I worked for Sandy Ussel when she was a majority partner at Body Treats Medi Spa & Medi Aesthetics Institute of Canada in Red Deer Alberta. When Sandy did payroll my cheques were always short of wages. When I tried checking the computer for my time card, the then receptionist, informed me I had no access. Sandy had cancelled my pass codes. I tried to address the problem with Sandy and was told, "oh I am on the phone" "oh I have to leave for a meeting". "I am busy come back later". I was so angry I asked a co-worker for suggestions on how to approach Sandy to get the money she owed me for the hours I had actually worked. 2 other co-workers in the coffee room laughed and said good luck let us know if you figure it out because she is doing it to us too. The receptionist told us Sandy would go into our time clock and deduct time, 15 mins here 5-10 mins there almost everyday. And it went downhill from there. On more than occasion clients would come in for a facial, pedicure, massage and there were no supplies to do the treatment. Next it was broken equipment. Again when asked about creams or oils, the staff were told to "buy your own". WHAT! Really! The last straw for me was Sandy telling me one thing to my face and telling another co-worker the exact opposite... It was a very unhealthy environment to work in. In 18 months 10 out of 11 employees quit. What was once a very top end spa with certified laser techs and all staff having completed a 12-18 month training program, became a complete bust. How do you keep a spa opened with 1 employee. Not even a receptionist to answer phones never mind book an appointment. Out of the blue clients now has to pay CASH. Debit, Credit not accepted. Sandy could pocket cash with no paper trail for taxes. I know for a fact she refused to pay her partner her shares, or wages even. Now there are 3 (THREE) LAW SUITS against SANDY USSELMAN. All involving money she took for training courses that never happened. 2 students in 2015 went on Christmas Break and came back to find the school closed. Sandy had vacated the premise and told no one where she planned to open or even if she was re-opening. What a shock. That is so dishonest and underhanded. It does however go with her UNETHICAL and DISHONEST business practices. I will be following the Law Suits closely. I personally hope she looses all of them.