Westgate Resorts to lay off hundreds ...

Westgate Resorts to lay off hundreds of workers

There are 431 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Sep 27, 2008, titled Westgate Resorts to lay off hundreds of workers. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Caught in the nation's credit crunch, Orlando-based Westgate Resorts, one of the nation's largest time-share companies, is shutting down much of its sales and preparing to lay off hundreds of people.

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former inhouse rep

Oviedo, FL

#454 Feb 18, 2010
Interesting that you attack inhouse ethics and standards as being beneath yours yet you stayed there!
Anyone who didn't like their program there never lasted but a few weeks. If ethics were in question, the rep would resign immediately.
Someone who sold a lot but still left after a year and a half was typically fired due to poor performance.
I noticed that your holier than thou level of "ethics" allowed you to earn high commissions upgrading those very same owners you now want to portray as victims!
And you did so for well over a year and a half???
You're a hypocrite!
Also, those owners all knew the drill. Most went anyway because they wanted something for NOTHING! They came for the free food and/or free gifts.
another pissed off guest

West Jordan, UT

#455 Mar 2, 2010
Here in Orlando wrote:
<quoted text>Hello David. Thanks for your opinion.
So the 150 people that just got fired in park city utah they were all having bad sales. Maybe it was a scam to try and sell whole ownership at 55% below market value for something thats not wven worth 20,000 dollars. You can here through the walls the furniture is falling apart, the cabinets from china are shrinking. Come on how much cheaper can you get dvd's that only work two or three times and then you have to through them away and im supposed to spend my money on junk. There is nothing there but some swimmiing pools thats it. flat screen tvs that only work when someone comes ond reprograms it every two days. Im in the mountains and what you offer nothing but a room that is built out of junk. sales people constantly harrasing me and your brother richird another guest said she wanted to beat him to a pulp because of his prick like attitude and he never opened his mouth. He is a dick.
formeremployee

Bellingham, WA

#456 Aug 7, 2010
If you would like a career being yelled at, put down and humiliated in front of people...you want to work for Richard! Thank God daddy gave you a 50 million dollar check years ago cause you would starve without it. May all you do to others come down on the heads of your children...You are the most evil co. I have ever worked with...you owe former employees alot of money and have found even more inventive ways to steal from the very foundation of your sales reps...nobody has any sympathy for you or your family...OFF WITH YOUR HEADS!
Corrupt Walt Disney

Blaine, TN

#457 Aug 7, 2010
Folks this sounds like a PONZI SCHEME to me ?? Is this owner Jewish ? Does this guy know Madoff and Bloomberg.??? Disney Blows . Just thought I'd add that .
HUGE PONZI SCHEME

Blaine, TN

#458 Aug 7, 2010
This guy who runs Westgate is big buddies with George Bush . Enron another crooked company was big buddies of the Bush Family . The Bush Family is corrupt . Even Jeb Bushes wife got busted at the Atlanta Airport for trying to smuggle goods into America so she would save on paying taxes on the stuff . I understand the goods were worth around $18,000 . WOW
tigget dog

Scottsmoor, FL

#459 Aug 9, 2010
HUGE PONZI SCHEME wrote:
This guy who runs Westgate is big buddies with George Bush . Enron another crooked company was big buddies of the Bush Family . The Bush Family is corrupt . Even Jeb Bushes wife got busted at the Atlanta Airport for trying to smuggle goods into America so she would save on paying taxes on the stuff . I understand the goods were worth around $18,000 . WOW
jeb wife,,, COLUMBA, purchased a large qty of designer clothing and other items in PAris,,,while clearing customs in Atlanta, the customs agent noticed some tags still attached to a few items. Not the custom made items itmes of course, just some other items, and since she had a butch of itmes and stated on her customs docs she had purchased nothing of value, well lets just say even Barney Fife could figure this case out
Hanging at Disney

Blaine, TN

#460 Aug 10, 2010
Columba fits right in to the Bush Family . Can you imagine being a Governors wife and doing a stupid thing like this ? I'll bet she 's done this many times in Miami and got away with it . Typical Mexican . The whole Bush Family is crooked . Bushes love robbing savings and loan companies .
frank

Lancaster, PA

#461 Sep 28, 2010
i worked for westgate resorts for over 13 years and in the fall of 2008 (right before xmas) was laid off I was extremely upset do that the reason for being laid off was i didn't sell enough volume in the VOA dept. but they (westgate) put me as a sales manager during the busy time of the year june 21---sept4 where i wrote over $950'000 but because i changed departments i got screwed out of a job, from a place i thought i would retire at .I have done many different jobs and helped this company in many ways over the years, I did what i was told and went out of my way to do all i could for a company i loved .In the end they screwed me after all my years and efforts . thanks David for being such a greedy unappreciative jerk.
Mariana Godoy

San Jose, CA

#462 Apr 21, 2014
Most timeshare companies are taking advantage of people, often those who are more vulnerable and less able to resist hard sales tactics. I have heard of many cases where maintenance costs rise well above inflation. It would appear the timeshare companies lock people into contracts and then drive up their profits though increased maintenance charges. It would be good to see legislation whereby timeshare companies can only charge "reasonable" maintenance costs and not use this annual fee to fleece people's bank accounts. PS - I do not own a timeshare, never have and never will unless legislation is introduced to protect buyers.

http://www.timesharescam.com/blog/115-timesha...
at large

Deltona, FL

#463 Apr 22, 2014
Mariana Godoy wrote:
Most timeshare companies are taking advantage of people, often those who are more vulnerable and less able to resist hard sales tactics. I have heard of many cases where maintenance costs rise well above inflation. It would appear the timeshare companies lock people into contracts and then drive up their profits though increased maintenance charges. It would be good to see legislation whereby timeshare companies can only charge "reasonable" maintenance costs and not use this annual fee to fleece people's bank accounts. PS - I do not own a timeshare, never have and never will unless legislation is introduced to protect buyers.
http://www.timesharescam.com/blog/115-timesha...
Just curious__did you notice that this thread had been dormant for four years before you revived it with a truly stupid analysis?
charles moranis

Louisville, KY

#464 Jul 27, 2014
Oooooooooooh Gooooooooodie, I hope all these sleaze masters go belly up. Sooooo good to hear. You can call it earning a living if you want, but if you have to do it by lying, and deceiving others, then usually the chickens come home to rooste, with a whole lot of chicken________(you fill in the blank) to boot. I believe they call this KARMA!

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