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Publix Uses force tactics to have their associates donate to make the company look good in public views. They have their associates taken out of the stores for hours to listen to these CEO's of these charities and then have them fill out donation forms in front of their peers and supervisors.

They only seem to care about customers when they complain and it's because they don't want to ruin their chances of a promotion. Once they get promoted, they all sit on their butts and get fat. Most of them don't even walk the store because they're probably out of breath after just a couple of aisles.

Pay attention next time you're in their stores and see if you see the store managers out with customers or in the office with the door closed stuffing their faces.

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Anonymous
#1050309

Let boy boycott this year's donation we can't keep giving our hard darn money to company that aren't giving the money for people in need

Anonymous
#826470

If you don't make a weekly contribution to United Way Publix will blacklist you from promotions. ALL managers are expected, I.e. required, to give a min of $25 called the managers circle.

Anonymous
#825207

Publix just wrote a check for 2.2 mil to the Special Olympics and took credit for it. This money was collected from customers and associates at store level, not from corporate level.

I'm sure they claim taxes on this also. How deceiving!!

Anonymous
#801792

GOOGLE THIS, WOW

Anonymous
#799126

American Red Cross

Claim: President and CEO Marsha J. Evans’ salary for the year was $651,957 plus expenses

Facts: Marsha J.

Evans was CEO of the American Red Cross from 2002-2005. In December 2005 she received a severance package of $780,000. This included 18 months of salary plus $36,495 in an unpaid bonus. Based on this figure, this would work out to about $495,000 per year.

A more recent CEO, Gail McGovern, actually earned more than claimed above, at $1,032,022.

Program Expenses: 92%

March of Dimes

Claim: It is called March of Dimes because only a dime for every 1 dollar is given to the needy. Facts: The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis was founded in 1938 and was nicknamed the “March of Dimes” after fundraisers which requested that each child donate a dime (the name was officially changed years later). It should be noted that in 2011 President Jennifer Howse received a salary of $545,982. Program Expenses: 66%-75% The United Way Claim: President Brian Gallagher receives a $375,000 base salary along with numerous expense benefits.

Facts: As of 2010, President and CEO Brian Gallagher actually made more than claimed, at $559,257. Program Expenses: 89%-91% Unicef Claim: CEO Caryl M Stern receives $1,200,000 per year ($100k per month) plus all expenses including a Rolls Royce. Less than 5 cents of your donated dollar goes to the cause. Facts: President and CEO Caryl M.

Stern’s compensation is currently listed at $454,855. There is no source or evidence to support the Rolls Royce claim. Program Expenses: 90%-91% Sponsored Links Goodwill Claim: CEO and owner Mark Curran profits $2.3 million a year. Goodwill is a very catchy name for his business.

You donate to his business and then he sells the items for PROFIT. He pays nothing for his products and pays his workers minimum wage! Nice guy. $0.00 goes to help anyone!

Stop giving to this man. Facts: This claim is completely false. According to the Goodwill website: “82 percent of Goodwill’s revenues go directly into employment and training programs for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment!” Jim Gibbons is the CEO of Goodwill Industries International and his most recent compensation was reported to be $729,310.

Goodwill has refuted some of these claims here. Program Expenses: 92%

Anonymous
#796123

WOW

Anonymous
#794998

As you open your pockets for yet another natural disaster or Christmas season, keep these facts in mind when "donating". Marsha J.

Evans, President and CEO of the American Red Cross... Salary for year was $651,957 plus expenses. (That's $74.42 an hour for EVERY hour of EVERY day.)

Brian Gallagher, President of the United Way receives a $375,000 base salary, plus numerous expense benefits. (That's $42.80 an hour for EVERY hour of EVERY day.)

UNICEF CEO receives $1,200,000 per year plus all expenses and a ROLLS ROYCE car where ever he goes and only cents of your dollar goes to the cause.

(That's $1369.86 an hour for EVERY hour of EVERY day.)

The Salvation Army's Commissioner Todd Bassett receives a salary of only $13,000 per year (plus housing) for managing this $2 billion dollar organization .

No further comment necessary except listen for the bells outside stores this Christmas. Please share this with everyone you can think of.

I like to donate to the Salvation Army and Samaritan’s Purse—they don’t have bureaucracies or red tape between you and the person in need. Obviously, the others are filling their own pockets.How much do you make a year?

:roll :eek :? :x Reply

Anonymous
#775301

Employees are pressured strongly to donate to United Way and cashiers are pressured several times a day to beg customers for donations. Cashiers do NOT receive any rewards or incentives.

Compliments from customers are unacknowledged and there is literally no positive feedback for excellent associates. Once you work for Publix for 4-5 years your pay is capped, and you cant make any more money.

Many of the Publix employees receive Food Stamps, WIC or Medicaid because they cant afford to support their families on what Publix pays. Publix should be ashamed and pay their employees a fair living wage with cost of living raises and eliminate the substandard pay cap.

Anonymous
#773427

There are an incentives for everything. Publix have contest within their districts to see who can raise the most money between stores.

The winning store/store manager gets recognition and sometimes "something special", if you catch my drift. Within the store, cashiers also get incentives, like maybe a gift card. The money that Publix gets credit for donating to the Special Olympics or different charities isn't even their money, and the people collecting it actually got paid or kickbacks in one way or another. If Publix Corporation is such a great company, they should just cut a check from the 5-6 billion dollars in profit that they make every year and quit asking their customers and associates to donate.

They also use it as a tax write off, like they need it. So if you'd like to donate, donate your time to a local charity, buy food for your local humane society, or to your local small church (not the ones that are ran like a business and your pastor who drives a luxury vehicle).

Anonymous
#760475

I have worked there for 12 years, and yes I have been asked to donate. Though I have my OWN charities that I donate to. Never been pushed in a corner or held at gun point to make a donation to the charities that we raise money for.

I do try to take care of the customers the negative as well as the positive ones. Since it's my JOB to try to make things right.

Now are some managers lazy? I could agree with you I have worked with a few, but there are plenty that are out there helping in departments from the back that you cant just see.

Anonymous
#785702
@Myself

No you have never been pushed into a corner or held at gun point, but wasn't your check held by the Assistant Store Manager or Personel Director....and didn't you get feel pressured to donate? Of course you did!

Isn't that why the Assistant Store Manager had your check? If not to PRESSURE YOU into making a donation?

How many employees make a donation, only to cancel it at a later date?

Anonymous
#794933
@Anonymous

No my check was never held. After I told my manager's "no" that was it. I was never cornered or asked again.

Anonymous
#759805

DO not give money to the United Way, or March of Dime, only 10 cent of the dollar is for the charity,the rest is for themself. you can google it,YOU Will be surprise.

I do donate to St. Jude and other charities, :eek :(

Anonymous
#759535

If the mangers are sitting in the office with the door shut, how do you know they are stuffing their faces? As far as that goes store managers do have more to do than be out on the floor socializing with the customers.

They probably know more of what is going on, out on the floor, by sitting in their office, than if they were out on the floor. You don't know if they have some kind of window located in the office that allows them to see what is going on.

Anonymous
#759554
@anonymous

Yes. I forgot about that magical window lets you see every part of the store and every department.lol

Anonymous
#764557
@Anonymous

Yea, it's called the cameras.

Anonymous
#764717
@Anonymous

yeah, the associates also know where the cameras are also.