I worked for Kroger in 2004. I quit after 5 months.
I still know some of the baggers that worked with me. A lot of them are special needs. They still remember me even though it's been 9 years.
I go past Kroger to get to work, and often stop inside to grab lunch before I go to work.
On about 3 or 4 different occasions, I've had 3 or 4 different special needs baggers all telling me the same thing.
They all tell me that the new head of baggers (he would be a manager) calls them really horrible names. They said he calls them retards, stupid, dumbfucks, every horrible name there is.
I have asked why they don't contact the Union and they all said that they have and the Union didn't do anything about it.
Even though they are all special needs who told me this, I don't think they are making it up/exaggerating. All of them function well enough to live/drive on their own, but they are just a little bit slower than an average person.
This really ticks me off. My 4 year old son is special needs and I know if someone called him those names I would knock them into next week.
I've never seen the head of baggers/heard him say those things, but I believe the people who told me since it was a few different people all saying the same thing.
I want to contact corporate and say something...but I don't want the baggers to face even more repercussions. One of them told me someone slit the guy's tires which made me LOL, but still, he has no right to call those people those names.