California

I was an employee of Terminix.  Not by my choice the pest control company I worked for before Terminix bought us out.  See below the resignation letter I sent to the branch manager with a copy to CEO Carlos Cantu:

Re:  Closure of Satellite Office

Effective Friday, August 20, 1999, I will no longer be an employee of Terminix.  The commute of approximately 100 miles round trip daily is not possible with my vehicle, not to mention the expense of purchasing gas. I feel the manner we were told about the closure of our office was very unprofessional. Especially when you said that you were “Afraid that the files would go missing.”  I feel very hurt by this statement. I have worked for this company for over 3 years and never once have I ever thought or been accused of destroying or defacing any company property.  Maybe this is how you operate a business, but it is not right.  There has been another instance that you handled a matter unprofessionally. For example, the date of July 12, 1999.  This was the date you said right to my face that you completed the Subterranean Termite treatment at 490 xxx.  I thought this was a little odd since it only took you 15 minutes to do the treatment. Once you arrived at our office after the “subterranean treatment,” I asked you if you did the treatment. You told me, “Yes, I did the treatment.” I did question the amount of time it took you to complete the job.  You assured me that it did not take long to do the treatment. (15 minutes!??)  I then asked if you went by the real estate agent’s office. You said, “No, I did not need to because the front door was wide open.” I then said, “Really, that’s hard to believe Dick’s listings are never unlocked.  Most of the time he meets repair persons at the listings.”  Nonetheless, I believed every word you told me.  A week later, a person named “KB” telephoned our office. He said he did not believe anyone had done a subterranean termite treatment at his new home at 490 xxx.  I then telephoned you and gave you a heads-up about a telephone call I received from the new owner.  You then said, “I am going to take that as a compliment.  I must have done such a good job he could not tell what I did.” Well, you were right. The owner could not tell that you did any work, because on August 2, 1999, we found out that you did not perform any work at all.  I cannot believe that you, in your position of being a branch manager, would lie to me to my face, especially when I questioned you on July 12. Not only did you lie to me, you also lied to the homeowner and his agent.  You also put our inspector’s license on the line, because a completion notice was issued and the work was not even performed.  This is very unprofessional!

 

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