• SO SORRY Ed and Mish
    November 14, 2016
    Unknown
    Australia
    Hi Firstly I'm sorry to Edward, Michelle and especially the children. I was a friend of the person who is causing many of these disgusting reviews. He asked me to put some reviews up as he recently started his business similar to what Weaver does I won't mention his name but he did work for you. But when I noticed he started attacking them on a personal level and not about his business and mentioning their CHILDREN I was so appalled and couldn't believe it! I worry for the children they are beautiful and innocent and don't deserve this. I did not think he would go that low. On a personal level I really don't think Ed and Michelle are bad people at all and I lose sleep thinking what I got involved with. I'm so sorry. I hope you are okay. To everyone who has read things about them please don't take notice, it is unfair and o put anyone through that especially innocent children. You are great parents and I wish I never got involved. Im sorry. To Mr Making Trouble please stop it has gone way too far now and if the Police see this you will probably be in very big trouble. Enough is enough
  • Angie Stevens
    June 16, 2016
    Telemarketer
    Australia
    Thank you for my brilliant ad in the last edition of Melbourne Senior Scene! All the staff were very helpful in putting my ad and editorial together.

    I will have no hesitation in advertising again and look forward to receiving the call/s with all their offers.
  • Very happy advertiser
    June 14, 2016
    Unknown
    Australia
    I have been advertising with the Little Pink Book for 3 years so far and also have an ad in the Seniors newspaper, these ads have been working well for me and I have even got work from them. Very happy advertiser!
  • Greatful Employee
    July 14, 2016
    Unknown
    Australia
    I have worked for this company for 10 years and I have always been very well looked after. I come in do my job as expected and go home. The training when I first started was great and the on-going training and support is fantastic.
    They are kind enough to give everyone a go but the attitude for many people is shocking. There is no gratitude, there is very little effort put in and they expect to keep their job. Very unprofessional and lazy people or don't want to work and expect so much. Whatever happened to good old fashioned working hard for your money! But not everyone is like this of course, the team here now are great, I love them. The people that have put reviews up that used to work here are the people that came in and made no effort, gossiped like school children and expected the world to own them
    Its a great Company, great boss's, great place to work and they are family orientated
  • Michelle
    June 12, 2016
    Unknown
    Australia
    This IS a Legit Company. You get what you pay for. Check out the Websites and decide for yourself;
    www.seniorsbook.com.au
    www.pinkvic.com.au
  • Edward Weaver ~ Managing Director ~ Weaver Newspapers Ltd.
    May 14, 2015
    Unknown
    Australia
    This is the phone number of Weaver Newspapers which Publishes Senior Scene Magazine, Murray, Southern, Gippsland, Peninsula, Western, Wimmera and Northern Country News.
    This is actually our Switchboard number which is not used to ring anyone, this means the 2 reviews above are actually false and untrue.
    In fact it is impossible to ring anyone from that number.
    That tells us that is has probably been posted by an opposition Publisher.
  • Previous worker
    June 9, 2016
    Unknown
    Australia
    I worked for this company last year for a short time - for less than a week in fact. I applied, got a call the same day and was told to come in the following day. From the moment I got there the whole business appeared unprofessional. I received no induction - I only was told to sit and listen to a caller without double jacking (just sitting without headphones). I was not told about any specifics of the business or product I would be selling, and after an hour without any actual training or education, I was told to start making calls without a script. There was no database or system in place for cold-calling. I was told to google anything that I thought appealed to seniors, and then called random people, claiming to be an executive looking to make a feature spread in this magazine on a particular topic. I was not given a script, no information on the product or specifics, so when customers would ask questions; I had no idea what to reply. In my time there I saw about 8 staff leave. My first day there I had seen two ex-workers come to get money after being let go, and they told me if you don't make a sale after 2 days, you're out. Each day people would walk out or would be fired if they didn't make a sale. It was embarrassing and humiliating to work for this "company", having to call random people and get them to purchase ad space for a Magazine that I was unsure of actually existing, and providing what we were supposedly selling. I do not know if this is a legitimate company, all I know is that it is an unprofessional one with no protocols and training, and will say anything to get your money. Often I'd make calls to people who had already dealt with this business, and would tell me about complaints, which unfortunately I had no way of helping. I would avoid business with Weaver newspapers, both as a consumer and employee.
  • Jeff Talbo
    February 19, 2016
    Unknown
    Australia
    Legit. Advertising. You get what you pay for check the website and decide for yourself
  • Anonymous
    February 25, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Everything about the company is fantastic. The people, culture, management. Have been a long time employee of this business just short of a decade. Such a fun, welcoming workplace.
    To start with, the most amazing part of this company is it does not let you feel like you are a employee. It feels like a family The people are all super nice and friendly, probably because we are all treated with respect. Really relaxed, family style atmosphere. Work is breezey and wages above what you would expect. Love this job!
  • Anon- SO SORRY WEAVER!
    November 14, 2016
    Unknown
    Australia
    Hi Firstly I'm sorry to Edward, Michelle and especially the children. I was a friend of the person who is causing many of these disgusting reviews. He asked me to put some reviews up as he recently started his business similar to what Weaver does I won't mention his name but he did work for you. But when I noticed he started attacking them on a personal level and not about his business and mentioning their CHILDREN I was so appalled and couldn't believe it! I worry for the children they are beautiful and innocent and don't deserve this. I did not think he would go that low. On a personal level I really don't think Ed and Michelle are bad people at all and I lose sleep thinking what I got involved with. I'm so sorry. I hope you are okay. To everyone who has read things about them please don't take notice, it is unfair and to put anyone through that especially innocent children. You are great parents and I wish I never got involved. Im sorry. To Mr Making Trouble please stop it has gone way too far now and if the Police see this you will probably be in very big trouble. Enough is enough they are hard working people who deserve to be left alone. What started off as something about their business has now escalated to attacking them and their family personally That is wrong and I want nothing todo with it anymore
  • Glenn Trotter, Lawyer, Xchanging Integrated Services, authorised agent of the Victorian WorkCover Authority
    May 2, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Please be advised Australian Retirement Press's WorkCover account is up. Any legal actions have been finalised and all amounts owing paid.
    The comment on 8.12.17 should be disregarded and deleted.
  • Anonymous
    December 8, 2017
    Company
    Philippines
    This company has multiple court actions against them.

    Action Date 21-04-2017
    Court Location VIC
    Case Number H10552220
    State VIC
    VICTORIAN WORKCOVER AUTHORITY Default Judgement Default Judgement $3,547.98

    Action Date 07-06-2016
    Court Location VIC
    Case Number G11269808
    State VIC
    VICTORIAN WORKCOVER AUTHORITY Default Judgement Default Judgement $5,867.54

    Action Date 02-12-2014
    Court Location VIC
    Case Number E13179172
    State VIC
    SEEK LIMITED Default Judgement Default Judgement $6,265.63
  • Melissa Clinton
    August 27, 2017
    Scam
    Australia
    I have been scammed by these people too in May of this year for an advert for our holiday accommodation. I will be reporting them to ASIC, Consumer Affairs etc. I want all my money refunded. I'm glad I still have all the emails dealing with these people.
  • Geoff Anderson
    December 27, 2018
    Unsolicited call
    Australia
    The messages on this webpage are amazing - some obviously made by Ed Weaver and his doubtful associates themselves. Others by employees and others. like myself who were the targets of unsuccessful scams. Who gives credit card details over the phone to someone you have never heard of - including the CVC number??? Buyer (and employee) beware of this shady mob. No doubt this post will be deleted like so many others. Next move should be ASIC and Consumer Affairs. I was accused of being "un-Australian". Good luck Mr Weaver with your form of Australiana!
  • I WORKED HERE
    March 7, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    I received a call last week regarding employment. They told me the pay rate ($25 an hour) and that drew me in straight away as well as the fact that it was a Monday-Friday gig. I came in on Monday and sat with 4 others whilst we got a rushed and brief talk about what we have to do (which was basically making phone call after phone call and reading out the script provided). I was assigned with a different publication to the rest; the 2018 Directory of Services guide. I was given no information about this publication and was thrown in the deep end without any training provided. It was as if they were hiding something. I was told to call trades which the elderly rely on and try make a sale. I was also told to lie about multiple things which is crazy now I look back on other reviews and realise everything included in the script I was given regarding prices and guarantees was a complete scam and load of bullsh*t. I only lasted 2 days here. I left this morning after 30 minutes of being there because I was so sick and tired of making countless calls to busy tradesmen and lying to their ears and then having them abuse me which I knew they had every right to do so. This whole company is a scam. They are money hungry, shifty and most of all they are employing young people regardless of their qualifications or experiences and preying on them to lie for them and make them money. So glad I left and I hope they pay me for the two full days I worked like they said they would otherwise I’ll be taking it further.
  • Original poster of this complaint
    April 12, 2017
    Unknown
    Australia
    I have now been refunded by Ed Weaver
  • Beth
    April 27, 2017
    Scam
    Australia
    I am to a victim of this company. Money taken from my business without any product produced - bowling cards. Fair trading did investigate on my behalf, and concluded with a warning towards this company. My next step is the tribunal. However, I think people like this have no morals, and so they don't belong in society. I believe in the saying you reap what you sow. Therefore one day the people hurt by this company will have satisfaction.
  • Lyn
    August 15, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    The fast talking salespeople up-sold us to a half page, nation wide advertisement on page 2 for our holiday apartments for a year (4 issues). One copy of one 'Senior Scene' finally appeared today and we have a tiny ad on page 14.
    When one tries to find a way to contact Senior Scene, there is only a link (in very fine print) to http://seniorsbook.com.au/ which has no link to "Senior Scene"

    We will be much quicker to block their phone calls in future.
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    Australia
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