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Wed Jul 22, 2015, 07:03 PM

Betty Bowers goes off on Goodwill.

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Reply Betty Bowers goes off on Goodwill. (Original post)
diabeticman Jul 2015 OP
BlueJazz Jul 2015 #1
Ed Suspicious Jul 2015 #7
zeemike Jul 2015 #2
tinkerbelle Jul 2015 #3
Thespian2 Jul 2015 #4
840high Jul 2015 #5
Enrique Jul 2015 #8
840high Jul 2015 #6
Enrique Jul 2015 #9
840high Jul 2015 #10

Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 07:32 PM

1. ..And I'm one of the suckers that have given these criminals free stuff. Never again.

 

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 23, 2015, 12:46 AM

7. I used to all the time. I shop there during lean times so when all is well, I feel like I'm helping

by giving back. They are as expensive as Walmart on a lot of items nowadays. And they have the temerity to ask if I want to round up the cost of my purchase to help with programs or whatever. They don't seem to be in it to help the poor as far as I can see.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 07:53 PM

2. I had no idea.

I too thought they were non profit.
Scams abound.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 09:28 PM

3. Who knew?

Not me, that's for sure. What a racket, so glad I saw this. Thanks for posting!!

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 09:42 PM

4. This bit is from Snopes.

Goodwill: Goodwill Industries International is not a business that takes in donated items and resells them for a profit. It is a not-for-profit organization that provides job training, employment placement services and other community-based programs for people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience, or face employment challenges. Goodwill raises money for their programs through a chain of thrift stores which also operate as non-profits.

The CEO of Goodwill Industries International is not Mark Curran, nor does he make $2.3 million a year. The current President and CEO of Goodwill is Jim Gibbons, who in 2011 received a total reported compensation of $725,000.

Read more at http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/charities.asp#kGvbitiyPIJSP3UR.99


I make no judgments.

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Response to Thespian2 (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 10:13 PM

5. Thank you.

 

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Response to Thespian2 (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 23, 2015, 02:09 AM

8. that Snopes article does not relate to the video

the Snopes article debunks a hoax email about charities, but the video does not get its information from that hoax email.


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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 10:18 PM

6. Where did she get her info? Seems to be wrong.

 

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Response to 840high (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 23, 2015, 02:20 AM

9. the biggest check she received was $18.18

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/3/27/goodwill-paying-penniesperhour.html

Born partially blind and with cerebral palsy, Jones savors the independence of living on her own with just weekly visits from an aide. So when she was offered work at a local Goodwill charity store in the fall of 2012, Jones said, she looked forward to the independence of a job. But the reality was much different.

“They had me downstairs in their store, trying to hang clothes up on the hangers,” Jones said. “And to make a dollar, I had to hang a hundred pieces. If I was lucky, I made 50 cents. It was a penny per item of clothing. I felt worthless. I just didn’t want to go. They made me feel bad because I couldn’t work fast enough.” Jones is not using her real name out of a fear of retribution.

Jones’ pay stubs, which she shared with Al Jazeera, show the subminimum wages she was paid by Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey Inc. Between September 2012 and January 2013, she made as little as $3.27 for 24.88 hours of work. The biggest check she received was $18.18 for 35.87 hours of work. She paid state taxes, as well as Social Security and Medicare deductions, on her wages.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 23, 2015, 12:30 PM

10. That's the end of my support for them. Thanks.

 

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