ED Magedson – Founder
Meineke of Ohio Chris Early ownerAll Columbus Ohio Stores Columbus, Ohio USA
Meineke of Ohio Chris Early (owner ) DISHONEST AND FRAUDULENT TO CUSTOMERS AND EMPLOYEES Columbus Ohio
BEWARE !! I would like for consumers seeking auto repair or maintence and indivisuals who are seeking employment in the auto repair indistry to STAY AWAY from ALL MEINEKE STORES in Columbus Ohio.
All stores have cameras recording and microphones so the owner and district manager can hear and see everything that goes on in every location, there is no such thing as privacy in any of the stores!
They have hidden the michrophones and most of the cameras ,they even record every phone conversation ! they have stated this is for training but in reality it is all bout being a control freak and micro managing.
HMMM is that really legal they have no signs posted stating your every word and action is being recorded !
Mr.Early has employed some reallym really good managers and mechanics in the past but he always finds a way to shaft them. there typical manager only last on average 3 months before they burn them out then fire them for no reason. Hmmm could this be because many of the good honest managers that worked there caught on to all of the wrongful doings of the dueo ?? . I wonder what Chris and Fred really have to hide I know for a fact they have shady dealings for that matter Chris is so stupid he has no idea of all the BS the district manager feeds him.Fred lies to Chris and blames ussuspecting managers for his short comings they are two peas in a pod! LOL
Are they that dumb to think every manager the put in a store fails , the manager is only as succesfull as they allow the reason they lose business is due to the high turn over rate they have , they have lost all of their good people so now they hire people who are not fully qualified , last time I knew they claim all techs they now have are ASE certified thats a crock too!
They are both liars and theives they shaft All employees on their pay oneway or another and make false promises .They shaft managers out of bonus by backing out sales , HMMM I bet Meineke would live to hear about that , I am sure Chris has attempted to distroy all records to this fact , I am willing to bet that somewhere out there their is an ex employee that was smart enough to get proof on most if not all of this type of activity.Any way for those seeking employment consider this fair WARNING if you are seeking a reptable company to work for ITS NOT MEINEKE , they will shaft you out of you commissions , your hourly wage ,and overtime they have even changed the pay stubs to read commissions instead of posting how many hours each employee has worked.If you do work for them get it in black and white signed!
Now for consumers if you do not want to be scammed and ripped off want your car fixed right the first time then I suggest going elsewhere instead of Meineke, I have seen them all but force consumers into getting a credit card so the repair bill could be paid , problem is some of the consumers couldnt even afford the monthly credit card payment, but Chris & Fred dont care if they put you into debt and if you cannot afford as long as they get paid for the job.
Speaking of credit cards at one point Chris would doc a manager from his pay $25.00 if he did not process at least 6 new credit card apps per month, now Thats not legal !! this was a monthly maintence fee that the credit card company charged to Meineke per store ,but now the credit card company has a new program where if the manager process so many apps per month that he will get a $25.00 debit card that will be sent to his home, but guess what those managers werent even informed about this new program because Fred and Chris are trying to figure out a way to keep the award of $25.00 x 8 if the managers make it that is .Wow just another way to screw their managers !! WOW SOME TASTY STUFF HERE HUH
ALSO They dock their employees half an hour pay for lunch but they never get tom take a FULL 30 MIN lunch, they work you like slaves and if you quit on them they will shaft you on your final check, THEY DID ME I have seen so much dishonest pratice take place against all of the employees at one time or another ,even customers by Freds direct order Fred is a real good munipulator takes no responsibility for his actions.
LOLOLOL If Chris only knew how much Fred talked smack about him ,I am laughing so hard now its hard to type,REALLY WHO IS THE DUMB F**K*N* FOOL NOW LOLOLOLOLOL if Chris and Fred put a third of their energy into the business instead of foucs on spying on employees and customers maybe the would have a respectable business , I was always told people who act in this manner are doing so because they are so crooked themselves they feel they must always try and be up one over all.. accusers are alway the guilty ones!
The matter of fact is Chris Early (owner) and Fred Franks (District Manager) are nothing but theives and crooks they instruct their managers and employees to over charge consumers and sale products ,services ,repairs that are not needed WOW thism is alot to reflect on ,you know its businessmen like this that give the auto repair industry a bad name.
But hey Mr.Consumer do not worry not all repair shop pratice to rip off consumers , its not even the employees there who do , but it is what they are instructed to do .I know several ex employees that have left once they found work at a reptable shop and are doing much better now and are happy to be employed by honest companies. Now for all ex employees I suggest you go to wage and hour dept of labor to report EARLY ENTERPRISES and get paid what is rightfully owed to you, the complaint is free and they will investagate.
I will close with this thought for consumers and those looking for employment stay away from Meineke in Columbus Ohio !
Chris & Fred you must have known that sooner or later someone would speak out ! the lesson to be learned here is being honest is ALWAYS THE BEST POLICY ! YOU HAVE HAD SOME GREAT EMPLOYEES IN THE PAST BUT YOU CHOSE TO USE AND ABUSE THEM, YOU HAVE BEEN BLESSED BUT INSTEAD OF BEING HUMBLE YOU CHOSE GREED. YOU WOULD RATHER SCREW OVER LOYAL CUSTOMERS AND EMPLOYEES THAN BE A HONEST BUSINESSMAN. And that my friend is a real shame how do you sleep at night I will never know.
I hope someday you repent for all the wrong doings you have done to good honest people who trusted you!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/15/2013 07:06 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/meineke-of-ohio-chris-early-owner/columbus-ohio-43215/meineke-of-ohio-chris-early-owner-dishonest-and-fraudulent-to-customers-and-employe-1059359. 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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