Monday, February 6, 2012

Thirty-One Gifts (Ohio) Will Lay Off 182


Another day, another mass layoff notice, as reported by the Newark Advocate:
A central Ohio company growing so fast it expanded to Easton Town Center 16 months ago announced Thursday the layoffs of 182 employees, including 92 in Johnstown.

Thirty-One Gifts, a direct-selling company that specializes in personalized gifts, laid off 90 at its Easton office, as well as 92 at its Commerce Boulevard facility at the Johnstown Industrial Park.

The private company, moved by founder and President Cindy Monroe from Tennessee to Johnstown in 2009, also operates facilities in Springfield and another in the Columbus area.
Normally, this story would hardly be worth reading, except for the particularly dopey quote from the president and founder of the company:
“Throughout 2011, we invested heavily in systems, improved infrastructure in our call center operations, warehouse, and order management systems and in the hiring of employees,” Monroe stated in a press release.

“All of this led to great efficiencies and a great experience for our consultants and customers. The efficiencies also resulted in excess employee talent that isn’t required to meet our 2012 business strategies. This was an extremely difficult decision as we value all our employees’ contributions to our success.”

Company officials could not be reached for further comment.
It strikes me that the quote I bolded above is a particularly heartless way of describing the need for layoffs. It also strikes me that, despite founder and President Cindy Moore's lame attempt to obfuscate, what really happened here was an overly ambitious business expansion in the teeth of the worst economic conditions since the Great Depression. But I'm just a nobody blogger sitting on the couch in my basement, so what do I know?

50 comments:

  1. Bill,

    The more I talk to people, the more encouraged I am that "nobody bloggers" and others like you who aren't afraid to talk about the plainly obvious downward spiral of the American Dream, are all over the place, and daily growing in number.

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    1. That's a good sign, John. I wish I could say I sensed a growing awareness among the people I know in meat space, but so far I can't really say that I have.

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    2. Lolz @ meat space.

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  2. If I am not mistaken most if not all those employees at those centers were to help the company get where it is today with its better party turn around, leadership training, networking, style trends, better consultant support. In January 2011 the compnay had 6,000 new consultants join. Say each one of those had one party in January with the average number of guest, which is 10. That was 60,000 orders the companycould have had a negative impact on. Hence the recruiting freeze. They hired people to come in and help with leadership training, hired people who worked on system upgrades, and so much more that helped the company get where it is now. The company recently processed its 4 millionth order. I do believe you took what she said out of context. The company is still thriving and is in no danger of going under.just as the desicion to have the recruiting freeze was difficult this one was as well. Cindy (who's last anme you got wrong, it is Monroe) and her team had a very difficult desicion to make and she didn't make it lightly. Fourth quarter sales fell lower than expected so her team made this desicion. What you failed to mention when you is that every single person laid off received a severance package. Please check facts before you blog about something you read and didn't like. And say that it was an "overly ambitious business expansion". Yes times are hard right now. But either you didn't know this or didn't research, but the companies sales had sky rocketed in addition to those 6,000 woment that joined last January. Scott and Cindy Monroe are wonderful christian people who are following the Lord and are such a light to tohers. They bless everyone that works for them 100x the blessings they receive. That is what this company is all about. Celebrating, encouraging and rewarding

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    1. maybe then the Monroe's should keep the products being made in the USA, instead of being from China where it is cheaper to employ folks to make their products, which as of lately have gotten to be poor workmanship. I have gotten items that were not sewn correctly, name be off centered and in wrong color or wrong style... Also, the items they just came out with are NOT very affordable anymore... and to purchase the monthly special, you must now spend $35.00 instead of the normal $31.00...

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    2. Jim Jones was a "Christian." What is your point? Just about everyone claims to be a Christian, even child molesters (priests and pastors, and coaches, etc.)

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  3. "That is what this company is all about. Celebrating, encouraging and rewarding"

    Oh,how lovely. Lipservice to make yourselves feel better?

    Ask how "blessed" the 182 are feeling. And, of course the slash and burn has only begun. Greed with thankfully take this company out early and limit the amount of long-term damage it can do to the community as well as limit it's Chinese profits.

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  4. I am one of the ones that got laid off. That company treats their employees like dirt. We were not told any reason why we were laid off like why were we chosen. The people they got rid of were some of the best workers who had been there the longest. the company isn't thriving either. its a joke and the product is junk. They use cheap thread, cheap material and over price their "crap" very christain like huh?

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    1. Sounds like sour grapes, to me. I buy their products, the manufacturing, materials and embroidery can compete with companies who charge 4 times as much. I wonder how Christian-like it is for the judgemental attitude, I read here.

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  5. . This company it horrible to work for i worked there for 2 years they treat their employees like shit i worked at both the easton and johnstown building. Their product is nothing but junk trust me on that we threw boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes of product away on a daily basis. We were bit by bugs had to work with nasty moldy bags they would hide the msds book from us they would get up in your face and yell at you one of my leads laid her hands on me and alot of other employees. They are nothing but liars that is not a christian based company hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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  6. I been working for them for the past 9 months, and I can concur that they are the creepiest, most sadistic a-holes it's been my misfortune to work for. They go on and on about empowering women, then treat their (mostly women) employees like slave labor. Their Christian manifesto is painted on the factory wall. Every month we have to sing "happy birthday dear family" for the employees celebrating a birthday that month. Then we eat cupcakes. Yet, these are the same dodos who fire a woman employee who is injured on the job. A woman who is the victim of spousal abuse. Who is the sole support of four small children. A staff member in HR told her than as soon as she was off work restrictions she would be fired for accumulating 7 points due to absences to receive treatment for the injury she suffered at the company! This is true. She was my co-worker. They punish people for getting sick. You're not allowed to use your paltry PTO (paid time off)accrued for sick leave (accept for scheduled Doctor app.) Oh nooooo. Get the flu....get a point. Your child get's sick.....get another point. Amass 7 points and you're automatically fired. It takes a year for 1 point to come off your attendance record. One poor guy suffered a heart attack and received a point against him for not clocking out because he left by ambulance for the hospital. I'm ready to work practically anywhere. I can honestly say that I'd rather be dead than go on like this.

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    1. Really this is hard to believe . By chance do you have proof ?? I am a consultant and don't want to work for a company like this . But I am hard to believe it. Not saying your a liar but if its the truth why hasn't someone done anything and why don't people quit???? I mean Better business??? Its just hard for me to believe that a person who was injured at work was fired because of the work related injury because of attendance ??? I mean there are laws out there and I just don't understand how they would get away with it unless there person who was fired didn't say anything or fight it? Which is not likely unless they had other reasons to fire them that were actual lawful reasons.

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    2. These are all federal labor board issues and are very easy to prove, so your post is very suspicious. Does thou protesteth too much?

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  7. I just became a conslutant for Thirty-One and I am hurt by what I have jus read.... are you serious?? I would like to know more, the truth because I don't wanna work for anyone that is hurting others. I know every business has it's issues but this is too much. I like the products and they have never fallen apart on me, so as far as things being really cheap and low quality.... I don't feel that way. But the thing about bugs, mold and stuff.... really??? Please let me know more

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    1. You, now, are a GOOD person. I'm so encouraged to see someone who cares about whether they are supporting something essentially good, or perhaps bad. It does matter, doesn't it? But not to very many people, anymore. I commend you for your integrity. Bravo.

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  8. everything in the above comment is true. thirty-one told us all when we got hired that they are a faith based, family company, and emergencies happen with our families and they will understand that "life happens". that is all false. we are forced to work 50-60 hour work weeks which is keeping us away from our families and personal life. i understand as an employee that products need to get out of the warehouse to get to the consultants and their customers but at the expense of losing time with our loved ones? the majority of employees that have been fired have been let go because of the point system. you are one minute late, you get 1/2 point, clock out one minute late from lunch, you get 1/2 point. 7 points and you are fired. i'm not saying people should be late but give us some cushion room. if you have a doctor appointment or an emergency happens, you get a point if your time isn't approved. the whole system is horrible. two people i know were taken out on a stretcher for various reasons, they got a point against them. we worked during the heat wave we just had, one girl got sick from the heat and she was sent home and received a point. as for the "dirty bags" yes it does happen. we have a quality team that checks them all....some have mold, dirt, have a foul odor, they rip and have the occasional bugs. those bags get discarded and given to us employees as "gifts" for our bday and anniversary presents. i know bugs are in warehouses, but we have been bit by them more than once. i honestly don't think the owner of the company knows what goes on in her warehouses, at least i hope not. the actual job is not hard, i actually enjoy it. what i don't enjoy is being treated like a number and being taken advantage of. or working our butts off and seeing some of our managers enjoy playing ping pong while we are all doing our job.

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  9. None of these statements are false. It's a glorified sweat shop!

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  10. Have any of you ever been in another factory before? This sounds like the same stuff that goes on in ALL factories, I know from experience!! All factories are glorified slave shops, hence, the turn around. All factories in this nation lay off and you accure points! I understand being upset, but come one, move on and find a better job! Those who are layed off will get help if they qulifiy and their are plenty of jobs avaliable if you look for them, they may not be what you want to do, but its a job. I am sure they did not make it sound like paradise when you hired on....if you thought that...there is no place like that. I have some Thirty One stuff and I have had it for YEARS and it is still in good condition! You take the good and the bad. NOT EVERYTHING NOR EVERY JOB CAN BE PERFECT!! Find soemthing you like to do!!

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    1. I agree with you, most factories are like this. I get that, but when someone is taken off work for a week by their doctor and they are fired when they return....how fair is that? I know every job has it's downfalls, rules, expectations, etc but have a heart. Don't put signs all over the warehouse about empowering women and it's "all about her" and then treat women with legit medical problems like that. One person was approved for vacation time to be told recently that they may get a point when they go.
      Believe me, people are looking for other jobs. Especially now that they are hiring more people and saying we may be working seven days a week in the upcoming months.
      Majority of the bags are in great condition which is why sales continue. The quality team is there to weed out the bad, just like any other company. But how christian is it to send out a bag that management has colored in the monogram with permanent marker because of a defect and sent it on to a customer? I myself have had bags from there and have only had one defect which was returned without a problem. But I do have a problem when quality or management passes something I feel the customer should'nt recieve. Especially after paying the price they pay for their bags.
      Overall, it's not a horrible company to work for. The problem everyone has is the lack of compassion and communication management has for the employees. Which is everywhere I know.

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    2. For all of you "haters" here publishing all of the negative comments, this is towards you and for the "good" people who like Thirty One Gifts either because they are employed with Thirty One or they are customers who like the company and the products I wanted you to hear "my opinion" on why I think the "haters" are the way they are. You "haters" are negative people that will do or say anything to put others down when you do not get your way. Or maybe you are one of those people that listens to others complain all day and instead of asking them to move somewhere else and minding your own business, you soak in everything they say and "hate" someone before you even know them. Are you not intelligent enough to know that you are only hearing one side of the stories that are being told to you? Obviously your work buddy is not going to tell you that "they" are the problem or that "they" did anything wrong or illegal, why would you side with anyone not knowing the whole story? Guess what, a good solid company has a great HR department who doesn't come down by those complainers & gossipers to tell everyone around them that the gal who got fired was caught on video surveillance faking a "fall" and she tried to sue or get compensated something for it.. She got caught, she got angry and she started rumors... how about the gal who was fired for punching in late by "one minute" , she had actually been late by 10 or 15 min consistently "7" times because she really didn't care about her job and she was hoping to get fired so she could get unemployment but they had documented proof of every time she was pulled into the office and talked to about being late so she received no unemployment. She is angry, you only hear what she wants to share with you, she was late "one minute" and was fired, yet another "believable story". Hmm, you mentioned another who was carried out on a stretcher who had apparently told you or someone around you that they were fired for not punching out before they got in an ambulance? really? You are going to believe that? You are nothing more than a gossiper, they were let go because they were lazy, always late or a liability to the company but instead of just minding your own business, you get on blogs like this and tell "stories". You are either gullible (believing everything you here) or you are needing attention. Move on, grow up and take responsibilities for your actions! You are so naive that those complainers suck you in to do their "dirty" work....stop being a gossiper! If you do not like your job, find a different one, if you cannot get one because of past history, that is your problem and you need to work your own way out of the hole you dug for yourself and let those honest hard working people have the job you "hate" so much. Do yourself and everyone else who has to be around you a favor and stop being a "GOSSIP".

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    3. Wow. You know a lot of details that only HR or management would know and they way you just talked and put down whomever it was you were talking to tells me that these 'haters' are probably telling the truth. You are hateful! And instead of proving your point, you just made yourself look like an a-hole. You seem to be the hater.

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    4. you must be a 31 associate int he front office

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    5. Nice plant. Don't believe you are sincere. Very angry email, and judgmental. Not credible. You FAIL.

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  11. Quit complaining and be thankful you have a job, many people in America are out of work and would give anything to have a job. It isn't as bad as what you guys are saying, and honestly you guys don't know the whole story on the employees who were let go. If it as horrible as you guys say it is then go elsewhere no one is making you guys be employed here. Have a great day!!

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    1. There is nothing wrong with wanting a minimum standard of humane treatment in a job. You should not tell someone they shouldn't complain when they are being used or mistreated. One should not just be "thankful" for having a job for no reason. Would you shut up and just be thankful for having a job if your boss was repeatedly physically and sexually assaulting you? You come off as an idiot.

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  12. My wife has bought a few of these 31 bags. If you ask me they are cheap and not worth the money. The fabric might be trendy looking but it seems really thin.

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  13. You people amaze me, we are talking about a distribution center.. do you expect not to work because it is hot outside? If I am not mistaking I recall management giving out free water and purchasing more fans to try to circulate the air. I have never worked in a factory who gave you something for your birthday, or even recognized your birthday.. Like the person above me said QUIT COMPLAINING! And to the person who said I would rather be dead then to go on like this.. I will pray for you!

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  14. I have actually been praying about becoming a consultant for Thirty-One. I don't know if all this information is the answer to my prayers as far as becoming a consultant or not, but it is an eye-opener. I absolutely agree with the fact that we (all of us) need to have a grateful heart. If we have a job, good health, a family, friends,a place to live, a car (or legs) to get us to work, we ought to have a grateful heart. I am very concerned with all the statements regarding mistreatment of employees, especially of women employees, since this company is supposed to empower women. More than my interest in joining the company as a consultant, now I am on a quest for the truth regarding treatment of employees at these warehouses. I do understand how unfair the point system can be and the working conditions of most warehouse jobs, but if Thirty-One is advertised as a Christian company, they ought to 'walk the talk.' I am almost certain that the founder, Cindy Monroe, knows nothing about the alleged type of treatment her employees are receiving in the warehouses. I would like to hear from some of the women employees in the warehouses.

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  15. Yes it's awesome that you recognize our birthdays, but that is Cindy's idea not yours, and you pretty much have to do what she says. I can guarantee that she does not know how the warehouse is being ran. Empower women? Not there, more like downgrade. There is no encouragement from the bosses, just dirty looks and a very poor attitude. Would it kill you to smile once in a while? Or how about a pat on the back with 'good job keep it up' ? Trust me if you would just lighten up, and stop cracking that whip, you would get more respect and happier employees. I have worked in factories and I have never been treated like this. There is no happiness in that place. And for whoever said that its not as bad as we are saying, why would we say such things? What benefit is it of ours to just make things up out of the blue? The reason why most people stay is because they really need the money. It's definitely a good paycheck at the end of the week, but sometimes you just have to wonder if its worth it.

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  16. AMEN! But I don't even think the pay is that good. Granted it's better than most jobs but I think it's the lowest paying factory job I've ever worked, besides going through a temp service. I think people stay there for the insurance which isn't bad. I honestly don't think Cindy knows how the warehouse is ran. I pray she doesn't. But you are right, no one gets "encouraged" there. It's constantly, "get your numbers up", "if you guys reach the goal we won't work overtime" but yet we still get stuck working OT. Sometimes we don't even see the supervisors/managers until the end of the day when they are pushing totes to us. It's all about us getting our "numbers" so they can get their bonuses. Which is fine, but when do we get an incentive? I'm sorry, but an ice cream sandwich isn't my idea of a reward for busting our tails. They're about to hire about 60 people, what's funny is they'll be replacing half of the original staff before they know it.

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  17. The Springfield plant is horrible I just quit because of all the reasons everyone is saying. The mgmt team is horrible its all about numbers the mgmt team sits on there ass and says hurry up. They do not help you ever. There is mold on product that we just cleaned, the product is junk that people are paying a ton for. If the consultants would sew how we are treated and whatI kinds of stuff we have to fix or just pass its to small they won't notice they would think twice about selling.

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  18. For all the People who praise management u obviously are management or ur not a monogrammer they are rude and disrespectful! They all say it's all about her well there wouldn't b a her at all without US! I have a small child at home and they expect me to put work b4 him nothing about thirtyone is faith based or family oriented and yea I understand it's a factory but when they say family first they should mean in and when we were hired they did make it sound awsome and fun and they said occasional over time not every week they are liars all they care about is money!

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  19. Thirty-one has run it's course. Parties aren't really parties. They're a way for someone to screw their friends by making money off of them in their respective homes and prey on all the people making orders. No one wants to do anymore parties to peddle your junk so stop bugging people. Keep your cheap tent-like, boring Wal-Mart like designs materials as no one wants them. All these poor women purchase out of obligation. I feel for the 182 whom were laid off. Look at it as a positive that you don't have to work for this kind of company again. Keep your head up.

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  20. I have worked there for 3 years and its so sad but true. I am in management and i will tell you how bad it is. BUT before i talk about how bad it is, let me say that some oft u employees that they hire..... U WOULD BE FIRED IMMEDIATLY AT OTHER COMPANIES! U all complain and bitch about stuff that u would NEVER get anywhere else! Guess what?! POINT SYSTEMS ARE EVERYWHERE! If u had it your way that company would b in the ground by now b cuz u would all b on light duty getting paid to do nothing. And another thing, supervisors and managers r not hired to work the lines, period! So stop talking about it! I hear u all bitch about it at work. THATS YOUR JOB! Having said that, THIS COMPANY IS SHIT! Treats all employees like dirt. U get treated much better the hire up in posistion u get. Starting with supervisors. Bugs in the baskets from two years ago. They were from china! HUGE FINE FOR THAT! Mold, dirt, damaged product. All true. Sepfish people running a company. Cindy doesnt run shit.

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  21. I was one of the customers who received a bag that they used a perminant marker on. I started to bleed, so sad since I spent over $75 total! I could have bought a quaility bag at Nordstrom for that price. Will never happen again!

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  22. I Used to work for 31, but I quit.Some people do complain and bitch. But they do get tired of the same old shit. Nothing ever changes, you go to HR and thats a joke.People that are qualified for jobs, apply for them. But do they get it NO. And then they have to train the other person to do that job. Is there people there that need to go? Yes and they need to start with the mangment first and work there way down. I had a boss there that was great. I just couldn't take the lies and bull anymore.

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  23. Well I guess I won't be joinIng as a consultant!! What a shame, loved the product and was so excited to make money for our family all while having fun. I really believed in this product till now. :(

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  24. Sounds like you people are a bunch of bitter Bettys.....if you feel so strongly about how horrible you've been mistreated why hide behind good ol' ANONYMOUS?

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  25. Found this blog researching the Thirty One opportunity. I purchased a purse/wallet combination in 2010 through a relative having an online party. The quality was quite poor for what I paid. However, I thought perhaps it had gotten better. Apparently not. I'm a Christian, but I do have a lot of issues with people constantly proclaiming their faith. I've seen too many people who do that and who are not sincere. So that was a turnoff as well.

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    1. Regarding what you said about wearing one's faith on one's sleeve: You are a wise person.

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  26. Along with 182 being laid off, the female psychopath (Cindy) announced that we office staff might not get our contractual 30% bonuses. Since I'd just loaned her some $15,000 over the course of 2011 (in that form), I got really pissed when I looked at my own young family - and thought of those of my co-workers - having gotten robbed by these shyster scumbags as well. It was around this time that the psychopaths (Scott and Cindy) began spray painting slogans all over the walls of the offices regarding their purported holiness. The male psychopath (Scott) even held self-flagellation sessions for each department in turn, where he pimped the false paradigm of "It's all for Her" as being not in reference to Cindy's ill-gotten gains. The attendance of their new shyster-in-thief - an escapee from Arthur Anderson (Enron's accounting firm) - crystallized the reality that these vampires had drank my blood.

    Thereby, myself and two co-workers threatened to sue if they wouldn't pay the legally-obligated compensation to ALL of their salaried employees - including those morons who had drank the Kool-Aid and called us "tin-foils" for knowing the reality of our subjugation. Upon receipt of the threat of lawsuit - quoting umpteen case law - I was witness to the female psychopath burning-rubber in anger as she peeled out of the company parking lot.

    Not a week went by before the female psychopath had laid all the blame at the feet of her sales prognosticator and had forced her resignation. Only a few days more had passed before she found herself forced to announce that the 30% bonuses would be cut to 20% and paid post-haste - within the time limit we had given her to make good. Of course, we were only paid on 10%. The lawyer advised us to stop, as the chances of recouping the other 2/3 of our loan to these psychopaths was very slim.

    All told - They made off with millions. Take 300 office staff and multiply by $8,000 - You have 2.4 million right there. The Monroe psychopaths will burn in hell, and their officers along with them. I pity the fool that comes anywhere near these scum. If you understand, you'll run as far and as fast from them as you can, and let them go under. Send these creeps back to Chatta-hootchie - Let's ride them out of town on a rail!

    Pity my lost $10 grand - Former IT guy of Thirty-One Gifts

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  27. I'm a consultant for 31. Worked my ass off selling that crap. Half the time the order is wrong or missing something. Ok, I understand nobody is perfect. But when I call to tell them something from my order is missing, occasionally they act like I'm trying to make off with some free stuff. Granted some are very nice, but a few are complete assholes. I realize its not Cindy or customer service filling the orders. But reading all these comments, no wonder the order is sometimes screwed up. Sounds like they work them to death and half are on the verge of a deep depression from poor work conditions. My real job is at a factory. It's clean, it's air conditioned/heated, and they don't punish you for family emergencies. Sorry 31 slaves, hope it gets better. As for me, I'm out!

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  28. Wow, this is all so sad. i just got back from National Conference and left feeling empowered and grateful that the company I work with rewarded all 16,000 of us consultants. They went above and beyond, I feel. No, I do not work in the distribution center, I work from home. Parties are parties and we have fun. I signed up to use my business to reach those in my radius that may not know about Jesus. I'm sorry so many of you have had negative relationships with the company.

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  29. For all those considering 31 gifts, I would most certainly steer clear of them. I've seen the company tear apart families. Its a cult that promotes divorce and anti-religion despite what they claim. I give them five years and they
    will be no more.

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  30. I'm approaching my 4th year working for Thirty-One Gifts. Love it. Great company, great job, great everything. Although I'm an hourly paid associate with no bonus opertunity, I feel what I do is greatly Appreciated and compensated for.

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  31. Thirty One Gifts ComplaintsJanuary 31, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    If you are a dissatisfied Thirty-One consultant or employee, we'd like to hear from you. Email complaints31gifts@live.com Thanks!

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  32. Aside from the ranting and silly language of the above reader, he/she is correct. I was there when the legal issues came up. It forced the company to pay a portion of the bonus to the employees, evening through they would never admit it. Unfortunately the problem with the Monroe's has everything to do with the fact that they have NO experience running a business and they hired people equally inexperienced. After awhile, they brought in a few individuals that had experience but they refused to take their advice. Those individuals were eventually let go or they quit. It was amazing to see how they truly treated people. I am a christian and was shocked at how Cindy would behave and the garbage Scott would try to sell. She was a "bull" and he followed behind her cleaning up the mess. She was mean, disrespectful, crude at times and most of all, a bully. It is HER business and if you didn't do what she wanted, you got the wrath. Not much difference from other companies but you expect more from a women/company that continuously tries to convince the public that it's a "faith-based" company. It isn't. The illegal things that took place were astounding. The fact that they are a private company allows them to get away with a lot. For example, the Vice President of Finance/CFO is married to the Vice President of Sales. They were both on the executive committee. Hum..... sounds like a conflict of interest, don't you think? She's is not running a "sister company." I just recently heard that their General Counsel just quit. Gee, I wonder why. Although I have never said anything about my experience at Thirty-One, after much prayer, I have decided to comment. I do not recommend this company in any way.

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  33. The problem that many have with this company is that its founder professes to be such a great christian woman who based her company on a Proverb from the Bible, however she, and her company pay for consultatns to attend the Thirty-One conferences with guests who should not be allowed to attend, ie:married men/women attending with consultants who knowingly participate in this activity yet profess just as Cindy does to be such a great Godly woman who has been blessed by God with her success. It is hard to imagine Cindy tolerating such behavior and knowingly allowing some of the employees who participated in these such activities with the company funds to continue to work for her and the company that is so christian driven. Doesn't say much for her, her company, or the people she employs.

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  34. I just called corporate about applying for a corporate position, they were so rude to me and wouldn't let me talk to human resources. Rude beyond rude. bad business.

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