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Unformatted text preview: he nurse, who said it was just a pulled muscle and sent Kenny home. He was indeed having a massive heart attack. A friend
rushed Kenny to a nearby hospital. A stent was inserted in his heart, and the doctors told Kenny that he was lucky to be alive.
While Kenny Dobbins was recuperating, Monfort fired him. Despite the fact that Kenny had been with the company for almost sixteen
years, despite the fact that he was first in seniority at the Greeley plant, that he’d cleaned blood tanks with his bare hands, fought the union, done whatever the company had asked him to do, suffered injuries that would’ve killed weaker men, nobody from Monfort called him with
the news. Nobody even bothered to write him. Kenny learned that he’d been fired when his payments to the company health insurance plan
kept being returned by the post office. He called Monfort repeatedly to find out what was going on, and a sympathetic clerk in the claims
office finally told Kenny that the checks were being returned because he was no longer a Monfort employee. When I asked company
spokesmen to comment on the accuracy of Kenny’s story, they would neither...
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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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