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I wouldn’t consider donating money to a company that has a history of fraud.
The OP is a link to a 9-year old story about the death of the founder, who was found guilty 25 years of siphoning off money for personal use. What relevance does that have for anything going on now worth posting on the layoff site?
If you have been employed by them for very long and believe anything they say, then I would question your intelligence.
Sort of a forced charitable contribution
How much did Lance donate to the United way after he dumped millions of his stock right before the earnings report was released?
That is incorrect! Any donation too a charity is listed on your W-2 at the end of the year and is tax deductible.
If you are non agreement and do not donate it is definitely a black mark on you. Managers sometimes receive a lower rating, and consequently a lower raise if they don’t donate.
I encourage people to donate to charities of their choice. Do not ever donate through a company or business. They collect the money then it's their name on the check when its handed over so it's their tax write off not yours.
Note: this aggressive all employees must donate.....is monitored. If you refuse, it will be a hidden black mark on your "grade". You need to snap, watch what the high ups do, if in doubt go corner them at the coffee pot and ask what percentage are they contributing, because you want to give your fair share. It makes a difference when "raises" come along. I was forced years ago to be the aggressor in obtaining 100% buy in on the floor. One of the girls who had her position due to her father refused on political grounds. I tried and tried with her. I went to the EVP and told him, look she refuses and I don't know what to do. He handed me a dollar and told me to sign her name...so we obtained 100% that year.... that is how it's done boys and girls.
What's funnier is the friend to friend network, where YOU contribute money to help people THEY'VE laid off..
Encourages? More like bug the hell out of every non-agreement employee relentlessly every year until they donate. They should stop being so cheap and donate more than pocket change to these companies on their own. UP does a press release over a 10k donation. The most stingy fortune 200 company there is.