Asked to join Race Team as support person racer for
All NRC ( National Race Calendar) events .
Here are list of promises & commitments.
1. Equipment purchases at store cost. ( provided order in place by Tuesday every week)
2. SKU ( shelf kept units) 10% off retail
3. free maintenance
4. per diem for all support days worked.
List of tasks assigned.
1. Website update *built three (3) websites
2. Write Sponsorship proposal * including printing, binding and CD creation for mailings
3. Media kit creation and proliferation
4. Create Race banners, posters flyers * I own wide format printing company
5. Maintain racers equipment, do food shopping, laundry, provide transport, find housing
Place my orders diligently, always on Monday via email. * Ignored all plus telephone follow ups
his reply " if you want me to read your mail you have to come here, log in and read them to me"
Then gets 'pissed' when I start buying what I need on Ebay.
Only purchased Gu, tires, socks from store as needed.
Maintenance,(HAH) mechanic* also the director sportif; cracked carbon fork on installation:
broke after two months. installed a 27.0 seat post even though manufacturer spec'd 27.2 .
service person responded " I may not do it right, but it works" Botched my Nokon cable install
( would not follow directions provided)
Three complete websites, all trashed.
Proposal, about fifty hours work not even a 'thank-you, great job'
Media kit, DITTO
All printing done as requested, not one dime.
Ten road trips, all I saw was gas & tolls, no per diem as promised.
I had broke a spoke on a Skyline Drive training ride,( Wonderful 108 mile slice of road through Shenandoah National Park, Virginia)
dropped wheel off on Monday, found out Thursday they did not have spoke. I called around, found spoke at a competitor shop and tried to pick up MY WHEEL. Explained to store manager I did not want to make a scene as the mechanic can easily fly off the handle.
Store manager goes, gets my wheel hand it to me and loonie tunes chases me out into parking lot.
I say " lets not get into it, this will only escalate" .
he says, "You will not talk to me? Fine your off the team".
I figure I am down close to 3000 USD. Not counting per diem owed.
No paper exists, just his word in front of team captain and other team members.
Quite upset about this, I realize you are only hearing one side of this but hey...
All I say is God's truth.
NOT ONE DIME.
Any lawyers out there?
Do I have a 'leg' to stand on?
Any thoughts, comments appreciated.
Racer without a home