Thanks For The Memory__WordPress.Com

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.

My Friend With The Yellow Pen

My Friend With The Yellow Pen I made sure I put my eye drops in. This is the message I will send:

Doug McMillon, Ceo of Walmart,  I have read the Syllabus, SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES, WAL-MART STORES, INC. v. DUKES ET AL.    I just wanted to add to the Roberts Courts decision-making process. This is how it looks from the FLIP SIDE OF THE CHART.  Doug McMillon, it just can’t be all about WAL-MART.   The CEO stepped upon the stage and had a YOUTUBE MOMENT.  I am not a HATER. Two thumbs up and a WOOPTY-DOO for the Walmart stock associate, IWALANI JANANN MUIFA OPUPELE PSZYK who was promoted to an assistant manager.  The video Walmart Associate Receive Promotion Live On Stage gave validation to the unjust ways of  Wal-Mart’s promotion practices.   The native-born Hawaiian moves from store 1456 in Evanston Wyoming to store 1461 in Rock Springs Wyoming.

Now let me move this story over. There are so many associates across the nation who has been standing in line and waiting for years for their turn to be promoted into a program which is practically non-existence due to their race.  The associates who do their jobs so well are tight cast in.  It is a detrimental sin. Associates have stood by and watch management’s Families, Bro’s, and In-laws (FBI)  crush their dreams while they are pushed back to the floor to remain.  Near the end of their shift, they had to go to the back room and bend once again.

Reading through the Syllabus, the Ceo, Doug McMillon, demonstrated the following on stage.  The appointment of an associate for the assistant manager program carried out by the tap on the shoulders whether they deserve it or not.   I am not saying she doesn’t deserve it. Did Doug McMillon stop and think about all the associates that have worked for WAL-MART for many years vs. two years?   Dreams shattered and stolen for all the associates who will be overlooked because there is no real assistant manager program to apply for. What are the criteria for the assistant management program?  What will IWALANI JANANN MUIFA OPUPELE PSZYK training consist of?   There is no written information on what she will be training for.  How can other associates apply?  Where is it posted? Is it on the Wal-Mart wire? Anytime management wants to pull a rabbit out of their  A.. they will. WAL-MART has the rights to change their policy and procedure at any given TIME to benefit their needs. “WAL-MART works for WAL-MART.”  Wal-Mart has a No-Fault Policy.  The state I live in, which is Missouri, is a No-Fault State.   It will never be Wal-Mart’s fault.  Why?  You can terminate your relationship with Wal-Mart at any TIME for no reason. Wal-Mart can divorce you any TIME for no reason and keep all their money throughout the entire season. I want to make it clear to Robin Thicke, Harry Connick Jr., Sarah McLaughlan, and Pharrell who sings Happy. Next TIME you guys get your A…on stage please do your research and learn this company has treated many of their associates, especially women,  pretty D… Crappy.

It has nothing to do with Wal-Mart D…  size.  It keeps the associates in the dark and confused by all the LIES. This Behemoth is a true monster but Walmart keeps it legal.  The Roberts Court is not Ladybug friendly.  It has swooped down like an eagle.  The Roberts Court has adjusted its safety belt and voted against women so they cannot find their way around the town. The great directional boulder has been removed and the Roberts Court is taking strategic steps to take Title Vll Of The Civil Rights Act Of 1964 down.  Who will the people turn to if EEOC is kicked out the door?  The Roberts Court will win a victory and the laws quote the raven,  “Nevermore.”  The Women Of Walmart who filed workplace discrimination will dance to Beyonce Run the World(Girl).  Wal-Mart v. Dukes must go forward to give the same pay and promotion to women a Rump-Shaking Twirl.   The Roberts Court has weakened the laws in Wal-Mart v. Dukes. Didn’t the Koch Brothers and Citizen United follow the same suit? The Roberts Courts have not invested in the people as far as my lens can see. The Roberts Court has turned their backs and invested in the money tree.  Why was Clarence Thomas ever in this case? Doesn’t he have a problem with women and race?

MC HAMMER broke it down to the  ADAM’s FAMILY GROOVE.  We do what we want to do and say what we want to say.   We are the WAL-MART FAMILY. Keeping it legal is their key. Are they wrong? Yes!  Internally Wal-mart is out of step with today.   Did they listen to their lawyer they hired years go to cut out the BS? NO! Wal-mart VCR is flashing 12:00. The Operational Manuel is Home Office Operating everything and taking responsibility for  NOTHING. D…! Soooo to NAN ARON and KATRINA VANDEN HEUVEL thank you so much for supplying all that wonderful information at http://www.afj.org. It is TIME to share with you how our store operates unfairly. I hope this help the Roberts Court with their decision-making process.  If Judge Roberts worked in this store he would realize racism is alive and will continue to thrive. Racism has not taken a nose dive.

1.) Store #2857 has a 90 day treatment program. New associates are hired and fired before, on and after 90 days. It is impossible for all the new hires to have an attendance problem or productivity problem when they have never been properly trained.  What! The majority of these associates were African Americans and other diverse races. This is very important. Some of the associates were not allowed to get their exit papers. Whatever is written on your exit papers determine whether you will be rehired at Wal-Mart in 30 days.  Longtime associates that are fired can now be rehired at a much lower wage.  Associates  will be in a total rage. To later find out their exit papers were written dirty to enslaved and caged. This is not an OPPORTUNITY when you are fired to later find out you have been robbed from another job.  Shut Up!

2.) It shouldn’t take years to become a cashier. One young lady who is a stocker has waited years and years to be trained on the register.   At least 8 years that I know management has held this young lady, (Samka) back.  She asked and beg but have received nothing but static and  flack. The door greeter, JESUS, wants to come inside out of the rain.  He only wants to be trained in another area in the store.  My GOD! Can this Brother be placed at the door? The carts and the weather has taken its toll.  Jesus little old soul has been drenched and is cold.  You would not believe how hard the associates work and bust their A..  These associates should never have been bypassed. It is TIME for their Pay and Promotion without a doubt or a notion.  Supreme Court Justice John Roberts is there any way to set the wheels of Justice in Motion?   CEO Doug McMillon this is why Wal-Mart is sued and the court cost can run into billions. It has nothing to do with WAL-MART being so BIG. It has everything to do with how Unfair Labor Practices are rigged. There is no Justification for RETALIATION and DISCRIMINATION.  No company should to be too BIG to be tried, convicted, and JAILED.  There should NEVER be a company too BIG to FAIL. This is a special SHOUT OUT to Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Attorney General Eric Holder, and Secretary of Labor, Thomas Perez, and Senator Bernie Sanders.

3.) Speaking of old, Victor  Salve (Jack), Vicky Salve (Janice, Sue, me) and the rest of the gang who are no longer the BOLD  AND THE BEAUTIFUL.   We are  viewed by Wal-Mart as the OLD and LESS DUTIFUL.  Why?  We can think.   Our VERA WANG SWANG is gone and management thinks we stink.  We are no longer the anointed. Why? Our bodies are laced with liniment and  ointment.   Age plays a big factor. Seniority has no place. If you are salary capped (you must be white) you have run your last race. African Americans don’t make it that far. Why? We are forced out, fired, and if you are Black you are made to feel like you ain’t no superstar.

4.) In the 13 years I have worked for Wal-mart there were only 6 black assistant managers.  What happen?  Well, One stepped down and was force out. Three transferred with no hope and lots of doubt.  Co-managers was the position they all hope to be. They did not get a pat on the back,  a tap on the shoulder, no YOUTUBE MOMENT to see.  It was all downhill for at least 7 years. An African-American has arrived, oh my dear! Mr. Ricky started his TIME overnight. Not one white male assistant manager had to deal with this fight. Why did the store manager not start Mr. Ricky off right?  Every white male and  white female assistance manager started in the day. I hope Mr. Ricky is not being set up for failure and can continuing his stay. Do Say! Do Say!

5.) To Emanuel, Rose, Solome, Japanese, to our latest cashiers Brie and Ashley. I have fought for years and years over all the horrible controversy.  This is for all of the overnight crew. Your Promotion and Pay Increases are long overdue. It is Time for you guys to take a stand and fight. Do not waver,  do not accept NO for an answer nor take flight.  Do not crumble, stutter or stumble. In life risks are taken and one will fumble. Tony,  Daniel, Brady, it all feels so rotten, messed up and shady.  You guys are pretty D… smart. The tap on the shoulder for the assistant manager who was chosen didn’t come close and they aren’t the state of the arts.

6.) CSM Marie, I am so sorry you have been treated so poorly.  Just remember one thing I truly adore you.  It is has only been 3 months and you put in for a transfer. When a transfer is pending you may get deferred. CSM Cynthia I will miss you too. Has it only been three months?  I hated they kept you out to the floor and not let you come up to the front. Just to let you know there is always a target on my back.  Every new management that comes into their job is to get promoted by attacking the one who is Black.

7.) Baby BOI from the grocery side. You lost your whole night crew. Every one of the 6 Blacks were under surveillance. What the Ha-Hell did they all do?  About 6-8 cashiers were fired all at one given TIME. The majority were mostly black. Can somebody tell me what’s up with that?   It’s a shame and a D… crime. This is the moment you would not believe. I am tired of being deceived. ZMS Jackson understands how we are perceived. It keeps us down so we can’t succeed. Certain Co-Managers has told the floor trained associates not to come to the register when I call. So now WAL-MART is in the business of not serving the customers at all. Our front end is rated by Consumer Report 67 out of 100 stores with poor customer service support. Wal-Mart is not standing tall. Do you really think this company is too big too fall?

8.) What really hurts me most of all. I know my back is up against a brick wall.  This is what the FLIP SIDE of the CHART needs to see.   This Wal-Mart store lack the knowledge to accommodate and hire people with disabilities. Wal-mart has not worked well with students who are trying to get their degrees.  Alisha who served this store for many years was not appropriately accommodated and needed a better deal. Like her job back for real.

9.) Yes,  I was dealt a mighty blow when the floor trained associates refuse to show. The customers cut coupons, and price match adds. What! Walmart not serve the people, D… this is really bad.  The Assistant Manager stated I had only one single skill set. It was communicating and serving the people. I guess my job has been met. I serve the people and I have no regrets. See Chris Mathews when I asks too may question like Why, Why not, What if.   I have failed to follow Directives. Brian Murphy watch and see what I will get. It is not a lack of curiosity. The order came from the top.  CC doesn’t want to take responsibility. Just like Wal-Mart, we all know they are both guilty.  The shoe is about to drop.

Sooo NAN ARON and KATRINA VANDEN HEUVEL this is another Wal-Mart story. The Roberts Court needs to come to their senses and send  DUKES out in a blaze of glory.  This is my footprint in the sand to encourage my employees to take a stand.  Title VII of the Civil Rights Act Of 1964 will regain its strength and run the marathon length so the Roberts Court will be unable to say “nevermore.”

My Friend With The Yellow Pen I’m glad you are listening in. I can understand being afraid walking down a dark alley. When it got too crowded  I had feared at the pep rally. When your house has been robbed and torn apart. Violating one’s belongings will strike fear into any women’s  heart. I have never seen so much anger, frustration,  and fear as the associate’s clock in at Walmart.   My Friend With The Yellow Pen one day I hope it will all end.