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Valley Light Industries facing challenges

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chino cents

Phoenix, AZ

#465 Dec 15, 2012
Fed up wrote:
Why did she leave if everything was so good? Why was she asked to leave southeast? What about the fake PhD?
It was not good, VLI board found out about it and fired her. She was asked to leave southwest because SEW found out what she did at VLI and as, i said, the fake phd is not fake in the sense that she paid for it, but it is fake in the sense that she did not do the work, she only paid the money.
chino cents

Phoenix, AZ

#466 Dec 15, 2012
Nora Jones wrote:
Does anyone really know the exact truth? No, and we probably never will. Personally, I found Pam to be unethical and anyone who challenged her was "let go". Strong, ethical personalities do not let employees go. They take their strengths and mold them. She had something to hide. Her PhD was from a diploma mill. In the end, good people were let go and this mess will follow her if she is not up front when she moves on.
i know a lot of the exact truth. you are correct, pam is beyond unethical. The same was true at valley light as was true there at SEW-pam let anyone go who challenged her. I agree, Pam's only way to possibly survive in the industry is to admit what she did, promise to pay back the money and promise to never do it again.If she gets hired, she will lose it again if she does it again.
RJP

Lancaster, NY

#467 Dec 15, 2012
Sew worker wrote:
We need to move on now & look towards the future..this is getting old let it go..we now have a new director.....
I agree the people at SEW need to move on but there is the left over wreckage from what had happened in 2012. I am a piece of the wreckage. For me all this is still raw. I 've never seen a place that treats people with such disregard. I will not forget this. Time will at some point heal all that has happened. I think It was pretty pathetic Ken didn't fire me he had the man of the house do it. Ken just sits back like a little kitten.
Nora Jones

East Amherst, NY

#468 Dec 15, 2012
SEW needs to step up with RJP. It is only the right thing to do!
RJP

Lancaster, NY

#469 Dec 15, 2012
Nora, Thanks but SEW will not do anything for me. I couldn't even get my vacation pay courtesy of L ani and Mr Ken "I Don't want to get my hands dirty' Levan. Ken takes the easy road out he didn't have the stones to fire me. Ken knew about my vacation pay and must of agreed with Lani and signed off on it. What can I expect from a pantie waste. I remember Kens parting words quote " I'll see you around" . I hope so Levan then I can tell you what I really wanted to say aug 6th.
RJP

Lancaster, NY

#470 Dec 17, 2012
All I ever wanted was to leave SEW with a little dignity and maybe some respect. Thats all.
Gone but not forgotten

Rochester, NY

#471 Dec 17, 2012
RJP.... You are a good and decent man and I admire you for what you did. I am sorry you lost your job because you stood up for righteousness. I have been fortunate enough to be out of the hell hole. I had enough, knew I had enough. I loved the participants and the daily interaction. What I hated was the double set of rules and the back stabbing segregation. I met some of the most amazing people working there, sadly, I met some really dolts... most of them in management. Although you were wronged, I believe that you will rise above the awful treatment you received.
Fed up

East Amherst, NY

#472 Dec 18, 2012
Gone but not forgotten wrote:
RJP.... You are a good and decent man and I admire you for what you did. I am sorry you lost your job because you stood up for righteousness. I have been fortunate enough to be out of the hell hole. I had enough, knew I had enough. I loved the participants and the daily interaction. What I hated was the double set of rules and the back stabbing segregation. I met some of the most amazing people working there, sadly, I met some really dolts... most of them in management. Although you were wronged, I believe that you will rise above the awful treatment you received.
. I can't agree more. I have finally left there, thank god. People say move on but for people like RJP , how can they move on when they were treated so poorly and still suffering! That place sucks!
Glad to be gone

Buffalo, NY

#473 Dec 18, 2012
It was actually Ken Levan and Lani Churley who were the ones who treated him so poorly I'm sure at the direction of the Board of Directors. He RPerry made those idiots look bad. Lani Churley and Ken Levan of the Southeast works (SEMP) dept what scumbags.
RJP

Lancaster, NY

#474 Dec 18, 2012
Gone but not forgotten wrote:
RJP.... You are a good and decent man and I admire you for what you did. I am sorry you lost your job because you stood up for righteousness. I have been fortunate enough to be out of the hell hole. I had enough, knew I had enough. I loved the participants and the daily interaction. What I hated was the double set of rules and the back stabbing segregation. I met some of the most amazing people working there, sadly, I met some really dolts... most of them in management. Although you were wronged, I believe that you will rise above the awful treatment you received.
Thanks again for your support I was actually glad on aug 6th as I finally was out I just wanted it on my terms. It didn't happen that way. Again Thanks.
Get it right

Gardena, CA

#475 Dec 22, 2012
Nora Jones wrote:
Does anyone really know the exact truth? No, and we probably never will. Personally, I found Pam to be unethical and anyone who challenged her was "let go". Strong, ethical personalities do not let employees go. They take their strengths and mold them. She had something to hide. Her PhD was from a diploma mill. In the end, good people were let go and this mess will follow her if she is not up front when she moves on.
That's how it is at VLI, if you don't agree with Denise she is just like Pam. She will do whatever it takes to get good hard working people out. If you ask me she needs to go. Denise does not do anything at VLI but sit at her desk an gossip.
situation

United States

#476 Dec 22, 2012
Get it right wrote:
<quoted text>
That's how it is at VLI, if you don't agree with Denise she is just like Pam. She will do whatever it takes to get good hard working people out. If you ask me she needs to go. Denise does not do anything at VLI but sit at her desk an gossip.
Dam you are so right how Denise works.i agree she is a real bad person.she really does need to go.She cares more about her animal rescue than our clients.that is such a shame.KARMA IS GOING TO BITE HER HARD!!!!
Sad to say

East Amherst, NY

#477 Jan 7, 2013
Pam has really thrown a wrench in my life. It has affected both myself and my family. She will never understand how many tears I have shed and how difficult she has made my life. Karma? I know it will come back to her, but that doesn't help me now. How can one person affect so many others in a negative way and get away with it? I just don't understand.
I understand

Lancaster, NY

#478 Jan 9, 2013
Sad to say wrote:
Pam has really thrown a wrench in my life. It has affected both myself and my family. She will never understand how many tears I have shed and how difficult she has made my life. Karma? I know it will come back to her, but that doesn't help me now. How can one person affect so many others in a negative way and get away with it? I just don't understand.
Her time is coming. I knew there was something not right about her the first time I met her just phony. I wasn't taken in by her amazing accomplishments as she describes them. One day the rains going to fall hard on her. Alot of people lost there jobs under her watch. Pam Hayes is nothing but a scoudrel and a white-collar criminal.
I understand

Lancaster, NY

#479 Jan 9, 2013
I still to this day can't beleive that Southeast works Board hired Pam Hayes knowing that her past was not to be looked at at Pams request. Southeast Board couldn't verify any of her accomplishments as she described them while at VLI. Just think if the Board would have done there job we wouldn't be having this discussion.
Gone but not forgotten

Rochester, NY

#480 Jan 9, 2013
Just think, if they had done their jobs, Sue Mentecki would be in charge.
Fed up

East Amherst, NY

#481 Jan 9, 2013
Gone but not forgotten wrote:
Just think, if they had done their jobs, Sue Mentecki would be in charge.
and then 70% of the people that were let go or left out of self respect would still be there. sue should have been in charge after Judy, but the board didn't have the balls to speak up. What a bunch of assholes they are. Hopefully Tim will relinquish them from their duties and the other ass kissers that work there
I understand

Lancaster, NY

#482 Jan 9, 2013
Fed up wrote:
<quoted text> and then 70% of the people that were let go or left out of self respect would still be there. sue should have been in charge after Judy, but the board didn't have the balls to speak up. What a bunch of assholes they are. Hopefully Tim will relinquish them from their duties and the other ass kissers that work there
I really thought Sue Mentecki was learning about the ED position so that she would take over. Boy was I wrong. I think when the board agreed to Pams request of being CEO instead of what always was the executive director it went to her head.
I understand

Lancaster, NY

#483 Jan 9, 2013
The biggest ass kisser is Lani Churley. I wonder how much she spent on chapstick kissing all those asses.
I understand

Lancaster, NY

#484 Jan 9, 2013
Gone but not forgotten wrote:
Just think, if they had done their jobs, Sue Mentecki would be in charge.
How true that is.

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