I perceived myself treated poorly by salesman David Bradfield at Greenwood Chevrolet, Austintown, Ohio.
The alleged harm done was not associated with a transaction involving the purchase of a Chevy brand vehicle. Rather it was to me as a vendor.
As I detail in this post on my syndicated legal blog, twice Bradfield scheduled appointments for me to pitch to him about my social media services, twice he backed out - at the last minute. I had already arrived at the dealership. In the snow. With a prepared proposal.
After the second time, in a text message Bradfield, who goes by the moniker "ChevyDave," stated he would call me the next day. He had already left the dealership. I never heard from him again.
Of course, I thought like a lawyer. I had studied at Harvard Law School. Since 2006, I have been operating an award-winning legal blog, http://lawandmore.typepad.com. Inbound links range from the American Bar Association to Bloomberg Law.
My legal question is: Was the owner of the dealership - Greg Greenwood - allegedly guilty of negligent supervision? Do the Chevy brand and GM brand have policies about how the vendor relationship - we are partners with their dealership owners and salespeople - is to be managed?
I talked with and emailed owner Greg. No response from Greg as to any resolution or remedy. That non-response was the third time I perceived myself being hammered with disrespect.
The issue is: Did those three rounds of what I classify as a type of abuse cross the line from displays of low emotional intelligence to unethical and/or illegal?
I have every intention of pursuing an answer to that question.
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