Thursday, June 30, 2016

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You can't make this up. The site posted a letter that shows  what happens when communism meets the real world:

I was able to get a summer internship at a company that does work in the industry I want to work in after I graduate. Even though the division I was hired to work in doesn’t deal with clients or customers, there still was a very strict dress code. I felt the dress code was overly strict but I wasn’t going to say anything, until I noticed one of the workers always wore flat shoes that were made from a fabric other than leather, or running shoes, even though both of these things were contrary to the dress code.

I spoke with my manager about being allowed some leeway under the dress code and was told this was not possible, despite the other person being allowed to do it. I soon found out that many of the other interns felt the same way, and the ones who asked their managers about it were told the same thing as me. We decided to write a proposal stating why we should be allowed someone leeway under the dress code. We accompanied the proposal with a petition, signed by all of the interns (except for one who declined to sign it) and gave it to our managers to consider. Our proposal requested that we also be allowed to wear running shoes and non leather flats, as well as sandals (not flip-flops though) and other non-dress shoes that would fit under a more business casual dress code. It was mostly about the footwear, but we also incorporated a request that we not have to wear suits and/or blazers in favor of a more casual, but still professional dress code.

The next day, all of us who signed the petition were called into a meeting where we thought our proposal would be discussed. Instead, we were informed that due to our “unprofessional” behavior, we were being let go from our internships. We were told to hand in our ID badges and to gather our things and leave the property ASAP.

We were shocked. The proposal was written professionally like examples I have learned about in school, and our arguments were thought out and well-reasoned. We weren’t even given a chance to discuss it. The worst part is that just before the meeting ended, one of the managers told us that the worker who was allowed to disobey the dress code was a former soldier who lost her leg and was therefore given permission to wear whatever kind of shoes she could walk in. You can’t even tell, and if we had known about this we would have factored it into our argument.

I have never had a job before (I’ve always focused on school) and I was hoping to gain some experience before I graduate next year. I feel my dismissal was unfair and would like to ask them to reconsider but I’m not sure the best way to go about it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.   Rest of post. 

I bet she is a walking EEOC complaint in the future.  


Anonymous said...

I have never had a job before (I’ve always focused on school) and I was hoping to gain some experience before I graduate next year.

And sounds like the trend will continue. You were worth what you were paid.

PittPanther said...

She learned a lesson worth much more than whatever salary they would have paid her. She should be thankful she learned it early in life.

Anonymous said...

You have just had your first major work experience. All employees should take extreme care to do as instructed and follow all work policies instead of fomenting problems in the work place, especially interns and probationary employees. Mississippi is a right to work state where the employee serves at the will and pleasure of the employer. The Employer makes the rules for job attire and behavior. Being employed is not like a democracy. You should have accepted your manager's answer to your initial question. Here is the advice: Learn from this experience.

Anonymous said...

Honestly, it's kind of hard to blame the kid.

These people have been raised from birth in a world where folks in positions of "authority" were really just there to accommodate, praise, and coddle them. Until now, they haven't had the invaluable experience of being told to shut up because they have nothing useful to contribute.

Anonymous said...

She should have learned a valuable lesson, but it doesn't sound like she learned anything.

Anonymous said...

The boss is always the boss.

Anonymous said...

Huzzah for that company and its managers.

Those children should send a note of thanks. First time in their lives they figured out the stars don't revolve around them.

Anonymous said...

She didn't learn a lesson. She still thinks the company was wrong to dismiss her and her fellow cry babies. Lesson learned would have been for her to admit she was wrong and apologize to her former bosses. But no, she faults them for not explaining the situation with the wounded Vet. It was none of her damn business, especially being an intern. She needs to go home and suckle at momma's breast a while longer and grow up before trying to enter the job market.

Anonymous said...

I have a hard time believing this story is real. How can you not tell someone is using a prosthetic leg and you work around them everyday. I call BS.

Anonymous said...

I like the one intern that refused to sign the petition. That kid is going places!

Anonymous said...

12:33, easy to understand when you see how the kid was much more interested in their own self rather than the job or any of the other workers. I think they should go into politics. Would make a dandy politician.

Anonymous said...

12:33 I've worked around some I swear had a prosthetic brain.

Anonymous said...

What kind of INTERN tries and makes demands? Shut up, try and learn a thing or two, and do your job.

Anonymous said...

Insular, self-absorbed, can't-see-past-nose-on-face, asshat. Precisely what is to be expected from a post-modernist upbringing.

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