Posted: 2/24/2010Provided by Citysearch -
i have worked for goodwill for 14 years. i worked my way up from the bottem to the dock lead position. we unloaded up to 32 trailers a day and still management wanted more. we sorted and loaded salvage goods generating millions of dollars in textile alone. that does not include the shoes, electronics or the books or stuffed animals or the computer componets. Its common practice at goodwill to burn through the employees many of wich dont even survive the introductory period. let alone survive to get any sort of benefits. it was also common practice to throw away millions in marketable merchendise do to the fact that goodwill is a nonprofit organisation and has to spend money. Another common practice is to straight up lie to the employees tell them one thing and do another. In other words lets say one of my employees hit something with the forklift and did not say anything about it, true their would be an investagation but nothing would come of it. so lets tell the employees that as long as they came forth and told the truth nothing would come of it save a three day suspension. well we said that and to be truthfull we suspended and fired many employees useing that method. goodwills theft policy is also questionable, say a employee is working along and gets oil or grease on his clothes. if he changes into or puts on donated clothes to finnish the shift it is considered theft. they are suspended and fired. i also seen when a female employee was fired do to the fact that she wrapped a shirt around her waist while she went to the bathroom, her defence was that it was that time of the month and she had female things to tend to. i beleaved her, my boss could care less. good will as he put it is something to do between jobs.