Unformatted text preview: ut his supervisor in Greeley said that old restrictions
didn’t apply in this new job. Soon Kenny was doing tough, physical labor once again, wielding a knife and grabbing forty- to fifty-pound
pieces of beef off a table. When the pain became unbearable, he was transferred to ground beef, then to rendering. According to a former
manager at the Greeley plant, Monfort was trying to get rid of Kenny, trying to make his work so unpleasant that he’d quit. Kenny didn’t
realize it. “He still believes in his heart that people are honest and good,” the former manager said about Kenny. “And he’s wrong.”
As part of the job in rendering, Kenny sometimes had to climb into gigantic blood tanks and gut bins, reach to the bottom of them with his
long arms, and unclog the drains. One day he was unexpectedly called to work over the weekend. There had been a problem with
Salmonella contamination. The plant needed to be disinfected, and some of the maintenance workers had refused to do it. In his s...
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2014 for the course MGMT 120 taught by Professor Litt during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.
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