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2014-06-12 08:03:00 PM  
My local Hardee's had a big, construction-paper sign in the kitchen that you could see from the drive-through:

HAVE YOU PATHED TODAY?
DISCOVER THE POWER OF PATHING

Always seemed pretty cultish to me. It's not there anymore. I've wondered if management changed, or if there was a similar employee complaint.

/Hardee's sucks
 
2014-06-12 08:03:57 PM  
Gott ist tot
 
2014-06-12 08:20:42 PM  
From the Onionhead: "We are what we feel. We never need to separate ourselves from our true feelings, no matter where we are or what we are doing.  When we have a healthy relationship with our emotions, we foster a greater connection to ourselves, our family, our friends, our classmates and our business associates.  We come to understand that our sensitivity and vulnerability are our strengths and not our weaknesses.  The younger we start knowing ourselves, the better chance we have of living our full potential.  It is not enough to know what we feel; we must know what to do with those feelings."

The whole thing is just walls of text that read like a pinterest board.
 
2014-06-12 08:30:41 PM  
United Health Programs of America and its parent company, Cost Containment Group

WTF?

I worked for a small retail boutique some 30+ years ago where the managers were heavy into EST. They insisted that all employees attend EST training seminars and would have mandatory weekly 'sharing' session.
 
2014-06-12 08:47:14 PM  

propasaurus: United Health Programs of America and its parent company, Cost Containment Group

WTF?

I worked for a small retail boutique some 30+ years ago where the managers were heavy into EST. They insisted that all employees attend EST training seminars and would have mandatory weekly 'sharing' session.


Was it mandatory-mandatory or was it just an optional-but-you-are-fired-if-you-miss thing?
 
2014-06-12 09:13:56 PM  
Someone is just NOW filing suit?

/rodent odor detected
 
2014-06-12 09:21:52 PM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: From the Onionhead: "We are what we feel. We never need to separate ourselves from our true feelings, no matter where we are or what we are doing.  When we have a healthy relationship with our emotions, we foster a greater connection to ourselves, our family, our friends, our classmates and our business associates.  We come to understand that our sensitivity and vulnerability are our strengths and not our weaknesses.  The younger we start knowing ourselves, the better chance we have of living our full potential.  It is not enough to know what we feel; we must know what to do with those feelings."

The whole thing is just walls of text that read like a pinterest board.


That whole thing sounds like it's a page out of Scientology
 
2014-06-12 09:36:35 PM  

Trance750: That whole thing sounds like it's a page out of Scientology


I found the paragraph you just quoted on the world's most terribly designed website:

http://www.harnessinghappiness.org/aboutus.aspx

It's a seriously giant pile of flaky new-age bullshiat mixed in with random religious elements, but it's nowhere near as slick as Co$ or EST/Landmark/Ehrhard.

I'm sure L Ron on his yacht or The Bagwahn cruising Rashneeshpuram in a Rolls Royce is what they aspire to be. Dare to dream, flaky cult-of-personal-empowerment people.  Dare to dream.
 
2014-06-12 10:09:15 PM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: Trance750: That whole thing sounds like it's a page out of Scientology

I found the paragraph you just quoted on the world's most terribly designed website:

http://www.harnessinghappiness.org/aboutus.aspx

It's a seriously giant pile of flaky new-age bullshiat mixed in with random religious elements, but it's nowhere near as slick as Co$ or EST/Landmark/Ehrhard.

I'm sure L Ron on his yacht or The Bagwahn cruising Rashneeshpuram in a Rolls Royce is what they aspire to be. Dare to dream, flaky cult-of-personal-empowerment people.  Dare to dream.


The web page looks very amaturish
 
2014-06-12 10:35:45 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Someone is just NOW filing suit?

/rodent odor detected


No, complaints were probably filed with the EEOC many months ago. Those things take time and then if the EEOC concludes the law was broken, the EEOC then takes on the matter in the courts.
 
2014-06-12 10:35:45 PM  

cman: propasaurus: United Health Programs of America and its parent company, Cost Containment Group

WTF?

I worked for a small retail boutique some 30+ years ago where the managers were heavy into EST. They insisted that all employees attend EST training seminars and would have mandatory weekly 'sharing' session.

Was it mandatory-mandatory or was it just an optional-but-you-are-fired-if-you-miss thing?


It was mandatory to attend the weekly sessions. The training was supposedly 'you have to go or you can't work here' but I kept putting it off and never actually went. They said it was to increase sales, but my sales were consistently higher than anyone else, so they couldn't say anything to me.
At the time, I didn't know any better, and thought they were just weird hippies. Now, hell yeah I'd raise a stink about it.
 
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2014-06-12 11:20:22 PM  
You know Hobby Lobby will be watching this suit nervously.
 
2014-06-12 11:29:15 PM  

Nabb1: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Someone is just NOW filing suit?

/rodent odor detected

No, complaints were probably filed with the EEOC many months ago. Those things take time and then if the EEOC concludes the law was broken, the EEOC then takes on the matter in the courts.


It's the "going on since 2007" that bothers me

/that's quite a few months
//but maybe not in Government months
 
2014-06-12 11:35:51 PM  
Hmm maybe should have looked into this job more while surfing the job site. Mainly "job description" or "required duties."

-must be proficcient in Microsoft office
-must say i love you to supervisors
-must be willing to renounce faith and worship an onion man
-must be willing to work weekends and some holidays
 
2014-06-12 11:36:21 PM  
for real?

reminds me of Jane Lynch's color cult in A Mighty Wind
http://youtu.be/r0I80hWOFS8
 
2014-06-12 11:37:04 PM  
The I love you thing could get pretty messy if you started dating your boss.
 
2014-06-12 11:37:24 PM  
I'm a bit confused. It says they were required to pray and thank God for their jobs, but then it says that they put a Buddha statue in the woman's office. So... are they fundamentalist Buddhists? I didn't think Buddhism was a monotheistic religion. Are there Buddhists who literally think that Siddhartha Guatama was God incarnate, and must be prayed to? Or are these fundie Christians who were mocking her with the statue?
 
2014-06-12 11:38:40 PM  
Poe's Law?

What is Onionhead?

It is not what is Onionhead - it is who is Onionhead? Onionhead is this incredibly pure, wise and adorable character who teaches us how to name it - claim it - tame it - aim it. Onion spelled backwards is 'no-i-no'.
 
2014-06-12 11:39:59 PM  
One employee told the management that she was Catholic and did not want to take part in the Onionhead religious practices.

One month later that employee was moved from her office and relocated...

cdn.memegenerator.net
 
2014-06-12 11:40:12 PM  

LordOfThePings: Poe's Law?

What is Onionhead?

It is not what is Onionhead - it is who is Onionhead? Onionhead is this incredibly pure, wise and adorable character who teaches us how to name it - claim it - tame it - aim it. Onion spelled backwards is 'no-i-no'.


Comic Sans really seals the deal.
 
2014-06-12 11:42:35 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-12 11:42:39 PM  
Also reported to hate working with Onionhead:


i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-12 11:43:27 PM  
It doesn't matter if you're skinny, it doesn't matter if you're fat: you can dress up like a soldier in your Onionhead hat.
 
2014-06-12 11:43:41 PM  
As a small business owner who forces his employees to worship Pumpkinhead I'm getting a big kick out of this thread.
 
2014-06-12 11:43:56 PM  
FTFA: Reuters reports that in 2010, one employee told the management that she was Catholic and did not want to take part in the Onionhead religious practices. One month later that employee was moved from her office and "relocated to an open customer service area, while a large statue of a Buddha was placed in her former office." After she protested, saying that the move was equivalent to a demotion, she was fired.


This paragraph baffles me and I wish the reporter explained what this is all about.   Are they saying her office was converted into some kind of shrine for the employees? Or that since she was Catholic she would be somehow offended by the company putting a statue connected with another religion in her old office? Or that the statue of Buddha was promoted to management? Or that putting a statue there was a kind of jibe that she was as useless as a statue?

Is this Onionhead belief system even connected to Buddhism in some way?
 
2014-06-12 11:44:35 PM  
(Crap. "Sultan.")
 
2014-06-12 11:44:58 PM  
 
2014-06-12 11:46:25 PM  
In any case, the more I do stare at that animated GIF of Onionhead, the more I do feel his/her/its love.

I feel tempted to worship it.

Maybe even construct a golden statue of it.
 
2014-06-12 11:46:39 PM  
obviously MLP influenced.

www.harnessinghappiness.org
 
2014-06-12 11:47:39 PM  
My last job made me worship Satan. Oh, no, this wasn't required by management, it's just after a while I needed to worship the devil just to make it through the day.

That's the last time I work as a moderator for Reddit.
 
2014-06-12 11:50:35 PM  

propasaurus: United Health Programs of America and its parent company, Cost Containment Group

WTF?

I worked for a small retail boutique some 30+ years ago where the managers were heavy into EST. They insisted that all employees attend EST training seminars and would have mandatory weekly 'sharing' session.



You would have thought they would have used GMT.
 
2014-06-12 11:54:43 PM  

a particular individual: My local Hardee's had a big, construction-paper sign in the kitchen that you could see from the drive-through:

HAVE YOU PATHED TODAY?
DISCOVER THE POWER OF PATHING

Always seemed pretty cultish to me. It's not there anymore. I've wondered if management changed, or if there was a similar employee complaint.

/Hardee's sucks


Chicken of the cave.
 
2014-06-12 11:54:59 PM  

Tommy Moo: I'm a bit confused. It says they were required to pray and thank God for their jobs, but then it says that they put a Buddha statue in the woman's office. So... are they fundamentalist Buddhists? I didn't think Buddhism was a monotheistic religion. Are there Buddhists who literally think that Siddhartha Guatama was God incarnate, and must be prayed to? Or are these fundie Christians who were mocking her with the statue?


sounds like fundamentalist hippies. wierd.
 
2014-06-12 11:55:03 PM  
propasaurus:

I worked for a small retail boutique some 30+ years ago where the managers were heavy into EST. They insisted that all employees attend EST training seminars and would have mandatory weekly 'sharing' session.

What?  You had the chance to learn EST and you passed it up?  Man, think of all the minds you could have read and all the advantages that would have given you!

Oh, wait, is that ESP?
 
2014-06-12 11:55:55 PM  
I've had a couple jobs that made me pray for death.
 
2014-06-12 11:58:27 PM  
Thou shallot have no other gods before me.
 
2014-06-12 11:59:22 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Someone is just NOW filing suit?

/rodent odor detected


It says right in TFA that the EEOC has been trying to resolve this outside the courts for a while now.
 
2014-06-12 11:59:25 PM  
MaudlinMutantMollusk:
It's the "going on since 2007" that bothers me


Maybe someone couldn't afford to lose their job during the recession, so they toughed it out?
 
2014-06-13 12:01:32 AM  

FizixJunkee: MaudlinMutantMollusk:
It's the "going on since 2007" that bothers me


Maybe someone couldn't afford to lose their job during the recession, so they toughed it out?


maybe someone finally realized they were in some weird ass cult.
 
2014-06-13 12:03:05 AM  
My last job required that I worship a supreme deity or deities with some established cannons of doctrine and/or holy writings or denounce the existence of any supreme being and go full atheist but that if I ever showed up with an agnostic attitude I was going to be written up.
 
2014-06-13 12:03:52 AM  

FizixJunkee: MaudlinMutantMollusk:
It's the "going on since 2007" that bothers me


Maybe someone couldn't afford to lose their job during the recession, so they toughed it out?


Heh... yeah, I could relate to that one

/did I mention I hate my frikkin' job?
 
2014-06-13 12:05:29 AM  
People like to talk about how weird the Japanese are, but they really have nothing on our home-grown American nutjobs.
 
2014-06-13 12:05:54 AM  

a particular individual: My local Hardee's had a big, construction-paper sign in the kitchen that you could see from the drive-through:

HAVE YOU PATHED TODAY?
DISCOVER THE POWER OF PATHING

Always seemed pretty cultish to me. It's not there anymore. I've wondered if management changed, or if there was a similar employee complaint.

/Hardee's sucks


Na, not a cult, it increases your ranged haste by 1%.

Um, if they suck so bad what are you doing in their drive thru?
 
2014-06-13 12:06:21 AM  

Prey4reign: As a small business owner who forces his employees to worship Pumpkinhead I'm getting a big kick out of this thread.


Well, you sound more interesting than my first boss who made me:
1. Listen to Rush Limbaugh every single day..  O.o
2. Pushing his uber-Catholic agenda on me every minute of the day (Including some weird rituals he did around the office including drawing weird symbols on the door frames with chalk)
3. Then turned around and used my work computer to look at hardcore porn and leave empty bottles of booze on my work desk after-hours (I had to sanitize my workstation quite often).

... Ya... glad I don't work there anymore!
 
2014-06-13 12:09:52 AM  
Any cult that worships a pungent vegetable character better include ritual orgies or some sort of Bacchanalia if they expect me to hang around.
 
2014-06-13 12:10:14 AM  
Wow. Makes the lady that would email us morning devotionals with 10MB backgrounds and terrible MIDI music (that you couldn't mute) seem mostly normal.
 
2014-06-13 12:10:34 AM  
I am intrigued by this Onionhead. What holidays do they have off?
 
2014-06-13 12:12:05 AM  

trappedspirit: My last job required that I worship a supreme deity or deities with some established cannons of doctrine and/or holy writings or denounce the existence of any supreme being and go full atheist but that if I ever showed up with an agnostic attitude I was going to be written up.


Wow, that's...oddly specific.

*puzzled*
 
2014-06-13 12:15:07 AM  

cman: propasaurus: United Health Programs of America and its parent company, Cost Containment Group

WTF?

I worked for a small retail boutique some 30+ years ago where the managers were heavy into EST. They insisted that all employees attend EST training seminars and would have mandatory weekly 'sharing' session.

Was it mandatory-mandatory or was it just an optional-but-you-are-fired-if-you-miss thing?


Six Sigma training is big right now. Farking waste of time along with LEAN.

/so glad I left the corporate cult behind
//at least CISSP is marginally useful
 
2014-06-13 12:22:58 AM  
 
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