Sunday, January 7, 2007

Wrongful Termination

Buried in one of the postings from late last week I found this note titled "Tammy Gets Fired"

Before I post it out where all can see (the garbage being heaped upon good people by the likes of the Larry, Barry, Jason and Moe show), I would would like to give "Tammy" a piece of advice...

"Tammy" get yourself an attorney and have him draft a wrongful termination notice and an "agreement to settle" and have him send it right to Barry Beasely as the "CEO" of Javelin.

You were fired for commenting about a person that claims to have no contact with Javelin and by a company that claims to have to no dealings with him. I'm not an attorney, but I do know a couple and when I showed them your post they about popped a vein!

Here's "Tammy Gets Fired" formerly found in the "comments" and now out for the world to see...

Today, I was called in by Barry, Perry, et al and confronted about my blog: (incomplete though it is:http://screwedbylarry.blogspot.com)

I fully admitted that yes, in the spirit of venting, I had posted this blog. It was supposed to be a place for the disenchanted to gather. I didn't even make the blog public. Somehow, the link got sent around and wound up at Javelin. The Javelinettes were displeased. TRAITOR! INGRATE!

Here sat before me the same people who TOLD me to blatantly lie about (not embellish, prevaricate, or whitewash) Larry Klein's involvement with Javelin, told me to shine on the customers who got cheated, had me fielding calls from Financial Visions - another one of those not-quite-but sorta Larry Klein companies like bigproducer.com. They too were blindsided by the demise of NF and were demanding to know of Klein's whereabouts.

Here they sat - accusing me of having given memos to someone at outlarryklein, of assisting Brian Williams and his mastermind buddy to bring the paragon of virtue, Larry Klein, down. (As if he needs any of our help...)

On the judgement seat were the same people who told me not to mention to the folks in production that they were about to get the big, spiky shaft, and had us all pretending it was business as usual. These were the same folks who instructed customer service to not give ANY refunds for months in a row (it must have been Debra's idea?)

These new bosses sat there telling me how bad I was, telling me that they had all the goods on me and that I had better fess up or else Larry Klein himself would sic his gang of lawyers on me posthaste.

My first thought was "Wait a minute- I'm confused.. If Larry's not here anymore and has nothing to do with Javelin and NF doesn't exist - why is he upset?

I calmly explained, as I will here now, that I provided NONE of the content on outlarryklein and that I do not know, nor have I ever even spoken to Brian Williams. They voiced disbelief and outrage.

"What do you want me to do- take a lie detector test?" I demanded.

Perry: "It may come to that." (threat?)

Barry: "You know who Cindy Williams is- don't say you don't."

Me: (to self) "Uh.. not really. Oh, wait- isn't she that gal from LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY?"

Perry managed a few damned fine eyerolls and fairly snorted when I said (truthfully) that I didn't know who Cindy Williams was.

Was I upset about all the crap that went on at NFavelin? You bet! Was I up for a bit of mischief and mayhem for my own twisted satisfaction? Perhaps. But I was not involved in the group effort.

Honestly, I thought Barry was an OK guy. He seemed like he was really trying to make things work but was caught between a Klein and a hard place. I had even more respect for Perry and was crossing my fingers that he would tell the whole bunch of them to **** themselves. Disappointing.

Hell, there were a lot of things I liked about Larry. Such a shame that he felt he had to marginalize his ethics in order to make money. He probably could have done it just on his own merits. And while all of us have certainly made our share of bad choices and done things of which we are not proud, Larry has made a lifetime's work of it. He has used up his share of forgive and forget ten times over.

As for me, I am jobless. For putting information on the internet that I didn't put on the Internet- for orchestrating the downfall of a guru (which I did not do.) and for telling our clients the truth when they asked.

BarPerLarry have given me time to think about what I can do to help Larry catch the "principals." If I do, perhaps the hand of Larry shall not smite me.

However, I don't really know who they are. Even if I did, and he quelled them, ten more would take their places and ten more and ten more, ad infinitum.

Best of luck to all of you, may your scars heal quickly.

PS: Barry- why did I stay on? Because I wasn't as brave as those who said no and because I had a glimmer of hope that things might work this time 'round.

11 comments:

TD said...

Well, in retrospect, I was never really fired because Javelin never hired me in the first place. I never filled out a new Javelin application, never provided new I-9 forms as required by Federal law, never received or signed a contract, never did ANY of the requisite new hire paperwork.

I just shuffled on over to Javelin with no changes other than a new logo on my "guarantee" check. Very sloppy for a new company. In addition, the pay period dates for both the final NF check and the new check are identical meaning in theory that I was working for two companies at once. The final check also cheated me out of several hundred dollars in commissions for an order which mysteriously "vanished" from the system. Barry thinks I provided info to the enemy- I was just covering myself.

In fact, looking at my pay stub, I see that I was kept on the same contract as before, while new people and prospects received and were offered $1,000 more per month! This was another "small" gripe which convinced me I needed to quit or be laid off.

While the guarantee hadn't played into my pay in in a while (until December which was horrible month) it did factor into things such as my sick pay and vacation. For being a good employee the majority of the time- I was cheated pretty heinously.

PS: Other things I never signed were: non-disclosure forms, non-compete clauses, etc.

Anonymous said...

Larry Klein can't get away with this crap much longer. I predict by the end of the month, criminal proceedings will be in place against him, and he may very well be in jail by the summer.

Randy said...

Hey more info on the connection of NFCom to Javelin. I just called the customer service line listed for Javelin and then their automated phone system announced itself as NFCommunications. What a joke this company is!

I have been a customer for some time now and am going to sever my relationship with them immediately.

Larry Klein is obviously involved in the new company is certainly a fraud!!!!

Anonymous said...

I found this on Financial-PLanning.com, in a thread about Larry. Seems like good advice:

Posted by RegGuy on 01/10/2007

Places to e-mail or call in your concerns/rage:

NASD North CA Office: #415-217-1100


Rob Billingham :rob@insurancenewsnet.com (Wrote a great article about LK's activities. Could follow-up with the ongoing web outrage.)


Tom Lauricella: tom.lauricella@wsj.com (Wrote an article which dealt with the questionable CRFA courses. Not aware of subsequent scam revelations)

Contra Costa Times Business Editor:#925-943-8099

LK succeeded in his scams by using the internet. Maybe the power of the web can also be his undoing. Good Luck!

RegGuy said...

I spoke to Drew the business editor @ Contra Costa Times. The first thing he asked me was whether anyone was suing Klein. Is anyone? It would be great if this blog could serve as atouchstone for folks who want to let the media and regulators about Klein. I personally have (anonymously) talked to all of the four people listed above. Next person's turn!!

Anonymous said...

Tammy:
Play hardball with LK. That is the only language he understands. Bottom line: He is a bully. Take him down. This is war, need a friend? Buy a dog, now go get 'em.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Larry is still lying for damage control:
http://www.insurancenewsnet.com/article.asp?a=top_lh&id=74363

PLEASE write rob@insurancenewsnet.com and let him know what you think about Larry's newest set of lies.

Anonymous said...

The Concord City Business License Center called Javelin Marketing, Inc., and Larry Klein answered and identified himself as the owner.

The address on the Javelin Website is a MailBoxes Etc. store in Concord, CA....

The proper investigating authorities need to put this under their microscopes.

TS said...

Has anyone contacted the Contra Costa DA?

a former VP of NF Communications said...

On behalf of all former NF employees, I hope that Klein is publicly exposed and punished for his criminal behavior. He has crossed the line and blatently committed fraud and grand larceny many times. He somehow believes he is above the law, but deserves to pay for his actions. All of those who have done business with and worked for him have had similar observations of his conduct, and would happily testify in court to his wrong doings. Let's hope he is prosecuted and we are all given a chance to give our testimony in court and help to put him in prison. Larry Klein is the most dishonest and immoral person I have ever met.
Signed : A former VP of NF Commuications, proud to have been fired by Larry without cause for refusing to do his dirty work

Anonymous said...

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