Re: Sick WalMart employee with severely poor hygiene
by b d. - Posted Tue October 20, 2009 @ 1:38 AM
i worked at a very famous fast food restaurant that serves chicken for several years when i was young. i never called into work mostly because of my work ethic. however, there was one time when i was extremely ill with the flu and i showed up to work. i figured it was better to show up (obviously sick) than to call in and have people gossip and wonder if i was lying. i told them when i showed up that i wasn't feeling well, and if they needed to send someone home...then i'd like to go. they usually did send people home at some point to save labor costs.
i was made to stay at work for hours when i should've been sent home immediately. it was only when customers started asking what in the world i was doing at work did i get sent home. i wasn't coughing in people's faces or anything...but i had the flu! my eyes were watering...my face was pale...and i wasn't smiling...that's for sure!
companies like that are all about one thing...PROFIT! it doesn't matter the cost. miserable employees? infected customers? who cares! if you can give money and take money...that's all that matters!
it used to disgust me. employees would call in and make up stories about why they couldn't be at work...car broke down...babysitter didn't show up...blah blah blah. employees who never called in would come down with a serious illness and come in anyway...and still be forced to work. that's the way it is. just be glad it was as wal mart and not a place that was handling your FOOD! it happens all the time....every day.