I recently was hired on with company as Production Manager. I was so excited until I started and found out the mess they were in but I observed and by my lunch break on my first day I knew how to fix it. So I went to the owner told him what needed to be done and he said he was on board but his actions told otherwise. When I started all of the people in that department were either let go or quit and the customers were livid. I admit I had some trouble staffing my department but that's with any company. It's hard to find qualified people that are a good fit. The reason none of the people before me were there is because they had been telling lies to customers and weren't qualified. They had caused the issues that the company was facing with irate customers who had contracted for either an addition, remodel or sunroom and had paid all but a few hundred dollars on their contracts but only had holes dug up in their yards. So this is what they were doing when I started they would sell a job and get a deposit he (owner) would then get them on the schedule ahead of other open jobs and go out dig either pier holes or footings and then leave it for months. He has unfinished jobs from beginning of 2016 that to date aren't finished but are paid in full. The quality of workmanship is more than sub par.
When I started I told him he needed to stop selling new jobs, he needed to stop starting sold jobs and he needed to go by contract date and finish up all his open work. If that meant getting a line of credit or taking on investors it needed to be done before he got sued. He didn't listen and continued to sell work that he didn't have personnel that could do that work. Even the jobs that had financing he would submit and get all the funding off the loan and that customers job wasn't even started. Customers were paying payments on loans that services hadn't even been completed on. I worked there no more than 6 - 8 weeks. I worked Monday - Saturday 6 am until typically 7pm sometimes 9pm. I was not reimbursed for fuel, filing cabinet or any of my personal belongings when let go.
Then I had a friend tell me that someone in their family had called The company out for a bid on a sunroom and asked them about the recent news story on them and the salesman gave my name and blamed it all on me. First of all I wasn't there long enough to cause the troubles the company is in and second of all I am NOT the reason for the news story. I did my best but the owner and other managers just wouldn't listen and do what was necessary to fix it. I want to know what I can do about this slander. Any guidance or attorney that is interested in taking this case on please contact me.