Valley Light Industries facing challenges

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Deborah Diaz

Hesperia, CA

#1 Feb 15, 2009
Hey, that is my cousin washing the window! She is not only a good worker of what I hear but a woman with the biggest heart I know. Having her as my cousin has inspired me to become an expert in the field of Special Education. Our family is so proud of her!
Pamela Hayes

AOL

#2 Feb 17, 2009
Hi Deborah,
It was so nice to see you acknowledge Pricilla from the newspaper article. She is indeed a lovely woman, not to mention hard-working! She really enjoys her job working for the city of West Covina, and has made great strides during her time with us.
Please be in touch if you ever want to find out more about our program or go see her at work!
Pamela Hayes, PhD.
President/CEO
Valley LIght Industries
Spanky

La Habra, CA

#3 Dec 7, 2011
Wow -- I still can not believe that someone like Ms Hayes could be such a crook. And to know that she was business woman of the year. What a thief! She not only stole from the consumers of Valley Light Industries, but she stole from the State of California. She will get her payback one day, I think she already is getting it, her boyfriend who she was to marry (she even bought her own engagement ring probably with money from VLI) he got up and left her while she was away traveling on business, KARMA will get you!
Maria Soto

La Habra, CA

#4 Jan 18, 2012
I am so sadden to hear about the firing of Pamela Hayes, I had at one time had so much respect for Ms Hayes. Yes, she did get what she deserved. I heard that she was having VLI pay for her mortgage, that is how it all started, after her fiance left her in such a big house with a big house payment, she could no longer afford to pay for her castle......and her poor , perfect children!!!
concerned in new york

Lancaster, NY

#5 Jun 3, 2012
Maria Soto wrote:
I am so sadden to hear about the firing of Pamela Hayes, I had at one time had so much respect for Ms Hayes. Yes, she did get what she deserved. I heard that she was having VLI concrenedpay for her mortgage, that is how it all started, after her fiance left her in such a big house with a big house payment, she could no longer afford to pay for her castle......and her poor , perfect children!!!
When was Ms Hayes fired and what were the conditions of her seperation from VLI IF THAT IS KNOWN.THANKS
Concerned in Irwindale

Duarte, CA

#6 Jun 9, 2012
concerned in new york wrote:
<quoted text> When was Ms Hayes fired and what were the conditions of her seperation from VLI IF THAT IS KNOWN.THANKS
Ms Hayes was fired July 2011, she is a wicked woman! She stole money from her previous company from Valley Light Industries. She plays a good role and pretending nothing ever happened. If you are so concerned contact VLI. They can give you her past history! I too would be concerned in NY. KARMA will get you beware!
concerned in new york

Lancaster, NY

#7 Jun 10, 2012
Being that Ms Hayes was the CEO of the company would the company VLI surrender that kind of information about her termination? Ms Hayes will say the above comments are from disgruntled former employees of hers in her defense. I am sure the current Board of Directors of her current employer would be interested in finding out about her termination from VLI.THNKS FOR YOUR INPUT.
concerned in new york

Lancaster, NY

#8 Jun 12, 2012
Was Ms Hayes under indictment in California for Grand Larceny,embezzelment of VLI FUNDS? Did Ms Hayes have 2 sets of books to try to cover her misdeeds? We here in New York are oblivious to what kind of person Ms Hayes really is. If anyone has any further information about Ms Hayes it would be appreciated.
concerned Parent

Buffalo, NY

#9 Jun 26, 2012
does anyone have any info on the termination? we would like to stop her here before we encounter the same problems.
concerned Parent

Buffalo, NY

#10 Jun 26, 2012
Would like to speak to anyone who could fill me in on some facts/details.
Irwindale

La Habra, CA

#11 Jun 27, 2012
concerned Parent wrote:
Would like to speak to anyone who could fill me in on some facts/details.
Be careful! Ms. Hayes took everything VLI had left. She spent the money like it belonged to her. It has now been almost a year since the agency's board of directors let her go on August 19th, 2011. She will portray that she did nothing and it just a matter disgruntle employees. Ms. Hayes was not a very nice human being. She was the most unethical CEO in the San Gabriel Valley. No charges were ever put against her due to the fact that the agency had no money to prosecute her. She knew that she had to get out of the State of California and the east coast was the only place she could hide. Ms. Hayes will get her day. She is a thief, a liar and someone you DO NOT want to run your business.
concerned in new york

Lancaster, NY

#12 Jun 27, 2012
I guess we can say the board of directors at her current employer dropped the ball when looking for a new executive director at Southeast Works. I believe her current employer was taken in by her vision of change to improve the lives of the participants. Ms Hayes goal is to have as many people in the workshop working in independent employment getting people out of the workshop and eventually eliminating the workshop setting all together. Ms Hayes recently fired the assistant director of Southeast Works most likely because she did"nt agree with everything Ms Hayes was ordering her to do. Ms Hayes does not like indepedent thinkers its basically do what i say or you will no longer be employed. THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR INPUT PLEASE KEEP IT COMING. MY GOAL IS FOR THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO RE-EXAMINE THE HIRING OF MS PAMELA HAYES.
concerned in new york

Lancaster, NY

#13 Jun 27, 2012
What financial condition was Valley Light Industries left in after the departure of Ms Hayes? Ms Hayes claims VLI workshop was closed because the partipants all became employed in the community at a variety of different occupations I find this hard to believe. I HAVE LEGITIMATE CONCERNS ABOUT HER INTENTIONS FOR SOUTHEAST WORKS-WHERE YOUR EMPLOYMENT CAN BE DAY TO DAY.THANKS AGAIN.
concerned Parent

Buffalo, NY

#15 Jun 27, 2012
Can any person disprove that you are NOT a disgruntled employee? We are a fact based group and would appreciate any information or source(s) that can be of value. if a poor decision was made, we can still correct it. there have been many changes made in recent months that have "red flag" written all over it. please help us.
concerned in new york

Lancaster, NY

#16 Jun 28, 2012
I am a current employee and is willing to sacrifice my employment to get at the truth. I just have great concerns about this agency. Boards of companys don't always get all the facts before they make the decision when hiring the best candidate (ex.. James Williams former Superintendent Buffalo Public Schools) I personally want what is best for Southeast Works. Did Southeast Works make the right decision ? Time will tell.
concerned Parent

Buffalo, NY

#17 Jun 28, 2012
My son receives services at Southeast and I have concerns myself. a group of parents have been talking and there are too many changes too fast with employees that we have grown to know and trust and now they are gone, in a flash. We will be watching events roll out in the best interest of our children.
concerned in new york

Lancaster, NY

#18 Jun 28, 2012
I see the day to day operations and know what direction Southest Works intends on going in. I`am trying to confirm the above information from the writers in california but it may be a process getting to the right people who are willing to surrender this information. Thanks for your input i hope many parents feel the same way as you do. I feel there may be some people who may want to work in the community but they have to have this desire. You can't tell someone who has been in a workshop setting for years that its time to go to work in the community and be successful. These guys and girls look at Southeast as there employer( There Job) it also is there social outlet. Again i say if you don't agree with Ms Hayes you will be terminated or Given a written warning. Southeast these days seems like a dictatorship employee ideas are not welcome if they are contrary to Ms Hayes plans. It is a very tough place to work as people are walking on eggshells these days. Thanks. I sometimes feel i am the conscience of the agency as i am not afraid to stand up for what i believe in no matter the cost. Privately other employees feel the same way but they fear for there jobs.
concerned Parent

Buffalo, NY

#19 Jun 30, 2012
Concerned in Irwindale wrote:
<quoted text>
Ms Hayes was fired July 2011, she is a wicked woman! She stole money from her previous company from Valley Light Industries. She plays a good role and pretending nothing ever happened. If you are so concerned contact VLI. They can give you her past history! I too would be concerned in NY. KARMA will get you beware!
Do you have any resources we can go to for more information??
Buffalo New York

Buffalo, NY

#20 Jun 30, 2012
concerned Parent wrote:
My son receives services at Southeast and I have concerns myself. a group of parents have been talking and there are too many changes too fast with employees that we have grown to know and trust and now they are gone, in a flash. We will be watching events roll out in the best interest of our children.
I work at Southeast & I am so surprised & shocked at some of the people that get "let go". There is something going on, that doesn't seem right... the truth will come out eventually.
lucy

Los Angeles, CA

#21 Jun 30, 2012
Would like to speak to anyone who could fill me in on some facts

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