December 18, 2012
I became hired as a temporary employee, with the opportunity to become permanent with the company. I was hopeful to be able to work for KVIE, so I worked very hard at what I did. Honestly, I expected a fun, easy-going atmosphere, but found myself working with people who seemed miserable for what they were doing. I ignored it- because as a happy-go-lucky person, myself- I wanted to stay positive and get my job done right. I never had any issues in my department, and in fact, I was excelling as I am a very fast and productive learner. I got along with my co-workers just fine- except for Rose Froling who works in HR. She constantly had something negative to say to me everytime she saw me; more specifically, complaining about my attire, stating it was "innapropriate". This was completely bogus information as no one had a problem with my attire. In fact, one day when she complained about an outfit, stating it was "the worst thing I've ever worn", I sent a photo to my recruiter for her opinion. My recruiter found nothing wrong with my outfit. On top of that, I asked when I would be considered for being hired for the position, to find out that all of a sudden, they were "hiring internally." Rose blatantly lied to me, as she made it sound like they weren't going to ever consider me in the first place since I was just a "temp." I called her out on it when I told her that she was the one who stated they wanted to have someone permanent for the position- indicating that if I was good enough- they would keep me on board. She then switched it around, saying that the internal candidates take priority. Well, guess what? They hired 2 people to fill the position- one of which was a volunteer janitor with no previous experience- and another from the outside; a 19 year old college student with no previous experience. Turns out, the 19 year old bailed before she even started. I, personally had over 8 years experience and did excellent in my position. Even the department manager said he wanted to keep me on. Over-all, working for this company, I'd have to say they lack professionalism, morale, and ethics. The company is very poorly run. They could give a crap about their employees and the people that work for them, and they care more about all the money they rake in from the donors and their pledges. No one is really happy there, as I've heard many complaints from the other employees. Its just a sad, sad place to work for. To be lied straight in the face, lacks complete professionalism. If they didn't want me on board, they could've said so. They kept me for 3 months, I did my work for them, and they kicked me to the curb. I see other reviews from volunteers that are positive. They more than likely did not see the inner-workings of the company and how poorly managed it really is. I do not recommend anyone to be employed with this company- unless you're OK with being treated like dirt, disrespected and lied to.
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