GROWING OLD WITH GRACIE

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Western Maryland, United States

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Business

I've had a lot of people ask me how business is going since we went out on our own.  It's been great.   

So great as a matter of fact, that our X boss has turned on us and actually threatened to sue me for opening a hearing aid office just five minutes from Miracle Ear.  

Where did that come from?  

He says I signed a contract with him that prohibits me from opening a hearing aid business for one year>  

No ~ I didn't.  

He tried to get me to sign one (just last year), but I refused.  

There was a time when he intimidated me... but not no more.  


I guess he's upset because things aren't going well for him?  Many of the Miracle Ear customers are coming to us...  

But we cannot program the Miracle Ear hearing aids 
because the software is exclusively theirs.  

Miracle Ear has gone through 2 employees so far, a consultant and a receptionist - both of whom would tell customers...  'Gary and Bobbi?  I don't know what happened to them 

or 

I don't where they are' 
(after I'd been there for over 10 years.  Really!!)

 Miracle Ear is now without anyone again, and word has it customers are furious.  Many of them find us,   but there is only so much we can do for them.  I feel badly.  I really do care about what happens to them.


My X boss says that Miracle Ear customers were his because he paid to get them in the office.   We can't contact them.

I believe that my X boss thought I would fail, and that's why he was being so nice to me about opening my own business.  

Maybe if he would focus on helping the customers and being honest and upfront with them and his employees instead of manipulating and bullying...  maybe he would be more successful and he could leave me alone to run my business.  

Basically, I told him - I know what I know.   I am honest about what I do, and if you feel the need to sue me then go for it!  
I'm 100% sure he won't though.  

I know too much.  LOL.