Rawlings Group sued over OT

Rawlings Group sued over OT

There are 33 comments on the The Courier-Journal story from Sep 23, 2008, titled Rawlings Group sued over OT. In it, The Courier-Journal reports that:

Oldham County's largest private employer, The Rawlings Group, is being sued by two current and two former employees who say they are owed money for overtime they worked in the last five years.

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former competitor

Louisville, KY

#21 Jun 23, 2011
I worked for the competition (Healthcare Recoveries) here in Louisville, and I can assure you that all is NOT well there either. The bottom line is that either place has both it's good points and bad points. The grass is always greener if you are not one of the fortunate few to survive the long-term, or can avoid falling out of grace with those who are in charge.
MY Comment

Louisville, KY

#22 Aug 3, 2011
I worked for the Rawlings Company for over 5 years. I can't believe that I stayed as long as I did. I will say that they do pay just a little above the norm and that is how they get the new employees. I was in a management role when I left and still found that I could not take the micro management styling of that company. Instead of letting you do your job and manage your own people, they want to sit over your shoulder and tell you what to do and when to do it. That is not comfortable for me. I work much better in a more independant role. Luckily, I found that in my present job and could not be more pleased that I left when I did. I started out hourly at Rawlings and was told my boss to "work more hours so I can make what I feel I'm worth". Who says that to an employee??? I was then changed to hourly 2 years into the job and was expected to continue to work 50+ hours a week and do the same job. That is why they are involved in the lawsuit. They pay salaried people what should be an hourly job. Once I moved into the management role I should have been salaried but not while doing the first job. I will be very suprised if the way of Work Comp reps that just recently left will not open a new lawsuit shortly.
Auditor

Madisonville, KY

#23 Aug 3, 2011
Been There...I don't live in NY, I live in Louisville. Sounds like you had a bad experience and that's too bad. Rawlings offers opportunity. Every company has its quirks and Rawlings is no different. It is what you make it, and I'm making a bunch! It takes hard work and dedication...just depends on what is important. I rarely work overtime, my choice, so that's not an issue. Mr. Rawlings' door is alway open. He is tough, generous, demanding and thoughtful. In the words of a fellow employee, it's his house. He could hire a bunch of people to work for $10 an hour, but he doesn't. He offers a generous salary and the opportunity to earn huge bonuses. Good luck finding a better place to work.
Anonymous

Latonia, KY

#24 Sep 20, 2011
As someone who worked for The Rawlings Company, I would really have to discourage anyone from applying there. By far, it was the worst company I have ever worked for. The management is terrible and they cannot keep their employees. The stress that goes along with the job simply is not worth the pay. You do not get paid a good salary because you never get paid your bonuses. The base salary can be made anywhere in Louisville. I left there and make a much higher base salary with a competitor and get paid my bonuses as soon as I earn it. I do not have to wait months or whenever they feel like paying me as I did at Rawling's. Sometimes, you would wait a year or more to get paid for work you did ages ago. The overall morale at TRC is very low and the turn-over rate is incredibly high. Senior management lost their biggest asset in the subro division recently and when they lost him, he took others with him. Others are looking to folow him because they are sick of not being paid on-time and the inept, incompetent, and idiotic way the company functions. You can rest assured that anyone that posts on this forum about how wonderful it is working there and all the money they make is either the owner themselves or his head elf that puts her make-up on with a spatula in HR. And, in reference to the "Auditor" comment above.$10 an hour is about what you end up making with all the hours you put in. There simply is not enough work for people that work there and everyone knows it.
former emp

Centertown, KY

#25 Sep 5, 2012
As a former employee of this company, i can attest there is truth in almost every post so far. Except for one. Someone back at the beginning said the "in house" cafe is no good and it is actually pretty good.. or was.. They do pay more than the average Louisville job. You do have to wait an unknown amount of time for bonuses... that's why they're called bonuses.. The work environment is shittier than that of a septic service. The overall level of employee health is very very poor and I always thought it was due to the stress. An employee must spend the day "on guard" with tense shoulders waiting to defend themselves at a moments notice for the sake of keeping their job. They pay well. you get used to it, you buy a car/house/boat/anything, then they threaten you with termination and the stress begins. The owner's "head elf" in HR is better than you and struts around like it. You can suck up or be shunned. My life has improved in almost every way since I left. except for the amount of money I bring in. For me, that went down, but the peace of mind I now have is worth far more than cash.
Monica

Bowling Green, KY

#26 Aug 21, 2013
I started about two months ago. I was cautious after reading the reviews online. Since starting, I have been extremely happy. I live in Oldham County. So, the commute is great! But I know many who live in Louisville or A surrounding county. The work is challenging but not stressful. Everyone is professional and courteous. I can't ask for a better work environment.
fatbarron

Lexington, KY

#27 Aug 22, 2013
Monica wrote:
I started about two months ago. I was cautious after reading the reviews online. Since starting, I have been extremely happy. I live in Oldham County. So, the commute is great! But I know many who live in Louisville or A surrounding county. The work is challenging but not stressful. Everyone is professional and courteous. I can't ask for a better work environment.
Two months? LOL. Come back and tell us how you feel after a year...if you haven't been tapped on your shoulder and told to come to HR. LOL.
wondering

United States

#28 Aug 23, 2013
I have been there for a couple of years. Like any job it has its quirks, no job is perfect. But those complaining they were fired were the ones not doing their job. It's a collections company, your job is to collect. If you don't do your job, you get the boot. Yes, it's a revolving door, a lot of jobs are. I would much rather work somewhere that will fire people for not working than work somewhere that ignores the problems.
portuX112

Lexington, KY

#29 Aug 26, 2013
Not everyone complaining was fired. A handful left of their own volition. It is ironic and interesting that there are very few that work there today worked there five years ago...VERY FEW. The vast majority have indeed been fired. The turn-over rate is astronomical. With the 17 I hired in with in 2007, there is only 1 left. This is pretty much the norm for every group that hires in and everyone that works or has worked there knows this. If you hire in today with a group of twenty, I can guarantee you that only 1 or 2 will from that group will be there in 2018 as 90% of those that hire in will be fired and maybe 3 will leave of their own accord. This says either A) Those in charge of hiring have no clue as to what they are doing or B) They purposely look to get rid of people after their usefulness has exhausted. It is either one or the other. It is also ironic to note that a company that offers 401K and has been around for thirty years has virtually no one retiring from there and most former collection rep from Rawlings now work for their competition such as Trover or Connolly. Those facts speak volumes.
Todd

Charlestown, IN

#30 Oct 23, 2013
Isn't this the company that bankrupted LaGrange?
Former Rawlings Victim

Covington, KY

#31 Nov 28, 2013
Auditor wrote:
Been There...I don't live in NY, I live in Louisville. Sounds like you had a bad experience and that's too bad. Rawlings offers opportunity. Every company has its quirks and Rawlings is no different. It is what you make it, and I'm making a bunch! It takes hard work and dedication...just depends on what is important. I rarely work overtime, my choice, so that's not an issue. Mr. Rawlings' door is alway open. He is tough, generous, demanding and thoughtful. In the words of a fellow employee, it's his house. He could hire a bunch of people to work for $10 an hour, but he doesn't. He offers a generous salary and the opportunity to earn huge bonuses. Good luck finding a better place to work.
You must be incredulously naive and utterly ignorant if you think that Rawlings offers a decent workplace!!!! Not to mention the fact that you're most definitely in a complete state of denial;-) Rawlings is the most discriminatory and hostile environment that have ever been exposed to in what's supposed to be a "professional" environment!!! They should be sued and bankrupt by this point for the plethora of HIPAA violations that they knowingly abuse each and every day!!!!! Go to Hell!
Ugly former cheerleader

Newport, KY

#32 Nov 28, 2013
LOL. These glowing reviews are clearly from those in management or someone else with a vested interest. No place w/ a turnover rate like that of Rawlings is a good place to work. This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for the fact that I don't work there.
Silence Dogood

United States

#33 Mar 8, 2015
Aside from (or in addition to) the allegations of labor law violations as described by current and former employees - perhaps there should be a collective effort to secure a blanket indemnification for acts they feel coerced to commit. Employees are protected by federal law to collectively bargain (a minimum of 2 employees acting together) and they can consult a labor attorney or a labor union to assist/aid them. That's another way to attempt to positively affect the work environment. See also National Labor Relations Act.

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