Thursday, June 16, 2011

Haynes Management, you're doing it WRONG

So I just read a story about Carl Sorabella, a guy who has worked for Haynes Management, a company in Massachusetts, for nearly 14 years. His wife has stage 4 cancer, so he asked his employer if he could change around his work schedule, so that he could work around his wife's medical treatments. He didn't ask for free money or anything, JUST to change his schedule around. What did they tell him? Nope. "It's business. I'm running a company here, and I need to make sure the department runs," she, Mary Butler, the VP told him. He offered to work nights, weekends, whatever, just so that he could take his wife to chemo appointments. Nope. They later told him he was going to be laid off anyway, you know, due to "modifications in workforce requirements." Even though he got a raise in November. The guy later saw an ad in the paper for his job.

THIS, this right here, is why I try to tell people, don't trust businesses to look out for you! They don't care about you! They only care about making money, NEVER expect more than that. Ah, but it's 2011. And there are ways of ruining these people. Do a search for "Hayne's Management", and check out all the one star ratings, angry blogs, and Facebook hate groups. Am I advocating this? I don't know. I don't want to see other people lose their jobs. But come on, you can't treat people like crap and expect to get away with it.

Here's the whole story, tell me what you think!

http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2011/06/16/wife-gets-cancer-husband-gets-fired/?icid=maing-grid7|main5|dl5|sec1_lnk2|71003

7 comments:

Direct Concepts llc said...

As a cancer survivor I don't know what we would have done if my husband had not been able to take off for my treatment. We were lucky to have wonderful friends and family who helped but I needed my husband. We also had small children at the time and they needed the assurance that at least Daddy was there and well. I think it is obvious that this really angers me. Not only was my husband's immediate boss supportive his wife came by to check on us and brought my children brownies. It is amazing how the business world has changed and the people are now secondary to the all mighty dollar.

Sophia the Writer said...

I'm glad this made the news at least. My bf's company laid off over 500 of its oldest and most loyal employees earlier this year (including him) because they cost too much. The company is turning a profit and has over a billion dollars, btw.

Unlikely Oilfield Wife said...

@Direct Concepts, it really is crazy how things have changed. The behavior of this Haynes Management would be unheard of even 15-20 years ago. It's sad to see how much more important money is than doing what's right for people. Thanks for the comment :)

Unlikely Oilfield Wife said...

@sophia, stories like that scare the crap out of me. Why oh why do people continue to vote in favor of big business, when big business has no intentions of being good to them?

Anonymous said...

Haynes Management company is a suburban real estate company. Best way to get payback: Find out what companies are renting space at Haynes owned buildings. Then, write letters that you will boycott their services if they continue to pay rent at their Haynes location. Write ads in the papers saying these companies, then list all the companies that rent at a Haynes location, purchase space at Haynes management buildings - a company that fires people if they or their spouse gets sick. Go after the renters. Also, in the ad, show a picture of the sick woman dying of cancer. Going after the money is the best payback anyone can do.

Andy said...

Haynes Management company is a suburban real estate company. Best way to get payback: Find out what companies are renting space at Haynes owned buildings. Then, write letters that you will boycott their services if they continue to pay rent at their Haynes location. Write ads in the papers saying these companies, then list all the companies that rent at a Haynes location, purchase space at Haynes management buildings - a company that fires people if they or their spouse gets sick. Go after the renters. Also, in the ad, show a picture of the sick woman dying of cancer. Going after the money is the best payback anyone can do.

Kathy Sorabella said...

I'm still alive and my husband still hasn't found a job.. so it's good and bad news. I am still shuttered about what happened - it's still unimaginable that this is my life. Thank you for writing about it and the attention you gave to our plight. We are now yesterdays news, but still struggle to meander through our new existence. -Kathy Sorabella