Columbus Picked for Apogee Retail Call Center

Mar 1, 2008 Full story: KOLN-TV Lincoln 115

“It is exciting. There's no question when you create this many jobs in a town of our size, that's going to have an impact on our community”

Business leaders in Columbus are celebrating a win this week. A new company, Apogee Retail, is coming to town. via KOLN-TV Lincoln

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Jackie Miller

Dwight, NE

#1 May 20, 2008
The newspaper article said that you were going to start up in May of this year, but there is no sign that you are doing anything in the building. Are you still planning to start a business here or not. I know people who really wanted to go to work for you. Thank you, Jackie Miller
Kaylee Griffiths

Dwight, NE

#2 Jun 24, 2008
Jackie Miller wrote:
The newspaper article said that you were going to start up in May of this year, but there is no sign that you are doing anything in the building. Are you still planning to start a business here or not. I know people who really wanted to go to work for you. Thank you, Jackie Miller
The Workforce Development website has a job listing and it mentions that they will be opening in August of 2008.
Jennie Robak

Neligh, NE

#3 Sep 22, 2008
I applied at the Work Force Agency in August and so far have not heard one response as to whether or not I will even be interviewed. Each time I inquire, I get some sort of answer ie we are busy. We are on vacation, out of town etc. What is this all about anyway.
Archer

Lincoln, NE

#4 Sep 23, 2008
Maybe you aint hiren material
friendly face

United States

#5 Sep 23, 2008
hi all tell all your pals about this site! Put the word out, the TELEGRAM EDITS WAY TOO MUCH of what people post! Believe me!
just moved from town

United States

#6 Sep 23, 2008
I heard the old McDonalds restaraunt got buried North West of Columbus..Probably right on top of the trailer house that got dumped in the ravine too..I thought there were LAWS AGAINST ILLEGAL DUMPING?!! Anyone want more info?
I Know

United States

#7 Oct 4, 2008
DL SUX
fyi

Omaha, NE

#8 Nov 12, 2008
for your information about apogee,they are not as great as everyone says.they make you wait and ask to go to the restroom,like you had too when you were in grade-school.the cussing that the head person uses is bad,get back on the f--king phones.and throws temper tantrums when things dont go as they should..if anything you do is against the rules,they make everyone suffer for it.they treat you like a little kid.and if you dont go along with the program,you get fired.
fyi

Omaha, NE

#9 Nov 12, 2008
you have to hold your hand up,and then its like begging to get to go to the restroom.some of the people are disabled,or have conditions that cause them to have to go at odd times.but they want you to wait till they let you go..just like in grade school.gotta hold it till they give you permission.hold your hand up,some times they tell you to wait for your brake,even if its 20min.s..i thought that they freed all the slaves when lincoln was president..but not at apogee retail.
funky chicken

Omaha, NE

#10 Nov 12, 2008
that place is worse then being in jail,at least there they dont chain you to the work,and make you keep at it,even when you gotta go to the john..there is double standards,if your a favorate one you get away with doing what you want.and nobody says nothing to you..the supervisiors are two faced,and play favorites.i know how fyi feels..i watched it go on for weeks..there is only one or two supervisiors who gave a crap about what was going on in that place.other wise they sit at their little desk feeding their faces,and reading books,or getting their favorites a soda,or just doing what they want,when they want..as for the upper management,they screw up the dailers,and then blame the people who are working on the floor. you cant treat people like dogs and expect good work from them.whats good for one ,should be good for them all..
those who care

Bellevue, NE

#11 Dec 1, 2008
fyi wrote:
for your information about apogee,they are not as great as everyone says.they make you wait and ask to go to the restroom,like you had too when you were in grade-school.the cussing that the head person uses is bad,get back on the f--king phones.and throws temper tantrums when things dont go as they should..if anything you do is against the rules,they make everyone suffer for it.they treat you like a little kid.and if you dont go along with the program,you get fired.
If you spent more time doing your work and less time sitting on the pot than you wouldn't have to worry about it. If you act like a child--- you get treated like one.
those who care

Bellevue, NE

#12 Dec 1, 2008
funky chicken wrote:
that place is worse then being in jail,at least there they dont chain you to the work,and make you keep at it,even when you gotta go to the john..there is double standards,if your a favorate one you get away with doing what you want.and nobody says nothing to you..the supervisiors are two faced,and play favorites.i know how fyi feels..i watched it go on for weeks..there is only one or two supervisiors who gave a crap about what was going on in that place.other wise they sit at their little desk feeding their faces,and reading books,or getting their favorites a soda,or just doing what they want,when they want..as for the upper management,they screw up the dailers,and then blame the people who are working on the floor. you cant treat people like dogs and expect good work from them.whats good for one ,should be good for them all..
you must be a disgruntled person in general with nothing to do but worry about others. it's obvious that you have no idea what you're talking about.
those who care

Bellevue, NE

#13 Dec 1, 2008
Jennie Robak wrote:
I applied at the Work Force Agency in August and so far have not heard one response as to whether or not I will even be interviewed. Each time I inquire, I get some sort of answer ie we are busy. We are on vacation, out of town etc. What is this all about anyway.
As a bystander watching you I wouldn't give you a job either with your attitude.
loving it

Madison, NE

#14 Dec 7, 2008
those who care wrote:
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As a bystander watching you I wouldn't give you a job either with your attitude.
Too bad you didn't give her a chance. Former Senator Robak would have been an honor to work for your company. She is a very respected individual in our community
Reality

Dwight, NE

#15 Dec 15, 2008
loving it wrote:
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Too bad you didn't give her a chance. Former Senator Robak would have been an honor to work for your company. She is a very respected individual in our community
She may be a respected individual in the community, but so was Bill Homan, regardless, there were several witnesses who had the unfortunate luck to witness her respectability. She walked in and demanded a interview and when she was told she would have to wait for a later date she literally threw a tantrum and accused the management on not being able to multitask. Definitely hiring material, I wouldn't let her walk my dog.
curious

Lincoln, NE

#16 Jan 21, 2009
Does anyone else get the feeling this may just be a big fat scam? If you research the "company" they ask for donations for these certian "charities". This is only one way of stating it. What they actually do is the charities bid on the donations and Apogee retail in turn pledges and gives them a check at the beginning of the month. Then they sell the donations in their thrift stores. Only a certain percentage goes to charities and the rest goes right into the pockets of the company. Its no different then big companies that give donations to charities. Which is comendable, I just personally think its WRONG to lead people to believe their donation is going wholly to aid charity. That is not the truth. This is a FOR profit company. It is not NON-PROFIT. Any one that has any literature on this feel free to email me at peacefulus@gmail.com.
NEWS FLASH

Columbus, NE

#17 Feb 23, 2009
I work at Apogee and it is like that what your all saying. But now heres a new thing they have started. They want us 2 lie, they want us 2 tell the customers that we r unpaid professionail fund raisers, and all the money collected goes 2 the charity. This is a buch of crap!! All lies!!! Dam I luv my job i do nothing and i have it pretty easy here. gotta go b4 they catch me cya
loving it

Columbus, NE

#18 Mar 8, 2009
Apogee should not be allowed to use the word Charity they are asking for free clothing to sell for a profit. Just as tellamarkets try to sell a product for profit - either way they are selling mechandise for a profit. This would put them under the donotcall.gov law.
curious

Lincoln, NE

#19 Mar 8, 2009
But don't they have clients on the list who are supposed to be called? I didn't think any of the calls they made were to non service subscribers. I always assumed the charity part, is the people who are donating these clothes.
annek

Lincoln, NE

#20 Mar 9, 2009
funky chicken wrote:
that place is worse then being in jail,at least there they dont chain you to the work,and make you keep at it,even when you gotta go to the john..there is double standards,if your a favorate one you get away with doing what you want.and nobody says nothing to you..the supervisiors are two faced,and play favorites.i know how fyi feels..i watched it go on for weeks..there is only one or two supervisiors who gave a crap about what was going on in that place.other wise they sit at their little desk feeding their faces,and reading books,or getting their favorites a soda,or just doing what they want,when they want..as for the upper management,they screw up the dailers,and then blame the people who are working on the floor. you cant treat people like dogs and expect good work from them.whats good for one ,should be good for them all..
Its like that in the WORLD!! EVERYWHERE YOU GO! YOU MUST BE YOUNG!

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