• Report: #1083410

Complaint Review: RJT Compuquest

  • Submitted: Tue, September 10, 2013
  • Updated: Tue, September 10, 2013

  • Reported By: Travis — San Francisco California
RJT Compuquest
18301 Von Karman Ave Irvine, California USA

RJT Compuquest ,Altman Plants Matt Atlman, Mark Roberts, Greg Clarke Discriminatory, Illegal, Racists Practices Irvine California

*Author of original report: Update

*Author of original report: Update

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On or about June 28, 2013 I was awarded a contract as a SAP Project Manager forthe ERP consulting company RJT Compuquest to perform duties at the client, Altman Plants located in Vista, CA.


I had previously completed 10-month engagement for RJT in 2011.


This was to be a 7-month engagement commencing July 2, 2013 to be performed on-site 4 days per week. On July 2, 2013 I arrived on-site at Altman Plants and met with one Mark Roberts, Rod Baine, Matt Altman and eventually Ken Altman.

Also in attendance from RJT were Greg Clarke, Alan Gaddis and Ketan Gohil.

I had previously spoke with the team from Altman via the phone and all seemed well. However, during the initial meeting, a bad feeling came over me the moment

I met Ken Altman. The look I received was one of shock.


Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

As the weeks passed, it became evident that I was not wanted as a Project Manager on this engagement initially with the constant sabotaging by Mark Roberts, who was an individual who I was instructed to evaluate to see if in fact he was a fit to lead the project from the client perspective.

I would in fact hand him documents and clearly ask that he review them before handing them over to the client but he would take said documents and forward them to the client without my knowledge knowing that they were incomplete.

This happened on more than one occasion despite my continued efforts to work with him in spite of the pending ‘evaluation’.

Because of my extensive travel, I became ill. With what started out as a cough and sore throat soon became a respiratory infection. This condition immensely affected my breathing and disrupted my sleep pattern but I continued to show up to perform my appointed duties.

During this time, Matt Altman, COO began verbally accosting and abusing me. In the midst of the performance of my duties, Matt would attempt to invalidate my efforts to explain the processes of the implementation. The most egregious occasion happened on July 23rd, 2013. During a presentation to the Altman Plant project team members, Mr. Altman constantly interrupted my portion of the presentation with the excuse that ‘the team didn’t need to know that’.

Later that day, the verbal abuse escalated when Mr. Altman in front of at least 6 people became loud, belligerent and accusatory.

He then accosted me for not being around on a Monday when 1) it was my day off and 2) I was at the hospital tending to mu medical condition. When I responded to him that he was trying to get hold of me while I was at the hospital his response was, ‘Well, you can use that as an excuse’.

Regarding the previous Monday, which was an off-day. During a conference call in which I revealed that I had been to ER, Mark Roberts asked if my condition was contagious and Matt Altman asked if it was going to affect the project. Both were uncivil, uncouth and hostile.

Later after the meeting had adjourned he ‘apologized’ but the damage was done. I knew that my time there was not going to be long as the emotional damage, verbal abuse combined with my medical condition had taken its toll already.

He even accosted me for being late to a meeting, which was out of my control. While I admit I was indeed late, the circumstances of me meeting another party at which time I was to receive a disk for download had been previously arranged but that individual was 45 minutes late which in turn delayed my arrival.

Lastly, during the course of these events I was also hit so hard by Mr. Roberts on my shoulder and back that I actually had a headache later on. I can't remember the exact date but it was the 3rd week of July, 2013 but I do remember that Mr. Roberts was leaving to go drop off his vehicle for service and on his way out, he walked past me and slapped me with a lot of force on my back and left shoulder which led to the afore mention headache.


Theft of Services

Theft of this sort should not be confused with reasonable rejection, where, for example, a customer does not pay because the services provided were not as advertised or because the services did not meet reasonable standards of quality. For example, if a roofer installs a new roof, but the roof leaks, the customer might be able to withhold payment until the leak has been fixed. Withholding of payment without reason would be considered larceny.

It is my theory that the refusal of payment was in fact a conspiracy and not related to performance. There were constant rumblings about overtime, exact billings, etc in an effort to keep costs down.

Altman Plants intentionally obtained my services known by them to be available only for compensation by deception, threat, false token or other means to avoid payment for the services

On Tuesday July 23rd, Ken Altman sent a letter to Greg Clarke, detailing his disappointment. See attached letter for verification.

Violation of Civil Rights/Workplace Incivility/Hostile Work Environment

I felt racially intimidated by the atmosphere at Altman Plants as I was the only Black person there. This intimidation got progressively worse as I interacted with Matt Altman and I feel that the intimidation characterized a federal criminal violation of my civil rights.  With the belligerence, yelling, character assassination both personally and professionally and intimidation, this experience was both overwhelming and disheartening as I have managed projects for such outfits as NASA, Nissan North America, Dolby Laboratories and Celgene just to name a few.

Other incidents included but were not limited to:

  • giving me a "dirty look"
  • asking for input and then ignoring it
  • speaking to me with a condescending tone
  • not listening
  • emotional put-downs
  • Disrespecting workers by comments, gestures or proven behaviors (hostility) ·  making accusations about professional competence
  • undermining credibility in front of others
  • overruling decisions without giving a reason
  • disrupting meetings
  • giving public reprimands

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/10/2013 02:45 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/RJT-Compuquest/Irvine-California-92612/RJT-Compuquest-Altman-Plants-Matt-Atlman-Mark-Roberts-Greg-Clarke-Discriminatory-Ill-1083410. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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AUTHOR: Travis - ()

As I put in a previous post my complaint/issues vs RJT have been resolved. The same can be said of Altman Plants s they listend to and acknowledged my concerns and feelings. I now consider this matter closed.

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AUTHOR: Travis - ()

I'm happy to report after conferences with representatives from RJT, they have agreed to pay my firm monies due. I apprciate the manner in which RJT acknowleged me and my concerns and expeditiously and professionally worked with me to correct the situation. My hat goes off to them.

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