These companies aren't so squeaky clean
We’d like to think that the companies that make our products, the stores that we shop at, and the restaurants that we eat at are totally clean, good to their companies, and doing their part to help the environment. Some may be, but according to the people who used to work for these places, there’s a lot of dirty business going on behind the scenes. Remember to vote with your dollar so that the most righteous companies reach the top… and get read to dig into these wild stories or secrecy at corporations!
Being a Spy
I used to work for a big women’s retailer in Canada. I was paid by my department to read staff email accounts because the company was scared people were going to jump ship to a competitor. Then they had me create fake Instagram and Facebook accounts to pry on staff they wanted to turf. Then things got really messed when they had me create a fake profile on a dating site and screenshot anyone from the company using it because it was deemed suspicious to be on it. The site was one of those sugar daddy dating platforms.
When I vented to HR, I was told to come in for a meeting the following day. I backed up all the email accounts, screenshots, and correspondence between myself and my bosses just in case. Sure enough, they laid me off with a pretty hefty severance package. I’m still sitting on all the data today. They don’t even know I have it. (redsoxandchill)
At a movie theater where I used to work, at the end of the night, we would collect all the unsold popcorn and stuff it into these enormous yellow trash bags. The next morning, yesterday’s popcorn was the first to go in the warmer.
My boss said that popcorn was fine to reheat and serve for up to a week. We never dated the bags, though (bags that we were not allowed to throw away. We reused them all the time) so there was literally no way to know how old the popcorn was. (KitchenSwillForPigs)
So Many Roaches
I worked for a chicken restaurant. At one point we were so infested with cockroaches it was normal to see about 20 a day. We (The management and supervisor staff) begged the manager to shut down the store to clean. Instead we never ever stopped and were required to come in on the weekends to clean around everything.
We also were required to call cockroaches “friends” so we wouldn’t let the customer know that we were infested. On more than one occasion we would feel them crawling on us and we were told we weren’t allowed to react or we would be written up.
Thankfully we got shut down by the health department and corporate took over the store and turned it around. (WaywardMSL)