My wife has worked for them as a driver for over a year. She has been overlooked for hours or promotion, even though she has performed well. The store continually hires drivers when existing staff are never given more than fifteen hours per week. Recently, the store manager was more interested in having her use her vehicle after a fluke brake failure. The brakes did require maintenance, however, several mechanics confirmed the maintenance was not critical. A rock or other object on 11/20/12 has caused the brake pad to come off during normal operation. This failure might well have occurred even on a perfectly maintained vehicle. There was not a way for the pad to be replaced until the following day, mostly due to a lack of funds (she has no hours, so we needed one day). When the store was notified, they demanded she find a replacement for her shift. When other employees were unwilling to cover it, they informed her she would be subject to disciplinary action. The management have also coached her for their own mistakes regarding vehicle maintenance issues where none existed (she was unwilling to drive off-road to reach a customer but instead walked the 30 feet to their door), and for their failure to properly report an aggravation to an existing health condition through Worker's Compensation procedures. She has mild scoliosis and sign waving aggravated the condition. Her supervisors were informed, she performed the sign waving work with very little complaint, yet the supervisors and staff paid no attention to the matter. Instead, when the corporation had later complaint regarding a failure to report information, the store manager gave her a write up in order to deflect his and the supervisor's responsibility. She reported all information immediately, against the claims of the store manager.
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