The Arc of Washington County (Fraud)
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really

United States

#21 Mar 6, 2011
Beware wrote:
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U should know what u are talking about before you make a statement like this. Not everyone there smokes and u have NO idea what the job entails. Arc employees work around the clock 7 days a week. They go do visits, meetings, court, etc. so they are going to leave the office early. Most people can't do this job, too hard for them.The people there are not "skanky" and some have college degrees. The people that work there do good things for people that need it. Bcuz of the Arc people with mental and physical disabilities get the medical care they need, and funding to have a home. People like u that have no idea what the job entails should keep their mouth shut. Educate yourself before you go making statements you clearly know nothing about.
hmmm...... I do however know that the above post from co_worker is about as skanky as it gets and I also know when outside all they are concerned about is when they're going to kemosabees or however its spelled next and getting plastered. Not to mention my daughter works for an agency in bristol where individuals are served by you all. So yes I know what your visits etc. Entail. About 5 to 10 minutes of your time. So save the too hard of work comments for people who really have no clue. Also, making what you all make, and "working" from home, looks to me like you have one of the easiest jobs around. Never would make it in the 9 to 5 corporate world. You would actually have to get out of your pajamas to come to work. I'm sure you don't realize how it feels to use sick days for sick children, missing their sporting events due to work or paying for sitters in the afternoon because you're working late so get off your high horse.
Arc Employee and Parent

Nashville, TN

#22 Mar 6, 2011
really wrote:
<quoted text> hmmm...... I do however know that the above post from co_worker is about as skanky as it gets and I also know when outside all they are concerned about is when they're going to kemosabees or however its spelled next and getting plastered. Not to mention my daughter works for an agency in bristol where individuals are served by you all. So yes I know what your visits etc. Entail. About 5 to 10 minutes of your time. So save the too hard of work comments for people who really have no clue. Also, making what you all make, and "working" from home, looks to me like you have one of the easiest jobs around. Never would make it in the 9 to 5 corporate world. You would actually have to get out of your pajamas to come to work. I'm sure you don't realize how it feels to use sick days for sick children, missing their sporting events due to work or paying for sitters in the afternoon because you're working late so get off your high horse.
Listen up "REALLY"...I am an employee at the Arc and I am also a parent of a child with intellectual disabilities. I don't care what agency YOUR daughter works at in Bristol...her amount of knowledge of folks with disabilities doesn't hold a candle to the knowledge a parent has! Not only am I a parent but I also work in this field so I suppose I know twice as much as YOUR daughter does. I work with some EXCEPTIONAL people who work extremely hard to monitor the care of people with disabilities such as my child! I can assure you one thing...if my co-workers were skanky and lazy as you claim; I would not work a day with any of them because I do NOT want people like that in my child's life!! I find it very interesting that you also claim to work "close by" and hear conversations between my co-workers while they are smoking outside. I am one of those smokers and I have never been to kimos except to pick up lunch years ago. You talk as though you have testicular fortitude such as I do. So next time you strollll by why don't you stop and meet me face to face? Then tell me to my face what you said in your above post. PS...if you or your daughter think you know what we do then come on down and give us your resume. We are hiring someone right now. Then you can eat crow :)
Beware

Maryville, TN

#23 Mar 7, 2011
really wrote:
<quoted text> hmmm...... I do however know that the above post from co_worker is about as skanky as it gets and I also know when outside all they are concerned about is when they're going to kemosabees or however its spelled next and getting plastered. Not to mention my daughter works for an agency in bristol where individuals are served by you all. So yes I know what your visits etc. Entail. About 5 to 10 minutes of your time. So save the too hard of work comments for people who really have no clue. Also, making what you all make, and "working" from home, looks to me like you have one of the easiest jobs around. Never would make it in the 9 to 5 corporate world. You would actually have to get out of your pajamas to come to work. I'm sure you don't realize how it feels to use sick days for sick children, missing their sporting events due to work or paying for sitters in the afternoon because you're working late so get off your high horse.
like I said before you have NO IDEA what you are talking about. You dont know what we make, nor will you ever. This is a very hard job. I challenge anyone to do it better. I dont work from home, and my visits last a lot longer than 5 to 10 minutes. Im not sure who you are talking about but u need to know all the facts before you start running your mouth. you better thank God for the Arc otherwise who would request funding for the individuals where your daughter works??? then how would she get paid?? high horse my ass!U have no idea what you are talking about. and from the what i read your daughter doesn't know anything either. it blows my mind how truly ignorant some people can be.
ex arc worker

United States

#24 Mar 8, 2011
Beware wrote:
<quoted text>
like I said before you have NO IDEA what you are talking about. You dont know what we make, nor will you ever. This is a very hard job. I challenge anyone to do it better. I dont work from home, and my visits last a lot longer than 5 to 10 minutes. Im not sure who you are talking about but u need to know all the facts before you start running your mouth. you better thank God for the Arc otherwise who would request funding for the individuals where your daughter works??? then how would she get paid?? high horse my ass!U have no idea what you are talking about. and from the what i read your daughter doesn't know anything either. it blows my mind how truly ignorant some people can be.
I use to work at the arc, and I can tell you how much they make. Around 24 thousand a year. Not much....why they have a lot of people find better jobs. Don't know why the present arc workers wanna keep it a big secret. Lol.
Concerned

Kingston Springs, TN

#25 Mar 11, 2011
Arc Employee and Parent wrote:
<quoted text>
Listen up "REALLY"...I am an employee at the Arc and I am also a parent of a child with intellectual disabilities. I don't care what agency YOUR daughter works at in Bristol...her amount of knowledge of folks with disabilities doesn't hold a candle to the knowledge a parent has! Not only am I a parent but I also work in this field so I suppose I know twice as much as YOUR daughter does. I work with some EXCEPTIONAL people who work extremely hard to monitor the care of people with disabilities such as my child! I can assure you one thing...if my co-workers were skanky and lazy as you claim; I would not work a day with any of them because I do NOT want people like that in my child's life!! I find it very interesting that you also claim to work "close by" and hear conversations between my co-workers while they are smoking outside. I am one of those smokers and I have never been to kimos except to pick up lunch years ago. You talk as though you have testicular fortitude such as I do. So next time you strollll by why don't you stop and meet me face to face? Then tell me to my face what you said in your above post. PS...if you or your daughter think you know what we do then come on down and give us your resume. We are hiring someone right now. Then you can eat crow :)
I am astounded at the language and remarks I have read on this forum. I too, am a parent of a child with intellectual disabilities. I have worked my whole career ensuring special individuals have their individual needs met! I think it is a shame that people whine about having a disabled child when they are gifts from GOD!!! Everyone here needs to remember that the lord GIVENTH and he also Taketh away. Just be happy your child is alive!! Also, your positions are paid by donations and you have persons in positions above you and it is just not wise to put comments out for everyone to read. Not for profit organizations are supposed to provide services for families that are in need, not take advasntage of the system. I support your decision in turning them in!!! People who think they have power usually end up on their bottoms and lonely (taking comfort in public forums because no one who really knows them can tolerate their condescending attitute. I have a 2 college degrees but it does not matter if you have no COMMON sense or compassion for others!!!! Keep in mind "What Ye Sew, So Shall You Reap!!!!!!
DIDS field

Gallatin, TN

#26 Mar 13, 2011
Arc employees, if you really want people to think you are professional then you should present yourselves as such. I too work for an agency and I know how much time ISC's spend on a visit; usually about 5 to 15 minutes. Also, you could improve the way you dress. You are supposed to be professional but that isn't reflected in how you dress to come to work. There seems to be a low class culture there. Things have gone down hill there. I read ISPs that the Arc has written and they are not great. If I were the director I would make it a habit to hire people who are good at written and verbal communication. CNS is setting the standard guys. You all need to rise to the challenge.
well said

United States

#27 Mar 13, 2011
DIDS field wrote:
Arc employees, if you really want people to think you are professional then you should present yourselves as such. I too work for an agency and I know how much time ISC's spend on a visit; usually about 5 to 15 minutes. Also, you could improve the way you dress. You are supposed to be professional but that isn't reflected in how you dress to come to work. There seems to be a low class culture there. Things have gone down hill there. I read ISPs that the Arc has written and they are not great. If I were the director I would make it a habit to hire people who are good at written and verbal communication. CNS is setting the standard guys. You all need to rise to the challenge.
I completely agree. The ones I have saw on visits are usually in sloppy t shirts and jeans. Any professional organization has dress codes. The spelling of the arc employees is horrific and I don't think many are college graduates. Truth be known the ones I saw look like "trailer trash." This may not be true. The employees there may all have nice houses, but this is just how they come off. They usually come rolling in on their cell phones dressed like they just stepped out of their little mobile home park. If arc employees get angry then they are the ones who need to change their appearance and perceptions will follow. Also, don't get online on a public forum and curse. Very not professional looking. Go to a professional office and see how many pairs of jeans and tees you see! Last but not least, anyone who knows anything about ISC's or their line of work knows how much time is spent one on one with the individuals you serve. Don't portray yourselves as liars claiming to spend so much time with these folks. It just makes you look like " well actually what most already think of you."
Blown Away

Johnson City, TN

#28 Mar 14, 2011
well said wrote:
<quoted text> I completely agree. The ones I have saw on visits are usually in sloppy t shirts and jeans. Any professional organization has dress codes. The spelling of the arc employees is horrific and I don't think many are college graduates. Truth be known the ones I saw look like "trailer trash." This may not be true. The employees there may all have nice houses, but this is just how they come off. They usually come rolling in on their cell phones dressed like they just stepped out of their little mobile home park. If arc employees get angry then they are the ones who need to change their appearance and perceptions will follow. Also, don't get online on a public forum and curse. Very not professional looking. Go to a professional office and see how many pairs of jeans and tees you see! Last but not least, anyone who knows anything about ISC's or their line of work knows how much time is spent one on one with the individuals you serve. Don't portray yourselves as liars claiming to spend so much time with these folks. It just makes you look like " well actually what most already think of you."
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but you cannot say that everyone at the Arc is "trailer trash" and that they only spend 5 minutes with their individuals, and that they are not educated. I too have worked with the Arc for several years,and I can say that there are some that need a bit of help in the clothing department. But, I have seen some that are very sharp dressers, they are very professional. and the least amount of time that 1 of them in particular spends with my individual was about an hour, sometimes longer. Despite what you may believe, DIDS, and Well said, there are some amazing employees there who do their job well. Dont crucify all of them for the sloppy few that you have had to deal with. From what I know they have a new ED and things are changing for the better.
Whistle Blower

Knoxville, TN

#29 Mar 15, 2011
Concerned wrote:
<quoted text> I am astounded at the language and remarks I have read on this forum. I too, am a parent of a child with intellectual disabilities. I have worked my whole career ensuring special individuals have their individual needs met! I think it is a shame that people whine about having a disabled child when they are gifts from GOD!!! Everyone here needs to remember that the lord GIVENTH and he also Taketh away. Just be happy your child is alive!! Also, your positions are paid by donations and you have persons in positions above you and it is just not wise to put comments out for everyone to read. Not for profit organizations are supposed to provide services for families that are in need, not take advasntage of the system. I support your decision in turning them in!!! People who think they have power usually end up on their bottoms and lonely (taking comfort in public forums because no one who really knows them can tolerate their condescending attitute. I have a 2 college degrees but it does not matter if you have no COMMON sense or compassion for others!!!! Keep in mind "What Ye Sew, So Shall You Reap!!!!!!
Thank you for your kind words. The language and unprofessional behavior you have read is a small example of how half of the employees at the Arc are treated daily. There is no compassion in management. Also, not even the ED has as much as an undergraduate degree.
Whistle Blower

Knoxville, TN

#30 Mar 15, 2011
ha ha

United States

#31 Mar 17, 2011
ex arc worker wrote:
<quoted text> I use to work at the arc, and I can tell you how much they make. Around 24 thousand a year. Not much....why they have a lot of people find better jobs. Don't know why the present arc workers wanna keep it a big secret. Lol.
no wonder they live in trailers....lol. at 24k their probably singlewides at that!
Back it Up

Winchester, TN

#32 Mar 22, 2011
Arc Employee and Parent wrote:
<quoted text>
Listen up "REALLY"...I am an employee at the Arc and I am also a parent of a child with intellectual disabilities. I don't care what agency YOUR daughter works at in Bristol...her amount of knowledge of folks with disabilities doesn't hold a candle to the knowledge a parent has! Not only am I a parent but I also work in this field so I suppose I know twice as much as YOUR daughter does. I work with some EXCEPTIONAL people who work extremely hard to monitor the care of people with disabilities such as my child! I can assure you one thing...if my co-workers were skanky and lazy as you claim; I would not work a day with any of them because I do NOT want people like that in my child's life!! I find it very interesting that you also claim to work "close by" and hear conversations between my co-workers while they are smoking outside. I am one of those smokers and I have never been to kimos except to pick up lunch years ago. You talk as though you have testicular fortitude such as I do. So next time you strollll by why don't you stop and meet me face to face? Then tell me to my face what you said in your above post. PS...if you or your daughter think you know what we do then come on down and give us your resume. We are hiring someone right now. Then you can eat crow :)
Wow...."Testicular Fortitude"......awful big word for an Arc employee! If you have so much of it why didn't you post your name so people could approach you? That's what I thought. Wait on 2nd thought I think I know who this is with this attitude.....Does your name happen to start with an A??????????
slbntenn

Smyrna, TN

#33 Mar 22, 2011
We have whistle blower protection laws in TN, so be sure to pursue this! Don't wait, get started tomorrow. Check out the state page tn.gov for more info on this law. You have been done wrong in so many ways. Praying for a successful conclusion for you :)
no more arc for me

United States

#34 Aug 27, 2011
wow after reading this I think I m gonna stay away arc. I agree I00% with 'really' anyway I dnt know what the workers are like at the arc, but after reading this it 'seems' like a bunch of unproffesssional, childish ppl. Word of advice: you all need to rep the arc in a better light because right now yall just sound like some uneducated fools
lil girl

Jonesborough, TN

#35 Jun 4, 2012
the arc is a great place...i am a person that they help...i know a handful of people there..they r the greatest ..they go out of their way to help me and others with disabilities...they give me a reason 2 smile and look forward to every year the time comes 2 support us the disabled..they fight 4 our rights and go 2 bat when and always for the gov..to make our lives easier and to help us with our needs and show us a way to use our disabilities for better adjust our lives..l am glad they r there and for an orgination like them...yes a misspelled word or two but u should see my smile..hey Arc u r awesum...and ty from the bottom of my heart..its always christmas to me
when i come in 2 see ya...ty so very much..i cry a lil bit but u should c my smile :)
Mary

Bristol, TN

#36 Jun 4, 2012
Whistle Blower wrote:
I was fired yesterday from my job at the Arc of Washington County for contrived reasons. The real reason I was fired: The executive director Malessa Fleenor asked me the other day if I contacted the Tennessee Labor Board (for violation of hours and wages), Tennessee Comptroller (for fraud), TennCare (for fraud) and OSHA (for an unsafe and unsanitary work environment) and I confessed. The Arc of Washington County is violating SO many laws I had to contact these agencies months ago. The reason they gave me for termination: absenteeism (from double pneumonia, broken ribs and 2 heart attacks) and not doing my job (because of these illnesses); all documented by emergency room visits, ICUs and my PCP. Isn't that illegal? Apparently, you have to predict when you are going to have an emergency.
The atmosphere at the Arc of Washington County is exceptionally hostile. There are 2 managers that are lying, back-stabbing and conniving. The open door policy serves as a way to gather information so that you can be written up or terminated.
Prospective employees, stay far, far away from the Arc of Washington County in Johnson City. And if you work there now, don't ever have a bad day or you'll find yourself on the unemployment line.
And by the way, none of this is slander because itís all 100% true :)
Congratulations, you just committed "libel" against your former executive director. You better hope they don't read this and sue. Libel is a crime no matter if you are correct in your statements or not. Tread carefully or you could be out of work and out of money for a long time.
WTH

Knoxville, TN

#37 Oct 2, 2012
"Libel is a crime no matter if you are correct in your statements or not"
Please don't give legal advice if you are an idiot. If an individual is correct in their statements, it's not libel. Secondly, in this particular situation, the act of libel would be a civil charge, not a criminal charge, IF there was a case of libel to begin with.
Arc of Washington Co

United States

#38 Jan 10, 2014
Like any employer they need reliable people but I will agree Arc is a company someone needs to step in on and really look at how they treat their employees, on how they manipulate the funding to keep it or get more and how the individuals there are sometimes neglected or mistreated. I was there for a year and with family who lives in a place similar I would say I would not recommend Arc once your the type of person, many families like we see at the Arc, who just want to drop off your family member and forget. People are hired right off the street with no experience many get stressed out due to the pressure the office puts on us with not state requirements or regulations but their petty someone got bored let's do this rules, if your different and believe you can make change and really try they say you don't fit in the company they apologize and make sure they have written statements from co workers agreeing and an employee must dedicate a good sum of their life because when times get hard with employment or weather is bad your stuck working no excuse and they remind you that you cannot leave because by law it's neglect and you will be charged. As funding goes it's spend spend speed but yet the Arc never has enough money they make sure benchmarks are made to receive the funding but when a group of us asked about our individuals dental al we got was were working on it but again on spend downs individuals served by the Arc are purchased expensive tvs, coffee pots, and other electronics that if you really stop to notice the individuals really don't use but the employees love it. Overall if you love working with individuals who really need help and appreciate it and enjoy every second they get with you and none of the above bothers you then the Arc is a great place to work at and they offer great advancements. greatgreat

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