We arrived May 1st and work began a few days after and almost immediately we knew this may not be a good fit for us. The huge egos with the black clouds over their heads were apparent at our first meeting and then when two of them were conversing about a customer in a loud manner with tons of prejudice, we knew we were in for a rough summer. Our only hope was because we were told that we would be working at their 2nd store that things would be better there…NOT!
The family dynamics were out of control, nobody likes one another and we were informed of their dislikes several times throughout our days. A family member opened and closed and for the most part was always there micromanaging our every move. Each of them has their strong opinions and prejudices that were conveyed in loud outbursts several times in front of customers or to customers and definitely to us too. We were instructed to peel off all “Made in China” labels before putting them on shelves.
Our RV space was located between a business and a church and was nice and our neighbors were great, but that wasn’t the case for others. They had barking dogs, unruly kids and loud parties going on around them and their area was not kept up as well as ours.
We worked the same days and hours but our shifts were mixed, we had 3 days and 2 nights and they were set incorrectly to where our last night was a late one and our return was an early shift. It was hard to get into a rhythm of good sleep time.
We have never worked with such an opinionated boss in all of our years. Funny thing is that we agree with most of his outbursts, but there is a time and a place and this environment is not the place to discuss some of the subjects he chose to bring into LOUD conversations. Politics…religion…prejudices…NOTHING WAS OFF LIMTS TO ALL OF THEM!
Working in that negative environment for just those few months began changing our upbeat attitudes and we love people…we love happy…we love filling our souls with good vibes…AND WE DON’T DO DRAMA…and this family is full of it!
“Montana state law requires that an employee who is fired must be paid owed wages on the same day. The law states the payment must sent within four hours of the termination or by the end of the business day.” This did not happen, it took several calls and emails to FINALLY get paid 5 days later.
We would definitely not recommend being in the unprofessional working environment they bring to the table, and we totally regret not leaving sooner.