Bill Walsh Automotive Group Bill Walsh Auto Mall, Bill Walsh Coronet, Bill Walsh Sierra Auto Mall SCAM IN HIRING, TAKES YOUR MONEY FOR TRAINING, THEN FIRES YOU Ottawa, Illinois
This company posted a WANTED ad in Craigslist asking for salespersons, clerks, auto techs etc. There was a 1-855 # in the ad. When you call, someone answers and all they say is that they are setting up interviews. You are given the name of the person to see, the date of your interview. You go to the interview and are 'hired" but first you have to come back and take their 'training class' whihc costs $630. Must be CASH! they will not accept money orders or checks. OK this is a large dealership with several locations in the area, so everyone thinks ok great! training is 2 days, you get some softback pamplet for training and then they have managers from the dealers come to one dealer "to pick " who they want..the guy that gave the training is long gone, never gave any of the people a receipt for the $$. Oh and the $630 also included a life time job help line, if you were ever without a job, call them and they would locate another job for you ( Yeah right) well 7 people got "hired" some had the money and paid it, some had 1/2 , some didnt have it but were hired and were to pay when they got paid. Salary was $350 per week and commission. 4 people were sent to interview at one dealer, never got hired, one other one got hired and fired within a week due to " failing the drug test". He went and obtained his drug test and retook another one and both PASSED, one other person was hired, went to work for 16 days. was never allowed to even sell a car or talk to customers. Was told to not come in for 2 days due to the sales manager taking the days off and "there is no one here to train you" ( the days got taken off the salaried employee check !!! On the 17th day this one was called on the phone by this sales manager and fired. When he questioned why?? the response was "i cant tell you" when asked , well I want my $630 back, this is a scam, the manager hung up on him. one other person was "hired" and as far as I know is still working, but having difficulty, sold a car the first few days and has yet to be paid commission for it. These people all started working on April 1st, 2013. Now all except that last one listed have long since been fired or not even hired in the first place..This last week, the same auto dealership has a new HELP WANTED ad in another classified paperm but this time its to send your resume to an anonymous POBOX..i tracked it down and sure enough it is the3 same dealership.. I have tried calling the *855 # which belongs to the company that did the training and supposedly was to find ppl jobs, well, my first call, the guy was shocked that this had happened to everyone in the class!!! Of course he was going to look into finding me another job ASAP. He would call me the next day. No call back received, I have since called him 3 times and left voice messages and of course, no call back..Very hard in todays tough economy to pull this scam, take peoples $$ for training and a guaranteed job , then you fire them all !!!!!!