Story Bank

Mark’s Story

The more we invest in our employees the more we seem to get back from our employees. We set up a system where we give everybody one hour for every forty hours they work, so if you’re a full time employee you basically earn a little over a week a year… It’s been great for employee well being and great for employee retention.

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Carol’s Story

I had to take a break from taking my tables to go to the washroom to vomit, it was that bad.

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Felipe’s Story

I did my best to keep a sanitary kitchen, but when you’re sick with a viral or bacterial infection it is almost impossible not to infect others.

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Claudia’s Story

Her husband…cannot take her to her doctor appointment. This leaves me to have to drive to Athens…and sacrifice my pay because I am self employed.

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Marilynn’s Story

I didn’t take off and my mother didn’t get her food stamps that year.

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Mandie’s Story

I do feel that not having paid sick days does affect my quality of life and the quality of life of my children.

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Dawn’s Story

Working people are not work machines.

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Harriet’s Story

I had to get a part time, second job in a department store to be able to make ends meet…[with] no sick days.

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Adela’s Story

[My boss] told me, …if you leave then don’t come back. At this factory we need people who come to work, not people who get sick.

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Jerret’s Story

When I received my paycheck…I was forced to make stressful decisions – whether to pay for my car note, food, gas, or utility bills.

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