I took my car in because the check engine and trac lights were on. Apparently, I'm the only person on the planet who doesn't know that can mean the gas station attendant didn't put the gas cap back on tightly. John Russo and his team not only enlightened me, but found a problem that would have cost me much more had I brought the car in later. They took care of me with their usual skill and courtesy. Their skill and ability are the reason I continue to use Woburn Toyota.
So why a 4 instead of my usual five? It has nothing to do with the team or their work. It has to do with the atmosphere at the new and improved Woburn Toyota. What happened to the place? Nobody's smiling anymore. Nobody interacts with each other. They look like caged veal, only set free long enough to perform a single task. The supervisor or manager or whatever you call it, of the floor, strode about like an prison guard, glaring at people like they were taking too long to do their job, muttering under their breath. People tensed visibly when they saw them coming. It made for a very different, and a very uncomfortable atmosphere. That John and his team were still able to provide quality service with a smile in this situation speaks to their professionalism and skill. I'm a people watcher, and it was pretty obvious to me that while the building has improved, the atmosphere is on a definite decline. Happy employees make for happy customers. Don't let what's been a great place go downhill in the name of improvement.