Hi Saucy Vixen,I actually interviewed at Saluti Cahn myself. After reading a couple heinous articles written by former employees, I decided to retract my acceptance to their job offer. Did you end up working for them, and how did it work out? I am very curious.
Hi Saucy Vixen,I just wanted to ask you some stuff about the company. To be honest, I interviewed with them today and immediately got the job. I accepted (I am bored out of my mind this summer) but now I'm rapidly rethinking it. My brother (the ever worrywart) dug up some pretty nasty stuff about Dean and now I'm wondering if that's really how I want to spend my summer. I mean, they already have me going out on a job on Tuesday! It all seems a bit fishy to me now in retrospect. What do you suggest? Do you have any tips? The only thing is that it seems like a stellar thing to have on my resume and as a college student entering into Jr. year, the money is kind of tempting (although we never REALLY discussed the hours...). Over all, I just wanted your opinion on things. Thanks a bunch.
I worked for Dean and Margie for 6 months. He's an unbelievable ass and she's his bitch. Everything he told you in your interview that sounded good was a lie. RUN as far the hell away from that job as you can. I do have to agree with saucyvixen that you will inevitably come out of it with some pretty unreal stories. Working for them is like living in another dimension where reality is warped into insanity. Dean is a damn silly little fool to spend time with. One last thing... it's been a good 5 years since I worked for Saluti Cahn and I can tell you, it does NOT stand out on a resume. Nobody cares.
Anonymous:Five years, huh? I was there 2001-2003. Did we work together???I've restrained from saying anything bad about SC in this forum. I was working for SC during the advent of the Darlin' Anna Debacle. Dean went crazy and did threaten to sue her. Nothing ever came of it. I've always though myself above such online-posting quibbles; nontheless, I find this string quite intriguing.So all I will say is this: It occurs to me that SC and having a very difficult time hiring because applicants keep running into onlines posts about the company. You need to ask yourself: Why else would they be looking to hire a college student?As for standing out on a resume... Given my current line of work, it never mattered much. I did enjoy working with the clients, but at the expense of hating my job (traveling all the time combined with my boss's Napoloeon Complext and pro-war sentiment didn't do well for my psyche). I won't advise you as to what to do. but it's certainly something to think about.
I love that everyone who has ever worked for D & M has the exact same stories and comments. I still work with a group of ex-SC's )from between 1995 and 2002). It's always a good time to get together and tell Dean stories...
I was randomly reminded of this job--I was there Jan-May 01. Saucy Vixen was likely my replacement. :) For anyone who stumbles on this site when considering a job with them, I quit over the phone the day before a client site visit without giving notice BECAUSE I was afraid I wouldn't get paid for time worked if I didn't (they used to pay monthly).That was very out of character for me. I have NEVER done that--not before or since--and I've had some random throwaway jobs since then where it probably would have been OK or expected to leave without notice.My advice, if you're choosing between:A) Working for D&M (which will likely be 50-60 hours a week with all the travel and meals with D&M and any other nonsense they throw at you); OR B) Working two part-time jobs like temping 40 hours/week and part-time a bookstore or waitressing, take option B. If you take option A, you'll quickly see why anything is better than working for them.
Only work for Saluti Cahn if you are okay with having your intelligence, age, race, gender, humanity, sense of justice, and/or dignity (or all of the above) insulted by a childish, angry, egotistical man.Or if you would like to be transported back, say, 60 years in terms of standards of treatment in the workplace.Other than Dean and his brainwashed zombie of a partner Margie, the job isn't terrible. I say this with all sincerity - if you are able to get past Dean and his temper tantrums and condescension, and Margie's complicit bitchiness, it really isn't a bad job.
Wow - it's like group therapy. SaucyVixen -- did the Anna Debacle have anything to do with a watch? If so, I think I remember it.
Yes, there was absolutely a watch involved. She left her watch at the client site the day she quit (and transported herself home on her own dime). If my recollection serves, the watch was then held hostage; they refused to send it back to her and so she had to go to the office to get it back.
Haha, I worked there 1998-99, and I so much enjoyed everyone's comments. Nothing ever changes. It's so funny. I mean, so awful in a way, but also so funny. I have to second the person who said "it's not a terrible job". I mean, it is! but, it's definitely a learning experience. How to put up with ungodly amounts of crap, together with learning where to draw the line and say, enough. It also gives you great motivation in whatever you try next, because truly there's nowhere to go but up. Just... try not to get stuck there too long, because you'll probably look back on those as "the lost years."
Haha..... just came upon this again. I still love it. :)I wonder what Dean is doing these days. I wonder if he's still bragging about his military career (eh hem). Keep in mind that he brags about having "gotten out of" war time and again. I'll never forget when he said to me over lunch at a client site (in which he made me share a salad with him), "I can't stand whiny veterans". HUGE words from a little man like him. Pathetic mess. I almost spewed my half a salad all over the room.
I figured that I would provide and update on the Saluti Cahn freakshow. Saluti Cahn was hired by DST Retirement Solutions / Boston Financial to help define the proceudres for a new client. This was back in 2011. Pretty much every associate that had to interact with him pegged him as a snake oil salesman. It was also noticed how badly he treated all of the "young pretty girls in tight dresses" that he seems to hire. Slimey was a word most often.Well after a year of this project review, guess what. There is a massive reorg going on at the company now, and many people are being phased out. The jobs are being sourced to another low cost location with "detailed procedures" in tow.I cannot say how much of insecure little man he is.
I'm happy to report that many years after working for those people I lead a happy life and never even think about them. So, there's hope for you if you're working there! Get out while you can and get on with your life!
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