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Alpha Dog Masonry

Do not ever work for or hire alpha dog masonry, it’s run by a ***** (admin: name removed) who goes out of his way to yell and swear and berate his employees and throw tools at them if it’s not his way to the point where they cry then he’ll stand there and make fun of that person.

He doesn’t pay holiday pay and shorts you on hours, you won’t get paid on time. He sets the crew up for failure sets you to a new site and won’t have any material on site then make you use you vehicle and gas and money to buy what’s needed for the job.

The masonry he does do he builds it illegally and forces labours to lay the masonry units then just stacks them and puts a small scratch coat on it.

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  1. I know a business just like this one! Except it’s a plumbing company.

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  2. Ruth Beter Ruth Beter says:

    sarah smith, do you own this company? that’s why your defending it? who does that??

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    • Because innocent until proven guilty is the basis of the legal system. This could easily be a competitor, a disgruntled employee, some kid deciding to grief a random company, etc…

      The anonymous nature of the post makes it dubious at best. As a society we’re supposed to be better than this.

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  3. I can’t stand to see an employee publicly berated by an employer. There’s a time and place for everything. It looks bad on the boss who does this.

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    • Kenda Breen Kenda Breen says:

      Sorry to tell you but there are contractors out there that do treat their employees that bad. It is unfortunate the employees do not report it to Employment Standard.

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  4. April Fulton April Fulton says:

    If it is actually that bad you need to report him to the BBB. As if he’s building illegally, he should be reported.

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  5. Amanda Nic Amanda Nic says:

    Contact employment standards asap. They will do a investigation. Employment Standards
    To ensure Alberta work sites are fair and equitable, most employers and employees are protected by and must comply with employment standards laws.Contact Employment Standards
    Call Employment Standards for information, or Ask a question online.
    780-427-3731 (Edmonton)

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  6. Amanda Nic Amanda Nic says:

    The Alberta government takes measures to ensure workplaces comply with Employment Standards laws.

    Alberta’s employment standards legislation is comprised of the Employment Standards Code and Regulation. Together, these two pieces of legislation establish minimum standards of employment for most employers and employees in the province. Employers and employees are expected to fully comply with them.

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  7. Doug Smith Doug Smith says:

    I work in the concrete business and see this every day…

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  8. Liz Dubray Liz Dubray says:

    It’s the world of contracting. You don’t get paid driving time. You don’t get paid breaks. You’re complaining for not being treated like a princess! You are responsible for prepping and having your material at your job site. Unless you have it otherwise agree upon, stop whining. If you want an easy job, go work at Wal-Mart! A stone mason job is no joke! Time to pull up your big boy underwear and suck it up! And holiday pay? Haha! Good luck on that. Like I said. Welcome to the world of contracting. And yes. I do know what I am talking about. My husband is Edmonton’s best stone Mason. Maybe before you run your mouth about someone else and their company, maybe you need to factor in your own ethics. You’re on a jobsite. It’s a man’s world. I would make fun of you too if you cried. You need to be built for a job like this and you clearly aren’t considering your little rant here. All the best to you. Truly. But maybe work in the union if having it made easy for you is what you’re looking for.

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  9. Well, unless your a subcontractor he is required to pay you vacation pay if I believe 4% you’d have to check with employment standards to confirm, and how he is treating his employees needs to be reported, you can commence a claim anytime online with employment standards, I would contact human relations as well.

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  10. I agree no names used.

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  11. Sarah Smith Sarah Smith says:

    Hey, Shoutout Edmonton. You realize that this is slander and you’re posting it.

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    • This is an anonymous business review, Sarah. It isn’t slander until proven as such. This very well may have been someone’s experience.

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    • Slander is a FALSE and damaging statement. Look it up!

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    • Sarah Smith Sarah Smith says:

      Exactly. Can any of these allegations be proven?

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    • Actually if it’s written it’s libel, slander is spoken. If the person can prove it, it’s not either =)

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    • Jaime Sharon Jaime Sharon says:

      Youre pretty defensive there sarah

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    • Sarah Smith Sarah Smith says:

      Just setting the record straight. This post looks like something a disgruntled employee wrote and it’s in poor taste to post it here. If this person actually has a case, take it to the proper managing body. It’s not right, and I’m sorry you can’t see that.

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    • Lara Cronin Lara Cronin says:

      But isn’t shoutout Edmonton a place for Edmontonians to vent? I’m pretty sure that’s one of the reasons they state in the video that Shoutout Edmonton is for.

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    • Marie Rose Marie Rose says:

      Kc McNeil Gray if it’s proven it’s actually libel and defamation and judges typically assume automatic damages and rule in the plaintiffs favor 99% of the time lol

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    • You mean we are not allowed to speak about poor service or disgraceful actions? So much for free speech! I would like to thank the OP for letting us all know. I certainly reported a bank supervisor once who was treating her trainee horribly in front of the customers. I believe in Shoutout Edmonton & am very glad they exist. Oh Yes, isn’t there a Whistleblower’s Law to protect the complained?

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    • http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/mobile/men-sentenced-for-dismembering-body-1.336297

      By the way, for anyone actually picking up for this company- check out the background of the owner. I definitely didn’t write the post but I know people that worked for him and they all say the same things. That’s all I’m going to say.

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    • Sarah Smith Sarah Smith says:

      Actually, this is Canada. You’re innocent until proven guilty. It’s highly unlikely that the owner will see this, but if they do and take action and you’d be included in the legal proceedings. You may not have written it, but you posted it. People don’t realize that they can be sued for a negative review online if it’s deemed to be slanderous to the business they’re reviewing. Just letting you know is all.

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