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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 32
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2014-06-13 07:59:43 AM  
2 votes:

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.
2014-06-12 11:58:27 PM  
2 votes:
Thou shallot have no other gods before me.
2014-06-12 11:42:39 PM  
2 votes:
Also reported to hate working with Onionhead:


i.imgur.com
jbc [TotalFark]
2014-06-12 11:20:22 PM  
2 votes:
You know Hobby Lobby will be watching this suit nervously.
2014-06-12 09:21:52 PM  
2 votes:

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 08:47:14 PM  
2 votes:

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?
2014-06-13 09:04:56 PM  
1 votes:

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".
2014-06-13 04:00:42 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:38:24 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:42:31 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:01:30 PM  
1 votes:

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 11:45:26 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:05:07 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:29:04 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:05:14 AM  
1 votes:
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 08:06:58 AM  
1 votes:

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 05:24:50 AM  
1 votes:

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 01:33:51 AM  
1 votes:

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 12:47:08 AM  
1 votes:

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 12:26:23 AM  
1 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-06-13 12:25:24 AM  
1 votes:
Kick! Punch! It's all in the mind!
2014-06-13 12:24:08 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:05:29 AM  
1 votes:
People like to talk about how weird the Japanese are, but they really have nothing on our home-grown American nutjobs.
2014-06-12 11:59:22 PM  
1 votes:

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 11:50:35 PM  
1 votes:

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 11:44:58 PM  
1 votes:
2014-06-12 11:43:56 PM  
1 votes:
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 11:43:41 PM  
1 votes:
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 11:43:27 PM  
1 votes:
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 08:30:41 PM  
1 votes:
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 08:03:57 PM  
1 votes:
Gott ist tot
2014-06-12 08:03:00 PM  
1 votes:
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
 
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