In a demo of what a company thinks about the employees AND customers, they don't care.... here's an email that I got from head office, after trying to get my job back... (this was over the fact that my manager said I could have my job back at "The Real Canadian Superstore")
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Hi (real name omitted).
I'm Zig, the Union Rep. for the Lloydminster RCSS. I wish I could say "I've
never heard that before", but I've heard it so many times it does not surprise
me. Your supervisor may or may not have been sincere, however they do not do the
hiring. If you have ever worked for Westfair Foods (RCSS, Extra Foods’ parent
Company) and had any problems, i.e. work related or medical, you will never work
for another Westfair company again. I have heard of people who had no problems
at work, but when they tried to get re-hired could not, do to the fact the
supervisor did not like them. The problem is to get RCSS to tell you why they
won’t re-hire you. Under the law they don’t have to. If you could get that
information you might be able file a complaint under Human Rights Laws.
I have filed many Grievances in the past two years dealing with injured people
at RCSS. If you are injured and RCSS thinks you might be a problem, in the
future, they try to get rid of you in the most cost efficient way possible. They
might even suggest that you quit; get yourself together and we’ll hire you back.
If you quit, they haven’t broken any laws, because you quit. They will never
hire you back; their problem is solved. Sad but true.
Unfortunately there is nothing I could do for you. I have, in the past tried to
get RCSS to tell me way someone was not getting hired back but they refused.
Since people who do not work for RCSS, are not covered by any Collective
Agreement, the H.R. department will not talk to us about them. The only way RCSS
talks to me is if they have to and that only happens if there is a violation of
the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Had you talked to me before you quit, I
would have told you there was a slim chance of getting re-hired with RCSS.
I am sorry that I haven’t been much help. RCSS is not a very caring Company. If
there is anything I might be able to assist you with, please contact me and I
will try to help.
UFCW Local 401
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They don't care about the customer... and there you have it --- they definitely (note that it is spelled correctly) don't give a rat's a$$ about their employees!
I will probably switch my SIN number and name now so I can work for them again