Bethel IGA Fired Everyone

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JQPublic

West Chester, OH

#1 Aug 26, 2012
Many longtime (former) employees claim to have been treated badly by the new management.(took over little more than a year ago)
There is hardly a familiar face in the store anymore.
In the past year they have fired 90% of their former employees.
Several have said that their hours were cut back to 0 to 8 hours per week so they would be forced to find other work, because there was no "just cause" to fire anyone. This while new employees were given regular hours.
The new manager lives in Kentucky and does not seem to value the Hometown quality the store always had.
Many customers have complained but it does not seem as though we matter.
Some have already begun an unofficial boycott....but much damage has already been done.
This is OUR TOWN! And these are our neighbors who have been mistreated.
And they can't continue in business without US.
Just Sayin'
DAC

West Chester, OH

#2 Aug 27, 2012
Yes this is true.
After working there for over five years with no problems my hours were suddenly cut to 10 hours one week then zero hours the next week and that I was "on call".
Guess what, I was never "called" again. Just left to wonder if I had a job anymore (NO!) and why we were suddenly being treated this way.
Someone told me I should contact the National Labor Relations Board and maybe I will.
There were many of us treated this same way.
Bethel IGA has turned into a cold and uncaring place and many of the customers know too.
We no longer shop there.
LC Farms

West Chester, OH

#3 Aug 27, 2012
A couple of our friends used to work there and said the same thing and more.
What a CRUEL way to treat people!
We don't shop there anymore either.
Ripley IGA

Dayton, OH

#4 Sep 11, 2012
Let me tell ya something the same thing is going on at Ripley and has for a long time.. I was there over 2 years and suddenly suspended for some lame excuse and a co-worker was there for 10 and was suspended the day before.. they also cut hours of older employees to get rid of them.. I loved my job and thought I did a good job, never a complaint before this and never missed a days work, always went in when called on my day off.. You all know as well as I do who this leads to!!!
Don

West Chester, OH

#5 Sep 19, 2012
Charlie Collins is his name and he lives around Covington or Newport. He has done the same thing at the Bethel, Ripley and Maysville IGA stores.
Munafo's sold these stores to Cox Foods with the understanding that they would NOT do this very thing....fire everyone.
Well you see how long that lasted.
Once this Charles Collins got his foot in the door heads began to roll.
For a business that is so dependant on local patronage it is a pretty stupid way to go about things.
Their prices have gotten much higher also.
There are other places to shop.
bethel1234

Keego Harbor, MI

#6 Sep 19, 2012
Ohio isn't a just cause state.... They are an at will state... They don't need a reason to release someone from employment
dianesFriend

Reseda, CA

#7 Sep 19, 2012
Charlie is an arrogant ba$tard. He walks around like he is owed something and like his employees are stealing--when his hands are just as dirty as anyone elses. He wants his cum guzzling slut to run the stores..Charlie is too stupid to realize she is using him, Diane complains how he can't keep it hard for longer than 5 minutes, but money is money right??
ripley IGA

Dayton, OH

#8 Sep 19, 2012
glad to see others see him as I do...well both of them as I do. He loves to suspend others for minor things they do but then is totally going against store policy by messing around with one of his employees!!!! and yes that is in the hand book. But he try calling the main office to talk to Martin Cox, its not like he ever calls you back cause he knows he isnt going to like what we have to say.. Its ok that his employees lie to his WIFE when she calls and has to pretend they didnt see what they did when they walk in on them making out in the store. I can only hope his wife takes him for everything she can.. Im no longer an employee there cause princess Diana didnt like me well guess what snaggle tooth?? I hate you!!! kinda odd you call him Daddy isnt it lmao at you both.. IDIOTS,, yES ohio is an at will state but guess what we all worked in a Hostile work enviroment, humm I remember well princess Di x boyfriend coming in the store with threats.. yep thats what that is oh and an employee quit cause she couldnt work there anymore due to the crooked shit going on.. yep once again hostile. haha.. how did you fix her truck?? and how much do you take a day for gasoline princess?? should I go on??
Don

West Chester, OH

#9 Sep 21, 2012
"At Will" is well enough but "just cause" still comes into play when unemployment or other benefits might be involved. You can let a person go at anytime or cut their hours back to zero and be "on call" and that would be considered layed off, and the person is eligible for unemployment and any benefits like retirement etc... unless they were fired with "just cause"(like stealing or something), which "just" wasn't the case with most all of us.
just me

Dayton, OH

#10 Sep 22, 2012
I heard that Charlie was wanting to buy out the other owners.. Now we know what hes doing, if he makes the stores look bad enough and runs off most of the business he has a better chance of convincing them to sell out to him.. Maybe he will change the name to Dianas IGA lol.. Oh thanks to all that shop there he was able to buy his ewww love and new car, Isnt that sweet {brb gotta throw up}.
DAC

West Chester, OH

#11 Oct 6, 2012
I think some tar and feathers would be appropriate....and run him out of OUR TOWN on a pole....
This immoral and disgusting behavior has been witnessed by many others and in fact my son recently saw them at Bethel Frisch's carrying on in front of the whole restaurant...(get a room!) YUK!
This is certainly not a place I would want my children working and it has been a topic of discussion among some of the local church groups.
Decent people can only tolerate so much indecencey and they crossed that line a long time ago.
YUK!!!
Let us make our own statement...
BOYCOTT IGA!
codd

Cincinnati, OH

#12 Oct 17, 2012
ripley IGA wrote:
glad to see others see him as I do...well both of them as I do. He loves to suspend others for minor things they do but then is totally going against store policy by messing around with one of his employees!!!! and yes that is in the hand book. But he try calling the main office to talk to Martin Cox, its not like he ever calls you back cause he knows he isnt going to like what we have to say.. Its ok that his employees lie to his WIFE when she calls and has to pretend they didnt see what they did when they walk in on them making out in the store. I can only hope his wife takes him for everything she can.. Im no longer an employee there cause princess Diana didnt like me well guess what snaggle tooth?? I hate you!!! kinda odd you call him Daddy isnt it lmao at you both.. IDIOTS,, yES ohio is an at will state but guess what we all worked in a Hostile work enviroment, humm I remember well princess Di x boyfriend coming in the store with threats.. yep thats what that is oh and an employee quit cause she couldnt work there anymore due to the crooked shit going on.. yep once again hostile. haha.. how did you fix her truck?? and how much do you take a day for gasoline princess?? should I go on??
Yes....Please go on.
Dee

Covington, KY

#13 Oct 25, 2012
What a WORM!
The Bullgod

Miamisburg, OH

#14 Nov 5, 2012
I wont shop at IGAs anymore.. it was nice when John owned it.. but in selling it he ruined a good thing... back before these new jagoffs took over it was a real nice store... now i hate it
Sig

Cincinnati, OH

#15 Nov 16, 2012
For years and years it really was THE hometown grocery store, where our neighbors worked and we were getting our groceries from FRIENDLY people we all knew. They always had the best deli prices around and were always willing to "go the extra mile" for the customer.
Now they act like they are doing YOU a favor by selling you high priced groceries.
It is just a very different atmosphere it can't be denied and NOT for the better!
I DO NOT recognize ANYBODY I know up there anymore and now add the SLEEZE factor....it does not make you WANT to shop there.
If I'm going to give my money to strangers anyway, I might as well shop at Walmart or Krogers and save some money.
And YES! many former employees were treated harshly and unfairly jerked around by the new management, the end result being the store is a WORSE place to shop...so what was it all about if it didn't improve things?
Just some jerk getting their rocks off messing with peoples lives. Just another little tyrant on a downhill slide.
Trouble is this has hurt the town as well.
Don't expect us to support this kind of business.
Cedra

Cincinnati, OH

#16 Dec 5, 2012
Who wants to get sleeze with their groceries?
It is such a shame, the people there used to be so caring and friendly and we all knew each other.
The place is getting a bad reputation now that's for sure. New management or bring back the old management could possibly save the place, but these people need to GO!
Ray

Covington, KY

#17 Dec 24, 2012
Now I hear Ripley IGA is closing down
while Dianne is driving a new BMW
Follow the money....right out of our little towns
into the hands of "Greed and Sleeze"
they know

Dayton, OH

#18 Dec 27, 2012
a new BMV huh, Well between her salary, skimming off the top in at least 2 of the stores and living with Mr Nasty she should be. She is an arrogant little nobody.
thy bitch

Portsmouth, OH

#19 Jan 9, 2013
WOW SHE WAS the same way when she worked at save alot she is one of the biggest dopeheads there is working in this store when she started she had the name as the ripley whore.and yes they do need to get out of this town.
All too well

Cincinnati, OH

#20 Jan 24, 2013
Damn sounds like you all know them just as much as I do. They are rotten and sleezy and care about nobody but themselves. They have been found doing all kinds of dirty nasty stuff within the bethel store! Diane talks about Charlie and all their sexcapades on a daily basis. Alot of great employees have been either fired or let go for no reason at all. It's all about the money and how much of it that Diane can get her greedy hands on. She needs to keep her tramp stamp covered and they need to control their hill jack belching all throughout the store, that's nasty! Not one person there knows how to run a store! All the workers that kept the customers happy are all gone except maybe 2 but I'm sure if Diane has it her way , it won't be long before she either over works and under pays them or they just get tired of her shit! Charlie was a better man when he was with his wife! A lot of the products are expired on the shelves as well, freezers break down all the time but yet they still sell the products they don't care who they get sick as long as they get the money!!

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