!! UPDATE !!
Tempworks is suing me. Specifically, David Dourgarian, Mari Kautzman, TMS, Inc, Tempworks Software and ARA, Inc. are suing me.
Their attorney approached me in April about making me an offer to go away. I refused based on the absurd agreement he wanted me to sign (see below).
Not long after, I got served with a notice that I'm being sued.
They REALLY don't like the fact that I have made this information readily available:
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They want me to go away!
You are here. Obviously, I refused to sign it.
ARA, Inc. - the factoring and funding arm of TempWorks - is now Lone Oak Payroll.
This is the same TempWorks brand. Their resume includes:
Take it from Lone Oak Payroll National Sales Manager Jack Terrana:
On Friday, July 31, 2015 at 8:50 AM, Jack Terrana wrote: -------------------- Thank you Dave. Funny how TW has been in funding for so short a period of time yet have made so many enemies.
(When Mr. Terrana was working for Advance Funding, while explaining his commentary regarding a LInkedIn article I penned about the dishonesty and lack of ethics at TempWorks)
Jack Terrana 5:21 PM ..................The comment was basically a defense of the industry, or at least a defense of the companies (most of us) that are ethical."
Welcome to the Beware of TempWorks site. Whether you found us researching recruiting software, staffing software, applicant tracking system, payroll services, factoring companies, invoice factoring or found us because you are considering partnering with any of these TempWorks companies:
TEMPWORKS MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC.
ARA, INC. dba PAPERLESS STAFFING
TMS STAFFING, INC.
LONE OAK PAYROLL
I URGE you to read this site in its entirety prior to signing any contract or agreement!
This site exists to give you the very thing so many of TempWorks' victims didn't have - the complete information upon which to make the best decision for our businesses.
My experience led me to research the TempWorks brand. I was simply unprepared for what I learned. This site is not merely my opinion! Here you can read the court findings of Minnesota judges and Minnesota juries who have found TempWorks, TempWorks President & CEO and many other TempWorks Executives GUILTY of egregious acts toward their clients!
My Message to You
Are you considering opening your own staffing company or looking for software and/or funding? I was, too.
Are you considering turning your dream over to TempWorks? I did.
They said all the right things in the sales process. Casey Kraus could not have been nicer and more supportive. He turned me over to Bob Pugliano. Although he gave my colleague the 'used car salesman' vibe, I thought he was nice. He assured me that TempWorks had everything under control. No problems. They work with hundreds of agencies. I was a little start-up. Easy stuff.
I signed the contract. I provided all of my financial information to them. I on-boarded for months. I set up my database. I trained on the software. I traveled to set up my satellite locations. I had employees. I had clients. I was less than 6 business days away from realizing a dream that I had for over 10 years! This was actually happening!
MY FIRST TEMPS ARE GOING OUT MONDAY!!!!
Then they couldn't print a certificate of insurance on Monday. Still couldn't on Tuesday. Still couldn't on Wednesday, but it was all being handled by Bob. No big deal. Minor oversight. Thursday came and went with no resolution. C'mon, all you have to do is put the client's name on it and email it to me. The client has already been approved by Ashley Brace. Friday morning Bob said Mari Kautzman handled it the night before. Mauri Kautzman said Friday she was waiting for Bob to handle it. David Dourgarian didn't have a clue about anything.
And then I got this on Friday afternoon
I did call him with a question. One question. "Why are you not moving forward with me?"
His answer was that he had not been told. One last lie to add to the list. Pathetic.
And that's the last time anyone from TempWorks ever spoke to me. They wouldn't even give me an explanation.
Look at all the cases in the lawsuits page. Read my story and the story of so many others. Is this the best you can do for your dream?
Feel free to reach out to me. I will be more than happy to answer any questions:
David Stemm, CEO
Principle Personnel Group
O 772.291.2934 M 270.535.9198