ED Magedson – Founder
Regis CorpAugusta Marketplace Augusta, Maine United States of America
SmartStyle uses trash disposal services that are provided by Wal*Mart. While disposing of trash one evening, the compactor was locked. Our normal practice was to leave the trash in a cart what was placed by the compactor. While doing this, a Wal*Mart employee became very upset stating that it made more work for the Wal*Mart employees. I stated to him that I was doing as instructed, and this man physically assaulted me, slapping my hands and grabbing the trash from me. I went to the Service Desk to speak with a Manager of Wal*Mart to report the assault. The Assistant Manager stated that I was yelling at her and being disrespectful, which clearly was not happening. I had 4 Service Desk employees state that this absolutey did not happen, and were willing to sign statements to this effect. Other Wal*Mart employees were willing to sign statements that they witnessed this assault. The Assistant Manager on duty that evening reported "her version" of the events to my Salon Manager and I was immediately terminated, over the phone a few hours later. I wrote letters and called to speak to Wal*Mart Manager, and he refused to speak to me. I wrote letters to the Regis Corp with no responce. All roads seemed to be a dead end. I have now relocated, and all the salons are a division of the Regis Corp. The list of divisions is endless. I can not get a job in a Salon. Meanwhile, I still continue to make monthy payments on a Student Loan that I used to pay for Cosmetology School. I would like to be a part of a Class Action Lawsuit if one is brought against not only against Regis, but Wal*Mart as well. It is my feeling that Cosmetologists work hard for their education, pay for it, and should be treated with a level of respect higher than what is being given to them by the Regis Corp. and Wal*Mart.
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