Here's a few examples from both my mother and her co-workers of things which have been happening. It's taken me a long time from wanting to just go there and go postal (I don't own guns so it'd never happen anyway) to actually wanting to turn them in "anonymously" to the apropriate people.
-Car broke down, call in for an emergency vacation day (it's allowed) boss writes the person up for an unexcused absence.
-Car broke down in a blizzard, call in for an emergency vacation day (it's allowed) boss writes the person up for an unexcused absence and tells the person they'd "better have a 4 wheel drive truck by monday". (diferent person than above)
-This company builds motors, one at a time, by one person, piece by piece, roughly 50 pieces in each motor, after building they must be tested, if they fail, they need to be repaired. The employees were told "there is 400 minutes in one shift, we expect 400 pieces from each person". They are rode and threatened with write ups and suspensions daily for not meeting such a rediculous quota. I should tell you the average is about 50 per day!
- The company no longer allows employees to bring in and use their own tools, they supply them. They gave one person a broken tool and then later gave him a warning letter (3 and you're out) for having a broken tool, which they gave him and said "this is all we have".
- They use a certain solvet for cleaning the parts, but they do not supply respirators or gloves for the employees who use it since it does not smell, but it does cause problems. One guy has been using it all day everyday for about 15 years and now he has some sort of neurological disorder where he can barely walk or write. When he told the doctor about the chemical he was using at work the doctor called the company to ask about it and get a sample of it. The company lied and said they haven't used that chemical in years and there's none in the building. My mom said it's still being used by the people doing whatever that job is.
- Machinists are told to run two machines when someone retires no replacements are hired, sometimes the machines are clear across the building (it's not a small place by any means). They are given warning letters and suspensions if the machines stop running or start producing bad parts while they are at the other machine.
- One person came back from the doctor with a note and they were given a warning letter and told it was an unexcused absence (they had made all the apropriate phone calls to let them know they were not going to be there).
-One person had back surgey ordered by their doctor and told if they didn't find a way to line it up on the weekend "there'll be he11 to pay".
this list goes on but who wants to hear it?
As far as I know, much of this is not only harassment but illegal to threaten people like this on a continuous basis all day long. I can't believe there aren't more heart attacks there (so far 3 employees have dropped dead this year from 1 heart attack, 1 stoke and an anuerism). It's in the past year that this all has started, she had a spotless recrd for 36 years until these guys took over.
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