These companies aren't so squeaky clean
[Large manfacturing company] killed off an endangered species in an area they wanted to expand. Then they laid off some folks who knew they were endangered, and magically the EPA inspector didn’t find anything, because they had buried up the pits and holes where the frogs had died. (subsonic_slug)
My brother was one of those guys who is paid to survey the land to make sure that no species are nesting where they want to build… he was told to ignore stuff he found. They ask him to go out and look for stuff, he comes back and says, “Yep! found the endangered nesting area of a purple necked doobie goose,” and they tell him it’s a “big customer” and they can’t just tell them no.
My brother gets mad and tells him it’s not right, and the guy just has a serious talk with him about how that’s the way it works. Basically, the industry is these people get contracted by the people who want to build and they have relationships they want to keep. If they block them, they’ll contract to someone else who will lie. (__xor__)
Worked at [chain pizza store] in college. Our franchisee made it a fireable offense to call in sick. If you missed a scheduled shift, it would be considered quitting, and you wouldn’t get put on the schedule ever again.
As a result, workers would come in to work INCREDIBLY ill and still make your food. I once witnessed a coworker begin to make a pizza, stop to go puke in the bathroom, then continue making the pizza. (enigmazweb24)
This angers me and makes me sick all at once. Considering over Thanksgiving we were staying with family and ordered [that product]. Low and behold ALL of us who ate it came down with the stomach flu. Vomit, the runs, you name it. This solidifies our hunch that the person who made our food was sick. (rclarice89)
Went to a beauty school. Every year, they do a big recycling cap program, since most plastic caps cannot be recycled. We collected caps for a month, and our clients were really excited to be helping the environment. After the promo was done the instructors made us grab three-four garbage bags of caps each… and we threw them in the dumpster of the building next door.
We didn’t even use our own trash. Probably because the parent company can take away their franchising rights if they find any infractions. (stalkercupcake)