I work at this tim hortons in calgary and the things that the manager (Donna) gets away with as far as bullying, harrasment and verbal abuse of workers in front of other workers and customers is ridiculous. And to make it even worse when the complaints are brought to the attention of the owner and Tdl themselves everyone turns a blind eye to it and brushes it off. Here are a few examples of what she has done and gotten away with and in every case each worker was either transfered out of the store to shut them up or they were forced to quit due to the mental stress and anguish inflicted upoun them by this manager. All of this supported by the owner of the store which is even worse. In all cases below the victims of her abuse were the ones punished for her actions instead of her being the one punished and dealt with and it still continues to this day as i am watching it happen to a fellow worker at the time. Her name is Valerie and she deserves none of the actions this manager is inflicting towards and upon her.
#1. A pregnant worker who had a note from her doctor stating she could not sweep or mop the manager made fun of her in front of other workers and customers mocking her because she could not do these duties causing the woman to break down emoitionally and forcing her to take early maternity leave.
#2. A worker worker the manager didnt like she suggested in front of workers that this woman was a slut and a whore and that she would sleep with any guy in thier trucks in the parking lot. This inflicted tremendous emoitional anguish and stress upon this worker. the resolution? theowner transfered the worker to another store making her feel like it was her fault and the manager was left to continue reining terror and harrasment on her next victim.
#3. She constantly makes racist comments and remarks towards the east indian and native girls saying i will never hire brown girls again because they are lazy and only show up for work when they want to. She has made these comments numerous times reducing workers to tears and instilling fear upon them that because they are of a different race that they fear that they may lose thier jobs, because the manager will replace them with caucasion workers.
#4. Another worker that had a bad back was ridiculed and berated in front of customers and other workers to the point that she broke down mentally and emotionly and quit her job because of it.
I could go on and on but i think you get my point. I have watched for years what she has done and i can not stand by quitely anymore without letting people know what kind of store owner and manager they are supporting by buying product from this store. Workers in this workplace should have the right to a workplace free of this kingd of bullying, harrasment and racism. Am i wrong or right? Please voice your opinions and please help make this company aware of how wrong these actions by this manager are.