thisis unbelieveable to me!

By vrswesley Latest Reply 2014-03-12 19:54:36 -0500
Started 2014-03-09 22:09:45 -0500

24 replies

vrswesley 2014-03-12 19:54:36 -0500 Report

I just talked to the guy who posted it.. I like his writing.. I read it alot…he cant prove it at this point.. but if he finds that it isnts true hew will post that.

IronOre 2014-03-10 22:03:29 -0500 Report

totally not true
Trust me, if it was true we would have seen it posted everywhere !
stop reading such trash on those web pages.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-10 08:10:43 -0500 Report

I read this biased story. It is a Tea Party article and I don't believe anything they say. It is a one sided story. No one interviewed coworkers or McDonalds. She said this at a Women's Conference and they rallied behind her. Seems to me someone should have confirmed her story especially the person who wrote the article.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2014-03-10 15:55:34 -0500 Report

This is one of the main groups backing the woman at the rally from their web page
The Workers' Organizing Committee of Chicago (WOCC) was founded by fast-food and retail workers in November of 2012. After realizing we were facing similar issues, we decided that we needed to unite for better wages, working conditions, and respect on the job. WOCC members represent 26 major national brands including McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Yum! brands, Walgreen's, Macy's, Sears, and Victoria's Secret. The "Fight for 15" campaign demands a $15 living wage and the right to form a union without retaliation.

In the Chicago area there are 275,000 low wage fast food and retail workers. The median wage is $9.07 for fast food workers and $9.36 for retail workers. An adult with one child needs to make $20.86 an hour working full time in the Chicago area just to afford the basics, according to the MIT living wage calculator. Fast food is a $200 billion a year industry and retail is a $4.7 trillion industry. Despite their large profits, these companies force workers to rely on taxpayers. We depend on food stamps, Medicaid, and other forms of public assistance so we can take care of our families. Our economy is stronger when workers have more money in the pockets and don't have to rely on help from the government.

Since our founding hundreds of us have come together, shared our stories with the press, and gone on strike. The editorial boards of the New York Times, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Baltimore Sun, the Boston Globe, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette have all backed our campaign. We have won concrete victories in our work sites like raises, promotions, increased hours, and changes in store policies. 60 cities joined us during the last nationwide strike. Everyday more of our co-workers are joining with us to fight for a livable wage.

Since they are union I sincerely doubt they are a tea party…seems your bias is showing Joyce.

haoleboy 2014-03-10 19:58:40 -0500 Report

Tea Party or not … Joyce's criticism of that article is valid. It appears to be a press release from the WOCC. We are constantly bombarded with press releases that are past off as news stories. I have no idea if this story is true or not, but I am certain that the WOCC has a vested interest in this story getting out to the public.


Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-11 11:27:08 -0500 Report

Haoleboy, I totally agree with you. It is a press release from WOCC promoting their interest and trying to pass it off as a news article. I really don't believe this as being factual since it only has their side.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-10 19:46:41 -0500 Report

I won't waste time with a response. So let's just agree to disagree. You have your views and I have mine and I am not about to get into a political discussion. If you think I am biased that is your right. Your opinion of me means nothing to me. I don't live my life based on what people say about me or think that i am.

vrswesley 2014-03-10 09:17:51 -0500 Report

Its not tea party, its anti tea party, actually. but that isnt why I posted it.. well it may or may not be true.. I know just cause its online doesnt make it true.. I do trust this site.. but not all the authors..looking at the author.. Id believe it.. but heh..I m not going to fight with anybody..take it as you wish..

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-10 09:21:48 -0500 Report

I would like to see the other side of the story. This is why I don't read these kinds of articles. I looked through their site. It is just too much missing.

TopazDee 2014-03-10 06:25:13 -0500 Report

I think this is so unfair if the person had had an epileptic fit they would have been taken home, why cant people understand hidden illnesses can be even worse than ones that can be seen, I find peoples attitude to diabetics atrocious.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-10 08:20:20 -0500 Report

Topaz it is a one sided story I don't believe her. Why would you tell a group of women and not go up the ladder within the corporation? The story is biased and has not been confirmed. As for peoples attitudes they have a right to them. Diabetes isn't the only disease on the planet and people have attitudes about all of them. I pay no attention to peoples attitudes because they are human beings and are going to say, do, or feel the way they choose and I can't do a thing about it.

TopazDee 2014-03-10 15:11:21 -0500 Report

Hey no hang on not the sort of attitude to take I know as a fact that my daughter-in law has been going through hell with the place she works at they give her the hardest jobs going even though she is now recovering from a life saving pancreas & kidney transplant owing to renal failure, she was insulin dependant from the age of 18months old for 32yrs, she is not one to take a sicky and many times she should have.
The way she is treated is appalling, she is worried sick about an eye operation that is due soon as to wether it will improve or blind her but still her firm gives her jobs she shouldn't be doing and they know it, they are trying to get her to give in her notice even though she has worked there for almost 20yrs and 1 of the 2 original staff (she doesn't want promotion) just to be a shop floor worker to help customers.
Here in the UK if you hand in your notice you don't get unemployment payments you have to be fired and this is what her sick senior staff are trying to get her to do.
My parents brought me up with the saying "MANORS MAKETH MAN" I was brought up to respect others feelings and belongings and myself this was carried on while serving in the Womens Royal Airforce.
So sorry J.J if anyone has attitudes they should keep it in their homes not out, In Gods eyes we are all equal.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-11 11:43:19 -0500 Report

Topaz, not all employers are going to care what your problems are medically, mentally or physically. When you are hired to do a job you are suppose to be able to do the job.

In this country some employers will give you light duties but you can't expect to be on those light duties for the duration of your employment.

For instance she would be on light duty until her doctor determines she is able to perform her normal duties. If she can't resume the duties of her job they will find a way to legally get rid of her.

If she knows they are trying to get rid of her, she should look for another job. Once she gets one, quit the one she has. If not they will get rid of her. It is just a fact of working in the real world.

It may be appalling but the fact of the matter is you can do nothing about it. If she chooses not to take a promotion and work on the floor that is her choice especially if she loves working with the customers. The thing is she was offered an opportunity and she chose not to take it. If she is now unable to perform assigned task, they will get rid of her.

You can fault someone for not agreeing with you by saying they didn't respect you or they have a bad attitude. The world does not revolve around each individual. Your feelings are always going to get hurt as long as you personalize things. By the way most people take their attitudes wherever they go. I will never respond to you again if that will make you feel better.

TopazDee 2014-03-12 17:14:21 -0500 Report

They hired my Daughter in Law knowing all her medical issues and the knowledge that there were times that she may need time off at certain points and accepted that fact.
Don't know what the rules are in the States but here in the UK I can tell you emphatically as an ex business owner the health and welfare of your staff are first and formost and if you employ over 10 staff members you must employ a medically challenged member of staff and they are to be treated with the same courticies as any other member.
Sounds as if employers in the States are inhumane bigots.

jayabee52 2014-03-10 03:28:20 -0500 Report

Don't know what's wrong but your link takes me to a black screen and nothing else happens, I've tried about 5 or 6 times and even once using the http address. all turn up blank black screen. .

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-10 08:06:19 -0500 Report

James here is the article.

McDonald’s Manager Tells Diabetic Employee To ‘Put A Bullet’ In Her Head After ‘Diabetic Episode’
On Saturday workers at a Chicago McDonald’s rallied around Carmen Navarette, a 9 year veteran of McDonald’s who says a member of management told her to ‘put a bullet’ in her head when she asked if she could go home following a ‘diabetic episode.’
Fast food workers, a number of city Aldermen, members of the Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago, fellow fast food workers, and other members of the community showed up to the Rock N’ Roll McDonald’s at around 2 p.m.
Supporters of the employee came bearing stickers that read “respect” and “no more verbal abuse” along with a message in giant poster form for the manager:

After Navarette asked her manager if she could go home and recover following a “severe diabetic episode” she was told to “put a bullet” in her head, according to a Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago release.
Navarette shared her story at a Organizing Committee of Chicago Women Caucus meeting last weekend, and the group decided to step up to assist. ”I’m here on International Women’s Day to support my fellow workers, women, and stand with my union,”said fellow Rock N’ Roll McDonald’s employee Adriana Sanchez. “We are the heart and soul of McDonald’s and it’s unacceptable for any worker to be yelled at and insulted.”

kejo 2014-03-10 00:17:34 -0500 Report

I wish people would understand how draining it is when your blood glucose goes crazy.