I can’t believe this will be my 5th year at WordPress.com. My head had a totally different title for my anniversary story but the notification sent by WordPress is right on TIME. It kicks my story off perfectly and gives me hope that people do remember and they care. WordPress is a place where I could express myself and share knowledge. Change is desperately needed to rethink how people in the world process their information differently. An Inclusive Environment should be provided for people who are victimized and stigmatized. It has been the Supreme Court who has weakened and upheld laws discriminating against race, ethnicity, disability, gender, sexuality, religion, age and pay. A very small light in the corner of my blog saying, “Happy Anniversary From WordPress.com” ignited a fuel. I can feel my ears wiggling, my nostrils widening, and the passion running through my fingertips up into my brain. So now it can be written.
The clock was ticking and it was getting close to the new year. Finally, the bell tolled. Not one member of management got on the intercom to wish the associates a Happy New Year. Unbelievable! A member of management did get on the intercom to wish a support manager a Happy Birthday. One person did matter. Why? That is another story for another day. I did get on the intercom to wish the associates and customers a Happy New Year. I am not considered a member of management but the enemy within. I ask too many questions. I just can’t follow Directives leading me to hell out of fear and retaliation. Directives that you never questioned no matter how wrong they are. It doesn’t matter if it cost them their job or their life. Hell, I thought I had bigger fish to fry just surviving my adversities. My adversities are life threatening so I have a tendency to lean toward and respect the core belief of my tattered body. This respect puts me in a no fear zone of Walmart. It is a shame when management cannot wish you well for another single year. You will be lucky to get wished well for one day at Walmart. Bottom line, if the D… disease did not kill me why should I let Walmart.
Coming into the new year you want to bring the positive energy and positive people with you. Leave the negative people and the negative energy behind. In front of my face on an index card is the words spoken by Senator Daniel Ken Inouye from Hawaii, “It Is Your Duty To Disobey An Unlawful Order.” Another strong beacon of light, Elizabeth Warren Senator from Massachusetts, has been very encouraging. I hope she throws her hat into the contender’s rings in 2016. She called out Citibank for nearly destroying the nation’s economy. To the Knights of The Round Table, Krystal Clear Ball and all of y’all from MSNBC it is no longer the Behemoth, Snuffleupagus or the Big Elephant in the room.What you didn’t know you know now. It is WAL-MART. Walmart size does not matter. Walmart ranks third from the bottom in customer service compared to 60 out of 100 stores. I think K-Mart came in last.
Walmart’s Core Belief is rotten to the core. I prefer Honey Crisp apples. If the core of my large juicy apple is rotten the size of my apple doesn’t matter. It was rotten. There is absolutely no respect for the individuals. One of Walmart’s three basic belief shot down. The mantra of Walmart is “No Excuses.” Walmart makes all types of excuses for NOT providing the necessary means for the associates and management to do an effective job. It is called Accommodations. How can Walmart hold the associates or management ACCOUNTABLE to do their job when Walmart failed to provide the associates and management with the necessary tools? Walmart did not meet the expectation of hiring individuals to run the store effectively throughout the year and the years before. Task management is a disaster because there are not enough people hired to do the task. The back room is unremarkable. We have a store manager, Randall Addison who wants full control over that which he has not provided. Randall Addison thinks it is all the associates/management fault. Everyone works too slow. Forget about the fact Randall Addison did not hire enough people. Excuse me, the blame will be placed at Corporates feet.
One of Walmart’s many excuses for not hiring applicants because they could not pass their drug test screening. Can the associates/management inside the store past their 3-D screening? This would consist of Drugs, Drinking, and Depression. Walmart has stepped up the program by enlisting the 4th D which is purely Denial. Denial of associates vacations. Denial of letting the associates keep their overtime. Denial of the right to pay associates for half their shift when they come to work and told they are no longer needed. Denial of the right to pay associates the higher pay level when they work out of their area. These are protected rights. (Ex.-cashiers are level 3. If the cashier is constantly placed in Electronics they should be paid for the higher position which is electronics level 5. The Department Manager position is a level 7. Denial to pay the day and mid-shift overnight differential when associates work overnight. Good old fashion Denial and lawbreakers. Please, associates, read your CBLs and don’t just click on the box.
It takes a lot to come into a job and clock on as an associate or a salaried member of management knowing no matter what you do it will Never be good enough or meet Randall Addison expectation. A man whose expectation is so unrealistic it cost his demise at store #1802 in Topeka Kansas only to be recycled to #2857 to destroy the associates and management who has failed to take a stand. Why? Pure fear of retaliation, intimidation, discrimination and the constant unnecessary surveillance. I guess this is HR solution for fixing the problem. The harassment, surveillance, retaliation, coercion/force, and the most negative hostile environment is pervasive. Negative campaigns are used as a top strategy to get associates to turn on each other and later be fired. A major strategy used is coaching to lock employees and management inside of the store so they can’t transfer. So here you have a manager town hall/ousted from one store and brought total RETRIBUTION upon store #2857 for his FAILURE. HR did not take responsibility to have this man ousted from the company. They knew of his track record but Randall Addison kept his job. Why? Which one of his cronies gave Addison the Tap On The Shoulders. Cronyism at its finest.
Were the customers served? That would be a big fat NO. The second basic belief of Walmart is services to the customers. It was not met and the second belief shot down. A hiring freeze was put on when folks needed the jobs and extra cash. It is the Scrooge effect. No more overtime was allowed. If any of the associates didn’t cut their overtime they would be given a personal discussion. If the associate’s name showed up too many Times in the pool of overtime it ends up as a coaching. Escaping to another store is out for a year. It gives Walmart more Time to coach you for failure and you are now out the door. Coaching for failure and not for success is not striving for excellence. The 3rd belief shot down. Strange, Walmart was asking people to come in and work because Walmart needed the help. The consequences rest on the heads of the people who needed the money to help their families and friends. I can hear Janet Jackson singing, “What Have You Done For Me Lately.” How can the associates serve the people when Walmart does not invest in its associates? Walmart failed to meet the customer’s needs. Who put Walmart on the map? Exactly!
Missouri is a No-Fault State. So Walmart can never be at fault and can make up anything on their associates. Countless of Times Walmart has been rewarded for their Intentional Behavior. Walmart receives the Rolex Watch Award. Walmart’s No-Fault Attitudes, No Accountability, and No Consequences has landed them in the Hall Of Shame. The Supreme Court upheld Walmart in their class action lawsuit (WALMART vs DUKE) weakening the laws of Title Vll of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. When this law was amended in 1991 The Roberts Courts shifted the balance of power and another tool was stripped away from women. The gap of sex discrimination began to narrow and Women rights to fair and equal wages are at risk of becoming non-existing. The Roberts Court is the new strippers and pole dancers in town. On many occasions, the Roberts Court ruled in favor of many landmark cases against women. The Hand That Rocks The Cradle has taken control. More power has been given to Big Banks and other corporations. This has left the Everyday People (a song written by Sly and the Family Stone) and Ordinary People (a song written by John Legend) out in the cold. The weather outside is frightful and baby it is cold outside. I hope Sir Michael Steele of the Roundtable, also an analyst for MSNBC, understand how people get those Rolex watches. How About That, Charles Ellison? Too much power is given and the person wants to show off their bling. Who get’s busted every time after the photo-shoot? Exactly! Why is Clarence Thomas on any of these cases in regard to Women’s Rights?
Thanks once again WordPress for unplugging my memory. I had to think of a very long word to connect the dots to CEO Doug McMillon on his YOUTUBE debate with an associate who was given a Tap On The Shoulders. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is a no-nonsense word meaning fantastic or approval. The associate’s name was IWALANI JANANN MUIFA OPUPELE PSZYK. I guess this was Doug McMillon initiation day to demonstrate how an associate of 2 years of Walmart could advance by the Tap on the shoulders. It is Time to sing Smiling Faces by Undisputed Truth. Look at all the people who have been standing in lines for years. This was not fantastic nor did I approve. Doug McMillon demonstrated how Walmart can make up the rules as they go. All that power shifted to into the hands of Walmart by the Supreme Court. Has Walmart followed the laws? Is Walmart honest and fair? Hasn’t it been proven that Walmart has manipulated, misrepresented, abused and concealed information? It was proven by a law firm hired by Walmart 6 years before Walmart vs Duke that men were 5 and half times as likely to be elevated to higher paid positions than women. Blatant discrimination but Walmart carried on their practices. How many Times has Walmart acted unethically? How many Times has Walmart asked an associated to do something unethical? Walmart has violated every one of their ethical rules. Walmart can terminate an associate at any Time for no reason at all. There are many associates fired for Wrongful Termination. How ethical is that? The Store Manager and the 2 co-managers have earned their ROLEX WATCHES 3 Fold.
Jenny and Gabe, I am sorry you are no longer with the company. You were forced out and quit because you could no longer take the retaliation, discrimination, and the hostile environment. Forced out and wrongful termination is covered under constructive discharge. Brenda A., Russ, Beverly and the many associates who were also forced out of their jobs I really miss you. Exceptional Employees! Randall Addison, Therese Renzetti, and Ben Abbatte complete the 3 basic beliefs of Wal-mart I don’t Trust or believe in. There are legal standards for establishing constructive discharge. Employment with Walmart is on an at-will basis and you are free to resign at any time or for no reason unless you are FORCED OUT by an improper act of the company. Take a look at Constructive Discharge under the law. Don’t go quitting your job. Hang tough because it can get rough. This has always bothered me. People who are hired as Temps and fired before, after, and even on their 90 days can be rehired by Walmart in 90 days avoiding the company from paying unemployment benefits. Hmmm! What happens when they are fired a second time and cannot be rehired. It is Walmart and it is long overdue for the call out. Time for the old luggage to be dropped off and start fresh for 2015. Sam Walton said you do not need to leave your store to start a new career. So if you left what was the reason. WHY? Seek out an Employment Attorney for some down home good advice. Thanks For The Memory__WordPress.com.