Moonlight BPO - Brenda Grigsby Bait & Switch of Employment Bend, Oregon
Beware of this company! Owner hires you for one job, cuts
your pay in under a month and tries to force you to do another job you have no
training for. Horrible place to work, fear based culture.
The Oregon Trail circa 2011
When you move to Bend, Oregon with a great job offer, plus
relocation, you would think its a good thing, especially in this economy. But
that is not what happened for two families. One is from Missouri,
the other, California. The funny thing about this is, the two familys heads of households went to
work for the same employer, after flying to Bend for in-person interviews, and
ended up in the very same predicament.
The family from Missouri was promised a nice salary with the
position of Production Manager, and was told on the first day of work that they
were to be a machine operator. The family from California was promised a position of
General Manager with a great salary. Both families were offered relocation
expenses of $3000.00 each. They were told to report to work on a specific date,
and they did as promised. What happens next is the most unexpected twist of the
employment laws one could ever witness.
The employee from Missouri reported for duty as a Production
Manager and was promptly told that he would be a machine operator instead.
Unfortunately, this poor fellow is disabled with only one arm and one good leg.
Granted, he has a prosthetic arm, but the particular machinery he was told he
would be running requires standing for very long periods of time and the use of
two hands. He kept making errors, was suspended without pay numerous times, and
was eventually fired. You all take note here: he was given a 90 day
probationary period, which is customary, and he had to start that over if he was
to receive the relocation funds as promised. He kept coming to work, 6 days a
week 13 to 16 hours a day, unless the employer suspended him. As his second probationary
period was coming to a close, he was let go. He never received the funds for
relocation as he was promised; instead he got a letter from the employers
attorney stating that if he did not sue them he could have the $3000.00. He
signed it and they are now in the process of moving back to Missouri, back to family and friends.
Three months later, the employee from California arrives as
the General Manager, never receives a probationary period of 90 days, and is
demoted in 29 days to an IT/Data Processing position with less than half of the
pay. He had the employer pay the relocation of $3000.00 up front to the moving
company, which was smart. The kicker here is that the day after the demotion,
his wife was offered a job for the same rate of pay as his demoted pay. So this
employer was going to try to get 2 employees for the price of one. When this
did not work as planned, because the wife did not want to work for that
employer, this poor guy was hassled and hassled, minute by minute, by the
employer and his new manager. The new manager was the guy he was supposed to
get rid of when he was the General Manager, according to the employer at the
time of the interview, go figure! Being harassed daily by his new manager, this
employee started taking notes on what was said. When the new manager finally
said something lewd about his wife, the employee immediately went to human
resources and reported it. An investigation went underway and the new manager
was promptly fired. Then 3 days later the same new manager is back as a
contract employee and no one was allowed to speak to him, according to the
employer. This was the final straw for the employee; he resigned after speaking
to an attorney about his options, and followed the attorneys advice.
Both families sold their possessions to come to Bend to start a new life.
Both families are now penniless because of this employer and the promises that
Why does Brenda Grigsby and her company Moonlight BOP keep getting away with this?