Dish Network / awful company
I recently was ripped off by a Dish Network retailer called Mini Dish Network. I was working at a county fair in Benton County. At the time I was helping a Chef for Kitchen Craft Cookware. I spoke with the Dish Network rep and he told me he knew someone I knew in the business. The person I knew was a christian guy who didn't drink and fairly honest. I had sold Dish Network door to door through this other agency . The dish Network company at the fair was called Mini Dish Network and operates out of Portland, Oregon. The owner is Brett Driver his brother pretends to be the owner his name is Troy Driver.
Troy Driver was who I spoke to at the fair. He had a business card that said Owner on it. I assumed he was legitimate because of how he told me he knew my friend I had worked with before as an agent of dish network. This Troy Driver guy told me I could call him anytime and he would get me out selling dish network contracts.
After a few fairs with kitchen craft I was in need of employment because the job was temporary. I called Troy Driver and he told me to come over to his house. He operated out of his garage. He told me he would start training me that day. When I arrived he told me he would not be able to train me because of another fair and he had a sales agent who was top notch and could train me. Then the other sales agent suddenly quit and was no longer working with Troy. They had a dispute over paperwork honesty. Troy told me I could stay in his garage for a few hundred dollars until I could get a few contracts . He said he wouldn't bother me All he needed was three contracts a month from me for the garage space. I had just stopped working at fairs and needed a few weeks of work to get into another place. I accepted the invitation.
I hadn't been able to get a hold of my friend who's supposed friendship with troy made it seem safe to me. As soon as I brought my bags to Troy's he changed like jeckyl and hide. The next day I was locked out of the house and had no access to the toilet . Then I was yelled at and told I had to do yard work and house work. Then I was told I had to help work at the state fair. I didn't leave right away because I figured I could stomach it until I got a few sales. He told me each day he would find someone to train me . He finally found someone . It was someone who was ripped off by another retailer and quit Dish Network for a year. He said he was ripped off 5000 dollars in commissions. I was started to get the picture.
I had no bad experiences like this prior with dish and couldn't get a hold of my friend I worked with before. I was yelled at each morning and told I had to drive people to the state fair . At night I had to drive home because Troy was a heavy beer drinker. He yelled all day and night for people to do everything his way. At the end of that fair I had a few sales pending and was getting the hang of it. I had no real formal training or even been walked through any sales .
I was given an ultimatem to go with Troy to the next fair in Puyallup washington. He told me I couldn't stay at his house after telling me he would leave me alone all he asked was 3 sales a month. now I had to goto puyallup. He was talking to me about contracts and how he got started in Dish. He had sold dish for several years but he never filed his taxes for 10 years he told me. To hide from the IRS he had his brother put the business in his brothers name. . I needed to get out of the situation but I had only a few minutes of the day to do anything . He would yell and scream at me and then say I love you Ed really I'm a good guy you just have to work around here we need some sales out of you. Or words to that effect.
I had to drive to Puyallup because he was drinking. He yelled at me as soon as we got there. He was drunk and harassing me. I had detective training earlier in my life and could put on a straight face and understood he was drunk I had to humor. I had to open at the fair everyday and stay until close. He would arrive late afternoon sometimes early noon. Then he would leave a few hours before close and get drunk. He was hardly there and I had no training or experience. He agreed he would give me a 50 dollar commission on every sale at the fair.
All I had to do he said was bring people back to the booth. He told me he expected 300 sales from the fair. We weren't getting very many and he was yelling and screaming every day and night. I would get 5 or 6 sales and he would yell for me to get more and call me names and call people names behind their backs who would come to the booth and leave. The sales people in booths next us noticed how he behaved and a manager came over to me and told me he would let me sell hot tubs and the first hot tub I sold he'd give the commission right then to help me get home and not have to go through Troy driver anymore. He embarrassed me and those around him everyday and night. he drank every night and sometimes in the day. I had to be designated driver every night because at the end of each night he was drinking.
I was about to leave and he told me he would pay me 5000 dollars if we just get 100 sales before the fair ends. We had about 35 and 10 days left. I thought it was possible. A few days later he put his laptop on my shoulder as we were walking to the car after closing time. I told me to carry it to the car. I carried the laptop and set it down next to him when we got to the vehicle . I told it was there. He was on his cell phone and told me I am driving he's been drinking.
We left the parking lot and noticed his laptop didn't get into the car. I assumed he put it in the car. He threatened to kill me beat me called me every name he could then when we arrived back to get the laptop it was gone. I told the police about his behavior. He blamed me for it yet it was his job to keep track of the laptop and his laptop. He was drinking not me and I set it down next to him. He was unable to speak to me he was belligerent and verbally abusive. I went back home on the bus.
I got a ticket from family and his brother played the innocent owner who really wasn't involved and I had to get my money from Troy. Troy decided I owed him for the lap top and then after a few weeks I called him and told him I was going to file a law suit and call the IRS. He told me he would pay me in 10 days from that time a small portion of my sales. a week past that 10 days and he still wasn't paying me. I decided to just take him to court and sue him.
Nearly every word out of Troy's mouth was a lie or some word to prepare himself for another lie.
Troy's deceit put me on the street for more than a week with no place to stay!!!
Luckily I met a truck driver who would hire me to be a lumper and teach me to drive truck.
I still have a few days to start that job so until then I am still injured from Troy Drivers business Deceit and Dish Network is absolutely how Troy Driver could do it. So Dish and TRoy are guilty to me I'll have to see in court. The least Dish could do is not let Troy use their company to do business his way.
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