Switch my job without my knowledge or consent and refused my demand for a refund.
These sly bastards promised me a $50,000 job placement with BMW in Beijing and even arranged a fake Skype interview with “Klaus Meuller” who was supposed to be the HR Director at the BMW assembly plant. After I paid my money and spent $3,000 to move to Beijing and another $2,000 to rent an apartment, I was told that BMW “reorganized” and decided to hire a bilingual local Chinese and they regretted they only found out the day I arrived. They then refused to refund my money or pay my ticket back home and kept insisting they would get me another “top job” and I should do some English training while I wait for the new job. I was not interested in being a trainer. I went to file a complaint with the cops but they said they were “familiar” with Laowai Career Center and I should read my contract.When I read the fine print of my contract it said their legal obligation to me ends the day I accept their job offer – not the day I actually start working! I then called BMW in Beijing and asked to speak with Klaus Meuller. I was told no such person ever worked there! When I went back to talk with the owner of Laowai Career Center, they would not buzz me in and told me the owner was at a trade show in Shanghai. I asked for the name of the trade show and there was silence.