Florida man stuck in Oklahoma | Business
OKLAHOMA CITY - A Florida man who moved to Oklahoma City for a job is now stranded here. Keith Estes is an aviation mechanic who worked with Plane Techs staffing company. He was suppose to start work on Monday, but before he showed up for work he was told there was no job for him.
"We're stuck here with no money and no job, "says, Estes. He and his wife uprooted their lives and spent money to come to Oklahoma for a job they desperately needed. Now they say the feel they've been left high and dry.
"We drove to all the way to Oklahoma City from Tampa, Florida. As we unloaded our trailer, the company called and said, We can't bring you on," says Estes.
"We are just devastated, I've done a lot of crying and a lot of praying. We spent every penny we had to move here." says Paula Estes.
Estes says his recruiter from Plane Techs told him there was a problem with his resume but did not say what the specific problem was.
We contacted Plane Tech and a representative told us the company found misinformation in his paperwork.
"We found discrepancies in employment information, who he has worked for and when," says Stacey Burke, Vice Presidents of Corporate Communications for True Blue, the parent company for Plane Techs.
Burke says Estes turned in his paperwork on August 15th and on the 18th they notified him that he would not be able to start work. But Estes and his wife were already here since he was scheduled to start work on the 22nd.
"If they told me before I left I would have made arrangements," says Estes.
The couple says their motel is paid for until Thursday; after that they don't know what they will do or how they will get back to Florida.