I’m "rude, abusive, hostile, and intimidating"??


From: skyskatr@yahoo.com
To: MemberCare@bjs.accentonline.com


I’m the mixed-race flaming liberal feminist descendent of a minority-race (Cherokee Indian) Confederate veteran. Since you consider us "rude, hostile, abusive, and intimidating" people, we won’t be shopping at your store anymore. I am cutting up my BJ’s card and switching to Costco as of this moment. I hope that you will at least have the decency to refund the remainder of this year’s membership fee to me.


As an aforementioned halfbreed, I’ve faced racism before, but never from a merchant whose job is supposedly to serve all of the public and to treat all employees in an equal and responsible manner regardless of their heritage.


Reverend Helaina Hinson
Benson, NC


BJ’S Wholesale Club is committed to providing a comfortable work environment where all our team members are treated fairly and with respect. All employers need to balance personal expression with the need to make their employees feel comfortable in the workplace. Like all employers, we have guidelines of appropriate personal behavior and expression at work. While the policy does not identify any specific type of expression, it generally prohibits expression that is rude, abusive, hostile or intimidating. Under those guidelines, we asked this team member to not display the confederate flag in our parking lot. We understand that in the last few days the team member has been parking offsite. We are confident that we have struck the right balance for all of our team members and their work environment.


Sincerely,


SARA D.
BJ’s Member Care Services
www.bjs.com