/

Traumatic brain injury TBI is a major health problem that disproportionately affects young people. It is the leading cause of death for children. TBI is often referred to as the silent epidemic because the complications, such as changes affecting thinking, language or emotions, may not be readily apparent

The silent epidemic slogan is particularly apt in Connecticut, where inadequate resources, awareness and identification of TBI lead to preventable injury and suffering to children and their families.

If some infectious disease came along that affected children in the proportion that injuries do, there would be a huge public outcry and we would be told to spare no expense to find a cure and be quick about it.

Today more awareness has occurred, but there is still much to learn, much like no two brain injuries are alike. The learning impact between different students will also not be alike.

Let your voices be heard loud and clear! Call Social Services asked them to investigate Employment Options LLC allied community resource approved ABI Medicaid Waiver Program Provider for the acquired brain wavier. I can only imagine how they are slandering other brain injury survivors to get out of providing services and getting paid by the state!

I think of my fellow brain injury survivor friends as part of my extended brain injury survivor family. Whether I have met them or not!

Can you see why I'm pissed off? In the 90s I became a spokesman for the Brain Injury Association of Connecticut, advocating for Connecticut's Acquired Brain Injury Medicaid Waiver implemented in 1999. In an effort to advocate for myself and all those individuals who are supposed to be protected by the established legislation which is found within the Medicaid Waiver? I have made Waiver Provider complaints with the State of Connecticut; Dept of Social Services, Allied Community Resources, CT Governors office, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, etc, regarding DSS, Employment Options LLC unethical and illegal treatment of me. And got no help whatsoever they did nothing about this so I am.

You might not agree with my view of fighting back. But you know what they say, what goes around comes around I'm giving Employment Options LLC a little of what Employment Options LLC gave me when they slandered my name! The only difference: This is Fact

Sincerely,

Craig Sears

Company wrote 0 private or public responses to the review from Apr 16, 2011.

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Anonymous
Morón, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina #942768

Have you considered going postal? That seems like it would be right up your alley.

Azhlynne
Athens, Illinois, United States #276137

Wow! I am so sorry that you have had to deal with this!

I truly hope that you get a positive resolution to this mess and that you get some justice!

It is very sad when unscrupulous people take advantage of people with disabilities. Don't let these people get away with this

, good luck to you!

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