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Complaint Review: Goodwill Industries of middle Georgia and the Csra

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  • Submitted: Tue, August 02, 2011
  • Updated: Sun, December 16, 2012

  • Reported By: concerned — Georgia United States of America
Goodwill Industries of middle Georgia and the Csra
4074 washington road martinez, Georgia United States of America

Goodwill Industries of middle Georgia and the Csra Not so innocent martinez, Georgia

*UPDATE Employee: Cafe a Rip Off To

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I would like to let the world know that this company is not one to work for or give to.  They abuse there employees and consistantly let them know "they have no rights".  Goodwill will terminate or suspend employees on nothig but rumors or discrimanation.

Goodwill Industries in my area alone made a 15 million dollar profit margin, thats after all the overhead was paid.  I have one question for this, how can a company that makes 15 million in profit get goverment funds and help under the clasification of a "charitable orginization".

Goodwill says it helps people that are disabled or suffer from injuries, then why are there no handicapped or disabled people working there during the 3 years i worked there.  In fact Goodwill has laid me off due to injuries sustained on the job and refused to file a workmans comp claim or pay any disability or vacation time i have saved up. 

There prices, yes they are made up on site for each individual item that goes on sale and if it isnt sold, they dont donate it back to a charity they throw it in a compactor and crush it so no one else can make anything off it. 

I myself would never work for them or there sister companies again nor donate to a orginization that has lost its "goodwill". 

Goodwill at one time had osha in there store and osha found a list of things that where a safety hazard that Goodwill refused to clean until they where threatened with the possibility of being shut down.  This is the list of what was wrong...

1. Fungus in the fridge and dead rodents behind coke/vending machines

2. Outdated or broken equipment that we had to work with because new equipment "wasnt in the budget"

3. Blocked pathways

4. Small area for the volume we recieved

5. Broken AC unit

6. Broken sliding door that was deemed as a fire hazaard "still hasnt been fixed"

7. No protection against airborne or contaminated objects

8. When we finally recieved gloves, they cost 5 bucks "should be manditory"

So, yes, i have been on the inside and wittnessed all of this first hand.  People need to relize that Goodwill may have once been a respected bussiness but now it has fallen into a greedy multi million dollar corparation that has no desire to help anyone but itself.


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#1 UPDATE Employee

Cafe a Rip Off To

AUTHOR: Set it Right - (United States of America)

     I am adding the this report.  I can't find a place to comment so am doing it this way.

     The Furry Ferry's Goodwill with the Cafe inside it is not only way over-priced but they rip you off on quality and quantity.

     It probably doesn't operate on osha standards either.  I ordered chicken noodle soup one day, as it was the cheapest at 1.99.  I got a 6 or so ounce styrophone bowl that I saw the employee heat up in the microwave and only consisted of 5 "noodles" three small carrot pieces and two or three small celery pieces and no chicken.  The noodles were like gnocchi sticks - they weren't even noodles, just doughy sticks.  

      I don't know what was worse, heating up the food in a styrophone container (cancer!) or the fact that the soup sits out cold, all day.  EW!  

     Additionally, one of their employees in the Job Connection Center has taken off her socks and shoes and clipped her toenails on top of the office chair.  This was GROSS.  Ew Ew Ew.

     I have seen one person, who seemed to have autism, working at the Goodwill, that was summer of 2012.  So maybe they corrected that part of the complaint.  Although, Their store prices are a total rip-off too.  Shirts are no longer the .50 cents or so they used to be.  Now, they start at 3.50 cents, typically.  I can by new shirts, for that price, at walmart (when they go on sale of course.)  

     I wouldn't donate or do business with them anymore either.  Especially don't eat at the cafe, ew ew ew, total Rip-off
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