Eddie Abdalla is Taking More Money from AV Technicians!

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Original Source: TheCrewSource.org

eddie abdalla wont pay av technicians

Here is a copy of the latest email I received about what has happened. The following message is not mine but from a fellow free lancer. I’ll omit too much personal info but contact me if you need more info. I do have phone numbers and emails of attorneys and people involved.

Hi fellow former TCS folks, As you probably know, TCS is bankrupt and apparently no one is going to honor our invoices (I am owed $1250.00). After a ring-a-round the emails game of tag today (text from Eddie saying to send invoices-did that saying he would not pay, and a subsequent text to Eddie which is so far unanswered-he said he would get back to me after talking to his lawyer), I am coming to the conclusion that it is likely we may never be paid. I believe the only recourse that we have, short of a lawsuit, is to potentially withhold our labor until this matter is resolved. (Eddie and others have taken jobs at The AVent techs. But this will stand a much better chance if we act together. Between the all of us, we may have 20-30 contacts and that may matter. I look forward to any thoughts you all may have.

TCS owner Eddie The AVent Techs tat@theaventtechs.com

Audio Visual Professionals

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Audio Visual Professionals

Parsing out the lies:

Providing skilled AV labor on demand for all your AV projects. AND NOT PAYING THEM. You cannot support a company that refuses to pay their independent contractors and/or employees.

From Eddie about Tammy Rowe

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tammy rowe bad reputation

I am sick and tired of over-rated stupid AV technicians writing nasty shit about me and sending emails to me and my colleague Tammy Rowe. I’m here to set the record straight!

Tammy and I have been working together for years. I’ve known her since we both worked at VTS. When I left to start The Crew Source, Tammy stayed on at VTS. She used their Rolodex of Techs to help launch TCS. Though TCS has dissolved, I started a new company, The Avent Techs. We do AV labor in San Diego. Tammy still works with me recruiting technicians from VTS to freelance for TAT. So far, it’s been great. Business is good and everybody is doing well.

Bottom line, we pay techs when we feel they do a good job. If you think working a 10 hour gig ensures that you get paid, you’re an idiot. I don’t care if other labor companies always pays their bills! We’re about quality. Tammy and I pay our technicians IF they’ve actually done the job correctly. We will not apologize for that!

If you are an expert technician, contact Tammy here and she will make sure you get screened for one of our San Diego events.

Eddie-

My Advice to you about the Avent Techs

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I have been in the corporate events industry for years. I love my job so much: multi-tasking multiple events, coordinating countless schedules and admiring the fruits of our collective labors; it was a dream come true!

Unfortunately, my dream became a nightmare. This almost cost me my job of 12-years. Armed with new information, I don’t want other account executives, corporate event planners, or anyone else to suffer what I did.

A while back a colleague referred me to The Crew Source for events we were holding. Instead of going with my proven providers, I decided to give them a try, and they gave me a 15% discount. I knew my boss would appreciate that a lot, especially because the event was 40K.

I connected with Eddie Abdalla. He was really nice and very professional. I thought for sure this guy was going to do a fantastic job. He was referred by someone I knew and he was a real charmer on the phone. Convinced I was in good hands, I gave him the job. Contracts were signed and a check was sent to The Crew Source.

WELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL, I stood in a massive ballroom that was supposed to be transformed into an elaborate and elegant setting for an awards ceremony. One hour into waiting, I called Eddie. No answer. So, I called the company, NO ANSWER. I started to panic when a technician walked in and asked me my name. I gave it to him and asked if the rest of his crew was with him. TO MY FACE HE SAID, “No. Eddie wanted me to tell you that you need to pay another 25K if you want his crew to work your event.

SAY WHAT?!

That’s extortion and insanity, I yelled. I continued calling Eddie. Two hours in, I called the police. There was nothing they could do. The event never happened. People who traveled thousands of miles were sent home. My company looked foolish and unprofessional. I was reprimanded and told that one more mistake of this magnitude and nature, and I was going to lose my job.

WHY AM I TELLING YOU THIS?

TCS (The Crew Source was run by Eddie. He ran it into the ground and had massive legal problems and still owes millions of dollars. He started The Avent Techs corporation and ran that into the ground with a whole new set of unpaid bills and debts to companies. NOW, he’s changed to The Avent Techs LLC. He’s going to do the same thing he’s been doing!!! Who knows how many clients will shell out thousands only to lose money and have no event?! You just know those legal problems and money he owes will come back to haunt him because he keeps doing the same thing!

MY ADVICE TO YOU, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM THE AVENT TECHS. NEVER USE THEM.