How I got scammed by Gold Medalist into working for a week and never got paid
This was my set up for the Aurora games in August 2019 in Albany. Almost 3 years ago!
I was hired as a make of artist to work on what was at the time a very exciting new project headed by Olympic Gold medalists And employed a ridiculous amount of local crew.
At the time I was over the moon, so excited and honored I was hired to be part of such a historic event. It was to be the first women’s only sports competition and featured dozens, if not hundreds, of female Olympic athletes from all over the world.
I’ve never really been one to follow sports competitions or the Olympics but nevertheless could appreciate the significance of these awards that were won by them because I can’t even imagine the amount of strength, determination, and training that goes into competitions like these.
The purpose of this post so many years later is to remind that possessions accomplishments achievements awards don’t necessarily mean success. They’re all just a big smoke screen.
This event was a complete financial failure and to this day nobody local or from the city has gotten paid. Their event planning team were also stiffed and they worked on this project for months!
I worked at least eight hour days for an entire week. I paid staff to work my store & employment taxes and purchased products and disposables. I paid for gas, tolls, and babysitting.
AND I STILL HAVEN’T GOTTEN PAID
In doing makeup for the last 25 years, this has NEVER happened. I’ve had to chase people down before and threaten legal action, but I usually get paid right after that. I wouldn’t even think of it being a possibility of not being paid would happen. Some people just suck.
Meanwhile the organizers of the organization, Star Games, headed by Nancy Kerrigan Husband Jerry Solomon, (who stiffed not only us as freelancers but the venue and everyone else involved) posts pictures on social media of going on vacation, their big fancy beach house, and all these luxurious material possessions.
There’s a lawsuit going on with everyone from NY involved and we’re just waiting on court dates which because the courts are so backed up (Cuz Covid).
I might not see any of this money at all, I definitely won’t see everything that’s due because a lot of it will go to lawyer expenses.
So the point again of this post is just to remind you that just because someone has a gold medal or a nice car or goes on vacation and is posting it all over social media it could be total bullshit.
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