Terri Bishop
Terri Bishop

My daughter worked at the Watauga store in Texas. They would not let her off for dr appts so she could get her medication she needed to keep working. Also my son applied and was told they could not hire someone in a wheelchair, he has cerebral palsy. I don't think they even work disabled people. It's a scam working off people's donations and then reselling and pocketing the funds. I think they should be closed. I wrote a complaint letter to their main offices in Fort Worth Texas with no response on their working practices.

Katherine Churchwell
Katherine Churchwell

goodwill for who!Not everyone

Kathryn Caine
Kathryn Caine

Hi my name is Kathryn Caine I became disabled 2 years ago and its opened my eyes. People treat you as tho u are stupid in every walk of life. We ARE HUMAN BEINGS , WE CAN STILL WORK AND PLAY AS WELL AS ANY ABLE BODIED PERSON and WE HAVE FEELINGS !!!!!!! So please stop treating us as tho we are bloody aliens and stupid. One day you may get up to your normal routine, as I did , thrn BANG SOMETHING happens. .. and you end up in a wheelchair or housebound then you will realise how it feels...

Hi my name is Kathryn Caine I became disabled 2 years ago and its opened my eyes. People treat you as tho u are stupid in every walk of life. We ARE HUMAN BEINGS , WE CAN STILL WORK AND PLAY AS WELL AS ANY ABLE BODIED PERSON and WE HAVE FEELINGS !!!!!!! So please stop treating us as tho we are bloody aliens and stupid. One day you may get up to your normal routine, as I did , thrn BANG SOMETHING happens. .. and you end up in a wheelchair or housebound then you will realise how it feels to be disabled and treated like scum ! I REALLY HOPE IT NEVER HAPPENS BUT IT COULD . SO PLEASE stoo and think before you judge someone who's disabled. We are goid hard working people such as yourselves so give us a chance you will be pleasantly surprised !!!!!

Joe Roybal
Joe Roybal

Shame on Jim Gibbons...Goodwill Industries CEO. The Handicapped are a group of people at the highest level of the underprivileged and shunned work force. I have seen people with many different types of disabilities that work at the various stores...Autistic, Mental, etc. I have much empathy for them. Our Higher Power looks down on us to assess how we try to voice and help those with with abilities less than us.

Evangelist Louise Schmaling

Good WILL Ha they Getting Rich OFF POOR Peoples MONEY !!! EXPOSED Hallelu YAH Amein Thank YOU Lord !!!

Laverne Brown
Laverne Brown

They charge so much they at less could pay a person a fair wage no matter what!!!!!

Larry Willman
Larry Willman

I've decided to take everything to Salvation Army now! They care about Vets and the disabled.

Ellen Beck
Ellen Beck

Some Goodwill "work" facilities, are basically like a cross between an "adult daycare" & an occupational therapy facility, which give gov't supported clients a sense of purpose, normalcy, & contribution to society, for those who lack the adequate mental & social capicity to function properly in a normal workplace, while earning spending $$.

Nick Magel
Nick Magel
  • Ellen Beck

Hi Ellen, thanks for all of your responses. The National Federation of the Blind have some great resources that can help you as you further your research. https://nfb.org/fair-wages I think the FAQ document is very helpful. I think your point about FLSA being over 70 yrs old really helps highlight how outdated and exploitative Sec. 14C of FLSA is. Also, thanks for sharing your experiences volunteering for Goodwill. I think connecting peoples stories and experiences to campaigns and...

Hi Ellen, thanks for all of your responses. The National Federation of the Blind have some great resources that can help you as you further your research. https://nfb.org/fair-wages I think the FAQ document is very helpful. I think your point about FLSA being over 70 yrs old really helps highlight how outdated and exploitative Sec. 14C of FLSA is. Also, thanks for sharing your experiences volunteering for Goodwill. I think connecting peoples stories and experiences to campaigns and conversations like this one is critical. I would however caution generalizing all disabled employees working environments as the one you worked in. To your point about federal assistance essentially paying the difference to meet minimum wage, I would ask you this; Is that the type of policy you would feel comfortable with for everyone receiving federal assistance (students, veterans, retirees)? If not, I don't think it's appropriate to suggest this only for disabled people receiving federal assistance.

Joe Roybal
Joe Roybal

Shame on Jim Gibbons, Goodwill Industries COE

Lisa Middeke
Lisa Middeke

In my community, I recommend giving to the Salvation Army or other charitable org., because I hear about things the S.A. does for this community all the time, but never hear of anything Goodwill has done. It is called, "Industries," after all. It seems to me to be a for-profit in disguise.

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