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this is just...wow. that it can happen to a human being.

hre name was cindy, she worked at the store i worked at, almost as long as i had been there. diddn't know her real well, she was front end, i was kitchen. she was 50ish, kind of scatterbrained, a recovering achoholic, with some slight mental retardation, which is why kroger kept her around. she was their "look how we help this poor person" pity card.

really, they were embaressed by her, we sure heard it enough and hoped she would quit, fireing her would have opened a ****storm. so she flew below the radar.

today, i got a call, from a friend still there. cindy was dead. she had missed two weeks worth of work, and NOBODY checked on her! they said" maybe she started drinking again" finally, on of the employees took it upon them selves to get her number and adress from upstairs( she has been wrten up for this, by the way)

she swung by cindy's house, knocked, no answer, found a half open window, looked in, and saw her, slumped over in a cahir. afet calling out to her, and no answer, she called the poilce. cindy was pronounced dead on the scene. findings have shown she had been dead two weeks! seems to been a stroke. she had no family.

it just boogles my mind, a person, a human being, can just disappear, and nobody notices, ther then to fire her for no show. diddn't it accour to anyone to check on her, when she diddn't pick up her paycheck/ blame is pointless, i doubt she could be saved next day, but it's the thought that count's that your job, your bosses, and your co-wokers would just assume you took off, and not careno



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Yea, that is messed up. Kinda reminds me of a similar thing that happened in rock music a few years ago....Layne Staley, of Alice in Chains, found dead in his Seattle flop house apartment; dead for so long they needed dental records just to i.d. him. My thoughts were, 'Where was his BAND, for Christ's sake??'

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Sorry, but I find that hard to believe.  I've worked for Kroger for over 25 years and I have never heard of any case where management or somebody did not try to get in contact with somebody who did not show up for work and didn't call in.



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never heard of management trying to get ahold of people that no-show. they just can you where i was.

If they did try, to get ahold of her, they arn't talking, but then again, they don't want the matter discused at all, which i don't get.

not like they did real wrong, just kind of cold, people care so little, for a person, they don't get worried

we had a old woman die while working at mcdonalds, i worked at,but we checked in on her, after a couple of days. too late of coarse, but we checked.

tp krogers defence, they had so many peiople no call no show so often, i'm not surprised they diddn't check right away. but after she missedd her check that would have sent a red flag to me.

all her neighbors, and none of them checked on her, it's just sad, the thought of dieing alone like that



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I've messed up on my shift schedule before, thought i worked at 3pm but was scheduled for noon, and when it happened i got a call about an hour after from management wondering if i was going to show up.

They probably called and didn't get an answer but didn't go much farther.

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from personal experience. no. they don't always call. every store and management is different.


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I understand that it's sad to know a person was dead for that amount of time and no one notice. Trust me, I get. But I think the question we should be asking is...where the hell was her family? Mom? Dad? Brothers? Sisters? I wouldn't give all of the blame to Kroger. Personally, I don't blame them at all...but that's just my opinion. I do, however, find it really freaking weird that her own family didn't notice her missing. 

 

Edit: Ok...I just saw the part where she had no family. But she had neighbors and friends, right?



-- Edited by Oboro718 on Thursday 7th of April 2011 03:46:39 PM

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well neighbor wise, she was in bad shape. she was about the only white woman, in a huge hispanic trailer park, s o they diddn't care about the 'gringo"

friends, that what was really sad. she really diddn't have any. she was just the "little quit creepy lady up front" out store was mostly kids, and a older woman wasn't cool enough to be friends with.

i diddn't know her real well, because we worked diferent shifts, different depts, but she was harmeless, a bit different, but hell arn't we all ?



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