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There's such a plethora of census "wrong doings" and probable illegal activities (favoritism, wrongful, unjust terminations, falsification & the difficult to "prove" discrimination) that it'd take an unabridged novel to list them all.
My main concern is: Is there any attorney or law firm out there that can help?
1) apparently I've been terminated on or around June 12, 2010.
2) this was conveyed to me from an enumerator that says is worried about getting fired EVERday.
The enumerator says blatant favoritism, sexism & discriminatory practices are the norm. Seems they have to 'like' you to keep your job. Performance doesn't seem to matter.
3) NOBODY from the census has told me I'm terminated or why.
4) After learning this I contacted my CLA about "available work" since 6/12-not wanting to tip my hand-I said nothing about my possible termination. He texted back saying "nothing yet, will talk with you later." No further replies.
5) On 6/17/10 @ 9:46 am I recieved a phone msg. from "Rachel" from the local census office saying she needed to discuss something about a 282 & a 283-whatever they are.
6) I returned the call at 10:06 am that day & left my info on their recorder.
***NO REPLY*** I called again at 7:53 pm & "Sharra" (SP?) said she'd find "Rachel." After 10 min. on hold, I had to hang up.NO REPLIES & today is 6/21!!!
**additionally the CL & CLA told me several times to SLOW DOWN. They said the most important thing is the hours & the paycheck!!! I've been told different policies & procedures that change daily if not quicker. I've been forced into 'madatory' events that forced me into over 40 hours in a week of which I was NOT allowed to put on time sheet or risk terminatioin. One time I was forced to return to the CL's personal office & change another time sheet to avoid over 40 hours again. They force me to decide on falsification or termination!!!
I've gotten LESS than an hours' notice on several occasions telling me I MUST show up at Starbucks or the CL's personal office. I've typically been given less than 12 hours notification of what I MUST do, where to show up & what to bring & at what hour. It didn't matter how many hours I'd logged. If I had to go over the daily or weekly allowance, I was NOT allowed to list the hours or I'd get terminated.
I was told to use the apartment management office as a proxy for vacancies. I did. Then was told it'd raise a red flag. I said, "Who cares? If it's the truth & your doing the job as required, I could care less about "red flags." If you've got nothing to hide, so what?" The CL did NOT like that.
Seems she's concerned about covering herself or covering up 'something'.
The week of whatever transpired to get me terminated, my CL told me I was the best enumerator she had. Yet, nobody has contacted me for work since the 12th. EVERDAY since May 4th I've been called AT LEAST once telling me when & where to show up & what I must do. ALL calls stopped since the 12th-apparently when I was fired without notification, provocation, any documentation or discussions of poor performance, violations of ANYTHING or anything else.
There's TONS more inadequacies I've experienced & share w/so many on this forum.
I for one want to fight back!
Since Texas is a "right to fire" state, I'm not sure I'll succeed. If there's any one out there, especially any attorney with expertise in this arena, I'd greatly appreciate any help or advice.
I'm willing to go straight to Locke or Obama if need be. I'm THAT serious!
If there's ANY chance of legal retaliation, class action suits, my own suit, I'd be more than happy to participate & share my documentation.
My corner of Houston's NRFU census operation has got to be the most pathetic, poorly run, non-professional operation I've ever experienced.
I've got ZERO to hide & challenge the census to conact any & everyone I've interviewed. Contact the apartment complex management team to find out my word, reputation, honesty, integrity, performance & professionalism are beyond reproach.
The OPPOSITE of my census experience!