1150 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA, 91911, US
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unsafe work conditions

As overnight stockers one of the most basic essential work tools we need is the pallet jack. While the store managers claim they receive maintanence, the jacks have not been serviced (or serviced correctly) in over a year. In the three years I have worked at this store, I have been injured twice using this equipment. The first being a sprained left shoulder, and the second time my lower back. Anytime I refuse to use the unsafe equipment I get called into the office and "coached" for my "lack of performance."

It recently happened again today Sept 6th 2010. My back has still not fully recovered (tho the workers comp docs released me to full duty) and I have WITHOUT COMPLAINT sucked it up and used the unsafe pallet jacks until recently. My back injury has flaired up again and because of that I have not used the pallet jacks for the past two days.

I am, for whatever reason, one of 3 people who always have to perform the duty of "puller" eventho there are several other people capable and who are not overworked from the use of the shotty equipment.

My manager called me into the office to give me a written "coaching" for my performance today... the only issue being the past two days!
I am fed up with dealing with this unfair treatment and refuse to get hurt using their equipment. Any records "proving" maintenence has occurred is PHONY because I use this equipment everyday and the pallet jacks get worse and worse. I have pictures and want to report them for retaliation and I want to sue. Anyone reading this please let me know if this would be an adequate reason to sue.

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  • Co
    CONFUSED AND ABUSED Aug 03, 2011

    I, too, have experience pallet jacks that need repairing, some only have one wheel, or when jacked up will not hold the load! Also, the heat inside the 18 wheeler containers sometimes may heat up to a blistering 135 degrees inside the container, in which the management team could careless!!! You are told to get back to work if they spot you outside your truck trying to take a cool down break to keep from falling out from a heat stroke, and believe me, we have had many that have fallen out due to the heat issue inside the trucks, and some were asked to sign a write up! We are told we will not make our production if we take cool down breaks so are told to get our butts back in the truck!! If we speak up about it to them, we stand the chance of being giving an occurrence, which is a mark against you can result in termination if your reach so many!!! All the managers care about is earning their healthy bonus at the end of the year, and i have been told it is as high as 25.000! The Management team could careless about our welfare, and that is NO LIE! The issue i am having is a bit different, i am employed as a loader/unloader processor, which entails the loading/unloading of sometimes very heavy/bulky freight, which has caused me to Injure my groin in june 2011, which has led to my back locking up on me, my area manager took me up to the AP office to do a report, but I was not taken to the ER for my injury, I was put straight back to work loading the same freight that had caused my injury and now it is causing me some major issues, like I spoke about above, plus now it has also caused my arm and hand to go numb... so after dealing with my injury for almost 2 months, I could not deal with the pain any longer so went to my area manager and told him, they finally took me to the ER, but the attending physician informed me that he could not do an MRI in the ER unless it was a dire emergency such as a major car accident etc, but did tell me that from what my symptoms were that he thought i had a ruptured disc, therefore he was going to write me a work release until i could see my primary care physician so she could order an MRI, well, I get back to the facility hand The AP Manager my paperwork, but he said he could not accept the work release due to there not being enough detailed information on the workmen's compensation medical request sheet. I asked him what he intended on doing and he said contact the ER doctor, and he did, and told the doctor that they could offer me a light duty position until i had my mri and was cleared, so the AP Manager faxed the WCMR to the doc and had him change it back to me being able to work a light duty position, which entailed standing on my feet, walking around a 2.4 million square feet warehouse from 530 am to 6pm. Anyone who knows about a ruptured disc knows being on your feet all day is not a good ideal with this type of injury, but lo and behold this man did not have any concern about me or my injury, he was going to put me back to work right then and there, despite me being in the excruciating pain that i was in, but Thank God my OPS Manager walked in about that time and said NO, she will go home today, and will not work tomorrow. BUT, they told me I MUST see their doc first, that i was NOT to go to my Primary Care Doc. first . I feel if I do see their Doc he will say nothing is wrong and release me, and then I will be terminated for whatever reason they can find, because we all know the company doc always sides with the company who has hired him! So, needless to say, I am stuck, and am afraid my D day is coming when I return this week! I don't know if I should contact an attorney to protect me just in case I do have a major back issue, or take the ____ I am about to get! Any suggestions? I reside in SE Texas! I feel I am being punished for getting injured on the job, plus having to be intimidated at the same time! Wal-Mart is NOT FAIR TO THEIR EMPLOYEES, AND SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE ABOUT IT!! WE ARE TREATED LIKE MACHINES, NOT HUMANS!

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  • Ku
    Kurt Matthew Kalani Benzon Aug 22, 2015
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    broadway walmart in chula vista is one of the walmarts to avoid in southern california. The store is an absolute mess! and the employees are absolutely rude and unhelpful. Management is just as unhelpful and have no clue how to manage or run a safe tidy working environment.

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  • Mo
    MorningGlow Dec 13, 2019

    Bullied and harrassed by managers and customers, I have been hired at Walmart and since then I felt I have been given less priority because of my disability. Managers don't seem to take any interest because they give me impression that I am a very slow learner. Because of my disability I couldn't make fast progress like normal people, but it is not my fault or in my control, but I have been treated differently. Customers don't seem to understand that regular associates and employees could have disability too and they might not be able to cheer you up or welcome you as you expect. Two of the customers complained to my manager for my mistakes when I was working all day and couldn't smile or greet them well at the end of the day. I was having 8 hours shift and by the end of the day I was exhausted, customer don't care about that. Employees who work there are also human and they expect you to be polite and nice to them as well. Employees are not robots, they can't always fulfill your expectations. Anyway, so all I was saying that sometimes we get really odd hours to work. If they give you 8 hours shift for a day, instead of scheduling you next day in the evening or give you a day break, they give you most early day hours when you already had a late night shift. Scheduling process in really bad. I couldn't even catch up on my sleep and also I am being discriminated because of my disability and constantly being reminded that I am a very slow learner. Because of that they are avoiding to schedule me, giving me less hours when I am in extreme need of money. Also, treating me differently at work, avoiding, passing gestures to other employees and seems very avoiding, careless and unempathetic. How could people with disabilities could survive like that? They need to stop acting and should take responsibility of working hard with people who couldn't control to be disabled and need job to survive. This is extremely upsetting and wrong of management of Walmart. Someone of GM should take action against such type of managers and other associates.

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