Have you ever wanted to know how the food industry works? Wanted to know what ails food worker employees, the secrets they keep from you when you buy your ‘organic’ peanut butter and other treats? Wanted to know how these save the planet type companies mistreat and under pay their employees and yet get to have you as loyal customers? How they get them to come in to work on their day off….
Then let’s all sit back and read this epic fuck you letter to corporate America that one very disgruntled employee sent off to everyone in the company this past Friday afternoon and see what the lesson and moral of today’s disillusioned employee holds for us…
Everything from shrinking pizza, over cooked toppings, embarrassing t-shirts employees are forced to wear, abusive customers, disparate smoking rules for new and old employees, and a whole bunch of other grievances that the author obviously thought over and over about for the 5 or 6 years that they worked there before they finally called it a day this past Friday.
Who knows, maybe you’ll end up resigning from your corporate job after you’ve read this letter, but just remember if you do, there’s always a needy desperate unemployed person desperate to take your hell from you.
And of course after you’ve read the resignation letter, there’s personnel’s response letter too, which we’re sure you will find amusing, and a trifle sad. Surely there must be hope for American employees? Or maybe there just isn’t …
Let the shit hissing begin forthwith…
THE LETTER AS RECEIVED BELOW:
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”
Dear Whole Foods Market,
My experience at Whole Foods was like an increasingly sped up fall down a really long hill. That got rockier with every metre. And eventually, just really spiky … With fire, acid and Nickleback music. I was hired about five or six years ago. I appreciated and respected what the company said it’s philosophies were at that time. The “core values” essentially. However, it didn’t take long to realize what complete and utter bullshit they are:
Oh, you don’t recycle properly? (Caring about our communities and our environment)
Oh, you throw out enough food to feed a lot of hungry university students. (Caring about our communities and our environment)
Oh, you’re asking me to put latex gloves on the sales floor so customers can throw a pair out for every handful of gummy bears they take? (Caring about our communities and our environment)
Oh, you’ve installed massive television screens all over the store, sucking up energy and polluting the environment with tacky advertisements. (Caring about our communities and our environment, Supporting team member happiness and excellence)
Oh, you waste an absurd amount of energy, ink and paper in your offices for useless bureaucratic nonsense. (Caring about our communities and our environment, Supporting team member happiness and excellence, )
Oh, you just write off 10-20% of the product that you buy for your bulk department because the bins look nice. (Caring about our communities and our environment).
Oh, you sometimes intentionally order too much just to guarantee a full shelf, knowing full well the product will most likely be thrown out? (Caring about our communities and our environment)
Oh, you don’t actually audit or evaluate each product you sell? (Caring about our communities and our environment, We sell the highest quality natural and organic products available)
Oh, you force team members to come in to work, on their day off, once a month, at 7 in the morning, knowing a lot of them live an hour away and the TTC isn’t completely running that early in the morning and then force feed them useless updates on the company and embarrassingly artificial pep talks ([Redacted] once compared Whole Foods Market to religion… had to throw that in there. That was definitely a “Did she really just say that moment.”)? (Supporting team member happiness and excellence, Caring about our communities and our environment)/
Oh, you buy poorly made, ugly t-shirts for your employees that will just be thrown in the trash and pretend they’re gifts when they’re really just advertising tools?(Supporting team member happiness and excellence, Caring about our communities and our environment)
Oh, the food here is really quite awful on average? Almost everything that prepared foods makes is terrible. The pizza used to be pretty good but the slices have shrunk, the toppings are sparser and it’s usually extremely overcooked. The sandwiches are
letter and rebuttal letter continue until page 3.