Left Brain/Right Brain___Whatever!

Hmmm! I guess we are not rocking the emotions today. Are you just not feeling it? I would love to feel it but my Right brain has some damages.  Whatever! My body has a lot of damages.  You don’t understand. Break it down to me.  When the Right Brain is damaged I lack the ability to decipher emotional information. I’m not ignoring the body language, facial expression, gesture, or the tone in people’s voices. I just can’t interpret nonverbal communication. So the key to your ignition doesn’t ignite your engine and you are left with the remix of cold cognition.  Sounds like R. Kelly Trapped In The Closet to me. Who is R. Kelly?  A soulful songwriter and producer whose ignition had a lot of issues. He step away from the spotlights into his closet so his behavior would go into remission.

Basically, it just hard for you to put yourself in others people’s NIKES and you could not afford AIR JORDANS.  The price should not be so high that people assume you know how to behave and you really don’t.  The key to unlocking the door is to TEACH. Oooh! I have a great mentor out there who taught me the bottom line is what you need to know.  One cannot go from zero to one hundred. There are small steps we must take to reach our goal.  One day you will reach one hundred.  I can see why a person behavior would go off the chain when you are singing to the tune of Alicia Keys song, NO ONE.  I struggle big time socially.  I struggle big time medically.  So, Whatever! You are no different from me. There are many things in my life that needs improvement. Every person on this planet needs to improve something in their life.

What did you say your name is?  I didn’t but people call me NLD Syndrome. I’m talking about the name on your birth certificate. Oh! My for real name is Constance. Well, for real Constance if I had to put my name down for every infected body part or missing part there would be no room for my parents name, date of birth, time, and the stamp of approval that the birth certificate is legitimate. See that long sentence I just wrote. Yeah! It is called a run on sentence.  I don’t need an English lesson. Constance, the point is my name would look just like that sentence on the birth certificate. That is what I’m trying to tell you.  I don’t get the whole picture. So, Whatever! If my body was a puzzle, BABY,  there are pieces missing but I still can function. Another part in my body will pick up the tab.  In the medical community a doctor will explain that you are born with 2 lungs. If one lung goes the other one is set up to carry on. This is the BIGGEST mistake the psychiatric community makes. Some other plan of action can be put into place.   The tab can be picked up to keep people with mental illness from feeling hopeless, a shame, and humiliated. We want you to seek help. People view mental illness as prolonged. A physical illness will take the body out quicker.

You are NOT terminally ill if you have been diagnosed with a mental illness.  How does the Left Brain pick up the tab?  I have so much verbiage.  I’m talking all over the place. Wow! You become the VOICE.  Have you ever watch that show? There is a lot of body language and begging on that show. Adam Levine stretches across his desk as if he is the most desperate artist begging to win the next season over Blake Shelton.  Pharrell with that baby-face smile leaning forward poking out his neck signaling,  “Come Home.”  Christine Aguilera using her hand movements to rope people in to be on her team.  Blake Shelton watching those cowboy boots, beating on his desk, and giving a friendly reminder to the new artist he has won three times.

My writing can go on for eons without me getting to the point. My friends last story was like that but she had a lot of points to make. :) I starting reading early and my teacher thought I was gifted. When I was promoted to the next grade it took me too long to write and my hands got sore. It look like I was coloring instead of writing.  I couldn’t keep up because I was so unorganized. I got into trouble so many times when the teacher would say,  “can you just imagine.” It would piss me off and my behavior begin to boil over like rice.  Oh God, when the teacher start repeating lessons my head would spin around.  At that moment I felt as though I needed a priest to keep me from peeing on the carpet. I got this. I have the HERE-SAY PROGRAM. I’m auditory-verbal  At the end of the school day my brain felt like it had heard it all and I had said TOO much. Math became complex because it was so abstract. I would use all these big words in my writing but the paper said nothing.

I have a lot of memory but it is hard for me to take my old thoughts and transfer what I had learned to new situation. I have come a long way and I have gotten much better. Good for you Constance. I want to make friends and develop relationships. After reading my friend’s story I realized the corporate community are afraid people will band together, make policy changes, defend their human/civil rights. If she struggled on her job and nothing was put in place for her to do an effective job, I will have a much tougher path to follow.  True Dat! When my mother found out the final word on my diagnoses she was relieved but she cried for days. My mother came across a chart. Listed on the chart was Syndromes With Social Incompetencies. It listed Williams Syndrome (WS), Autism, High Function Autism (HFA) Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), Hyperlexia, Asperger’s Syndrome (AS), and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLD). On the left hand side of the chart it has Speech, IQ, Motor, and Behavior.

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLD) has early speech and vocabulary development. Pragmatic and prosody is poor. One may not be tactful when knowing when to end a conversation or how fast they are talking. As the saying goes silence can be golden but if you don’t know when to stop talking a problem exist big time. Common sense and being realistic is the ruler of today. Hey! Good news, it can be taught.  IQ for Nonverbal Learning Disability is normal to superior. VIQ>PIQ means Verbal Intelligence is much greater than the actual Performance. Whatever! Donald Trump is leading in the polls and he’s a Billionaire. As a matter of fact The DONALD has inspired me to write this story and the next story coming your way real soon. There are a lot of people who talk a GOOD GAME and still get paid. One of my favorite people was Darrell Issa. Issa reasoning, abstract or not was shot to hell.  He never found any criminal activity against former Attorney General Eric Holder.  I can’t really say Issa talked a GOOD GAME but he talked a lot, had no common sense, and was very unrealistic. He is the richest member in Congress. Dang!  Consultants are the new VIQ>PIQ and any person that fall in this category.  Motor skills for NLD dexterity is a problem. The skill to paint, eat with chopstick or a fork takes eye hand coordination. So Jack be nimble Jack be quick is hard for Jack to comprehend.  Jack can learn and start to mend. Writing, typing cutting with scissors and buttoning clothes can be a pain in the a**.  People diagnosed with NLD  have a tendency to sit on the floor to eat to help maintain their balance.  As far as NLD Behavior goes people who are diagnose with this syndrome lack skills in receptive and expressive language hindering their verbal communication skills.

The biggest problem I have is when I become angry no one wants to help me or give me strategies and coping skills. They want to shove a bunch of pills down my throat. So they bring out Austin Powers and tell me to, “Oh Behave Baby!”  I have had the police called on me. People want to lock me away. I have been kicked out of those so-called self-righteous NLD groups.  They just want to talk about NLD Syndrome.  I live in the real world not a thread.  What I say can get me killed outside that thread. You don’t have to say anything and can get killed. I am at a greater risk if NO ONE understands that my behavior is UNINTENTIONAL.  I strongly feel the psychiatric community should address race, politics, cultural diversity.   NLD is not the biggest problem I have. There have been several Black women and Black males shot down by the police. You haven’t forgot Sandy Hook?   The school located in Sandy Hook was not for children with extraordinary minds, unique abilities, and multi-level learning styles.

You have 16 contenders running for 2016.  These contenders has made several social blunders, gaffes, faux pas, and slip ups INTENTIONALLY.   You better know who is MENTALLY CHALLENGED.  If the psychiatric community can’t address these conversation in their group maybe they need to be turned over to the Citizen Commission On Human Right (CCHR). These are the watchdog investigating and exposing Psychiatric Human Rights Violation. BOW WOW WOW YIPPY YO YIPPY YEAH!  Turn the Dog catcher loose.   While we’re at it let’s turn over the 16 contenders for next year Presidency to CCHR. It is Time for the NLD Community to visit http://www.cchr.org.  It took me years to be diagnosed as NLD Syndrome.  NLD Syndrome is not on my birth certificate.  You have people in the next election singing, “If I Only Had A Brain.”   They should be singing, “I Sure Got A Lot Of Nerves.”  Has anyone stopped you and asked if you used your Left Brain/Right Brain__Whatever!

Snitch This! Here’s The Playlist.

Whew-Wee! You mean to tell me the associates are not allowed to sit on the benches any more.  What! The only place you can have your breaks and lunches will be in the Break Room or outside.  Hey, I will admit I sat over in the corner by the service desk and would eat my lunch. No one could see me. The majority of the times when the associates came to pick up their returns they did not know I was there. Other associates begin to come and sit on the bench inside customer service.  There are 2 benches by the time clock near the podium. One night I was sitting behind the service desk eating my lunch. The Co-manager comes up and started throwing return buckets around. This incident was witness by 2 other associates and the other CSM.  The CSM said it happen to her over the weekend.  Okay! The other CSM acted like it was a normal occurrence.  Lets just assume the Co-Manager was angry probably because the returns had not been picked up by the associates or the Co-manager may have felt the CSMs had not called out enough times. I continued to eat my lunch.  The next night the assistant manager rolls up and tells me it was very unprofessional to eat behind the service desk. The assistant manager said she would inform the other associates they could not eat in the area by customer service and sit on the benches by the TIME clock.  The customers would get mad if they would see us sitting around and not waiting on them.   What I couldn’t understand is you could not see me behind the service desk. You had to either be told by someone I was there or come into customer service to physically know I was there. The majority of the associates are aware I very seldom go to the Break Room.

Here we go again!  Some people don’t give up. We can now add the vacation request and the public service announcement by the store manager booting me off THE BENCH as another pattern of Walmart’s retaliation for JULY.  Request date was May 23, 2015 and only 1 week approved in JULY 2015.  CEO Doug McMillon is going to be thrill to death. I don’t mine filing the 4th Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Missouri Commission On Human Rights complaint. The contact number is 573-751-3300. That just means more paperwork and giving The Human Rights Commission more information about Walmart’s unfair labor practices. The people Walmart leave in charge. Wait to you get further in the story. You will see WHY the month of JULY really means so much to me. I won’t spoil the surprise.

Strange, in 2008 I would stand by the cart carrel to gather heat when my body became cold(booted out).  In  2011 the room by automotive where customers waited for their cars(booted out).  Same year, over on the grocery side behind DSD, the room where they kept the red totes with the cigarettes(booted out). In  2012 the room behind customer service was well heated(booted out).  I was in areas where the customer could not see me nor the associates. I was booted out by the same Co-manager.  I just wanted a place to eat in peace. Here it is JULY 2015, maybe this Co-manager just wants me booted out of the building period.  I guess it is more professional for the Co-manager to throw around return buckets and let the associates see how well she handle situations.  Well, you know you can’t single a person out. I guess the store manager forgot in 2013 he sent another Co-manager to boot me out of a small area.  Now it has been made into a tiny office.  The store manager made the announcement everyone has to eat in the Break Room or outside.  I wonder if the Co-manager left something out? Maybe she forgot to tell the Store Manager how many times she has booted me out.  Even in the nightly meetings because I ask too many questions I was booted out.  What do you think? It feels to me as though I was singled out. I wonder if any of the other associates has been booted out as many TIMES as I have.

DUDE! I am not a union organizer. Just to let you know I am not being disrespectful to management. Walmart has a gift card out that has a grey background with bold dark grey capital letters spelling out the word DUDE.  I bought one to show certain members of management because if you say something they may take offense to what you say or take what you say out of context. I was in the office talking to an assistant manager about my vacation time. My voice elevated and she said it appeared to her I was coming across as angry. WOW! I explain to her I thought I was expressing myself as being passionate. Here goes the “Angry Black Women Syndrome.” There has been many times this assistant manager has been out on the floor and raised her voice at the associates. I thought she was frustrated because the grocery side has always been short on staffing. I never viewed her as an angry White Women. Sir Chris Knight of the Round Table this why the President always kept a smooth low tone.   Strange how certain members of management are the flame throwers of disrespect. Another adverse action on Wal-marts behalf. It only creates a hostile environment. Yes, it will affect the associate job performance.  The Associates see Wal-mart as bullies. Walmart takes everything away, dictating all the rules, and humiliating the associates by saying they are slow and unproductive.  We just recently lost 2 more GOOD PEOPLE and hard workers for this very same reason. Man! I hate being stereotyped.

Man! Where did the TIME go?  Where’s your buddy?  He is back in lawn and garden tonight?  USA is working in so many departments tonight. All the associates are spread thin and working in different areas.  There are not a lot of people on Gm side. We are needed on the Grocery Side. So call me early for my returns. I certainly will.  Are you taking an early break? What are you going to eat? Tonight I will snack on a Rocky Road Snicker and a Naked Mango Smoothie.  I will save the ice-cream for another day.  You look so peaceful sitting there.  I’m really tired. Sall, I promised you a story.  This one is for you. I have been reflecting back on many of my stories. There are a lot of people missing in action. As my memory unfolds these where all GOOD PEOPLE. It’s all GOOD. I hated to see them leave the store.  Each person left me feeling reassured they would be alright.  It was better for their health, well-being, and they were looking forward to a salary increase.   Many of the associates made it clear they wanted better treatment and could wait on the pay increase. These associates were tire of the poor treatment they had receive from Walmart. No matter how hard the associates would try they were viewed as slow and unproductive.

How in the world can you schedule the associates pass their availability without asking? Walmart doesn’t mine it is just another violation with a LOOPHOLE.  The rules in the policy can change at anytime to suit the needs of Walmart.  It was hard to come to work while certain members of management would beat you down. In the morning when it was time to get off, your self-esteem was wrapped around your knee caps.   Certain members of management on several occasions reminded the associates if they did not like Walmart’s treatment they could go elsewhere.  How many TIMES have I been told the very same thing by certain members of management.  All those GOOD PEOPLE who are no longer with the store looks very relieved and less stressed.   All those GOOD people came back in the store to remind the workers how much they miss them.  Sall, they left me with GOOD memories.   WOW! To go so far as to tell an associate to find another job if you don’t play by Walmart’s rules.  It can make the associates feel helpless. Time to be a Disruptive Innovator. Here goes being bad and breaking chain of command to bring a new way to get this message off of the bench and onto the GRID. On a GOOD note Oprah said don’t forget to document.  Oprah stated sometimes it is TIME  to move on to another job.  Snitch This! Here’s the Playlist.

Please Visit:

Indeed-www.indeed.com

Monster

GlassDoor

SimplyHired

AolJob.com

Jobdiagnosis.com

Beyond.com

About.com

Ziprecruiter, Inc. http://www.ziprecruiter.com

USAJobs-www.usajobs.gov

Snagajob-www.snagajob.com

The Ladders

Dice

Salary.com

Internship.com

Wall Street Journal Career Site

CollegeRecruiter.com

Jobing.com

Jobcentral.com

Net-temp.com

Idealist.org

Job.com

Sall, there are so many jobs websites. Forbes listed Top 75 Websites for your career in alphabetical order.  Forbes also have 100 top websites for Women. I say to you Sall, Raison d’être. You will never have to feel like you are trapped.  I really did not like being called a Snitch. Toure thinks it is horrible too. I figure if I SNITCH it would be to help and serve a greater purpose for other people’s live.  I really don’t like the term Snitch. Who’s Toure? He is a guardian of the Knights of The Round Table on MSNBC.  Guess What! I am not sitting on the bench delivering a locked in message. Power to the GRID! Sall, I want the world to know that these people on this list will always be eternal flames in my heart.

There are TIMES when I created a list and I can see race, age, sex, national origin, religion, and color just pop out. Asking questions helps. Let’s visit Mr. Rogers neighborhood.  Who dominates this list?  What? Shut Up!

1.) Nadia-Mommy of the Year. Love sharing time with her sons. She was a GOOD HARD WORKER and loved her job at Walmart. What a loss!

2.) Pete-Mr. Stylist himself and loved every kind of shoe in the world. GOOD WORKER, friendly and easy-going and definitely GOOD PEOPLE.

3.) Rashaud- Love his music and the Brother could sing. GOOD WORKER. Doing his thing at GM. His favorite candy was vanilla carmen creme. Rashaud did not like being called a BOY.  So Snitch This! There’s more to the Playlist.

4.) Antonio-Delightful personality and very unique. I can see Antonio zipping through the store with his bag of Smart Popcorn and his bottle of Star Bucks Frappaccino on his lunch hour.  GOOD PERSON and he tried hard.

5.) Balvin-Mr. Healthy eater. Love mangoes, avocados, all types of fruit just like you Sall.  A very Hard and GOOD WORKER. All around  smooth and a very easy-going person.  What a loss.  Balvin comes in Walmart at night proudly wearing his Park Hill School District Badge.  This brother made it clear he would go out on his own terms.  He was told basically by the Co-manager if he could not wax the floors they no longer had any use for his services.  Park Hill is now hiring.

6.) Rob loved his old school music, a comedian, and love old school candy.  GOOD PEOPLE and GOOD WORKER

7.) Tanya-The Grandmother of the year. Always shopping for her grandchildren and Ms. Entrepreneur of opening up a chain of Day Care Centers. Hold onto your dream. GOOD PEOPLE and GOOD WORKER.

Sall, there have only been 6 Black assistant managers in this store over a period of 14 years. Walmart will probably bring another Black manager to cover up. Can Walmart cover up all the hurt and pain they have cause the associates?  Look around. There is not one Black manager in the store yet.  Hmmm! How discriminatory is this?  It didn’t take long to get rid of Mr. Ricky.  Who mastermind a plan to alleviate all Black Assistant Managers from store #2857?  When you write a story and the people start disappearing  from the story there is great cause to be concerned.  The Confederate Flag has been removed.  Walmart said they would participate in removing symbols of the confederate flag.   Now it is TIME for the IDEOLOGY, and the people who wants to hang onto the GOOD OLD BOY SYSTEM, and THE TAP ON THE BACK be taken DOWN.  Home Office controls the heat, water, and air. If everything is control by Home Office maybe it is TIME for the associates to organize and go to HOME OFFICE and list concerns for yourself, the store, and pay increases. The associates have the right to organize and Town Hall management out of their positions.  I think this is why the associates can no longer set on THEM THERE BENCHES.  They can always go to the GRID and they won’t get wrote up.  Walmart may have Pull the Plug but I, Linda Garrett, choose to breathe on my own.   Can you hear Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald singing On My Own? It would truly help if the associates get in touch with HOME OFFICE, the news media, and DWIT (Do Whatever It Takes) to bring down the Confederate Flag. This is Slavery, Bondage, and Control. The associates have always held the power in their hand. Now it is TIME to use their VOICES. Now you see WHY I get booted out.

Sall, we need to be a part of the policy making process. THE TAP ON THE BACK gives Walmart leverage to change their policy to fit their needs at any given TIME not the associates. The TAP ON THE BACK disrespect the workers rights and weakens the laws of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Sall, Title Vll prohibits employment discrimination based on race, religion, sex, color, and national origin. Sall, you are from Africa. Knowing your rights gives you leverage and puts the power in your hands not Walmart.  The TAP ON THE BACK gives power to Walmart Corporation who has failed to respect the laws.   It is quite easy for Walmart to disrespect those associate who has worked for Walmart Corporation for many years..  Tenure is not respected.  We are not respected .   An example would be Walmart raise increase. The longer a person stay their wage is suppressed even more. This hinders the development of ones job performance.  Sall, there are laws that protect you from pay discrimination. Anyone coming in after the raise increase has walked into the door making more than the person who spent years to get to the new associates salary. Think about the people who were here before the wage increase went into effect.  Some associates were paid at a higher rate and were in a lower pay grade.  Who wants more responsibility in a higher pay grade but receives less money? How did these associates reach their salary cap so soon?   Walmart raise increase is based on how much they favor an individual.  God has no favorites. God grants Grace. God does not discriminate Amen!

Every person did not get a raise but many of the associates thought the raise would be for all of Walmart associates. Laws are put in place that protect our HUMAN RIGHTS against Discrimination In The WorkPlace. Can I get an Amen from Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, from New York?  Missouri is a No Fault State but it does not give Walmart Corporation the right to create an UMBRELLA OF LIES. Do not be intimidated by Walmart’s size.  Walmart must be held accountable for their sins.  Sometimes we fall from GRACE because we are BLINDED by GREED which stares us in the FACE. Corporations lose sight of the people who put them on the map. Money is the #1 priority.  We lose GOOD EMPLOYEES. We lose GOOD CUSTOMERS, We lose GOOD MANAGEMENT.  From the echoes of Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts, if you are too big to fail you are too big to exist.  From the battle cries of Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont, Demos.org, UpWorthy, and many others the minimum wage needs to be raised to $15.00 an hour in order to be competitive. To uplift the poor from the poverty level and keep the middle class in tack.  Can I get AMEN to that?

I love AMAZING GRACE. The tune floating in my head is Oh Happy Day. When Jesus washed, Oh when he washed, he washed my sins away.  Oh Happy Day. No you don’t earn Grace. Grace is granted by GOD Almighty. Grace is a special gift handed to us by God who will forgive our sins. God will judge us all in the end.  Do we deserve GRACE? NO!  Man judges but can never grant a person GRACE. There is so much that man has to forgive about himself so he may judge objectively. Who forgives our sin?  Well, you know some people are not in the forgiveness business.  Thank God for granting us GRACE.  God Favors us all. Man has his favorites. Sall, this is when discrimination comes into play because one side is favored more than the other. God does not discriminate. God is in a Neutral Zone.  Through Gods lens he sees no color, dollar amount doesn’t matter, nor the size of the corporation, and whether or not if you are a celebrity, when your ship sails it will be TIME to go.   Oh Happy Day. Sall, this is why we need to step outside and bring in independent investigators who do not work for Walmart and will remain Neutral in evaluating any type of grievance. All the people on the list below need to know they do have a choice and always get a second opinion. It doesn’t need to be Wal-Mart’s opinion.

Off the top of my head I do not wish to view any of the associates as FAMILIAR STRANGERS.  Somewhere down the line Sall, we must complete the conversation and learn to get along in order to have a productive work night especially when we are short on people. We spend a lot of hours together and I would like to think I have learned something about each associate as they come to the register.  What puts a smile on their face and keep the associates in the boundaries of remaining human? Let’s go for 25 smiles 25 associates.

1.) Ricardo-walnuts and avocados

2.) Karen-mocho frappachino and M&M’s

3.) Tim-oatmeal cookies and Sunkist orange soda

4.) Dwight-mangoes and plum

5.) Charlotte-cherry coke and peanuts

6.) Tony-Red Bull and Dorritoes

7.) Jeannine-Marlboro Red and Twizzler

8.) Cory-pizza and sherbet ice-cream

9.) Unisa-KickStart Cherry Mt. Dew and Rice Crispy Treats

10.) Alex-Lipton Green Tea and Life Savers Gummy Treats

11.) De Andre-Welches Fruit Snack and Gatorade Blue Drink

12.) Ashley Cherry Coke and Chocolate Mushroom Cookies

13.) Tanetra-Coke and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup

14.) Robert-Mini Fudge Brownies and Red Kool-Aid

15.) Jamie-Chobani Coconut yogurt and strawberry cupcakes

16.) Daniel-Barbecue Pork sandwich and Vanilla Double Shot

17.) Tretez- Twix and White Hersey Chocolate bar

18.) Ms Peggy-coffee and pure ice one flavored drink

19.) Brady-Octopus and Butter Pecan Ice Cream

20.) Keon-Graham Crackers and Manchurian noodles

21.) Hans-Lime popsicle and chocolate candy

22.)David-Rice Crispy Treats and Mt. Dew Code Red

23.) Derrick-Watermelon gum and Mt. Dew

24.) Mrs. Lauren-butter frosting cakes and cookies

25.) Sara P-pickles and Dr. Pepper

These are all GOOD people and hard workers. Our store consist of many GOOD hard workers.  I probably can name something they all like or they all like to do or places where the associates visited. The associates are not FAMILIAR STRANGERS but more like FAMILY.  This is how the job gets done by being able to communicate to an associate the smallest of their interest is important.  Let the associates know you are paying attention and you do care.

I can look in the basket of many of the customers and remind them if they left out any general merchandise or grocery items. There are a lot of GOOD customers that have frequent the store. We have lost a lot of GOOD customers.  The people feel Walmart does not provide quality service. The customers do not like the way Walmart treats the associates. Many of the customers children were hired at Walmart and this was their first job experience.  Doctors, Attorneys, Pilots, Judges and all people from difference nationalities and all walks of life get off the plane from KC International, which is just around the corner. People coming in off their flight was surprised Walmart didn’t have the latest technology and the store was so outdated. A young man from Arizona said he was surprised we didn’t have any self-checkout.  He said for over 5 years he worked installing registers for Walmart Corporation but had since parted ways. He said any tech that walks in a store and notice you have no self-checkout lanes it meant the store was at risk for high theft. Not putting in self-check out lanes would be a way to reduce loss in the store. Interesting!

Our registers had the oldest programs and should have been upgraded in 2007.  Every register has crash. The most popular registers 19,1,5,7,9,11,13,17,20,21,22,24,25,26,27,29, and 32.  At the Service desk 91 hasn’t worked in a long time  Register 93 has a tendency to freeze. Register 95 bas been in and out of commission. Register 2,8, and 19(still have problems), 68 and 27 was down on the general merchandise side.  Who did we serve with all those registers out of commission on and off for the past 8 yrs? Who was in violation? Did the customers receive GOOD service?  Is this one of the reason why Walmart has such a low score in customer service? Ask Consumer Report and Shop Smart.   There were no registers opened because people were not hired to be placed on the broken registers.  How much sense does that make?  Instead of getting new registers and turnstiles we have received another patch job.  All those years and the registers was not working properly. What about the scales?  Now there is one hell-of-a compliance issue.  A fortune could be made if the customers fruit and vegetables were not weighed properly.  Electronics has a huge compliance issue.  Two people should be staffed in Electronics at all Times.  Hey Walmart can change the rules anytime.  The Debit readers are still a major problem.  Debit readers are unable to read the credit/debit cards with the new computer chip.  Customers do not wish to swipe their card 2 or more times.  Yes, the customers has been overcharged and called Walmart out. The customer showed on their smartphones, iPhones, and Androids it was a Walmart’s problem not a banking problem. The customer wanted the problem resolved right away.  Customers has made it clear, “who needs management.”  Customers had the policy on their phones which loaded a lot quicker than management responded.  Snitch This! Here’s The Playlist.

It would be so much better if new TOUCH SCREEN computers had been installed and a faster program used.  MOTOROLA!  Come on now. Guess who was held accountable for the mechanical errors. SURPRISE!  See these dates Sall, 5/30/2012, 7/13/2012, 7/16/2012, 7/26/2012, 9/22/2012. This was my last trip to HR.  I walk around every night with those dates in my pocket.   I wrote a story on November 26, 2012,  Please Proceed__Get The Transcript. Those dates demonstrates coaching for failure not for success. It reminds me of certain members management behind the camera. This was another attempt to set me up for a Structural Dismissal or Structural Discharge.  There are other Structural dates that followed in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Even before these dates I noticed a pattern of INTENTIONAL unnecessary write ups. Sall, it is just another fancy way of saying you are on your way to getting FIRED TRUMP STYLE.  Well in my case, certain members of management are doing everything in their power Intentionally and will create a LIE to get rid of me, you, and any person who stands up for themselves. Did you notice a pattern, Sall?  Wow! management was really desperate in JULY of 2012.  They are desperate now.  JULY 2015 has arrive. It felt as though I have being money laundered and hung out to dry. In cases of money laundering it is never done all at once. Information is altered to make the transaction appear more acceptable. Walmart has their heart set on taking me to the cleaners. I have always wanted what was best for the associates and the customers.  This is no longer Walmart’s goal.

Look out for the words INVOLUNTARY TERMINATION with MISCONDUCT on exit papers. You better know it!  I have read many of the associates exits papers in my Time.   Sall, INVOLUNTARY TERMINATION is what I call a Euphemism. It is the polite way so folks don’t get embarrassed telling the associate they are booted out permanently.  Corporations go through the back door so employers can avoid paying benefits to employees.  Who volunteers to get fired? Will any of the personal discussions/verbal, written coaching and the lousy evaluation you receive be dropped if you decide to return?  Are you going to receive the salary you left out with if and when you return? What a way to say you are out the door.  Why would an associate come back to the scene of the crime in 30 days for rehire?  Really! Get fired again. Now Walmart or any corporation can say how they really worked with you and they tried so hard.  What employer would take an associate back with MISCONDUCT? Does Walmart have some sort of 30 day treatment plan before they fire you again?  Charges not expunged. Well, the new Euphemism of today would be  INVOLUNTARY WORK SLAUGHTER.  If you come back for the 2nd TIME I guess it would be 2nd degree associate slaughter.  Have you figured out who got burned?  What a way to destroy your work record. You think Unemployment is going to give you any BENEFITS? NO! Is it set up this way to force an associate back to the corporation without them paying any BENEFITS. This doesn’t appear to be legal.

Look for patterns of behaviors and always watch the dates.  The cashiers, CSMs, and any associate call to the register off the floor are at high risk of getting on a register and being set up by certain members of management behind the looking-glass or AP (100). I am not being paranoid. I have went through this personal hell myself. I have other dates to prove Walmart’s reckless Intentional behavior.  Are the cameras for the associates?  Are the cameras for the associates who are viewed as thieves?   Certain management can get on an associate for Time theft or grazing(eating an item that has not been purchased) on the clock.   No person working at Walmart should be mentally raped by the excessive surveillance of certain  members of management. Get another storyline when it comes to the registers.  How can Walmart hold the associates accountable for their being out of compliance?  The Coin-Star machine needs to be checked. Customers are putting their money in the machine and when the customer gets to the register the ticket will say Do not redeem this ticket has been used. The whole store needed to be remodeled by 2007 but instead we got a patch job. Now we are getting another patch job.  Walmart Corporation needs to be held accountable. Walmart create policies, drop the ball on policies, and pick up the ball on policies to cover Walmart not the associate. Sall, this is where the associates have the right to assemble and change the rules of the game to benefit their behalf. Sall, there are many things that needs to be fixed in Walmart and with Walmart Corporation. The greatest news of today Sall, you are not one of the people who needs to be fixed. You are definitely GOOD people with great potentials.  Amen to that with a tip of a hat. More voices are needed.

Two years ago the roof got worked on, maybe.  Unbelievable! Look what happened the other night.  An object punctured the roof. The rain came pouring in from the roof  and caused damage to merchandise in certain areas. The grocery side vestibule and the general merchandise side vestibule floods quite often. There are leaks throughout the ceiling.  I just hope and pray the roof doesn’t collapse killing any of the associates or any members of management.  It shouldn’t take a tragic event to happen at Walmart to get it right. Will Walmart be held accountable for being out of compliance?

Surveys out and it is Time to tell the CEO Doug McMillon, Judith McKenna, Chief Operating Manager US Walmart, and Gregg Foran, President and CEO Walmart US how I and many associates feel.

1.) The wage put before the associates was unfair, not competitive, and done in a deceptive manner.  This wage is suppressive for those who have been at Walmart for many years. This wage covers up and goes through the backdoor on person who have worked on a lower level and paid more by means of the Tap On The Shoulder.  Capped out associates received a 2% increase.  The associates who are at a higher level and paid less and not capped out early is the man in the middle whose salary has no wage increase at all.

2.) Walmart reputation has been scarred by not offering $15.00 an hour.  Walmart is a major beneficiary of Food Stamps and EBT. Walmart workers cost the taxpayers $6.2 Billion in Public Assistance.  Walmart gets $104 million dollar tax break for giving their executives outrageous pay packages and bonuses.  The associates get ran into the ground and ends up utilizing public assistance.  Big time former CEO Mike Duke got off  the hinge with fringe benefits by running a company into the ground.  Walmart got away with just being embarrassed. Our last bonus was $34.00 and  before it was $62.00. I want to let the mom, Amanda Moore, who went to a hearing on raising the minimum wage for $15.00 is ab-so-lute-ly correct. When will the associates of Walmart get a raise in their PAY CHECK.

3.)  The associates low wages contributes to Walmart map of success.   The success of Walmart depends upon associates not being payed their fair share.  The associates are a huge part of the Walmart Welfare system at $9.00 hr. The contributions of the many hours worked by the associates can easily be remedied by hiring the appropriate staffing.  Hiring for full-time employment instead of running Super Center stores off of part-time employment, skeletal crews, and contracts of Labor Ready associates who do not make the 90 days. This is an Intentional strategy I feel Walmart puts into place to get their job done. Walmart can control the accrued vacation TIME of the associates by not hiring. This forces the associates who have been there the longest into 1 week of vacation even if you have earn 3 weeks. So as you can see Walmart takes away associates benefits.  Only Walmart benefits.

4.) Walmart pay grade can be easily understood. The problem with the pay grade are associates who gets the TAP ON THE SHOULDER  get a higher rate of pay.  The associate with the higher level pay grade is lower. Who wants more responsibility for less money? Who wants a big fancy title to later find out it is just a big fancy title with more work.

5.) If you were not over the paid grade or salary capped out then you were left out of the raise increase.  Why isn’t a salary cap or bonus cap placed on the CEO’s and other big time executives?

6.) The associates are not satisfied with the overnight differential, and rate of pay. The associates felt compelled to sign as they do with any other personal discussion, written or verbal coaching out of fear due to retaliation.

7.) There is a huge disconnect in the store. The store manager is very distant, verbally abusive to members of management, and associates. Negative feedback is his specialty.   This was the person in charge of explaining the pay wage. Really!  All the overnight associates dying to get home from the brutal night they worked to be called in the personnel office to face off with WHO, Randall Addison. No it was not explained thoroughly to the associates. What took Randall Addison so long to tell the associates how the pay wage would work? Where is HR? If any associates has any grievance use your open door. Contact Delinda Davis-913-268-7904 or Gerald Henrickson-913-268-7904.  The doors of the Church is always open. Find a Neutral Zone that will weigh both sides.  So to all the associates you need to step outside and use the number above. Don’t forget HOME OFFICE is Walmart big send off button. Walmart works for Walmart.

Can you answer these questions for the associates? What is the purpose of the survey when nothing changes in behalf of the associates? Where is the check and balance system in Walmart when Walmart changes their policy to accommodate their needs only? Are these changes coming from Corporate? Are these changes coming from the store manager?   Who initiated the change in the Vacation Policy? I have read the vacation policy 6 times. It covers the areas of Accruing vacation, Using vacation, Holidays, Unscheduled vacation, Status change, Vacation pay at termination. I requested 12 weeks ahead for two weeks of vacation. You think I would have paid my dues. Guess Not!

1.) your vacation time can be used for ANY REASON.

2.) I did not request vacation unexpectedly, nor on an unscheduled basis

3.) I notified my manager for the reason of request.

Approval of vacation requests goes like this.

Your supervisor will review your request to use available vacation based on your work responsibilities.  I have not taken any time off.  I have accrued 3 weeks of vacation over a 14 year period. I made sure that I would not try to schedule my vacation off during the Back To School Tax Free Weekend so it would not impact business.  There are Two other associates coded as CSM’s (customer service managers)  that have already taken their  vacation. There are CSM’s on the second shift who said they would not have a problem coming overnight to help out. So I am asking CEO Doug McMillon, Judith McKenna (Chief Operating Manager of Walmart US) and Gregg Foran, President and CEO Walmart US, What seems to be the problem? I am following Walmart’s Policy. It looks Discriminatory when you know others associates got 2 weeks and you didn’t. I guess that is why Walmart has no respect for Tenure. Walmart made the policy and I guess it is time to change the policy to benefit Walmart again. As long as you stay it is not beneficial for the associate.

LOOPHOLE: This information does not create a bond of marriage or a contract with Walmart. Ain’t no other contracts involved. Walmart can change or modify any information at any given time without notice at their sole discretion. Consistent with applicable laws.  You are not married to Walmart.  If you are married to Walmart get ready for an annulment or divorce at any given time for no reason at all. It doesn’t matter how long you have been in the relationship.  That’s right, you are free to leave Walmart and you better believe Walmart will definitely get rid of you no matter what it takes. These are the changes we as associate need to fight on. Basically Walmart has all the say. It doesn’t matter once again about Walmart size.  Walmart needs to be held ACCOUNTABLE.  I will not allow Walmart to LIE on me. My internal hard drive becomes like Eric Holder, former Attorney General of the United States. You  can’t talk to Eric Holder crazy or be disrespectful.  My external hard drive becomes like one of the greatest evolved mind of all TIMES,  Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

We need to send an email to Hillary Clinton on New Momentum on Paid Leaves. It would be nice if I got my 2 weeks request Paid Vacation after working 14 years.  If all of the other associates who has earned accrued TIME wants to take 2 weeks, so be it.   Walmart Corporation has stripped away 2 weeks of vacation down to one week even if you have accrued TIME. It is call HIRE MORE PEOPLE.  STOP FIRING and FORCING OUT GOOD PEOPLE. Take a seminar on DIVERSITY, COMMUNICATION, and INTEGRITY. It is a shame Walmart strips away what the associates are entitled by the pathway of less hiring another strategy of Walmart’s INTENTIONAL behavior.   Another major strategy used by Walmart is overtime.  It distract the associates who are focused on more money.   This is a major strategy used by Walmart’s INTENTIONAL behavior to justify violating their 6 day work rule.  Many of the associates are not asked by certain members of management to have their availability changed. Certain members of management seize the opportunity and change the associates availability as they see fit.  Later the associates are forced to kill the overtime. If the overtime is not killed in a certain TIME frame the associates pay the price of being coached and can lose their job.  A list is generated of all the associated who should kill the overtime with NO MORE EXCUSES. Those long hours and stretched out days begin to wear on the associates and they begin to miss days. Associates are called in the office for termination because of their Attendance which management controlled. What a set up. It is Time to seize the opportunity to solve some problems.

If every associate in each department put together a list of  what is needed to operate their department, changes to be made, and violations then Walmart can use the terminology of TOTAL STORE. Right now it is a TOTAL WRECK. Snitch This! Here’s The Playlist for Automotive:

1.) cannot work with a skeleton crew-HIRE MORE PEOPLE

2.) telzon and printers are out of date

3.) no proper oil manual for 2015 oil specs

4.) battery rack out of date

5.) card readers keep crashing on registers

6.) tire Lifts are out of date

7.) mask are needed for techs doing fuel injections

8.) schedules are constantly adjusted because associates are placed outside their availability

9.) new check machines eats check

10.) only one phone line back in automotive

11.) hand-held telzon are freezing up and the service orders needs to be placed on hand-held telzon

12.) Need new registers. Associates should not be held accountable for Wal-Mart not upgrading their registers

13.) tire machine is out of date and no custom rims can be done

14.) the program for the computers out in the shop are way out of date

If anyone in automotive have anymore suggestions, please feel free to contribute. All departments on the General Merchandise Side, Grocery Side, DSD, GM Receiving solicit your concerns and ideas to HOME OFFICE or an investigative team in the Neutral Zone/MCHR (Missouri Commission On Human Rights-573-751-3325). Contact the Neutral Zone from State to State. Don’t forget only God grants GRACE.

Sall, I heard something really positive awhile back.  I was watching one of my favorite shows, The Cycle.  There was a message of GROWING HOPE in Oakland delivered by KWAME ANKU.  He stated, ” A Small Mind focuses on the problem.”  A Big Mind focuses on the solution to the problem.”  “A Genius Mind sees the opportunity that lies in the problem.”  WHEW! Amen to That!  Another young man, Albrey Brown, told of his success in bridging the gap between the tech world (tech-quity) and diversity.   On the for real side, I just wished Walmart understood Diversity. As far as Tech-quity, Walmart is so far behind in technology at store #2857. This store needs more than a remodel. I can here Jenny Horne, state representative of South Carolina, delivering her speech. Her tearful voice let the world know she would not be a part of what the Confederate flag represented. Jenny Horne was a descendant of Jefferson Davis and she was not holding on to the ideology of  slavery.  Removing the shackle from our feet to our mind at the rate of $9.00 hr. will keep the associates below the poverty level, in bondage, and forever confined. Sall, we can no longer be Always A Slave At Walmart. It really felt GOOD getting off the bench and going global. That bench was so hard.  I love the GRID and sitting at my desk. It is much safer here.  CEO Doug McMillon needs to rethink his position on the raise increase and restore Dignity back into Walmart Corporation by giving the associates $15.00 hr.

CEO Doug McMillon took his cut, tripled his salary, and he has a big bonus package.  Learn to invest in the associates and learn about Diversity. Where is the Integrity in Walmart Corporation?   If another manager tells one more associate if they don’t like Wal-Mart rules then find another job the associates have their Snitch This! Here’s The Playlist.  I was shooting for the genius status today. Sall, I hope the associates heard me. I like our global bench.  Investment in the associates would make Walmart a better place. Why am I the enemy because I want whats best for our store?

Any person who completed reading this story today got through 6815 words. If you don’t think I have anything to report or documented think again. You Better Know It! Snitch This! Coming at you with the JULY 2015 Playlist.

Them There Papers__Time

Where have you been Ms. Linda? Chilling and watching the rain. I hadn’t forgotten about you Ms. Tracey. I have been doing a lot of reading and writing. The rain puts me in a special place to reflect and share some powerful life learned lessons. Well Ms. Linda, I’m glad you are in a peaceful place.  Would you like to blow the wind of positive thoughts my way?  I can use some help because Momma D is very ill. Our family is coming apart at the seams.  Everyone is holding on to the matriarch of the family.  Momma D is the gorilla glue in our lives.  How old is Delores? She is 89 years old.  I know you guys are very close. Did Delores share her wishes with you before she became bedridden?  She did. What seems to the be the problem? I don’t know if I can carry out her wishes. So you are going to carry out your wishes?

Remember Granny? Ms. Linda I remember Granny. Who can forget Granny? She was one feisty, ballsy and I can’t say old lady. She just seemed to evolve with time. Granny was 96 years old. Granny made sure she had Them There Papers. Them There Papers meant Do Not Resuscitate. Granny took it down to the Y. Bottom line she made it clear not to use her body as a Mexican piñata. The doctors would keep running in your room asking the family to sign all types of papers for all types of procedures until every organ in your body is dead.   Granny said the doctors were crazy and would watch the numbers get better but couldn’t see the patient was dying, had lost the will to live, or dead. Granny rocked it. She made it clear. Granny said to make sure your Pull The Plug order don’t get knocked out of the box. Once you sign a paper for a procedure you are headed on the path of delaying the original order. Them folks would run in your room with the big candle sticks putting the paddle to the heart. I’m almost sure Granny said they don’t need and order for that particular procedure. Next they will be trying to stick a tube down your throat. Before you know it you got all types of feeding tubes.  Make sure you keep Them There Papers in place.

Reflecting back, Granny remembered when she went to visit her long time friend Maxine.  She thought Maxine had suffered a stroke.  Maxine face was drooping. Granny accidentally knocked over the water picture and water splashed on Maxine face. Granny thought Maxine would flinch from the noise but she didn’t. Maxine eyes did not blink and her eyes remained in a stare. Maxine showed no reflex to block the water from her face.  Granny said she pulled out a hanky and began to wipe the water away from around Maxine’s eyes. Maxine never blinked or responded to Granny voice.  Granny said Maxine eyes reminded her of a fish. Granny notice Maxine’s neck stuck out more than normal. Granny stated she tried to push Maxine head back onto the pillow but it would not bulge. Granny said she found another small pillow to stick up under Maxine’s next so she wouldn’t look so uncomfortable.  The nurse came into the room and Granny asked when was the last time Maxine had eaten.  The nurse dropped her head and told Granny to wait until Dr. McNair come.  He would explain more about Maxine’s condition when he arrived. Really! The reality wasn’t about an explanation but more about acceptance. Maxine was such a health nut. Granny would say she would eat the paste/yogurt because Maxine always got on to her about having good gut bacteria in the stomach.  Maxine explained not having a good gut could lead to bowel death.  Bertha was Maxine’s mother. I remember the night Maxine call Granny. She was crying and told Granny BeBe could not eat.  BeBe loved to eat.  The doctors came into the room and explain that Bertha was experiencing some stomach bleeding and could not eat. Maxine said it was TIME. Go get Them There Papers__Time to reflect on Time.  Granny notice as she waited at the edge of the bed a strange sound was coming from Maxine’s throat. It didn’t sound like breathing but more like a low animal sound or the hum of a small engine.  Granny said she thought she would have notice this sound before but the TV was on, not to mention the fact she had spilled water all over Maxine and there was no response.  Maxine made it clear, as the saying goes today, if she could not be all up in your business it was her TIME. Granny said as nosey as Maxine was she had a good heart and love interacting with people.  From the looks of things there was no interaction.

Now Mrs. Tracy it is TIME to reflect on Delores life. What did she want? What did she want you to do if she could no longer do the things that brought quality to her life?  Are you trying to live out Delorse’s Life? Are you trying to ease the pain of your life while Delores suffer?  Look at all the quality of life Delores gave to your family and everyone that surrounded her. You got a scratch sheet of paper. Let’s make a quick acronym of TIME.

T-Take nothing and no one for granted

I-Include people in our lives and make a positive impact

M-Memories we share will strengthen the glue for one to move forward

E-Enlighten an enrich the lives you surround and the impression in the sand of your footprint will burn like an eternal flame.

Granny taught me that Do Not Resuscitate takes the same form in life as it would in Death.  Never go around anyone that will not bring quality to your life and extend your TIME. If at all possible try not to include people in your life who can not make a positive impact.  If you are experiencing poor images or painful memories don’t close your eyes but open your eyes and pay attention so you can find a solution to eradicate the problem. If you are surrounded by people who cannot enlighten are enrich your life forget about the footprints in the sand.   The Eternal flame is out and the lessons will be lost.

Are you ready Mrs Tracy? Give me a big hug and call me.  The question will arise. Is there anything else that I could have done? What did Delores want? Whose final wishes are you carrying out? Don’t forget you have Them There Papers__Time to say goodbye to yesterday.  Mrs. Tracy, I would like to share a YOUTUBE moment.  One of my favorite songs is Boyz II Men, It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday.

Mommie Dearest___The Elevator

What a day!  The time just seem to fly. Visiting with old friends and sharing all those wonderful Mother’s Day story was so much fun. Bernice’s story really made me come away with a different perspective. I was scared she was going to do it. Do what! You know the thing with the elevator. Did that really bother you? Yes, it did. Girl, when I made reservation I wanted to make sure we did not have to go up to some sky-scraper restaurant and use an elevator. So how many places did you call?  I only called 42 restaurants. Get out of here! What made you change your mind? I was curios to see if she would do it after all of these years had pass. Were you disappointed when Bernice got on the elevator and didn’t do her spill? Part of me felt relieved and the other part of me felt as though Bernice had let go of some really dark secret in her life. It just always bothered me because she has never uttered one word.

So What did you think? I will never forget the life lesson she taught me on this Mother’s Day. It drove me nuts when Bernice would get on the elevator and face the opposite way. All I could think of was being stampeded by the people on the elevator for thinking we had a nutcase with us. No matter where we would go she always find a store or building with an elevator.  Here comes her cheerleader always encouraging Bernice to do her “thang.”   You would get on the elevator and act like it was a normal day in the neighborhood and the queen had her clothes on. This where I wanted to pull out the Comet Can and get the Wire Hangers and spank you and Bernice A… For some reason the people on the elevator never seem to get indignant. What’s Up with that?  You are so good at imitating Bernice. Do it! Go ahead and Do It. Okay, if you insist. Hel….looo! Hel…looo! I’m Bernice but you can call me Bern. I’m just here checking out your eyes, mouths and whatever you got to remind me of myself and family. You sound so much like her. After all this time it all make sense.

I saw Bernice grab your hand as she got on the elevator.  It felt as though she was my daughter and we were having our first Mother’s Day Dinner together.  All through the dinner she didn’t have much to say. She had a lot on her mind. After we left the restaurant and got back on the elevator she grab my hand again.  She laid her head on my shoulders. What was going on inside of your head? I felt as though I needed to protect her. Once we got to Justine house Bernice leaned over and ask me could she sit next to me. It was fine with me. I did not want you to feel left out. Hey! I was always cool with you and Bernice relationship. I felt we were the 3 musketeers and could conquer all together, “One for all and all for one.”  Relationships get messed when one person in the group began to act as though they need all the attention.  Here we go with the I Nucleus Factor.  Everything is centered around me. I control everything and everybody. I take all the credit.  Some people have some of these characteristic and traits or all of them. WHEW! Our friendship lasted all these years because we gave credit were credit was due. It’s always enough love to go around.

After everyone told their Mother’s Day story with the exception of Bernice, Justine brought out those famous cinnamon rolls packed with much love.  Justine can throw down when it comes to cooking.  That is Bernice favorite desert. Hey! Did you call ahead and ask Justine to cook those rolls for Bernice. Yes, I thought it would help her get through her story. All 8 of us (me, Justine, Bev-lo, Bernice, Avis, Paula, Gina and you Melody) are looking like the Boo-Hoo sisters. Bernice cleared her throat and proceeded to tell her story. She turned her body toward Melody and her eye contact put Melody’s face in a vice grip. This would be the first Time the crew would learn Bernice tried to take her life as a child.

Bernice told of the day she was cleaning out the attic and she ran across some old newspapers. Underneath were adoption papers. She said she freaked out and went down stairs and start attacking everyone about how the family had all lied to her. Bernice couldn’t think about all the sacrifices her parents went through for her. She ran from the house and no one heard from her for hours.  When Bernice was found she was in an elevator with her wrist slit. My family got the called around 4:30 p.m.  We all rushed over to Barnes Hospital to see what was Bernice condition.  It was hard for me to think about killing myself but I was not in Bernice shoes. At the Time both Bernice and I was only 13 years old. I was so glad and thankful for my parents. Hey! I thought parents were parents no matter where they came from. When it was my turn to go in to see Bernice I had never seen so much machinery and tubing in my life. I was so scared.  All I could think about was How Could I Ease The Pain. That is one of my favorite records by Lisa Fisher. I have never prayed so hard in my life. Bernice looked like a little gray ghost and her arms were bruised from where the nurse had tried to find her veins. My parents were comforting the Davis family and I felt emotional drained. It seemed too much to comprehend as I listen to Bernice tell what happened.

Bernice said the only thing she remembered is running and running. She didn’t remember stopping off getting any blades to hurt herself. She ran into an elevator and backed into a corner and the lights went out. It was hard for me to hold back the tears. Bernice said that morning she felt as though she was at the top of her game.  Her favorite place in the house was the attic.  She felt untouchable in her make-believe castle. Bernice curious mind lead her to open this big old trunk with dragons layered on the front and back side. The trunk’s top was so heavy she found a rod to prop the lid up.  As she began to dig there was a small jade box underneath the papers. When she opened the box and unfolded the papers. She became unglued. This couldn’t be true.  Bernice felt shafted. From the top of the attic to rock bottom, the elevator came crashing down fast.  She doesn’t remember having the blowout with her family. Anger can really do a lot of damage and thinking straight will not happen. Suicide is not the answer.  Opening up about her attempt to commit suicide was a big leap.  Something happened in her life that made her realize she could lose the most important people she love.

All I wanted was for Bernice to heal but I knew it would take a long time.  It was Time for me to go in search of a support team. I was on a mad search for some really good peer buddies that could help Bernice get through her crisis.  Bernice anger isolated me but I had to give her some space to process what had happened. It took little brother Bobby getting hit by a car to snap her out of her I Nucleus World. Bobby got banged up pretty bad. His legs had gotten crushed and he suffered severe spinal injuries. Bobby would never walk again.  Bernice began to focus on Bobby’s care and I could see her getting back on the elevator on her way to the top. That is how Avis, Paula, Bev-lo, Justine, Gina, me and you Melody came together.  Bernice really took to Melody. It was all good!

Man, a lot of years have passed. Our crew got through it. We all have witnessed births, marriages, graduations, divorces, deaths all sort of life skills lesson.  Do you know anyone that has perfected the lesson of life skills?  No! These lesson are not to be perfected.  You can become very skilled, knowledgeable, or an expert in your field. They can become your greatest strengths and achievements. Look at Bernice accomplishments. She is a renown Psychologist and look what we would have missed in our lives if she had been successful the day she attempted suicide. Look at all the people she has help take the elevator ride to the top.

We all shared a common denominator. Some of the crew shared more. We all had adopted parents.  Bernice clinched Melody’s hand tighter.  “Are you ready to take the elevator ride to the top?”  Melody all teared up and the rest of the crew breaking down.  Bernice asks Melody,  “Will you marry me?”  I pull out my comet can along with my wire hanger and began to tap them lightly. It took you guys forever.  Jaron is Melody’s son from a previous marriage. Melody found out she couldn’t have any children and Jaron was adopted.  Melody’s husband wanted his own kids.  Whatever the hell that means. Mr. I Nucleus Factor never excepted Jaron as his child.  Jaron is crazy about Bernice. This kid is so fortunate.  Jaron  will have a wonderful set of parents.  Are you ready to take the elevator ride to the top?  Do not let your elevator crash to the bottom by not evolving and appreciating other people lifestyles. Of course you know where the wedding will take place. :)

Self-Talk___Say It Out Loud!

What happens when you dish out those F’s? Do you have knobs on your mirror?  Baby get ready because the dirt is about to fly in your face.  If you throw shades on a low-grade get ready to duck your head.  I looked into the square box.  There were some words that didn’t describe me at all. What was my reaction? I threw my head back and laughed. It gets better. I recalled a song recorded by Christopher Williams that was perfect for my internal hard drive.  Are you ready for the YOUTUBE MOMENT? Hit It! I Talk To Myself when there ain’t no one to talk to. People ask me why I do what I do. Hell! It is a strategy for keeping your self-esteem in tact when the haters pour on the hot wax. Bottom line, just remember when you KNOW you have certain strengths and somebody send you an email, fax, text, FACEBOOK, and state those skills are nonexistence within you, this is what you tell them. Better yet, go the butt-naked mile and show them. I think the public use the word transparency.

In the morning when I arise there are moments in my life that I don’t like myself and I disagree with my thought processing. So when another person cross my path and tell me they don’t like me or disagree with me I am ever so cool with that.  I think they are right on target. I am not  tripping off of what they think about me. Developing a strategy to put me back in circulation without being down on myself is ever so important. There is nothing wrong with talking to yourself. As long as you are giving yourself positive feedback about what you can achieve.  Even when  you fail give yourself positive credit for trying the task.  Words such as stupid, dumb, and especially the word retarded should not be in ones vocabulary. We will leave Anne Coulter with the word “retarded.”   It is one of her favorite words to call people. Who is Anne Coulter? Every minute of a person breath counts. I won’t waste my breath.

Talking to oneself is a tool for loneliness and can help you tighten up loose ends on your decision. Come along with me and sing The Staple Singers, Respect Yourself. It is Time to bellow out some positive self-talking dialogue. We can sing through the dialogue with Michael Jackson’s, “I’m Bad.” Are you ready to Ease On Down The Road with Stephanie Mills and listen to some motivational tapes by Tony Robbins or Les Brown?  Go treat yourself to a psychological sit in with Dr. Phil or a medical spinoff with Dr. Oz. When you gather up the strength to reject that whirlwind shopping spree or turn down that molting triple chocolate cupcake lace with homemade vanilla ice cream go on the VOICE and sing with Bon Jovi, Hallelujah, or an update version of Hallelujah with Susan Boyle. Take a deep breath and exhale with BabyFace singing this is For The Cool In You.  Every small accomplishment carries its weight in gold and needs to be acknowledged. For one person it may be tying their shoe and for another person it may be brushing their teeth. It is an achievement and it is all good. Can you say it with me.  “It is all Good.” You don’t need to tip-toe through the tulips. Go ahead and get your sprint on.  You Can Say It To Yourself Or Out Loud!  Self-talk is cool.  Going after the pros and cons in the mooch-o grande decision helps bring clarity to your choice. You are listening to your external hard drive  and can hear what may be the best decision for you.  YE-AH!

Well, You know it makes me want to shout, kick my heels up, throw my hands up, throw my head back. Come on now! Don’t forget to say you will.  Those of you who have problems with your attention span can reel in your emotions, strengthen your communication, focus on your mental processing.  For Real! For Real! You are not crazy. Unless you found some way to separate yourself from yourself you will be living with yourself when everyone else splits the scene.  Mavis Staple has started singing “Respect Yourself ” again.  Put A Little Love In Your Heart and Talk To Yourself when there is no one else to talk to. People try to bring you down. Worst of all, most people don’t need other people to bring them down because they do a good job of bringing themselves down.  All negative feedback takes them clean out of the box.  Turn your mirror on and adjust those knobs for some positive Mirror Radio-Hope. This is the mental Selfie uplift without the iPhone. Okay! If you find it difficult to give yourself some Radio-Hope it is TIME to get a grand guardian who will help you cheer through the tough spots.

If consistence testing would have been done by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) there would not be so many people wondering why they talk to themselves out loud.  NLD should have made the DSM5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manuel of Mental Disorders).   Individuals  who are diagnosed with NLD (Nonverbal Learning Disability) are auditory-verbal and process out loud all the time.  Giving Recognition to a hidden diagnosis, NLD is a developmental disability in which individuals demonstrate a mature vocabulary, rote memory skills, and excellent reading abilities. Children/adults can have difficulty interacting with other individuals, transitioning to new settings and working new changes (teachers, peers, associates etc.) and trouble with writing/fine motor coordination.  Reading skills are exemplary, abstract concepts need to be explained in detail because individuals with NLD has difficulty understanding metaphors, emotional nuances, multiple levels of meaning, and relationship issues. Descriptions of abstract concepts must be given simply and with patients.   If you want to give a real Impression along with Curtis Mayfield, concrete factual information is the narrative for We’re A Winner.  People with NLD are not EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED and never let anyone say boy you can’t make it because a feeble mind is in your way. No more tears do we cry because we have finally dried our eyes and we’re moving on up, moving on up. LAWD! Ham-Mercy we’re moving on up. Positively Positive!

Three areas are encompassed by NLD: Motoric (coordination), Visual-Spatial (Blind Mines Eye/can’t form visual images or gestalt impression/whole picture) and Social (English language is so abstract and have hidden meanings).  Social interaction is very easily misjudge and misinterpreted.  Awareness is brought to you just in case you see a person with no earplugs and no phone and talking to themselves. Don’t freak out it might just be the hidden disability with UNINTENTIONAL BEHAVIORS whom the American Psychiatric Association (APA) failed to put on THE LIST.  The guy with the iPhone and the ear-plugs may not have anyone on the other end.  Good strategy for fitting in and not having people stare or calling you crazy.  Don’t be afraid. Go ahead and be Proud. Self-Talk__Say It Out Loud!

Raison d’être

It is the purpose of one’s existence.

It is the most dominant reason in one’s life.

Inhale the air of confidence.

What are you willing to sacrifice?

 

Awaken to hope, change and persistence.

Go in search of your destination

Continue on the path of benevolence.

Travel the journey of determination.

 

Bask in the sun and walk along the shores of significance.

Raging waters has made its attempt to wash away the sands of commitment.

Strike down the ordinance of  arrogance and ignorance.

Diplomacy takes the lead while Trust lies dormant in the shadows with the constituent.

 

Perseverance presides over the house of accomplishments.

Endurance lies in the center core of one’s soul.

Application brings reality to people/group achievement.

Every second and every minute brings you closer to your goal.

 

Claw and scratch to your hands bleed, avowing to denounce discrimination.

Quality of life cannot be viewed through the lens of fear, pain, suffering, nor abandonment.

Consequences from the bloodshed of our children scarred and disrupted our nation.

We remained steadfast and vigilant only to be acknowledged by disparagement.

 

What is so important to keep one’s breath flowing?

Did you analyze every single choice.

What kept your heartbeat ticking as your mind kept going?

Existence resides here in one’s voice.

 

It is the purpose of one’s existence.

It is the most dominant reason in one’s life.

Death as we know is imminent.

Suicide carries a weighted price.

“Raison d’ être”

 

The Final Straw___CEO Doug McMillon

Why not have The Final Straw? Do I admire Sir Lawrence O’Donnell’s LAST WORD?  Ab-so-lute-ly!  CEO Doug McMillon said he would invest in the associates and the people.  Strange, you call a $63.00 bonus investing in the associates.  I will turn the clock back for a few seconds to express what my granny’s attitude would be.  Granny would say, “Stop being an ungrateful hef-fa” (hereford/cow).  She would get on her soap box and the sermon would go like this. “Be thankful for little things and greater things would be added.”  You think it would end there.  No! “Babygirl some people didn’t get nothing.”    Former Walmart US CEO Bill Simon bonus was 1.5 million dollars on top of his 10 million dollar salary and the associates got nothing. Well, I guess he could no longer deliver.   TIME to roll the clock forward. In all due respect to Granny we were never allowed to sassy her.  We really understood respect for the individual. Moving forward, Granny was right! Only the part of expressing how some people got nothing in the year of our LORD 2015, $63.00 is nothing compared to CEO Doug McMillon bonus which was $1,035,019.  CEO Doug McMillon package tripled and he got more WHOLE MILK . The 2% package was designated to the associates who got milked by the so-call wage increase which should have happened years ago.

The wage increase was not competitive and pay development was hindered.  Can Walmart afford more?  Ab-so-lute-ly! It is NOT beneficial to stay in a store where the new hires coming in make more than you. I care and I’m here to help the voices that are muted. I get this. Could this be a coverup for too many taps on the shoulder when you cannot justify a salary that is over the top and the associate getting paid is at the lowest level of management? Naughty! Naughty! I guess you would need a date to stipulate everyone who came in after the so-called big wage increase receive this amount and everyone else who stayed too long salary would be lower.  What a way to close the gap for the tap to keep from being sued.

Even worse is seeing the associates trying to obtain full-time hours.  The associates feel so embarrassed and ashamed coming to the register paying for their lunch with an EBT card. Did you see how much money is made off of SNAP from Walmart? Good LAWD!  After I read the articles Walmart Benefits From Billions In Government Subsidies:Study (Ned Resnikoff)  Walmart Workers Cost Tax Payers 6.2 Billion Dollars (Forbes), How Walmart Bosses Get Rich Off Of Welfare Abuse (Huffington Post Business), How McDonald’s And Walmart Became Welfare Queens (Bloomberg View) I was mortified, petrified and it was time to go get sanctified.  People do not wish to be stigmatized as lazy working 40 hours a week and still on Welfare.  How will  CEO Doug McMillon help Walmart move away from the stigma of Welfare Queen?

Yes, CEO Doug McMillon__AKA Babyface Nelson Got The Look. Don’t worry you will only starve to death with the low wages.  Just remember he cares about the associates and the people, you think.  Walmart needs to take lesson from companies that truly invest in their people like Costco, Winco, Trader Joes, Aldi. There are many companies who are not as large but are stepping up to the plate. This sermon has been repeated several times and Walmart needs to attend Church Monday-Friday. Everyone would like to have the weekend off. CEO Doug McMillon said he wanted the associates educated but it doesn’t go over well when you are learning about Walmart from the outside.  You have been labeled as a Walmart hater. It is ab-so-lute-ly insane to work for a company and know nothing about the company from inside out. CEO Doug McMillon has admitted all he knows is the Walmart he was taught. Whew!  The younger generation has a tendency to explore outside their boundaries.

The younger generation have more costly Zoo-Zoo’s and Wam-Wams (material items) and they do not wish to stay at Walmart for 30 years to max out at $18.00. By then Tim Cook’s (Mr Disruptive Innovator) I-WATCH would be out of date and those young adults will be living in the I-House. Yes,  I hope to live and see the large Apple House all computerize.   You can drive your I-House to a new location when you get sick and tired of the neighborhood.   From the view of your I-House you now live in a community surrounded by stores that treat their people right and the stores like Walmart and McDonald are not wearing the titles of Welfare Queens.

CEO Doug McMillon cares so much about the associates/management his team of Top Guns flew over the coo-coo nest and headed back to Tennessee for more pressing business. Not one word of wanting the TRUTH to be revealed.  It reminded me of the scene when CEO Doug McMillon ran up the stairs at the grass root meeting pretending to be shy and wanting the hype and PR of doing something really big.  Don’t worry Dailey KOS Doug McMillon will not get a PR Win.  It would be better to go show off those 63 news stores because they are all up to date.  The associates in the store had to once again suffer the trauma of jumping through hoops and was left on the side of the road shouting out for Mr Roarke (Ricardo Montalban). THE PLANE!  THE PLANE!  The associates are stranded on Fantasy Island.  We will feel the Wrath Of Khan because the captain, Randall Addison, and his 2 HOMIES will continue to abuse, retaliate, punish, discriminate, push out the older associates, cut the associates pay through their evaluations, cut the associates pay by stating the associates are too slow and not productive (no raise will be given because it keeps the associates on probation) deny transfers, intimidate, use excessive surveillance, putting all the elderly associates on the door and make sure NO ONE WILL EXCEED EXPECTATION. Who will uphold the law. Will it be the Market Manager? Will it be Chief Operating Manager? Will it be HR? Walmart’s Congress has not done their job. Who will be served the next F.

CEO Doug McMillon, I hope you know too much damage has already been done to the associates.  Do you really think it would matter if you gave this store manager 3 weeks to get the back room cleaned up?  Will the store be in better shape?  There was an article from the Business Insider by Ashley Lutz  dated 11/12/2014. The headlines read Wal-Mart Issues An Urgent Memo Begging Managers To Fix Supply Problems. On 11/14/2014 Walmart issued a bulletin: Your local Walmart Supercenter is having a hiring Event Friday 11/14/2014, 10am-12pm. On 11/19/2014 the big Per Randall Addison to do list comes out with almost 30 things broken in the store but NO SOLUTION to fix them. How many times has Gerald Hendrickson (Market Manager) and Patrick Shanks (Director of Operations) has come to this store with a can of Whip A..?  Will Do-Do hit the fan? Will these guys jobs come under scrutiny because of Randall Addison and his two servants who helped screwed it up?   Will Randall Addison’s bosses be the next recipient of the “F” award? Look at it this way. If  CEO Doug McMillon__Aka BabyFace Nelson received and “F” you know when the Do-Do hits the fan it will blow all over the place. Depending on geographical location I’m quite sure CEO Doug McMillon does not want to be viewed as a Gangster or Thug. Either way Wal-Marts are all over the map so both label stands.

This store needed people all along but fail to hire. Let me correct this statement. The people who got hired was fired on, before and after 90 days. No hours were designated for the 3rd shift. The major focus of hours was placed on the 1st and 2nd shift.  The customers just had to wait and eat cake. Walmart didn’t mind cutting hours on the 3rd shift. There was nothing to cut.  A team of people were brought into the store and here we are in 2015 trying to fix another massive problem. The first problem was never resolve.  Bringing a team of workers in from another store to whip this store back in shape won’t help.  HIRE MORE PEOPLE and raise everyone’s wages.  If you want your grade brought up let’s begin with doing a REMODEL on this store and all the stores on Walmart’s map that needs to be upgraded. Be a job creator.  Store #2857 has not been remodeled since 2007. Stop the GREED and fulfill the NEEDS of the associates and ask them what they want done to improve their environment.  Make it an inclusive environment for people with unique abilities by providing the appropriate tools to do the job.  You know if the mainstream was not accommodated the associates that were labeled disable got nothing and are no longer at this store.

I have written many BLUEPRINTS for parents who needed benchmarks for their children to become successful in one task so they could achieve the next goal.  I know and understand how CAMS (Compensation, Accommodation, Modifications and Strategies) work. Walmart did not come close under the law providing the necessary means for people with unique abilities to do the job or become successful in their task.  Why? The majority of the staff did not have a clue or the expertise of what to do just like many of the school systems.  Even in the work force ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL.  Since CEO Doug McMillon likes educations then lets start by educating and training his people from the top to be an INCLUSIVE WORK FORCE and pray that the knowledge trickle down.  I did not come here to WHINE and MOAN but to offer SOLUTIONS. HAMMIT!  Our store associates don’t want the CEO flying overhead because of FEAR of what he might see.  The Truth is Good. Clean house, keep what is good and throw out the bad.  Open the Door Wide. If you no longer want the aging associates 40 plus at Walmart just buy the associates out rather than getting sued for age discrimination.  Consider buying out those associates who are close to retiring rather than getting sued for forcing individuals out without the option to volunteer on their own. Keep the good ship lollypop up and lawsuits will roll in or another class action lawsuit.

Not one associate or manager at this store wants to see Randall Addison keep his position. Even his 2 Homies in crime is tired of him. If you think I’m lying just ask all the managers and associates who defected to the GLADSTONE, LIBERTY, and other stores in or out of the district or state. Call around. They could no longer work at store #2857 and has made it clear they would never come back to this store unless it gets cleaned up.  Who wants to save a guy’s job who threatens his management team to work 12 hours for the next 3 weeks and strip management vacation away? Who in their right mind wants to save this manager’s job who is strolling around with constant threatening behavior and has the entire staff in total FEAR.  Would it change Randall Addison attitude after 3 weeks?  Now we have overtime when the associates needed overtime and a wage increase all along.  More people should have been hired to avoid understaffing.

The Per Randall Addison Syndrome has the associates so bullied and frighten even on their breaks they have continued to work. The cashiers had to stand by the time clock and was not allowed to clock in a minute before their time.  The store had lines of people but the cashier was afraid of getting a personal discussion or coached. Walmart punishes the associates at store #2857 and place associates where they cannot be successful. Just ask around. Many of the associates are so numb they figure nothing will ever change. The associates had their hours stripped away whenever they worked overtime.  Why do you think overtime would be a big incentive?  Here comes the NO EXCUSE LIST.  If the associates hours were not killed before the next pay period they would be rewarded by a personal discussion or a coaching. Some reward. Why don’t the associates have a Town Hall Meeting? Who set the example of keeping all the big money at the TOP. Bill Simon is still on the board as a consultant. Don’t forget the 140 million dollar man, Mike Duke. CEO Doug McMillon has his Ear-Beats turn up so loud it is drowning the associates outs. Looks like another DRE- day. It is all about the money NOT THE BASE.

For a very long TIME I felt along. The associates wasn’t protesting and were too afraid to do anything.  Watching the KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE on MSNBC gave me hope and was quite encouraging.  It has given me the strength to continue writing a very rigorous paper trail.  Eric Holder, the former Attorney General was taunted by Darrell Issa.  Darrell Issa, former Chairman of the Government Reform Committee never reform and never had the facts. Nothing Issa presented never seem to fit.  He could never deliver a conviction against Attorney General Holder and he never adapted to change.  Congress kidnapped the confirmation hearing of the Loretta Lynch, the next Attorney General.   Rachel Maddow, aka Secret Agent RA RA delivered a story that cut the light bulb on.   It was the trials and tribulation of Loretta Lynch who made it a real tribute for me.  Connecting the dots became so much clearer. It makes me want to scream, “MOJITA!”  I never drank a day in my life. It’s ALL GOOD.

Why is Congress so afraid of Loretta Lynch? Bottom line She fits in. It has been proven Loretta Lynch will deliver. She is very adaptable to change. This is the struggle CEO Doug McMillon is faced with. His salary has tripled. Who will CEO Doug McMillon blame? Will CEO Doug McMillon blame Walmart if he fails?  What happens if CEO Doug McMillon doesn’t fit in? Will CEO Doug McMillon say it was more than he expected? Will CEO Doug McMillon say he struggled with developing relationships inside the company?  Will CEO Doug McMillon say the arena was too big?  Will CEO Doug McMillon become overwhelmed and his strengths devoured by his weaknesses?  CEO Doug McMIllon is the new driver of  a company who is very slow on adapting to changes.  Walmart is behind the TIMES and need massive repairs.  Will CEO Doug McMillon be the next high price paid victim who came onboard and delivered empty promises? Who will suffer the biggest consequence? WHY?

I would love to have Attorney General Eric Holder of the United States, Loretta Lynch currently the Eastern District of New York Prosecutor and future successor to  Attorney General Eric Holder , Attorney General of Missouri Kris Koster, and Thomas Perez, Labor Secretary of the United States to conduct and Independent Investigation of Walmart.  Maybe this will help CEO Doug McMillon bring his grade up. While it is on my mind, Henry Waxman, former Chairman of the Government Reform Committee would be an excellent choice to put together a team of attorneys just like he did with the tobacco industry. Waxman held the tobacco industry accountable and made the tobacco industry do anti-tobacco campaigns and also fund them. Wouldn’t it be something if  Henry Waxman gave Walmart The Final Straw.  Using  Waxman’s  technique to hold Walmart accountable by enforcing Walmart to do Human Rights Commission, EEOC/FEPA commercial.  Special funds should be set aside for the associate to try their case and Walmart should be designated to pay for all of the Respondent legal fees. It would give the associates a check and balance so they won’t feel Human Resource  (HR) is the only choice. This would be a great sense of relief to the associates.

Dedicated to All Walmart associated across the nation.

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