ED Magedson – Founder
Menards-Machesney Park1600 West Lane Road Machesney Park, Illinois United States of America
Was My Application Rejected because of my gender, race, or both?
I recently responded to ad, posted on Craigslist.com, regarding a "Manager Trainee" position. The next day, I received a phone call from the Hiring Manager stating that they are always hiring manager trainees, and invited me to come fill out an application. Later that week, I went to that particular branch, Machesney Park, IL, and asked for an application. The manager, I believe her name is Donna, asked me to fill it out right there. After about 30 to 45 minutes of filling out the application, she asked me what possition I was looking for, and I told her the one advertised online for management, and she said, "oh, that position is not availabe at this time!" and I said, oh, so what are you hiring for? And she replied, "Oh, we don't have any positions open period, Sorry." And I said, well, that's unusual, and she said, but if we do have anything open, I'll let you know...". What should I conclude from that experience? Was this a rejection based on my gender, race, or both? All I know, is what I was feeling inside, hurt, rejection, ridiculed, since this was done infront of a lot of employees and customers.
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Menard's inc. is a HORRIBLE place to work the don't care about their guest or there team members they care about making money like the rest of America, so tell Menard's to stop ling in all there advertisements about caring about quality and service. They are full of s***, they force you to stay after they close and clean even when your schedule off at a time and tell you u cant leave until u finish. They wont let you take lunch unless u stay an extra half hour to make up for you taking a lunch. The owners of Menard's are piece of *** and need to learn how to help and take care of their employees Menard's inc. is a sweet shop of modern day. I hope Menard's goes out of business soon. and john and Larry Menard have to live on the street. Menard's *** and Larry and john r going to *** for their greed and how they treat people!
Well you know what they say on Karma, payback comes sooner or later...I was hurt 8 yrs. ago and pretty much hung out to dry, John Menard and his managers put me under even kept my earned Profit sharing, have been living in next to poverty not able to work full time or even Pt after they payed attorneys to change injurys in court, ended up on ssdi living on 1/4 on what I was earning.It was shown in ssi hearing with University Drs. with there own menards Dr. Records that they "were" work injurys .I live daily taking pain pills and now stomach meds. I pretty much lost my marrige even though I am still here they only thing I have left is my dogs and half the home I am in...so this economy is like natures payback for me..every bit of stock and stores he looses is like 5 minutes of the life they took from me... 20th of Nov, 2008 by Betyjean
Menards hires people to surf the web and prevent any bad publicity. They even own menardssucks.com.
Most of what you see here are the uppers trying to put down the complaint. But the complaint is true. They treat their employees HORRIBLY. They even make you sign a contract stating you will pay them if you cause damages for more than 500. Which is not legal in wisconsin but they dont tell you that. Even if you sign it, since the contract is against the law the contract is not valid so the excuse "you signed it" doesnt even work. Menards also is known to dump haz waste, or burn treated wood, and will rather pay the DNR the fine then dispose of it. Dont belive me? Look it up, theres been cases on it. On 4th of Mar, 2009 by KayTee
I have applied at the Menards Warehouse Distribution Center in Eau Claire, WI. on quite a few occasions when they have numerous warehouse jobs open. My applications have been returned not interested- even though I have the qualifications to do the job. I have even pulled and delivered loads to Menards in the passed. I feel that Menards is practicing age discrimination due to the fact that I am over the age of 40 and that my application has been returned NOT INTERESTED. I feel that saying not interested says that do not apply here again, we will not look at your application again. Laura the receptionist didn't even say come back and resubmitt my application. Just like so many customer complaints about MENARDS, I feel MENARDS is rude and disrespectful and will not shop with them again. The owners of MENARDS should be ashamed of themselves for allowing their workers to treat customers and and people applying for jobs at menards in such a rude manner. Owners of Menards beware- everytime people out here read the complaints and experience them themselves, you are loosing business and profit, think about what you are doing and make the right changes to make your image better.By Unknown writer.
Unfortunately, i can relate for most of the stories told here. I'll step a little out of the box for this comment. There are many injustices done at Menards; discrimination, favoritism, internal thefts, hatred, its all there. But, although very few, there are one or two people in the store that do have good intentions. This is life, it has its good and evil. It is just too bad all the backbreaking duties you make for the company, and how little they care. But then again, attach and extra 4-5 dollars to my hourly pay, and im willing to sacrifice it all. 14th of Oct, 2010 by duneuot. More can been seen at (((REDACTED)))
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