We worked for Cyprexx through another company as main contacts for 3 1/2 years. Everyone at cyprexx knew us, did excellent work & received 5-12 preservations & 80 Lawns throughout this past year. The year before we had 180 lawns & about 2-3 preservations a week. We split ways with the company we were with, and decided to go on our own. My husband applied for Cyprexx, Could not pass the background check over a felony charge that was 10+ years old (For a bad check). So we spoke with a gentlemen named Andrew in the legal department of Cyprexx, he explained that with the contract they have with fannie mae that they will not hire anyone with a past felony charge period, He did state that we could change ownership to me if i could pass the background check. Which we did, because they only do a background check on the owner of the company. So, i contacted Giovannie in regards to signing up and i received this email back.
Per previous conversations, we are unable to consider you as a Vendor at this time due to the failed background check by " My Husband" .
I replied with
Per our conversation with Andrew, He said it was alright to change the ownership of the company & Sign up under my business name. I dont understand how come i can not have a contract with your company when i have no prior criminal history & the company being in my name im held reliable for everything.
I then received This response.
I have spoken with management regarding your application. In order to proceed with your application you will have to be signed up by a property coordinator. Our coordinators will be able to sign you up as work becomes available in your area. Your application is in our system under AP: .XXXX once you are signed up you will then have to provide a signed, notarized statement that "my Husband" will not be involved with the company in any way; that he will not be performing any services on our behalf and that under no circumstances will he ever be on a property in Cyprexx Services LLC inventory.
Then i responded with this.
Good Afternoon Giovanne,
Just an update: After receiving the first email explaining to me that you will not be able to consider me as a vendor due to "My husband" failing a back ground check. Then getting a email following that after i complained about myself not having a prior criminal history ,you then stating that i could be considered but i will have to be signed up with a property Coordinator when there's a need in my area. I know there is work available in my area because i know you are hiring & i still 5 days later have never received any packet of paperwork to fill out or anything ect. Then also the email stating i have to sign a letter and have it notarized stating "my husband" will not be on any of your properties or involved in my business at all. I have came to the conclusion that i feel i am not being given the equal opportunity i should be given due to a failed back ground check by someone who is employed by me & also no where in your paperwork does it say employees have to pass a background check as well,( If you guys were to change this and add it as part of the contract you would lose atleast 50% of your venders nationwide due to the individuals in this line of work). Only that Business Owners have to under go a back ground check. I appreciate you taking the time to correspond with me but i will be contacting a lawyer in regards to this because Cyprexx Services is not giving me the appropriate chance in employment as i believe i deserve.
Thank you for your time!
I think this is totally wrong, there is nothing in their contract stating an employee has to pass a background check & that in this line of work if employers would have to require background checks from our employees, i believe cyprexx would lose 50% of their vendors nationwide.
Im venting my frustrations out about cyprexx, You know the company we were running mad over 250,000 last year with Cyprexx.
By the way, i never got a response after that last email.
Sorry for such a long post.
Whats your thoughts?