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(Yahoo)   Lawsuit alleges company made employees pray each day, as well as thank them for their jobs. Oh yeah, and there's Onionhead   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 123
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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.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
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  
 
2014-06-13 12:23:08 AM  

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.


It is also in Comic Sans
Ugh.
 
2014-06-13 12:24:08 AM  
In my business, we are all forced daily to watch porn and rub one out.
Well, there isn't any actual job or even any other employees for that matter... but I consider myself to be a diligent worker.
 
2014-06-13 12:25:24 AM  
Kick! Punch! It's all in the mind!
 
2014-06-13 12:26:23 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-13 12:30:25 AM  
s3.amazonaws.com
welcome to costco...i love you
 
2014-06-13 12:35:10 AM  
Wow, I'm glad I just have to deal with excessive committees, procedures and paperwork that gets changed without warning or notification the moment you figure it out. I'm down with C.P.P.
 
2014-06-13 12:36:31 AM  

LtDarkstar: 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:

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!


To be fair, that could also apply to hardline Baptists as well

/raised Baptist... don't know how I am still alive
 
2014-06-13 12:38:47 AM  

SirEattonHogg: 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.


This one?
 
2014-06-13 12:44:19 AM  
"Hey, we're doing some cultish seminars.  Everyone has to do them."
"Yeah... I'm thinking of a number between one... and no.  How about no?"
 
2014-06-13 12:45:24 AM  
How do companies in this day and age think they can get away with this? I can see in the past they could do this, and since it was harder for employees to get evidence it was being done they could deny it and it would the employees word against theirs. But in today's world this stuff can be easily recorded by the employee for evidence.
 
2014-06-13 12:47:08 AM  

Fano: Kick! Punch! It's all in the mind!


U rappin' awful!
bbsimg.ngfiles.com

/they didn't even have text messaging as an excuse back then, did they?
 
2014-06-13 12:48:16 AM  
funny.funnyoldplanet.com

I cut open an onion and I saw Onionhead in it instead of Jesus. Whoa.
 
2014-06-13 12:50:52 AM  
ts2.mm.bing.net
"I love you" its easy to say but difficult to prove.
 
2014-06-13 12:51:03 AM  
Wow....

Although I have to say that I don't mind the 'work in low light' thing. I almost never turn the lights on in my office, it's got all the light I need.
 
2014-06-13 01:01:46 AM  
img.fark.net

24.media.tumblr.com

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2014-06-13 01:04:34 AM  
Seems like a little worship is the least these monkeys can do for their blessed Job Creators. A little thanks is deserved, you know? If it weren't for their benevolence, there wouldn't be any jobs.
 
2014-06-13 01:13:43 AM  

ongbok: How do companies in this day and age think they can get away with this? I can see in the past they could do this, and since it was harder for employees to get evidence it was being done they could deny it and it would the employees word against theirs. But in today's world this stuff can be easily recorded by the employee for evidence.


Being enamored with your own belief system tends to blind you to the fact that others aren't required to believe it too.

They probably saw nothing wrong with their actions so they didn't consider them evidence of wrongdoing.
 
2014-06-13 01:25:22 AM  

TheGogmagog: Fano: Kick! Punch! It's all in the mind!

U rappin' awful!
[bbsimg.ngfiles.com image 599x404]

/they didn't even have text messaging as an excuse back then, did they?


Came for this.
 
2014-06-13 01:28:25 AM  
Farked website. Yahoo hasn't been paying their tube bills?
 
2014-06-13 01:30:06 AM  

Trance354: Farked website. Yahoo hasn't been paying their tube bills?


It has been up and down since last week.
 
2014-06-13 01:33:24 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-06-13 01:33:51 AM  

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


Neither are innately a waste of time -- they're adequate methods.

The problem comes when people just memorize the terms so they can impress each other by spouting them back and forth like a secret Fraternity language instead of actually, you know, incorporating the methods.

I worked in top-of-the-food-chain industries for many many years, where we practiced quality management and efficiency, and we always familiarized ourselves with the new flavor-of-the-month stuff as it hit the seminar circuits.

It always made us roll our eyes to think that it was an American who went to Japan to teach their industries these concepts, and now Americans seem to think they have to memorize Japanese words and symbols in order to make their businesses efficient and foster improvement to processes.
 
2014-06-13 01:36:13 AM  

ongbok: How do companies in this day and age think they can get away with this?


I'd say the odds are even the owners will claim they do it because of sincerely held religious beliefs, so their company should count as a religious company and therefore be exempt from the law.  You know, the same rationale bakers and florists use to refuse service to teh gheys, and that Hobby Lobby et al are using to deny birth control to their employees.

I really hope the Supreme Court issues the smack-down on them soon.
 
2014-06-13 01:42:02 AM  
I worked with a LaVeyan Satanist who later worked at a place associated with the Roman Catholic Church (which I worked at earlier).  Why he chose to work there is beyond me -- partially because the email address of "<something-satanic>@<something-well-known-churchy>.org" would raise eyebrows.  Partially because he tried summoning something in the back room of the former jobsite (not the churchy one) and got wax all over the floor.  And mostly because the guy in charge of the operation was an embezzler and sex fiend of the sort that would put Quagmire to shame.  He liked to show shiat porn cartoons to anyone who happened to walk by.  I'm not kidding.
 
2014-06-13 01:44:22 AM  
Pretty certain that at Pat Robertson's CBN the IT personnel - hell the waitresses at the restaurant - when applying for a job, one of the top three questions on the job application is whether you've accepted JC as your personal saviour, and they have mandatory group prayer sessions.

/had a friend who took a part time job there squaring away their database in the 90's/00's. Seriously doubt anything has changed.
//yes, they were very up front that saying no and/or not participating was a deal breaker.
 
2014-06-13 02:02:59 AM  
img.fark.net

Onionhead is just sad that he can't hang out with his friends anymore.

/I'm old
 
2014-06-13 02:28:01 AM  
We are building a religion
A limited edition
We are now accepting callers
for these pendant key chains 

Doesn't matter if you're skinny
Doesn't matter if you're fat
You can dress up like a sultan
In your onion head hat
 
2014-06-13 02:43:26 AM  
"Everything in the universe is ... is ... is made of one element, which is a note, a single note. Atoms are really vibrations, you know, which are extensions of THE BIG NOTE ... Everything's one note. Everything, even the ponies. The note, however, is the ultimate power, but see, the pigs don't know that, the ponies don't know that ..."

/TRUTH
 
2014-06-13 03:07:24 AM  
Weirdest I dealt with is the union guys my department shared a massive break area with started saying the Pledge of Allegience every... goddamn... morning. When you have a couple hundred people saying it its stupid loud and would interrupt our morning status meeting.

Sometimes they started earlier and I'd have to make my way by with my stuff and they'd give me epic shiat about still having a hat on.

/weird people
 
2014-06-13 03:17:41 AM  
"This is not an occult science. This is not one of those crazy systems of divination and astrology. That stuff's hooey, and you've got to have a screw loose to go in for that sort of thing. Our beliefs are fairly commonplace and simple to understand. Humankind is simply materialized color operating on the 49th vibration. You would make that conclusion walking down the street or going to the store. "
 
2014-06-13 03:58:43 AM  
Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster and the theory of Atlantis?
 
2014-06-13 04:18:58 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster and the theory of Atlantis?


If there's a steady paycheck in it, I'll believe anything you say.
 
2014-06-13 04:26:01 AM  

Crazymuthafarker: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster and the theory of Atlantis?

If there's a steady paycheck in it, I'll believe anything you say.


3.bp.blogspot.com

                                               "There are five lights."
 
2014-06-13 04:47:29 AM  

LtDarkstar: 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)


Weird symbols in chalk around door frames doesn't come from Catholicism- sounds more like voodoo or peasant superstition to me, but then again, so does Rush.
 
2014-06-13 05:13:19 AM  
Do people who do this actually think they're going to successfully convert/brainwash people, or do they simply enjoy tormenting others?
 
2014-06-13 05:24:50 AM  

jm105: Welcome to Costo... I love you...


As somebody who deals with the public for a living, I can honestly say that Idiocracy is prophetic
As a matter fact, I wonder how the fark we've been able to advance to the level we have, seeing how stupid we as a people, are
 
2014-06-13 05:27:24 AM  

realmolo: People like to talk about how weird the Japanese are, but they really have nothing on our home-grown American nutjobs.


Oh no doubt. We take the cake, in the CooCoo for Coco Puffs department
 
2014-06-13 07:09:56 AM  
www.overduereview.com

www.overduereview.com


www.overduereview.com

 
2014-06-13 07:28:47 AM  

Crazymuthafarker: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster and the theory of Atlantis?

If there's a steady paycheck in it, I'll believe anything you say.


Hit the lights, thread over. Well one could include Dickless and/or Lewis's spirited legal defense
 
2014-06-13 07:40:32 AM  

jm105: Welcome to Costo... I love you...


The company's name is Cost Containment, so yeah, I automatically went there, too.
 
2014-06-13 07:59:43 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: 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


I know a case that went on about that long before it got settled out of court. In the meantime, the company in question changed its name, sold itself to itself (very odd transactions) but still was held liable. The owner and main instigator of the wrongful terminations was so very sorry - that he got caught.
 
2014-06-13 08:06:58 AM  

ambercat: Do people who do this actually think they're going to successfully convert/brainwash people, or do they simply enjoy tormenting others?


Why not both?
 
2014-06-13 08:18:30 AM  
Onion head?
i.cbc.ca
 
2014-06-13 08:21:12 AM  
Did all of them have to do it out loud. Or did they listen to a blowhard drone on and on.

If #2.  The spaghetti monster thanks them for their prayers. And promises to be sauced every day, and always wonder what they were asking for the morning after.
 
2014-06-13 08:22:20 AM  

cwolf20: Did all of them have to do it out loud. Or did they listen to a blowhard drone on and on.

If #2.  The spaghetti monster thanks them for their prayers. And promises to be sauced every day, and always wonder what they were asking for the morning after.


in before "but the sentences look wrong"  I used "And And" because I didn't think and I don't care today.
 
2014-06-13 08:24:31 AM  

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.


How much training does one really need to set the damn clocks back an hour??
 
2014-06-13 08:39:05 AM  

Uzzah: 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.


When I read that, it instantly set itself to the tune of the last line from the chorus to "The Erie Canal" ("You always know your neighbor.  You always know your pal.  If you've ever navigated on the Erie Canal")

Was that your intent, or does my brain have its engine-check light on?
 
2014-06-13 08:39:26 AM  

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.


Oh god, this.  Talk about an effing cult.  EST was about one L. Ron Hubbard from becoming Dianetics.
 
2014-06-13 09:34:28 AM  

fireclown: 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.

Oh god, this.  Talk about an effing cult.  EST was about one L. Ron Hubbard from becoming Dianetics.


Everything after cult was a garble. care to try again?
 
2014-06-13 09:35:46 AM  
I used to work at Blue Bird (the makers of schoolbuses) in Fort Valley, Georgia. In the cafeteria, there was this huge sign that read "GOD IS OUR REFUGE AND STRENGTH." If I'd ever shown that to a Yankee lawyer...
 
2014-06-13 09:57:04 AM  

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


I don't see how that's relevant...
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2014-06-13 10:05:14 AM  
HA HA HA HA HA!!! Oh, you stupid old lady!

ONIONHEAD?  You know you're dealing with adults here, right?  You know you're not teaching a Sunday school class for developmentally-disabled children, don't you?

I hope they are sued into oblivion, and end up having to work fast food because their plan to market their stupid onion-based religion fails completely, to their utter amazement.
 
2014-06-13 10:22:18 AM  
what in the fark is this i don't even
 
2014-06-13 10:29:04 AM  

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?


More than likely they were mocking her. Some Christians(*cough*Baptists*cough*) see followers of other religions simply as idolaters and unworthy, so since the idolater and non-truly-saved person was moved to another office, they replace her with a 'false idol' to show everyone else what will happen to them. This is actually what Christians think. Even a Catholic is an unbeliever and will burn in hell and an also idolater because they 'worship' Mary and don't ask the lord jesus into their heart as their savior.  They don't really say it out loud a lot, cause they'd rather have Catholics than Buddhists, Islamics, etc around. Course, I could be wrong too, but this sounds really familiar to some of the stuff I heard growing up...
 
2014-06-13 11:05:07 AM  

Thal: 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?

More than likely they were mocking her. Some Christians(*cough*Baptists*cough*) see followers of other religions simply as idolaters and unworthy, so since the idolater and non-truly-saved person was moved to another office, they replace her with a 'false idol' to show everyone else what will happen to them. This is actually what Christians think. Even a Catholic is an unbeliever and will burn in hell and an also idolater because they 'worship' Mary and don't ask the lord jesus into their heart as their savior.  They don't really say it out loud a lot, cause they'd rather have Catholics than Buddhists, Islamics, etc around. Course, I could be wrong too, but this sounds really familiar to some of the stuff I heard growing up...


Even as a Southern Baptist myself, I must say I don't fully grasp their thought process there. But I think you're on the right track.
 
2014-06-13 11:19:56 AM  
When all else has been done and said...
musicalstewdaily.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-06-13 11:38:36 AM  

Pirates of Pestulon: 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*


I'm guessing a paid position related to Scouting.   But I have much to go in the thread yet.
 
2014-06-13 11:43:03 AM  

tillerman35: Uzzah: 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.

When I read that, it instantly set itself to the tune of the last line from the chorus to "The Erie Canal" ("You always know your neighbor.  You always know your pal.  If you've ever navigated on the Erie Canal")

Was that your intent, or does my brain have its engine-check light on?


Could be. I was quoting Cake's "Comfort Eagle," but I wouldn't put it past them to steal melodies from old folk songs.
 
2014-06-13 11:45:26 AM  

cwolf20: fireclown: 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.

Oh god, this.  Talk about an effing cult.  EST was about one L. Ron Hubbard from becoming Dianetics.

Everything after cult was a garble. care to try again?


Apparently cwolf20 is a Scientologist I reckon it seems
 
2014-06-13 12:01:30 PM  

fireclown: Oh god, this. Talk about an effing cult. EST was about one L. Ron Hubbard from becoming Dianetics.


Actually Scientology and EST are closer linked than one might imagine.

One developed from Dianetics, the other from Diuretics.
 
2014-06-13 01:41:10 PM  

ransack.: cwolf20: fireclown: 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.

Oh god, this.  Talk about an effing cult.  EST was about one L. Ron Hubbard from becoming Dianetics.

Everything after cult was a garble. care to try again?

Apparently cwolf20 is a Scientologist I reckon it seems


Nope. I just can't understand what the crap you said after cult.
 
2014-06-13 01:42:31 PM  

cwolf20: ransack.: cwolf20: fireclown: 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.

Oh god, this.  Talk about an effing cult.  EST was about one L. Ron Hubbard from becoming Dianetics.

Everything after cult was a garble. care to try again?

Apparently cwolf20 is a Scientologist I reckon it seems

Nope. I just can't understand what the crap you said after cult.


Sorry in regards to the (what you said) part.  not you.  Misread who replied and somehow slapped your I.D. on it.
 
2014-06-13 01:45:06 PM  

ransack.: cwolf20: fireclown: 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.

Oh god, this.  Talk about an effing cult.  EST was about one L. Ron Hubbard from becoming Dianetics.

Everything after cult was a garble. care to try again?

Apparently cwolf20 is a Scientologist I reckon it seems


So now that i've apologized for accidentally assuming you were the one who said something about some random crap called EST.

What exactly does "EST was about one L. Ron Hubbard from becoming Dianetics" mean.

And as I type that it suddenly clicked just enough. Same thing as saying "The author was one step away from playing with a chicken"  It only took half a day to figure it out.
 
2014-06-13 01:52:21 PM  

cwolf20: ransack.: cwolf20: fireclown: 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.

Oh god, this.  Talk about an effing cult.  EST was about one L. Ron Hubbard from becoming Dianetics.

Everything after cult was a garble. care to try again?

Apparently cwolf20 is a Scientologist I reckon it seems

So now that i've apologized for accidentally assuming you were the one who said something about some random crap called EST.

What exactly does "EST was about one L. Ron Hubbard from becoming Dianetics" mean.

And as I type that it suddenly clicked just enough. Same thing as saying "The author was one step away from playing with a chicken"  It only took half a day to figure it out.


Relevant. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWWLhqQsu_o
 
2014-06-13 01:59:26 PM  

what the cat dragged in: cwolf20: ransack.: cwolf20: fireclown: 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.

Oh god, this.  Talk about an effing cult.  EST was about one L. Ron Hubbard from becoming Dianetics.

Everything after cult was a garble. care to try again?

Apparently cwolf20 is a Scientologist I reckon it seems

So now that i've apologized for accidentally assuming you were the one who said something about some random crap called EST.

What exactly does "EST was about one L. Ron Hubbard from becoming Dianetics" mean.

And as I type that it suddenly clicked just enough. Same thing as saying "The author was one step away from playing with a chicken"  It only took half a day to figure it out.

Relevant. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWWLhqQsu_o


Work.

More relevant would be if the comment had been a little more understandable.  "Was about one L. Ron Hubbard step awayfrom" would have been easier to understand.  I definitely would not have needed to drink a couple glasses of coffee first.  Two words, that's all it needed.
 
2014-06-13 02:13:30 PM  

Uzzah: tillerman35: Uzzah: 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.

When I read that, it instantly set itself to the tune of the last line from the chorus to "The Erie Canal" ("You always know your neighbor.  You always know your pal.  If you've ever navigated on the Erie Canal")

Was that your intent, or does my brain have its engine-check light on?

Could be. I was quoting Cake's "Comfort Eagle," but I wouldn't put it past them to steal melodies from old folk songs.


It's best to listen to "Comfort Eagle" by way of this video:
http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/comforteagle
 
2014-06-13 02:14:56 PM  
CVS in RI has their customer service reps start the day by getting in a circle and telling everyone what good thing happened to them recently. Not one work related shooting either, very strange.
 
2014-06-13 02:38:24 PM  

cwolf20: Nope. I just can't understand what the crap you said after cult.


What I think was meant that EST would be just like Scientology if it had cult-of-personality type leader like L. Ron.
 
2014-06-13 02:47:43 PM  

jbc: You know Hobby Lobby will be watching this suit nervously.



It's HobbyLobbyGhazi.
 
2014-06-13 04:00:42 PM  

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

Neither are innately a waste of time -- they're adequate methods.

The problem comes when people just memorize the terms so they can impress each other by spouting them back and forth like a secret Fraternity language instead of actually, you know, incorporating the methods.

I worked in top-of-the-food-chain industries for many many years, where we practiced quality management and efficiency, and we always familiarized ourselves with the new flavor-of-the-month stuff as it hit the seminar circuits.

It always made us roll our eyes to think that it was an American who went to Japan to teach their industries these concepts, and now Americans seem to think they have to memorize Japanese words and symbols in order to make their businesses efficient and foster improvement to processes.


Kaizen!
/drink!
 
2014-06-13 05:23:23 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-13 09:04:56 PM  

ongbok: How do companies in this day and age think they can get away with this? I can see in the past they could do this, and since it was harder for employees to get evidence it was being done they could deny it and it would the employees word against theirs. But in today's world this stuff can be easily recorded by the employee for evidence.


Unfortunately in half the states, that's still outlawed as "wiretapping".
 
2014-06-14 12:02:45 AM  

propasaurus: Thal: 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?

More than likely they were mocking her. Some Christians(*cough*Baptists*cough*) see followers of other religions simply as idolaters and unworthy, so since the idolater and non-truly-saved person was moved to another office, they replace her with a 'false idol' to show everyone else what will happen to them. This is actually what Christians think. Even a Catholic is an unbeliever and will burn in hell and an also idolater because they 'worship' Mary and don't ask the lord jesus into their heart as their savior.  They don't really say it out loud a lot, cause they'd rather have Catholics than Buddhists, Islamics, etc around. Course, I could be wrong too, but this sounds really familiar to some of the stuff I heard growing up...

Even as a Southern Baptist myself, I must say I don't fully grasp their thought process there. But I think you're on the right track.


I was raised Southern Baptist, and by far they are the most hypocritical 2-faced group of people I have come across.

They will be all warm-and-fuzzy to your face, then gossip and talk about you the second you are not within earshot
 
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