AUTOPARTS WAREHOUSE / US AUTO PART INC. — I WAS ASKED TO FILE IMMEDIATE RESIGNATION
I am sending a letter which I sent to the company's president.
I am writing you this letter not to ruin other peoples life but hoping that this
will be an eye opener to you, the management and who ever needs to know what.
This is my first time ever in my entire work experience to write a letter of
complaint to the people who needs to know what is really happening inside the
I am Ms. Katheryn Enriquez, I served your company for 15 months and I must
admit, that I found a family your company. I loved my job, Im at my best
everyday I go to work like it's my first day. I thought I will be working in
this company for 5 more years, but my views have changed. I hate to say this but
right now management's getting worst. People working there don't want to speak
about what is really going on because they are afraid they might be the bosses
apple of the eye. But I think it's time to stand up and fight for what is right.
Last Sept. 14, 2010 I filled an immediate resignation because of one Incedent.
At around 5am to 6am Mr. Steve Kaay called my attention and said he wanted to
talk to me. Entered his office with my superior Ms. Miracle Sy. He asked me
about a certain call that happened earlier that day. I gave him details and
whole heartedly admitted that I disconnected the call because the customer keeps
on cursing, I warned him 3 times sir, however I am unable to help him if he wont
cooperate so I disconnected the call. Mr. Kaay's claiming that according to the
customer I criticized the customer and said that the customer was a "Racist
Pig". Sir if you will check my performance and my commendations from the
customer, I can say that I wont do such thing. The battle here is my word
against the customer's word. And so after the conversation Mr. Kaay told me that
MAYBE there is a language barrier because the customer told me that "IF I WERE
IN THE US, PEOPLE WON'T UNDERSTAND ME" right then and there Mr. Kaay advised me
that, he is suspending me '"with pay" and will not come back to work until they
said so since they need to investigate on what happened. Sir if you'll read
between the lines whose being racist? My point here sir is that, I hope you
understand, all companies don't just suspend people. It needs to go under a
process on which they need to serve me an IR (Indecent Report), Investigate,
then that's the time you tell me what's my suction, but instead, what happened
here was Mr. Kaay VERBALLY said that I am suspended with out at least serving me
the IR. If I am not mistaken on the IR itself it states there that "I HAVE 24-48
HOURS TO ANSWER THE SAID IR" how am I suppose to do that if I am already
suspended. Sir, sorry if there are some words that I use that might be
inappropriate, but again, I am sending you this email not to mean harm, but to
open the upper managements eyes on what is really going on. Going back, Ms Jean
Pedraza spoke to me and gave me an OPTION but not a CHOICE. This is what I have
been told by Ms. Pedraza which triggered me to file an immediate resignation:
"You are in preventive suspension, however, right now I am giving you an option
because, WHAT IF, you found guilty, and when you come back we need
to terminate you, that's not good on your record because when your next employer
calls us for background check WE WILL TELL THEM THAT YOU ARE TERMINATED". Sir
according to: Labor Code of the Philippines
Security of tenure (art. 279, LC) – the right not to be removed from a job
without valid cause and procedure – extends to regular (permanent) and
non-regular (temporary) employment,  managerial and rank and file employees
alike. Probationary employees also enjoy security of
Article 264. Prohibited activities, Article 272. Penalties for violations
(Art. 282-286: Termination)
PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 442, AS AMENDED.
ART. 282. Termination by employer. – An employer may terminate an employment for
any of the following causes:
(a) Serious misconduct or willful disobedience by the employee of the lawful
orders of his employer or representative in connection with his work;
(b) Gross and habitual neglect by the employee of his duties;
(c) Fraud or willful breach by the employee of the trust reposed in him by his
employer or duly authorized representative;
(d) Commission of a crime or offense by the employee against the person of his
employer or any immediate member of his family or his duly authorized
(e) Other causes analogous to the foregoing.
If you were in my place sir how will you react and what will you feel? I felt
like she's threatening me. I am not guilty but the initial human reaction when
you hear those words coming out of her mouth, you will be De-motivated, which is
not good. I know it will affect my work performance, plus I don't want to give
my superior headache that's why I decided to resign.
Honestly sir, top performing agent are resigning because of the
management.Agents are de-motivated because they get lesser and lesser
incentive every month. CAT's work hard to save your costumes but they get LESSER
what agents gets. Maybe its just money, but for people who has family we look at
it in a different way, especially for single moms like me. It's not easy for me
to resign knowing that I have a 6 year old kid that I need to support. It's not
that easy sir. If you will check the rate of those people who stayed and were
terminated or resigned before Ms. Pedraza take over, there are less people who
resign, now look at your rate. Resigned or end of contract employee rates high.
It's not good sir. Human resources should be Pro agent or at least NOT ONE
SIDED, because for all she knows agents are the one who take care of the
customers. Sir I hope you get my point. Everything is chain reaction, if they
are well compensated, management take care of them, human resources do the right
thing, then you'll get a lot of employees to stay. Sir people are planning to
resign and they are the good ones. Few is enough please don't let others go.
Katheryn "Brooke" Enriquez
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