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Complaint Review: Graham C-Stores

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  • Submitted: Sat, December 24, 2011
  • Updated: Wed, August 15, 2012

  • Reported By: Marcy — Buffalo Grove Illinois USA
Graham C-Stores
33978 N US Highway 45 Grayslake, Illinois United States of America

Graham C-Stores Gas stations/Convience stores 20+ year old store manager Cassie and Cashier Syed attempt to humiliate employee in training. Grayslake, Illinois

*Consumer Suggestion: lol.. too good to do the work?

*Consumer Comment: C-Store Losers

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I had recently lost my job due to state funding. Out of desperation I took a job at a gas station owned by Graham C-Stores. It was a Citgo station in Arlington Heights, Il. I spent two weeks of being humiliated by a twenty-something Hindu guy and a twenty-something mixed race manager, as I might ad I am fifty something, (not that it should matter much though). After several complaints of this Hindu guy Syed who was supposed to be training me, which he just kept "demanding" me to clean the bathrooms and mop the floor, nothing was done.

However, tonight Xmas eve I was scheduled to work from 4:30pm-9:30pm. Syed was rather pleasant, but then Cassie the manager came in around 5:30 and she told me to start sweeping the floor. I had asked if it was too earlier and she yelled at me in front of customers and Syed. I took her to the side and asked to to please not do that again. Then as Syed and Cassie sat behind the register laughing, Syed then began placing demands on me as if I were a piece of sh**. He literatly said, "What are you retarded or something, how many times do I have to tell you how to clean the toilet?" Cassie just started laughing.

At that point I got my coat and walked out the door. Syed followed me and asked if I punched out. I said nothing and left. He is not a manager or a supervisor, he is a cashier just like I was. I am not making any accusations by any means, but after I believe my second day Syed told me he was working Xmas because he does not celebrate it and I had told him I do not either because I am Jewish. Since that day forward it appeared that was when I started getting "harassed by him and the and the manager doing nothing about it.

I have my Masters degree in psychology and yes I am unemployed, and yes suitable employment in our economy is hard to find, however I was willing to do anything. For two weeks I swallowed my pride for minimum wage, was humiliated, lost my dignity and my self respect. I followed the chain of command with my complaints and things just got worse. Have I been discriminated? I do not know. Do I want to take these guys down? I sure do, and I will do whatever it takes. This is America, the company is owned by Americans, but allowing foreigners to dictate us. 

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#1 Consumer Suggestion

lol.. too good to do the work?

AUTHOR: Anon - (USA)

first of all, i love how you state the ages of the employees, and then your age, but then you say "not that it should matter."  If age doesn't matter, why the hell did you feel the need to point out the nationality/race of the people working there?  What the h**l does their race have to do w/ anything??? sounds like you're the discriminatory one.

secondly, if your boss tells you to sweep the floor, you don't answer w/ "it's too early."  come on now lady, get off your fat ass and sweep the floor if your boss says to.

you sound like somebody who spent way too long in college and now you have to work in the real world and you have no idea what to do w/ your major (try teaching,) and you feel like menial tasks are underneath you; well guess what, you took a menial job, try doing the menial jobs... 
lastly, "the company is owned by americans" ?? are you talking about citgo (it's not) or the franchise? because the franchise has to be owned by an american.. maybe indian american?
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C-Store Losers

AUTHOR: Diogenes - (USA)

Well, just remember, you were dealing with MORONS at the C-Store.  I know you were desperate when you took that job, but surely something better will become available soon for a person with your qualifications.  Then, you can go back to that store, point your finger at the morons, and laugh yourself silly at them, as you know they will never be anything but minimun wage losers.
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