#2UPDATE EX-employee responds
Tue, February 24, 2004
in July,2000, i was an employee of American Diversified Products. i was on a sales crew of about 20 people, only one other was female. We had to live in hotels, and had inadequate pay, no healthcare, and were forced to try to sell this product in cities where we did not have a valid permit to do so. We had to work (door to dorr) from 8 am until about 8 pm. Our pay was meager. We were given $10 per day. With that $10, we had to eat, buy supplies for work, and other personal items. Being a female(and only 20 at the time) I was forced to endure sexual harassment, and even a sexual assault by a coworker. The only thing that was done was making the person that assaulted me(his name was Ray) my ROOMMATE. When I requested a bus ticket home(I had been told that I could request one at any time,and I would be granted my request)It was refused. We were not allowed any long distance phone calls, thus ensuring that we could not reach family members. I finally scrounged together enough money for a phone card, and had a friend fedex me some money for a bus ticket. The day before i was to go home, I was raped. The company did absolutely NOTHING about the individual. This company still disgusts me, and i hope and pray that someone will shut them down.