This is a real life occurance between myself and my employers. I am currently fighting for my time and quality of life, while at the same time sticking up for my fellow employees right to their quality of life. I will keep you updated on this matter.
I am somewhat displeased with a recent state of affairs. In my union handbook it states on page 10 section 4.7, IN THE FIRST LINE! that “Sunday work shall be assigned on a voluntary basis”. Now, everyone in the department works 6 days per week. Sunday is deemed overtime, yet, it is voluntary. I have been successful in my endeavors to be able to afford one Sunday per week off where I can further practice and share my religion known as ‘Omnism’ with fellow practitioners.
I have recently stated that I no longer want to volunteer my time to work on Sunday, so that I may have that day set aside to practice Omnism. The result I’ve recently received is that management may either laugh at me, or, inconvenience me during the work week by sending me to stores farthest from my home. THIS is the integrity of greedy employers taking advantage of their employees. The practice of ‘Omnism’ is the exact opposite of this sort of tyrranical behavior.
Upon the insinuation of having my life inconvenienced as an act of spite (in order to get me to quit my job), my reaction is as follows: “for nearly four years there has been no need for me in stores that are farthest away from my home. Therefore, there is no need for my services to be sent to another state, or thirty miles away from my residence. Essentially, these insinuations carry no real weight, or tangible reason. They are merely a threat towards my time and my quality of life.”
I am no stranger to hard work and I take a large amount of pride in my time spent for compensation of my services. Upon negotiations and since I do not celebrate any observed holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Fourth of July or any of the lesser holidays; I would be willing to volunteer my time during these weekends as they are normally far busier than a normal weekend and I understand that my time would be more appreciated as per my fellow employees.
In accordance and fairness to fellow employees pertaining to this matter. As per stated in the union handbook Sundays are voluntary. If a person is able to afford to take Sunday off then, regardless of religion this should be done without question and without excuses, or fear of punishment out of spite. Concerning Omnism and it’s dictations, it is stated that regardless of the nature of mainstream religions, everyone is an Omnist.
I am taking the proper steps to cater to implementing text from ‘I Omnist’ to practice the “value of time”. I am gathering the essential paperwork to dub a vacant lot on my property in order to establish a legitimized ‘Omnist Diary’. It may thereby be recognized by government where I can practice and share my form of Omnism through the use of social media outlets. With actions such as these being taken into consideration, it is the duty of management to accommodate my request as per stated in the union handbook. It is also my constitutional right to have the days off I so choose to practice my religion in my place of worship, or where-so ever I choose according to the dictations stated in ‘I Omnist’.
Any unfair treatment towards me or fellow employees regarding this matter may be met with legal backlashes for discriminatory nature against religious practices. Thereby making public the deceit towards employees and tarnishing the name of the company.