May Day is AWESOME!

I know it might go against the grain on this site, but my experience with May Day has been nothing short of stellar! Rick and Marc run this place like great businessmen should. I've had them work on my lawn and they did an excellent job. I've priced their garden soil and it is some of the best prices in town. They also buy everything they can locally to try and keep the money in the area. They perform large and small jobs with the level of service and expertise you just don't get these days. I can't say enough good things about this place. May Day Rocks!
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ID
#803652 Review #803652 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Tallahassee, Florida
Pros
  • Products
  • Pricing
  • Service
Reason of review
Good quality
New Reviewer

Response to "poor management skills and indecisiveness" from the wife of an ex-employee

Simply put, this person was laid off from a seasonal job. They were hired with the understanding that this was not a permanent position. There were several instances of being late and under-performing. He damaged the company truck and incurred thousands of dollars in damage to the truck and private property. The person (and obviously his wife who made this complaint) misunderstood that we needed them for the holiday and then when we could not give the time off, they were let go. After all of this, we did not try and fight the unemployment. We let him collect for the full term to try and help him get back on his feet. We have no hard feelings, but this person’s wife has put this same review on every single site that they could find in order to hurt our business. It has nothing to do with our work and was just spiteful. Mayday didn't do anything that any other business owner would have done for an employee in these circumstances.
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ID
#794256 Review #794256 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Tallahassee, Florida
Reason of review
Poor customer service
New Reviewer

Owner has poor management skills and is prone to indecisiveness

Be careful when dealing with Rick May, the owner of May Day. He does not treat his employees well and has a very poor memory. He makes promises to his employees and conveniently forgets them when timing isn't good for him. Employee morale is poor and affects pride and performance on the job. Employee turnover is high and that is a good representation of poor management skills. Good example: Rick May promised an employee the week of Christmas 2014 off (without pay) 6 months in advance of the holiday and was reminded no less than three times prior to the Holiday so the employee's family could confirm their non-refundable travel plans (the employee's wife has stage 4 breast cancer). Rick May told that employee December 18th that if he didn't come to work Christmas week 2014, the week Rick May had pre-approved months in advance as unpaid days off, today, Rick May fired the employee because the employee couldn't change his family plans for Christmas 2014 at this late day...the employees' family is heartbroken. Rick May told this employee that this employee works for him at his business, and he (Rick) makes the rules and he could change them how and when he liked. If the employee can't change with them when Rick needs him to...then he is fired. So Rick fired the employee because he couldn't change his family's Christmas travel plans at such a late notice. Yes Rick May, you do make the rules in your business. However, potential Customers can also ~choose~ to do business with you or not just as easily. Happy Holidays Rick May! I happen to believe potential Customers do care how Business Owners treat their employees because those same employees are doing the work for potential customer's particular project. Potential customers also read online reviews of business' to discover just this sort of information. I don't do business with double minded men because my Higher Power tells me to think twice about it -"An indecisive man is unstable in all his ways"; James 1:8, Holman Christian Standard Bible
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ID
#571680 Review #571680 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Tallahassee, Florida
Cons
  • Management style
Reason of review
Poor Management Skills

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