100 West Street, Woodruff, Utah
frustration has been my default emotion since i turned like twelve yrs old…………
i hate planks so v much and i need them, but some ppl have back/disc problems !!!
WARNING!: don’t ever use SERGEANT flea and tick prevention products on your companion animals! We used some once on our cat and she foamed at the mouth. Now I just read online that a friend used it on her cat and she also foamed at the mouth, then later had a seizure that killed her. Please boycott this company and spread the word around!
!! ! ALSO, Hart’s flea medication scabs their skin over (they make various products too from treats, foods, toys, dishes, ETC i would just all around not use this brand)
This is the samsung building in Mauldin, SC. It is owned by Samsung but operated by Alorica. It operates as a call center primarily and I a few months ago relocated to south carolina for a job there. I worked two whole days of training before the shit went down.
Before I get into what happened to me here is a bit of back story. I am a transwoman and have been transitioning on hormones for 2 years now. They knew I was a transwoman upon hiring me and I made sure of it. Now we get onto what went down my second day of training.
I walked into the training room as I had the previous day and class was going as it had the first day. We get released for lunch and I grab a bite to eat from my car, use the restroom, and sit back in class. Class starts back up again and for the first 20 minutes it was okay. Suddenly I get pulled out of the class by the head trainer and The head of human resources. This is where everything goes horribly wrong.
The Head of human resources informs me that they saw me use the womens restroom (I identify as a woman and it IS the appropriate restroom for me to use) I am now informed by her that I am no longer allowed to use the womens rest room. In her EXACT words she tells me this “There are a lot of issues with allowing you to use the womens restroom, primarily we don’t want anyone yelling rape, so understand that you now have to use the mens restroom" I stand there, shocked, and ask if there is a private restroom I could use instead seeing as I do NOT want to put my well being at risk. They swiftly tell me, no. I am then told that I have to be addressed by my legal name from then on and they can’t use my preferred name. I must also now dress by the mens dress code and cease the way I was currently dressing.
I head back into class, now shaking violently after all of this. I pull the instructor aside and tell him I was informed of an emergency to excuse myself from class and head home. I have a complete breakdown and can no longer show up to the job.
I talk to a few lawyers and no one wants to take the case even though what they did violated the law big time. I eventually filed a report with the EEOC (equal employment opportunity commission) which tells me that what they did was a clear violation of my rights. Sadly 4 months later, I have heard NOTHING back from them.
Since I see them never being held accountable for the shit they put me though I decided to post this here. I know 2 other people who have gone through the same thing at this facility previously and I don’t want anyone to have to go through this again.
calling certain areas the “bad part of town” serves to dehumanize a group of people and turn them into a faceless mob of evil people; most of whom have very complex lives; and this middle+ class drive to just base an entire population’s existence around a nebulous idea of “crime” is a dehumanization tactic
Also, it’s almost always racist code for, “the colored side of town.”
Know Your Bisexual History: In 2011 Actor + Bisexual Rights Campaigner Alan Cumming, added his name to Bi Social Network’s “I Am Visible” bisexual awareness campaign. This step forward in bisexual visibility was the brain-child of Chicago bisexual activist, journalist and creator of the “Bi Social Network”, Adrienne Williams who initiated a poster campaign of a number of bisexual activists, including three by Cumming, (which can currently also be seen on their facebook page: 1, 2, 3 ).
In an extensive interview, campaign organizer Williams was quoted as saying,“He’s using his voice to stamp out biphobia and bi-erasure in entertainment, news and media and we are honored. If one bisexual life can be changed by showing that we are everywhere, that even in entertainment there are people like them, then all the better.”