Wed, January 22, 2003
This is an update from a previous posting. I heard from my attorney today and she indicate that one of the regional vice presidents contacted her to discuss my case. Essentially they offered me $2000.00 and asked me to sign a release to keep my mouth shut (I have not signed anything as of yet).
This is half of what I spent, however my attorney advised me to take the money and get on with my life. Part of me wants to fight this until the end even if I end up spending more money.
I was told that you would be in touch with me to discuss my experience. If I settle (thus signing the release), I will not be able to speak with him. As I indicated above, I have not signed anything as of yet.
Sat, December 21, 2002
Thank you for your kind word, however, I would point out that we have been working on this story, including some undercover work, since Fall 1999. Since that time to the present we have been trying to interest the press in the story. Only in the past year have we had any success, and although we provide a great deal of the research to various media, they are slow to collaborate. (This is a very territorial, protective venue)
It is a thankless job, but we realize that WE must take the lead in doing it.
Senior Investigative Reporter
Fri, December 20, 2002
This is in response to Jeff's comments as a past client of the Atlanta office, I have to respectively disagree with you Atlanta, Vegas, New York, Settle, Kansas City the problem with Haldane is not just one or two bad apples, but how it conducts business on a national level.
It is just not the ROR that is bring this behave to the forefront though it certainly has helped greatly, but such articles as below:
The Seattle Times / Job Seekers Should Watch Out for Pricey Career Advice / September, 2002
The Kansas City Star / Career counselor Bernard Haldane agrees to refund Kansans' money / September, 2002
The New York Times / Career Management Company Fights Complaints / January, 2002
The Business Link BBB online newsletter for LA / JOB CONSULTANT GETS CLIENTS FIRED UP, THEN WORKED UP / DECEMBER 1998
Financial Post Canada Ontario / Haldane not up to the job, say critics: Career-management firm: 'Hook, line and sinker, I fell for the beautiful picture' / January , 2002
To view the first four copies of these articles go to ROR titled Bernard Haldane Associates False Promise - tried to ruin my credit Atlanta Georgia
To view the Financial Post article go to ROR titled Financial Post Article - "Haldane not up to the job" ..exposing this company for what it really is - a huge scam
These complaints are not saying all Haldane s employees are dishonest, deceptive or mean spirited like gordon67 just like not everyone at Enron or Worldcom was cooking the books or everyone at Anderson was a liar. What does seem pretty clear however, is that Haldane as a company has, and in some cases continues, to - at the very least - pushed the envelope of deceptive business practices.
Thu, August 01, 2002
I was contacted by BHA after emailing my resume to them. I was so happy that I decided to research BHA before contacting them back. Just want to thank you for saving me the time, money and energy. Great website!
Why doesn't the BBB have any complaints against them?
Sat, September 23, 2000
From: Jeff Downs [SMTP:[email protected]]
To: [email protected]
Subject: Regarding Bernard Haldane Associates Rebuttal
Sent: 9/23/00 8:59 AM
As a consumer, I would like to respond to [email protected] reply regarding Beth Tyler's experience. I recently considered Bernard Haldane in my search for a new career. It is true that the establishment does not promise to find you a job. The service Haldane offers is simply how to market yourself and polish your skills. Although this service is not for everyone, there are people out there who require it. It is the consumers responsibility to understand exactly what they are purchasing.
I do not agree with gordon67's reply. This "Senior Advisor's" response is extremely unprofessional and should not represent Bernard Haldane. In lieu of Ms. Tyler's claim, there is no justification for pointing out that Tyler spelled "paid" as "payed." Quite frankly, if gordon67 would have done some research they would find that it is an acceptable inflected form of the word "pay", according to according to Merriam Webster online.
I think gordon67 would benefit from a few of Bernard Haldane's courses. Remember, you are representing the company when you post comments on the web so start acting and writing like a professional yourself and stop criticizing others. Your behavior destroyed your credibility.
Why are there so many compaints on this web site reguarding Benard Haldan's business?