All is not well at the Pechanga Resort and Casino. Morale is down and an offer of used furniture to employees turns out to be NOT as advertised. Apparently, $30,000 per month is not enough for tribal members to buy NEW furniture, leaving employees with nothing
From a commenter:
For a few weeks, the casino touted the following in the employee newsletter; first notice the title- then how silly it is after being negated by the first bullet
JUST FOR TEAM MEMBERS
Surplus Sale for Team Members on Friday, July 17th from 9 AM to 4 PM in the Ballroom
- Sale is exclusive to Tribal Members on Thursday, July 16th from 9 AM to 5 PM in the Ballroom
- Available items are subject to quantities on hand and may include:
- From Hotel - exercise bikes, treadmills, sofa beds, lamps, nightstands, armoires, etc.
- From F & B - dinnerware, pots, pans and other cooking utensils or equipment and more!
- Acceptable payments include cash, check, credit cards, and payroll deduction spread over 2 pay periods"
Notice how the "sale" is exclusive to Tribal members before team members can attend. The sale for the team members today ended up being a joke and a slap in the face- it was like a dirty garage sale that had already been picked through. There was nothing of the sort except for strange odds and ends, dirty comforters, and one damaged piece of furniture.
A tribal member DID STOP BY to pick up a piece of exercise equipment that was being held for him... nevermind that he already has an exclusive huge new gym that he can go to for free on the reservation.
The day before- tribal members purchased everything of value that most team members couldn't otherwise afford.
I wish the tribals had thought about the people that earn their pay for them-- employees can't afford nice patio tables or exercise equipment like they could have gotten from this sale anywhere else. I wonder if the tribals paid sales tax?
WHAT A SAD JOKE! This should never have been touted as an employee event-- they just got the crumbs from the table.
To any tribal members that read this- it's ok. We forgive you. We'll keep smiling as you roll by in your new cars that you treat like trash; we'll keep offering our talents for compensation; we'll keep looking the other way when you drink too much and cause a scene, or treat us like we're under you; and even when you send that felon to visit us when we try to serve other guests when Silk reopens (no one likes his flirtation). We'll even continue picking up the slack after those layoffs that spread us way too thin, just so that you can enjoy your monthly paycheck of $30,000 (what'd you have taken away, $1000? $1500 that you complained about even after the layoffs?)
Here is your notice that the feeling from within all of the departments is far worse than it has ever been before. We feel fortunate to have a place that will compensate us for the services that we offer, but YOU need to remember that your reservation and the laws that you live by are governed by the United States of America, and the State of California. If you don't treat your people right, the country that surrounds yours may take another look at your compact.
The whole team member sale issue may seem trivial, but it truly represents the larger issue of this attitude of tribal superiority before the team. Just because you are in the minority doesn't mean that you are immune from being racist, and from the standpoint of many... MANY... that is exactly what you are doing by word and deed. Ask your employees how many times a tribal member has been inside the casino, complained about something, and then is threatened by that member e.g. ,"What's your name? What's your badge number? I'm going to get you fired. I'm a TRIBAL MEMBER."
That $30,000 paycheck isn't going to look so hot if all of your employees walk out. Good luck running the show without us. If you think it can't happen, or won't happen, think again. We can all take a sick day over the course of 24 hours- and since that last "doctors note" fiasco, we can all produce a valid reason for calling off. Even if you fired us all for it, that wouldn't look so hot to your biggest supporters, now would it?
You need to stop taking away--- now!