HOLIDAY INN /
210 S. SERVICE RD/WEST MEMPHIS, AR/NIGHT AUDIT
This was a corporate hotel and the managers who worked there were very concerned with guest service. During several meetings we were taught the importance of keeping notes in the hotel log book and to write down anything that happened during the shift even if nothing happened. We were taught Customer Service was the priority there and we were not allowed to lie to the guest because at least 99 percent of the time the guest were right. At several meetings we were taught what to do if someone came to the desk and wanted information about the guest. We were told not to give any guest information to anyone without a court subpoena. They were very serious about this rule and said if anyone gave out guest private information against regulations they would be fired and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Protecting Guest Privacy WAS important.
FOUR POINTS SHERATON LAKELAND/ HOTEL & SUITES
4141 S. FLORIDA AVE., LAKELAND, FL /DESK CLERK
When working for the Sheraton the owner would come behind the desk to use the computers to alter the guest files ( folios ). I thought this was very strange as this was the desk clerks job and we had to stand aside so we could not see what information he was changing.
6607 SHADOW WOOD RUN / LAKELAND, FLORIDA 33813
One day a neighbor named Larry Moore came up to me in front of the house and asked me about the Sheraton. I told him how the owner would have us step aside and he would do some things in the guest accounts. I told Larry I did not think this was right. Larry said he was a friend of the owner and said he did think the owner of the Sheraton ran the place well either.
HOLIDAY INN / 4645 N. SOCRUM LOOP RD./LAKELAND, FL. 33809/NIGHT AUDIT
In the Winter 1992 and Spring of 1993 a detective came to the night window and asked me to give him a copy of phones numbers a guest had made from his hotel room. At first I refused but then he show me his I.D. which looked official and he assured me it was legal. I made copies of the guest phone records and gave them to the detective. I wrote about this in the hotel log book. The next morning I asked the general manager if it was legal to do this and she said yes that it was o.k. I also wrote about this in the log book and wrote I was not sure if this was right ( because I was taught different at another hotel).
Weeks later I was forced to sign a strange form concerning what to do if an attendance error were discovered on the housekeeping report late at night. The form said I should call the room to see if anyone was there. If someone answered then I should hang up the phone without saying anything and bill the room for another night. If they called back then I should lie to them and say to them I did not make the call.
After I read the form I said I did not want to sign it for 2 reasons.
1. Any housekeeping errors are suppose to be corrected while
the housekeeper was still on the property. (before the Night shift)
2. I have been taught it was wrong to lie to the guest.
Then I was told if I did not sign the form I would not be able to work there anymore. I signed the form because I did not want to lose my job. I also asked for a copy of this form and was told I could not get one because the copy machine was down. I wrote about this in the hotel log book.
Some weeks later the incident happened. I discovered an error on the housekeeping report about 1:00 or 2:00 a.m. and did what I was instructed to do.
The lady in the room called back and ask if I called the room and hung up. At first I said no. Then she said she knew it was me that called. I then told her the truth and said it was me that called. She sounded upset and I told why I called.
Then one or two days later I was written up for the incident. I told the manger I was following orders according the form I signed. The general manager said she did not know anything about the form I was forced to sign. I said I wrote about this in the log book and she said she the log book was missing. She did not even make an attempt to get out of chair to look for the log book. She just said it was missing.
CONTINENTAL PLASTIC CONTAINER
5200 REGION COURT / LAKELAND, FLA. 33815/UTILITY
While on line 1 during second shift I was having a difficult time with the trimmer. I asked John (SASNETT, JOHN E) for help with the problem. At first he said he could not fix the problem. I tried to think positive and said o.k. I guess I could have fun with it. Then he started to yell and cuss at me and told me I needed to get some pussy. I was surprised and upset. He started to work on the trimmer again then I went to the office and told the supervisor ( I think his named was Steve) I think you need to have a talk with John and told (Steve) what had happened. He said he would have a talk with him.
The next day I was on line 1 again and the grinder at back of the line had clogged up. I went to the back and unclogged the line myself since I was the only one on the line. When I came back to the front the machine (which I am not suppose to be operating) was jamming up with bottles. I started to pull the mess out as fast as I could throwing some bottles in the bin and grinder. When I looked up John and (Steve) were just standing there and asked what I was doing (which should have been obvious). Neither one offered to help.
Later on I was called into the office and written up for what they said was damage of company product. The form had a place for me to write my own comments. I wrote how they were only writing me up because I made a verbal complaint about John. They gave me a copy and I left.
The next day they called back to the office to sign another write up form and said (in their oppressive manner) I could not write about the incident with John on the form. At first I did not want to omit the comment and sign a new form but they were saying things which made me nervous. I did as they said and signed the new form.
|SASNETT, JOHN E|
Booking Number: 1996-022145 Booking Date: 12/31/1996
Race: W Sex: M DOB: 11/18/1962 Height: 511 Weight: 210
Charge Number: 1
Statute: 784.03 BATTERY-NON SERIOUS INJURYcharge on arrest docket: BATT DV
WESTWOOD APARTMENT/5975 NEW TAMPA HIGHWAY/LAKELAND FLORIDA 33815/SEPT 1993-JULY 4, 1998
When I first came to this place Sue the apartment manager named told me sheriff Crow owned the property. I did not know who he was so I asked "who is he?". She told me he is the sheriff of Polk County.
At that time I was not concerned with who owned the property. I told her I was looking at the place because it was close to work and I would be able to walk to work if anything happened to my car.
On many occasions neighbors would complain to me about the abusive ways the managers would speak to them and harassed them. I agreed with the wrongful ways they were treated but I did not know what I could do about it. Managers going into tenants apartments when they were not around. The shut off of electricity, bad water being served and not wanting to clean it up. In January of 1998 I came home from work one night and saw the mail being stolen.
In the last months of my residence there I suffered harassment that eventually led to my eviction on July 4th, 1998.
WITT PLASTICS INC OF FLORIDA
3013 MAIN AVE., LAKELAND, FLORIDA 33801
RECOMMENDED BY IRV FALLON UNEMPLOYMENT OFFICE
Went through the normal application process with the unemployment office and the Witt Plastics company. They were impressed with my application and hired me to start work on Aug. 31, 1998.
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August 31, 1998 (Begin)
RESIDENCE / LENA AND CARL PADGETT
6607 SHADOW WOOD RUN, LAKELAND, FLORIDA 33813
Had lunch with mother and Carl. Carl spoke about what he thinks is a funny story. When Carl was young, there was a rape of a young white girl. Carl's dad was with a group of men and had caught a black man who they thought did the crime. They took him to the woods and tied him to a tree. Then they tortured him. Someone cut off his penis and shoved it in his mouth then they burned him to death. Carl's dad came home and said, "boys we don't always get the right one but this time we are sure we did". Carl laughs at that part. I have heard Carl speak about this event several times.
After lunch I went to work at Witt Plastics Inc. of Florida.
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WITT PLASTICS INC OF FLORIDA / WORKED FOR ONE HOUR
When I arrived to work they had me punch in on the time clock and led me upstairs to fill out some more forms. There were many pages to these forms and on three to these pages were medical release statements. The Statements required the release of all my medical records past, present and future regardless of my employment status with the company. It also said the records could be used against me in a court of law.
When I asked them about the forms they said they really don't do these things. Since their answer did not make much sense to me I decided not to sign the forms. Then they said I could not work there. I asked them if I was being fired. They just said I could not work there. I left the place confused.
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I went home and told mother and Carl what had happened. They got mad and started to yell at me saying things like I did not want to work. Carl said those forms were just a formality. He told me to pack my bags and leave. He refused to give me a ride downtown.
August 31, 1998 (End)
SILVER RING CAFE' / 106 N. TENNESSEE AVE. / LAKELAND, FLORIDA 33801
SPRING 2000 / DISH WASHER / TIM ALTMAN PROPRIETOR
Basic job was dishwashing and helping prepare customer food orders.
Larry Moore came in after I had worked a couple of hours. He sat down with Tim and as I was passing by Larry tried to tell me Carl Padgett was a good man.
Lakeland Public Library
In the spring of 2001 I was learning to use the Intenet at the Lakeland Public Library. Afterwards I went to take a break outside.
As I was coming out the door, I noticed two things:
(1) a policeman in a police car in the parking lot
(2) a group of kids to the left
I did not want to be around those kids so I went right and around the corner to smoke a cigarette. After a couple of minutes, one of the kids came up and asked me a simple question on directions of how to get to Florida Ave. I thought the question was strange as you could see the street from the front of the Library. I answered his question and he left.
About a minute or two later the policeman pulled up in the car. He came up to me and wanted to see my driver's license. I asked him why? His excuse was he saw me talking to the one of the kids and thought I was hanging around them. I told him was not with the group of kids and that I had been on the Internet in the Library. He asked me what I was doing on the internet. I told him it was a matter of privacy.
The Policeman then asked for my driver's license again so he could do a check for warrants (or something like that). I gave him my license he wrote down the number on what looked like a personal note pad. I questioned him about the note pad and he said he wrote it down so he could call it in. He then asked me for my social security number. I asked him why he needed my social security number. He said he needed it to do a criminal back check. I was nervous being in a corner with him and let him have my social security card. He wrote the number down on his note pad.
He then told me to wait there while he called it in. He went in the car and drove away as soon as he was shut the door. He did not call the information in. I was a little surprised and did not think to much about it then.
2330 WYDINE DRIVE/ LAKELAND, FLORIDA 33801
Saturday November 10, 2001 (About 5 minutes after midnight.
The following is about some of the not so legal ways of the neighborhood watch.
One night while I was sleeping I received a phone call from the head of the neighborhood watch of 2310 Wydine Drive in Lakeland, Florida.
I answered the phone and Calvin said he wanted to talk to John. I quietly said he was asleep. He said o.k. then I'll tell you. I said no and hung up. The phone rang again a few minutes later. I started to get up and answered again but John said no just let it ring. The message machine came on and Calvin left the following message:
YES JOHN AH / THIS IS CALVIN / I GOTTA TALK TO YOU IMMEDIATELY AH
MIKE WAS VERY RUDE AND SMART / I WANT A ASK FOR YOU AND SAID YOU WERE ASLEEP AND HE HUNG UP ON ME. / I DIDN'T ACTUALLY APPRECIATE THAT / AND I THINK I WILL TAKE HIM OFF YOUR LEASE / SO GIVE ME A CALL / OR HE WILL BE OUT EVICTED / THIS WEEKEND / THANK YOU
I stayed in bed and listened to the message he left on the phone. I asked John if I should call the police and he said no just let it go. About 5 minutes later Calvin and a friend of his started to bang on the door. I went to the phone and called 911. John went to the door and when he opened the door Calvin and his young friend barged in an started to yell and threatened to kick my ass.
They made violent threats on my life if I walked out the door.
The sheriff arrived and they left.
The sheriff heard the phone message and said they are wrong. I told the sheriff I wanted to file charges on them. The sheriff reached up and clicked some button on his microphone. He even made excuses for their actions. He said he was going to make a report and never came back. I think the sheriff may have been told what to do before he arrived.
Roxanne O'Rourke (a sheriff deputy) said since I called 911 that there is a record of it somewhere.
She also said there should have been a battery form signed.
December 8, 2005
Calvin Sanders called. Time 7:25pm. 863-510-0354.
John said he did not talk to him.
John said he did not talk to him.
|May 5, 2006|
Calvin Sanders called. Time 1:10pm. 863-510-0354.
On 11/10/2011 Calvin Sanders was arrested for:
LEWD LASCV BEHAVIOR-VICTIM 12YOA UP TO 16YOA OFFEN
He had previous arrest records under another name:
THOMAS BURT DUROCHER JR. - DOB 04/21/51
Ahead of the Polk County neighborhood watch on Wydine Drive.
"Most workers think they do and think they can speak out, but they are wrong. They get fired and learn the hard way that they might have been better off addressing their issues differently."