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.
Found this on TheAventTechs website. AV dudes don’t work for The Avent Techs or Eddie Abdalla. Stay away from these people, they steal money from technicians and take advantage of workers.
Please submit your resume to email@example.com for consideration. We ask that you not call the office unless you have already submitted a resume. Providing skilled AV labor on demand for all your AV projects.
We are seeking both Audio Engineers and Assistants. Experience with live sound reinforcement in these positions is required for consideration:
Wireless Frequency System Specialists
We are seeking both Video Engineers and Assistants. Experience with standard and high def video systems in these positions is required for consideration:
The AVent Techs is the country’s newest AV labor company and we are here to provide you with the best service possible in the AV labor industry. First lie: The Avent Techs is not the newest AV labor company and they provide horrendous service.
Our Owners, Staff and Crew have many years of experience in the AV industry, both with producing events and staffing large corporate events in Southern California. They stiff AV Techs and screw up AV corporate events. They are excited about launching the newest nationwide AV labor company.. They claim to be launching nationwide, yet advertise that they are nationwide on their website. Hmm….
Our General Manager, Eddie Abdalla has been in the event industry since he started working at Warner Brother’s in 1990. Eddie Abdalla OWNS TheAventTechs. He has a long history of putting together the best AV teams in the industry and his ability to do it on a nationwide basis are second to none. He’s awful. Hundreds of thousands of dollars are still owed to Audio Visual Technicians dating back years. Beware The Avent Techs. Beware Eddie. Eddie is thrilled to be working with The AVent Techs and making it the nation’s most popular choice to turn to for event producers and production companies all over the country. No, no, no. Don’t fall for it.
Our Labor Coordinators, Timothy Rodriquez and Marcus Welch in Los Angeles, Kevin Seeger in DC and Ryan Tremblay in Boston, are top notch at spotting talent and understanding the technical needs our clients are looking for. All of them have been in the industry for decades and are fully capable of understanding the nuances involved with hiring highly skilled AV technicians. We are confident in their abilities to put together the best crew possible for your upcoming events. You might want to check this out, legal docs where Eddie Abdalla, Timothy Rodriquez and Marcus Welch are defendants.
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.
Eddie Abdalla recently slapped a new website together called The Avent Techs. The guy is a total fraud, total douche and doesn’t pay his technicians. he probably steals from clients, too. Who can trust him?!