12/27/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Laurie is apparently a compulsive liar and very unreliable. She advertises for cat sitters on craigslist and despite claiming there is a requirement for a background check, she promises ""Start immediately"" - if you don't believe me, check out her ad by searching craigslist for cat sitters in all jobs in the Chicago area
She was a no-show for my first two attempts at an interview to work with her organization. She asked if I was willing to submit to a background check, but never asked me to sign a release, suggesting that she collects unreliable background data using the internet. I was sent out on an initial job prior to the completion of even a cursory background check.
She pays her employees using PayPal which suggests that her employees are independent contractors and whose professional background and ""veterinary experience"" she makes no attempt to verify.
While her website assures ""impeccable local references"" and that the company is ""bonded and insured"", her current business practices must make that very expensive to maintain. I would avoid this business at all cost as the owner employs very questionable business practices and deception of customers is a part of the daily routine.