I am so ticked off! About a month ago the central office sent me an email asking me to send out an email to our Office staff (which consists of 15 people) to see if they want to donate money to United Way. If they donate money, the company will match the dollar amount.
The Office Mgr in the central office called me a week or so later and asked for the head count of participatnts. I told her no one was interested.
I told her that I sent the email and no one wanted to participate. Several of the people in our office have their own charities and churchs that they donate their money and time to, so I understood - no questions asked.
However I received a cc: email from the head honcho in corporate to his Office Manager that says to contact me and set up the account for our employees to donate. He said he (quote) “does not want to send the wrong message to United Way for lack of participation.”
I then received an email from his Office Manager that says she contacted our area United Way Program and for me to expect to set up a donation account.
Well I sent her an email that said I meant no offense, but if I sent out an email asking people if they wanted to donate money and received only one response, (which was negative) why does it seem that the head honcho is “pushing” that we employees contribute? I am not going to accept any HR pressure to donate my money. I am a single parent of 5 children and shouldn’t have to explain myself to anyone.
I am offended by what feels like pressure to contribute.
BTW the guy that sent me a negative response said he won’t donate a dime. It is not a “Christian” charity and there has been much scandel of the head guy from United Way stealing money and traveling to Europe.
Her response back to me was there was no pressure to donate but the account should be set up for those who want to.
Hello??? How many ways do you have to be told NO ONE WANTS TO CONTRIBUTE TO UNITED WAY!!!
I feel that the comment the head honcho gave was an absolute remark to pressure people into contributing. (does not want to send the wrong message to United Way for lack of participation.)
I am so ticked off.
To top it off they just changed the dress code so I had to go clothes shopping this weekend and spend a small fortune. For someone like myself on a tight budget every penny counts. And they want me to donate my money?