BEWARE OF: Andy Mohr Mitsubishi/Andy Mohr Ford/Andy Mohr Chevrolet This company discriminates ans allows sexual harassment from employees with no consequenses! Indianapolis Indiana
I was contacted on 3/5/09 by Dean Cornish, a recruiter working for Andy Mohr Automotive. (See Exhibit A) I completed my training and was sent to the Nissan store for my interview. Upon arriving, the manager was not prepared nor was the interview process professional. I contacted Dave White, the person in charge of handling the training class and new hires. He was not surprised at my experience as another person, Douglas Werbowski, also had the same experience and also contacted him regarding the issue. Dave set up a interview with Bob Hoye, at the Andy Mohr Mitsubishi location in Fishers, Indiana. I was hired on the spot by Bob and began working on or around 3/21/09.
Upon being hired, I was told my job description was to sale new and used cars. I accepted small job duties that were handed down to me by my manager, Bob Hoye, such as making internet calls, utilizing Craiglist.org, etc. On or around 5-11-09 Bob Hoye requested for me to take charge of a car show he was planning for the store. I was literally thrown into the planning of this event with no instructions and no help from my manager, Bob Hoye. I was responsible for the entire event. I met with Andy Mohr's Marketing Manager, Lisa Masariu on three occasions regarding the event. I received a outline of what was needed to complete the planning of the car show. When trying to speak with my manager, Bob Hoye, I received absolutely no support or assistance from him. I only received frustration, rude responses and a huge lack of support from him.
Throughout my employment, I experienced several issues with co-workers making inappropriate comments to me about my breast. I firmly told them to stop and while one employee did and never talked that way to me again, another employee failed to stop. At that time I did not feel comfortable letting my manager, Bob Hoye know of the issues as he was not being supportive, and has a history of being two-faced. I spoke with the marketing manager, Lisa Masariu about the issues and she informed me that I needed to speak with Steve Faulkner about the issues.
I sent Steve Faulkner a email briefly informing him that I needed to talk to him regarding some issues that I was experiencing on 5/21/09 (See Exhibit B). He never responded. I left several voicemail messages for him letting him know I was trying to reach him. On 5/23/09 I arrived at work prepared to finalize the work I had been doing for the car show. When I arrived the store was unlocked and noone was there. I went in and began to work, answering phones and assisting customers. I scheduled two appointments with customers to come in and meet with me about cars they were interested in after they saw them on our company's website. I had an appointment at 10AM to pick up a donation that was made for our car show and promptly returned, less than a hour later. Upon returning I was walking to the fax machine to send a fax to a sponsor for the car show and my manager, Bob Hoye, pulled me aside and said Per Steve Faulkner the car show is off until further notice and Steve will be down to talk to you about this in a few hours. I then called Steve to inquire about this decision and was told by Steve that he did not say that and at that point Steve and I agreed that I would leave work and meet with him, Bob Hoye and Lisa Masariu on Tuesday, 5-26-09.
Upon arriving to the meeting, Lisa was speaking with Bob Hoye and Ian (our finance manager) behind closed doors. I was then asked to meet with them in the back. Steve never addressed any of the issues. In fact, Bob Hoye became rude and uncooperative to speak with and at that point I realized that Bob and I would continue to not see eye to eye on the issuews and since he was not being supportive, I informed Steve that I did not feel it was in my best interest to work under Bob Hoye any longer, however I was not giving up my job, as I just purchased a new vehicle and had no intentions of being unemployed. It was agreed that I would contact another Andy Mohr store and see if any of them were hiring. I contacted the Andy Mohr Chevrolet store and was told they were hiring and to come in. I went in and completed my interview on 5-29-09 with two managers. At the time of my interview I was asked why would you choose Chevy to work for when they are filing for bankruptcy next week? I responded that I know a lot about Chevy vehicles and feel more comfortable with the car manufacture.
On 6-1-09 I began attempting to reach Jason, the manager at the Chevy location and he said he had not had time to speak with the other manager about me and to call him back the next day. On 6-2-09 I attempted to reach Jason again and was told it was not a good time and to try back later that day. I called Jason after my doctor's appointment and he then told me that since Chevy has filed bankruptcy they were not hiring at that time.
I feel based on my experiences with this company I have been sexually harassed and discriminated against based on my sex. I have tried to allow the company time to address these issues and make right the mistakes and issues, however the company is not cooperating and has failed to do anything about the sexual harassment.
The same day I met with Steve Faulkner, Lisa Masariu and Bob Hoye, my email access was disconnected and it seems as though they were not cooperating with allowing me the time to meet with the other Andy Mohr location. I also have a recorded call in which Bob Hoye basically admits that the reason I was not paid correctly on what is now my final paycheck is because I got him into trouble. I also have been receiving phone calls from the individual that sexually harassed me, while he was at work. I have saved this voicemail message that he left. I also received several emails from him making fun of other co-workers and referring to another employee as a Anal Themometer (See Exhibit C)
This company has failed in several asspects. First, they did not honor the pay and benefits they originally offered to me. They falsified the hours that we needed to work. They then put me in charge of a function and then I got into trouble for doing exactly what they wanted me to do, and then they disconnect my access to my email. They did not do anything to address the sexual harassment until I informed Steve Faulkner today (6-3-09) that I was filing formal complaints and was looking at retaining an attorney to represent me in this matter. It was then that Steve assured me that they would address the sexual harassment allegations.
In my opinion, this company has failed. I had every intention of having a career at this company. I just purchased a new vehicle and even signed up for benifits with the company.
I also have recorded calls in which after my interviews were completed, I had a friend call to see if these locations were hiring and they old my friend they were.
I am planning on filing a complaint with the EEOC and the Workforce Center.
In my experience the Mitsubishi store likes to surround customers like a pack of vulchers and hound customers. I have severaol customers that have even backed me up on the ways they were treated and have even written a letter on my behalf.
Standing up for what's right!