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Wow, Has D.I. Gotten so huge, they can screw with peoples life's and not even care

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I worked for D.I. Back in Winter of 04 and heard some both good and bad , but had a really good experience with them and thought they where a caring little Company.
A friend who had worked for me in Washington state and had been in sales for 25+ years was having a hard time obtaining employment here and I suggested he contact D.I for a job, after a week of phone calls, him faxing a job app. The H.R Director told him that if he arrived and was able to take care of his own housing they would put him to work. after selling his sail boat here and his vehicle, all within a few days at a huge discount, so he could get there, after arriving, Interviews and 4 days of waiting was told today that the owners had decided no, WOW, HOW DO YOU GUYS SLEEP AT NIGHT,SCREWING WITH PEOPLES LIFE'S IN THIS WAY !


Posted : February 15, 2010 8:43 pm
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Wow, 62 views in the last couple of hours and no responses. I Can't imagine that there aren't similar stories, expose this Company for what it is, or are they such a major Employer on Island that no body wants to make waves ?


Posted : February 15, 2010 10:25 pm
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I have no idea what D.I. is, but you really sound pissed off...Please try to have a great day...

Posted : February 15, 2010 11:11 pm
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What is D. I.

Posted : February 15, 2010 11:14 pm
Exit Zero
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My guess is Diamonds International -- totally a guess!!

Posted : February 15, 2010 11:19 pm
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I am making a wild guess here - Diamonds International.

Posted : February 15, 2010 11:19 pm
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Hey Pamela and exit Zero,
Yep, great guess. Talk to some of the current and former Employees, Used to be a decent Company to work for, I guess all good things come to a end.

I feel real bad for The friend I recommended the company to, He sold everything here on the say so of a Human resources manager, now in St.Thomas with no job and burning through his savings, Lesson learned though, at a good friends expense. Never,ever recommend a job to a friend,especially thousands of miles away.

Just want to make future employees or someone that maybe thinking about going to work for them, BEWARE, they are often less then truth-full.

Posted : February 16, 2010 12:55 am
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I feel sorry for the guy, but does anyone else wonder about the rashness involved here?

Posted : February 16, 2010 8:39 am
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My thoughts exactly. Who sells everything and moves to an island on the promise of a job? Especially without coming first to explore and confirm.

Posted : February 16, 2010 10:39 am
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My thoughts exactly. Who sells everything and moves to an island on the promise of a job? Especially without coming first to explore and confirm.

My guess: a lot of people.

What is stuff compared to the dream.

Posted : February 16, 2010 11:03 am
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Not to sound overly harsh but while it sounds like D.I. misled your friend a bit your friend was really silly to do what he did.

Thanks for posting this though, hopefully others will read it and realize how NOT to re-locate to the USVI.

And hopefully your friend will find a better gig anyway and get to live the dream...good luck to him!


Posted : February 16, 2010 12:41 pm
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I came down, no PMV, but with a contract in hand. Amazingly I discovered a contract here isn't really a contract. It all worked out, eventually, but there were a bunch of days of macaroni and cheese before the first paycheck finally came through. I don't recommend this method of immigration.

Posted : February 16, 2010 11:02 pm
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Mac & cheese is great grub...Especially with cut up hotdogs.

Posted : February 16, 2010 11:43 pm
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theres always free range chicken to go with the mac n cheese.............

Posted : February 17, 2010 10:46 pm
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I love Ramen noodles 🙂

Posted : February 19, 2010 6:57 pm
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Most of us that work for the competition DO provide a written offer letter to ensure both parties are fully aware of their contractual agreement.

Living in the islands can be challenging so everything an employer can do to make the transition easier should be standard practice. Be candid, honest and up-front. Always worked for me.

Posted : February 19, 2010 9:24 pm
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