WELL EZ Biker Friends, it hasn’t been the best of times for me since the beginning of 2012 through 11/2013. Clearly I was raised up in a totally different world, than where I am today. Honesty, integrity and not taking advantage of others, is old school these days. Back when I took a pause in my EZ Biker postings, cycling and normal life in general; I dedicated myself to righting a wrong that was important to me and for the sake of others that are trying to keep a roof over their head. A truly unprofessional ARROGANT attitude was continuously pushed into our faces by both Communications companies and security company employers.
1. “We can do whatever we want, because you all are too stupid to know what's really going on. (Well they were WRONG on that one)
2. You don't have the financial means to pursue this; nor would anyone listen to or even believe you. (Sadly, they are right on this one)
I refused to accept the fact that employers would purposely stand by and allow their employees to be fraudulently victimized for the sake of saving a highly coveted trophy account. I likewise was totally dismayed that a highly respected global communications company; (Whom I had worked at for 15+ years) would devise such an unscrupulous scheme, for the sake of saving a few lousy dollars on building expenses. Add to this, a second highly respected global communications company, turns around and pulls the same fraudulent scam, while my new employer, stood by and allowed it to happen. The second employer likewise pulled numerous employer abuse schemes, with one that violated a federal statute. Alas, my mistake, was not putting the importance of trying to score a large monetary windfall from all of this. I told numerous legal firms; they could have any or all of any settlement, if my case was successful. I only want JUSTICE in this matter! I don’t have the financial means to pursue this; but I don’t expect anyone to do free work for me! I wasn’t brought up like that. I just wanted to send a message to all these scumbag employers and their VIP clients; you can’t get away with your unscrupulous actions. I sought out legal council to assist me and clearly discovered what truly drives that illusion of: Defending your legal rights is important to us… if there’s ENOUGH $$$ in it for us, period. Call or email us for a free consultation today! Which actually is nothing more than a weed out process, for those cases, with little $$$ potential. Sorry, we can’t help you; but we can graciously refer (FLIP) you to someone else; was the treatment I (Continuously) received from my local legal community. Next I moved onto plan b and contacted a local media station problem solving department. (Never heard anything back from them; obviously because there’s no potential worthwhile titillating news story here) Plan c was to contact federal agencies like the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice and the Florida Agriculture Department (In charge of regulating Security companies) and see if they could assist me.
BUT… now, I’m embracing plan d and that is to… move on down the road, get on with my life and put all this misery behind me. As much rejection I got locally; would a State or Federal agency, really be interested in my issues??? I truly doubt it. I do and will have one REGRET from all of this and that is with concern to my former fellow employees. To them, I humbly apologize for my FAILURE in trying to get justice for us all. I honestly tried to blow a whistle to anyone that would listen; but in the end… no one cared…….
Having said all of this; I still Thank God for my Life! I FINALLY landed a job with another company; but it was seasonal / part time position (I was LUCKY… to get) and subsequently, when the season ended, I have been (Fortunately) moved to a grave yard position (Midnight to 8 AM) at less $$$. (A lot of others were let go) With Tues / Weds off, my bicycling has suffered greatly… Who wants to ride during the weekdays? (YUK) For now, I do take advantage of riding a couple of hours (On my Tailwind) at a local cemetery / park that has all kinds of winding little roads.
I do want to also SINCERELY Thank all my EZ Biker Friends and fans for your continued visits, support and messages! I have hundreds of emails and even some snail mail cards and that’s SO SPECIAL to me! As I pick myself up and dust myself off; my return postings may be a little few and far between for now; but hopefully… they should be back to everyday status one of these days! I’m in a POSITIVE Frame of mind and continue to look for what now has become a DREAM Job endeavor; 2 PM to 10 PM, Mon through Friday position.
And lastly… (You knew I was going to pull this………….) there are some exciting CHANGES coming soon and certain THINGS… I have previously promised, are in final stages of completion as I compose this! Here’s a little photo sample of things to come…….. Stay tuned!