(Closed) Fiance quit job for scam……. :,(

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
2780 posts
Sugar bee

@swedeypie:  maybe he can talk to his old boss and get his job back? Most everything I see on monster/Craigslist is full of scams! A good rule of thumb is if the company wants you to buy some sort of starter kit/merchandise to get started…it’s a scam.

Post # 4
3830 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

could he get his old job back? 

i am appalled he quit a well paying job to be a cleaner….

Post # 6
8694 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i don’t think 16 hour days, 7 days a work with no time off is legal.

he should look into that.

Post # 7
1317 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Seattle, WA

@ajillity81:  I agree, I don’t think it’s legal to work that many hours!!


Best of luck!

Post # 8
2277 posts
Buzzing bee

@swedeypie:  Oh my gosh, I’m so sorry!! thank goodness they’re going to refund the cost of the kit (good for you!). Good luck to you guys!

Post # 9
2894 posts
Sugar bee

Hmmm, if I do the maths, 1000$ for a week when you work over 60 hours, 7 days a week … that’s not  what I consider a ”well paid” job. It’s a lot a personal investment and sacrifices to get only a few extra pennies.  Maybe he was really sick and tired of his work and any job looked better than what he had. It was not the greatest move, but from what you described the job he had was horrible. I hope he finds something he likes soon.

Post # 10
1348 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@ajillity81:  Agreed, that’s not legal…especially if they aren’t paying him overtime! Look into laws in your state!

Also, I LOVE indeed.com I’ve gotten tons of calls backs from jobs that I found through that website. I usually try to stay away from craigslist when it comes to jobs…

This might be a blessing in disguise… I know it hurts right now and you’re super mad, but I can’t imagine my FH working that many hours that many days a week. I know the money is great…but how is he mentally? Maybe he can find a good paying job that doesn’t work him like a mule…

Good luck to you and your husband!

Post # 11
2533 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I would advise against him going back to his old job, but that he starts agressively looking for a new job while he has some “down time.”

If he needs some work and was OK with cleaning, he may want to contact some landscaping companies to see if they need help (while he’s still looking for a good job, mind you)

Alternatively, the holidays are coming up an many companies are starting to hire help for the busy season. That could also work as a temp job for now.

Post # 12
7651 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@ajillity81:  +1

Besides, that was a pretty harsh decision to make a month before your wedding to just up and leave your job for something else. I would have at least waited until after. Now he is going to have the stress of the wedding and looking for/learning a new job. Yikes.

Post # 13
9682 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@swedeypie:  That screams scam to me. Any job that asks you for money is a scam. It is pretty easy to tell – anything that sounds too good to be true usually is. I would be fuming. How could he not discuss such a huge decision that impacts your lives with you? He definitely sounds a bit gullible and naive…October is not a good month for hiring and because he quit I doubt he can get unemployment. I honestly don’t know what I’d do but it wouldn’t be good. 

Post # 14
756 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If he was in a salary position, then it is perfectly legal as far as I know. Salary positions are exempt from certain labor laws. My dad got stuck in a job like that one time. He was working usually 16 hours a day 7 days a week. He went over 45 days without a day off at one point. He eventually found an hourly position that is much better for him at a different company.

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