There's a lot of sexism at some car dealerships.
Sometimes the best way to see what the industry is like is to read what they have to say about each other when one of them gets caught doing what's wrong. Most car dealers run their dealership right, but every once in awhile you come across one that just seems like a Boys Club. That might be the story here.
The New York Daily News and the New York Post are reporting that a 21 year old former dealership employee has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the 84 year old owner of a Long Island, NY Dodge dealership, claiming the owner is just a dirty old man. John Vigorito, 84, allegedly asked her for sex on a recording made by the 21-year-old woman, who asked to be identified only as Desiree.
At another point, Vigorito, who owns Security Dodge in Amityville, allegedly said, "What do I have to do, rape you?"
Pretty stupid, John, pretty stupid. But what beats that is the comments posted by other car dealers to the news report on DealersEdge.com, a car dealer news service where readers (mostly other car dealers) can post their comments. So what did other car dealers say?
"84 and still a horn dog. Hey, he can always claim sinelity."
"Sounds like a set up to me"
"Ohhh and i'm so sure there was no inapropriate behavior or flirting with the 84 year old who is currently single. Probably can not find a job because she has no skills. Remembers an old man looked at her once and says...LETS SUE"
So who is the most stupid? The 84 year old with the groping hands or the Boys Club guys who think it's all a joke? That's a close call.
And you wonder why the service department advisor tells the young woman customer that it's all in her head (that's a true story) or why the salesman takes advantage of the single mother and talks her into more soft add-on's than she'll ever need in life?
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