Picket at Downtown Jimmy John's
Picket at downtown Jimmy John's! Where: 3rd Ave & Seneca St, Seattle When: 11:30am to 1:30pm, this Monday and future days to be announced Also: general meeting this Sunday Recently a visiting Jimmy John's executive walked by Jason, a hardworking bicycle deliverer, and didn't like the way he smelled.
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#1 Jul 24, 2009
I work in the University District store and things are even grimmer here. The new GM by the name of John (I'll with hold his last name) has gone Nazi fanatic, firing anyone that does not meet his rigorous standards of grooming (even though he is often unshaved) and physical appearance. In addition to the smelly guy (sorry, but that's what he's going by these days) several people have been fired at my store for a miscellany of reasons including one employe being shit canned for joining in on the protesting, another for having tattoos and large gauged ears despite him recently receiving an 100% satisfactory work performance review, and another because his shorts had cargo pockets and instead of letting him go the few blocks home to change he was flat out fired.
All these people have been working for the company for over a year, one at least two years, and were each fired by John (or rather through John as he never did it himself or face to face) for the asinine reason of having "West Coast Attitude". The way I and others see it is the issue isn't with the free speech loving, tattoo having, pocket wearing employees but rather with the mid-west mentality that thinks most people with tattoos and piercings are "freaks", as it was described to me by the man himself, John.
This is of course the same man who continues to complain about not making enough in bonuses when everyone around him makes minimum wage, gives his friends and comrades free items when he is working to get rid of the employee discount, and has previously sold weed to a verified crack head IN THE STORE. I was an eye witness to that last one and only goes to show the clash of ideals that those of the corporate hierarchy of Jimmy Johns attempts to force upon the peons while the management takes a more liberal approach towards the rules.
If there is to be any more picketing it should be at the U-District store. It's bigger, takes in more business, and is the headquarters for all Seattle stores. Plus by being located next to the university I'm sure there will be no lack of supporters. With all the recent firings I'm sure there is no lack of ill will directed towards Jimmy Johns but there will only be more to come. In the last few days several people have been hired where there is no room more bodies. It's our theory that there is about to be a massive lay off of people who have openly disapproved of the way things have been recently handled in an attempt to cull desentors. This, once again, masterminded by the cheating, drug dealing, General Manager at the University District Jimmy Johns.
#2 Aug 3, 2009
everything written here about jimmy johns is a lie. i used to work at uw jimmy johns and the management was more than cool to me. i know jason too and he smells like shit! john the new manager has a different style which is fine. he never sold drugs and is a family man!!! it appears people just cant handle change and need to make up lies on the internet to get a point across. get a damn job jason. you and your friends are lame... put your efforts into having a life instead of trying to mess with others.
Since: Mar 10
#3 Mar 31, 2010
.yeah well dude its so unfair in california thats how we roll dawg and guess what ? smell the decay because its infesting every crevice of seattle. totalllyyyyyy!!
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