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Old 01-25-2016, 06:14 PM
 
Location: ATX-HOU
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And my tax credits ensure I get it all back, especially since I don't participate in obamanationcare.
Wear it in good health....
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Old 10-26-2017, 01:43 PM
 
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Default How Much $$ Goes To Help vs Paying Exec Salary

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Old 10-26-2017, 01:51 PM
 
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WTF is right! This should be illegal! A certain minimum percentage should be required to go for the intended purpose or they should lose their tax-exempt status.
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Old 10-26-2017, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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This is one of the perplexing conundrums that comes around every year, and I can't figure out what's behind it. It's about the United Way, and the strong-arm tactics employers use to force employees to contribute.

My employer is a large and typically cut-throat Big Business. It does NOTHING for charitable reasons, and the employees themselves are worked to death while losing more and more of their compensation every year in cost-shifting of benefits. The corporation is so tight with money that when it keeps people working 24 to 36 hours straight on a "plant emergency," it won't even subsidize meals (the managers generally pay for meals for the team out of their own pockets). In order to circumvent labor hour laws, we are "off the clock" (unpaid) for anything over regular hours--which is "legal" since we're "exempt employees."

Every year the United Way drive comes up, and employees are blackmailed into participating. If you don't participate at all, you WILL be laid off in the annual reviews, no matter WHAT your job level or performance (yes, it happened more than once). The higher up, the more money you are expected to contribute, and for those of us in our peak earning years, the amount is VERY painful. Especially when you have your own charities that you like to support directly, and you don't approve of the United Way.

My question is this (and I ask this to those who have INSIDER KNOWLEDGE): What does the employer (the Big Business) get out of the United Way Campaign? It is NOT just goodwill, since this corporation has none, and could care less how people view it. Is it a direct payment to the greedy CEO and his top-level executives? Is it simply a power play, that the Narcissistic executives get a power-kick from forcing employees to give up their very hard earned money? Or does it have something to do with the fact that the corporations get to charge the employees bi-weekly, while only handing money over to United Way once or twice a year (a tactic used by UPS to get large amounts of interest on money that belongs to clients?)?
Yes, I remember that. They tried to shame you into participating. I never did, but didn't get laid off either. I was one of the last surviving mohicans by the time I quit.
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Old 10-26-2017, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Texas
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This is one of the perplexing conundrums that comes around every year, and I can't figure out what's behind it. It's about the United Way, and the strong-arm tactics employers use to force employees to contribute.

My employer is a large and typically cut-throat Big Business. It does NOTHING for charitable reasons, and the employees themselves are worked to death while losing more and more of their compensation every year in cost-shifting of benefits. The corporation is so tight with money that when it keeps people working 24 to 36 hours straight on a "plant emergency," it won't even subsidize meals (the managers generally pay for meals for the team out of their own pockets). In order to circumvent labor hour laws, we are "off the clock" (unpaid) for anything over regular hours--which is "legal" since we're "exempt employees."

Every year the United Way drive comes up, and employees are blackmailed into participating. If you don't participate at all, you WILL be laid off in the annual reviews, no matter WHAT your job level or performance (yes, it happened more than once). The higher up, the more money you are expected to contribute, and for those of us in our peak earning years, the amount is VERY painful. Especially when you have your own charities that you like to support directly, and you don't approve of the United Way.

My question is this (and I ask this to those who have INSIDER KNOWLEDGE): What does the employer (the Big Business) get out of the United Way Campaign? It is NOT just goodwill, since this corporation has none, and could care less how people view it. Is it a direct payment to the greedy CEO and his top-level executives? Is it simply a power play, that the Narcissistic executives get a power-kick from forcing employees to give up their very hard earned money? Or does it have something to do with the fact that the corporations get to charge the employees bi-weekly, while only handing money over to United Way once or twice a year (a tactic used by UPS to get large amounts of interest on money that belongs to clients?)?
My question is why are you still working there? According to the obamabots and trumpbots the economy has recovered. You shouldn't be stuck there.
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Old 10-26-2017, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Texas
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United Way is one of the worst NGO's you could give your money to. You are essentially donating right into their salaries. Find smaller independent non-profits and donate directly.
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Old 10-26-2017, 02:28 PM
 
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On the off hand chance that the company is issuing the donation after deducting ting from your pay. Then they are receiving the TAX credit to offset any profit tax.
Contact a labor lawyer though if you have reason or solid proof that this company is firing based on this voluntary contribution.

I've told my employer quite kindly that any 'charity' endorsement will be by personal check,if I so chose.
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Old 10-26-2017, 03:50 PM
 
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I opt out every year. I refuse to donate to that organization
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