Ileigha Kohoutek leaves DotMod
Here is an announcement from Ileigha Kohoutek leaving DotMod, please read guys as she is a bit miffed of how she is being treated.
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“It’s is with a heavy heart that I inform all of you, of mine (and James) separation from dotmod. It has been a couple of months now, and this situation still leaves me feeling heartbroken, betrayed, and violated.
A little over 2 years ago, James and I set out with a mission to create some products, having no idea that dotmod would become what It is today.
I’ve never worked so hard on anything, and I’ve never cared so much for a job or a community…. A lot of you know me personally, and you know that dotmod was my life and my dream. A lot of you actually saw us start out with nothing but some crazy ideas, and witnessed us working our asses off until it became reality.
Im so grateful to have felt so accomplished, but because of recent events, I also feel completely abused.
I felt the need to finally come forward with this information for a few reasons.
1. I’m tired of upholding a positive image for a company that I no longer hold any respect or trust for….I am still tagged in dotmod photos all the time and it hurts me. It hurts me to know that there is a company out there that is actually stealing from me, profiting off of our hard work, designs and ideas. It kills me that dotmod can still use my hard earned reputation to sell products, even though I feel like I’ve been used and completely fucked over by them. (I’m sure the rest of the dotmod team feels the same, however I am only officially speaking for myself).
2. I think everyone should know, that no one from the original dotmod team still works at that company. Everyone has either been fired or quit. I am almost 100% sure that none of you have ever met a single person that works there now…Two of them are old men, corporate consultants that don’t know shit (and don’t care) about vaping or the community.
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3. I have been insulted or accused for shipping costs, orders that never went out, people being blocked on social media (btw the new dotmod Instagram is NOT run by any of us), disrespect towards distributors and wholesalers, and the absence of responses in regards to customer service emails…. and I just want to make it EXTREMELY CLEAR…that the mistakes dotmod has been making lately should not have a reflection upon myself, James, Emma, Aaron or Tyler….NONE OF US.
I am so saddened that our reputation was used, and that orders went out late, or not at all. I’m so sorry that some of you spent your hard earned money, and were not treated with respect or appreciation. I think most of you know that we (the original team) do not do business like that.
I really can’t get into any other specifics at this time, I wish I could tell all of you why or how this stuff happened but I can’t right now. So please be patient. Please respect that writing this to you was really hard, because I’m not even over it yet.
Like I said, I really can’t say much more than I already have, but if you guys want to dm me with questions I will do my best to answer them. I just ask that you please be understanding if I can’t get back to all of you.
Lastly, I want to take this opportunity to tell you guys how extremely thankful I am for all the love and support you have shown us over the last 2 years. It really has been such an amazing ride and I feel so blessed to have met each and every one of you, and become involved in such a tight knit community. It really feels like a family to me. I am not going anywhere, and I do have big plans for the future so I hope you all choose to stick around. I would much rather talk about this stuff on video (less writing haha), so keep your eyes open for new videos on my YouTube channel, as I will also be making big announcements about our plans for the future.😏😏😏😏
So it’s not all bad news! I’m actually really pumped to move forward and forget about all of this terrible stuff. I am excited to no longer feel like a slave, and I am excited to FINALLY reap the rewards of MY work.
Man it feels good to get that off my chest.
Thanks for taking the time to read this… I love you all so much”