Under Trained And Body Shamed
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – La Jolla, CA – April 28, 2019
I was working for Bassett La Jolla location. I was under trained. I continuously reached out for help, but didn't receive what I needed to succeed. When I would ask questions, my manager would clearly get frustrated, roll her eyes, and basically show her frustration. I was only scheduled to work three days per week, which didn't allow much time for repetition. Upon returning to work, after my four days off, I noticed my computer home screen was an image of a butter finger, bag of hot cheetos, and a pepsi! I am the only plus size person at the job. I asked my manager, why was this on my computer. She stated, oh the other manager was teasing her about her weight. She is very thin might I add. My question was why would he put this image on my computer, and save it as my screen saver, and not put it on her computer. I took a picture of my computer screen and sent it to my husband. Days later, I took a picture of her screen, which still had no images of junk food, however the junk food image was still on my computer. For two weeks, I would be distracted, and not able to fully function due to staring at this picture of junk food and feeling body shamed, as if I didn't fit in because I am the only one on the entire team that's this size, and constantly dealing with rolling of eyes, and deep frustration when I asked for help. Today, I decided enough was enough, and I QUIT!!!