- Report: #385773
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Complaint Review: DriveTime, Aka, Ugly Duckling,aka, DT Acceptance Corp
DriveTime, Aka, Ugly Duckling,aka, DT Acceptance CorpWest Colonial, East Colonial Drive, Orange Blossom Trail, Sanford, Leesburg And Kissimmee West & East Colonial Drive, Florida U.S.A.
DriveTime, Aka, Ugly Duckling, aka, DT Acceptance Corp Concerned Employees Against DT Unfairness and Abuses West & East Colonial Drive Florida
*UPDATE Employee: Also scared for my job
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: ex-employee to agree
Subject: RE: Update of current affairs
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 13:31:10 -0400
Subject: FW: Update of current affairs
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2008 14:07:10 -0400
Dear Mr Ray Fidel:
I'm not identifying myself because I'm not interested in being retaliated for the info herein provided. It is interesting that several weeks ago the below listed document was sent to the atenttion of Mr. Braddock who very kindly responded and to some extent inquired about the details provided to him previously through your HR Department. However, only a few were queried as to prevailing circumstances. Furthermore and nowadays and after getting the response the capricious abscences continue and the pressure for undesirable comments and negative management attitude is at its highest level ever. I am still here in this company and as other fellow employees Im concerned because of unfairness and injustices taking place. Jimmy Acevedo in the East Colonial store seem s to be the boss of Mark Vallejo and is constantly in his office. Speculations of employees vary from Vallejo being on the take with Acavedo being his provider.
Yesterday (10/20/2008), a fellow sales associate overheard a conversation between Mark Vallejo and Acevedo involving how they had used Jimmy's Acevedo brother, who works at a place named JD Byrider in an attempt to get another sales associatte fired from this company, and they actually did.
Regional Manager Cameron should have been more inquisitive and not allow them to induce him more so when the info is coming from a brother of another sales associate, ex-convict for heroin charges and user of heroin and cocaine.
As I had explained earlier, we were gathered to be told about the firing of one of the sales associates of the East Colonial store. We were not made privy to details and/or explanations other than what I have just stated. Again, another one of the non-members of the group gets retaliated because of reasons untold to us as employees.
The individual fired was a very professional and handled himself amongst all of the personnel of this office in a what we considered very distinguished and professional way. As you can see, the ways of management' behavior is prevalent and indicative of the stressful circumstances that are continuing to permeate the day to day affairs that we deal with. Herein with I am including a copy of the letter sent to Mr Braddock with some additional details that I consider very important to be handled and/or at least to be known by you in a more thorough fashion.
Absent minded behavior of Mr. vallejo just keeps diluting the essence of the goals of this company and practices like the conpiracy to fire a fellow employee makes you wonder what this people are capable of putting in place just for being greedy and poured by selffishness. We beg you for action if You think you can stop this, if not it has been a pleasure to hear your willingness to assist us in any way or manner available to you. This are serious charges and serious accusations where images and reputations are trying to be destroyed by abusive out of control people in positions of power within the company. I am confident that you will take action to stop this and remove the responsible ones from such a prestigious organization.
Subject: Re: Update of current affairs
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2008 17:12:34 -0700
Thank you for your perspective on what you see that may be going on around you. You have my commitment that I will look into things and be certain that I will take a fair approach towards all parties that have been mentioned. If you have any questions or would like to speak with me directly please do not hesitate to call. 407 466 7583. Thx
----- Original Message -----
From: Maurk Martell
To: Chris Braddock
Sent: Sun Oct 05 14:50:57 2008
Subject: Update of current affairs
It is interesting to point you as to several situations recently taking place that are upsetting and affecting the morale and enthusiasm of the Orlando, East colonial, Highway 50 store. We have been told that this store is to be considered the flagship of all the stores in Central Florida however training and motivation is highly advisable for managing personnel dealing with customers, employees and general public as well.
We are having circumstances where employees (Managers) are using resources (Pick Ups) of the company for their own benefit, such as DT vehicles to do movings of employees. It is understandable that some members of the sales department need assistance due to physical impairments however their position has turned in to abusive and advantageously greedy ones. The managing staff, GM included, are providing resources of the company (Including Verified Leads) and affecting the enthusiasm when this employees show late during every single day of the week and others are required to be there on time. Please review clocking in times since during last week ending 10/04/2008 said employee showed late every single day. Monday 8:28 am, Tuesday (Bells) 9:30 am, Wednesday (Closing) 1:30 pm, Thursday 12:20 pm, Friday (Bells) 11:00 am, Saturday (Bells) 1:20 pm. Who is doing the clock in?
On other circumstances family members, (GM included personally and consented since he had pieces of furniture of the employee at his residence) of said employee are using the vehicles (Pick Ups) and gasoline to drive property and furniture out to new rented locations (apartments). That happened on last week and in plainsight of everybody working at said location.
Hardworking people looking to improve professionally and financially are demeaned, verbally abused and constantly made statements behind their backs by the GM and the participation of the allegedly physically impaired personnel and sales managers as well.
Mature and experienced members are degraded and derogatively referred to because of their ages and others in less advantageous positions are humilliated for no reason by members of our staff because of their native accents, both males and females. Young female applicants for employees, or with potential to become such, are clearly harrased or offered to be hired or re-hired just looking to gain other demeaning favors. Employees are observed taking pictures of female applicants for other non-DT related after hours affairs.
Active employees are asked by the GM when are they going to resign from DT since he wants to hire other employees, females primarily. On the other hand he has the alleged impaired all day long at his office when sales managers are taking care to update his lead tracker and to set up appointments for him without being at the store. Most of his deals are said to be closed primarily by the GM with outrageous number of red tags and sale sof vehicles conducted by sales managers when missing valid drivers licenses or insurance. Files and leads with customers names as well as information on customers is sent to other dealerships hand-carried by the girlfriend of one the sales associates. The list continues to a long way and extent. I will remain in contact with you if you so deemed appropriate
Personal business, selling lingerie (GM) and other business initiatives, are conducted from the DT computers during DT work hours. This are several things actually taking place and everybody considers this to be happening behing your back. You have always offered your assistance to solve anything that affects us and our morale in the workplace. I do firmly believe that this matters can be handled by you without any other higher-ups interventions. We seek your action, after investigating this affairs to be true and any response or need for additional info from this source can be directed to this e-mail.
Class Action Law Suit of Concerned DT Employees
Orlando, Sanford, Leesburg, Ocala & Kissiimmee, Florida
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