Apathy

ap·a·thy
ˈapəTHē
noun
lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern.
“widespread apathy among students”
synonyms: indifference, lack of interest, lack of enthusiasm, lack of concern, unconcern, uninterestedness, unresponsiveness, impassivity, dispassion, lethargy, languor, ennui

Apathy; It has been mentioned on this page through comments and we could not agree more. There is another Board meeting this coming Friday and while we still have not heard what transpired at the April meeting we can only surmise that the puppet A and A/B directors took more steps towards the dismantling of our company. Mark Lemieux, Store Director of Londonderry, started an online petition with change.org to get as many signatories as possible to NOT change our profit sharing and also cast a vote of no confidence in the A/B directors and ask them to resign. As of this writing we are up to a little over 2,300 signatures. To us this is not just apathy, it is pathetic.

We know you are weary of this fight, we all are after 10 long months of fighting an uphill battle. You may not think we have accomplished anything but we have. We saved ATD and other top management by rallying last July, We had a part in El-Hage resigning from the Board and don’t think for one minute that the only reason the Board hasn’t reacted and fired ATD and others to this point is because the Board is very concerned what the fall out would be among associates. Don’t forget that these guys are dismantling the company we love but they are also aware of their fiduciary responsibilities and how their reputations would be tarnished should our company completely crumble as we are sure it would if our top management were to be fired.

So that brings us to those of you that have, for reasons known only to you, decided that this isn’t your fight, that you will let others do your fighting, that fighting for ATD and the culture of OUR company isn’t worth losing your job over, that things “really won’t change much”, that maybe we could do better with someone else investing your profit sharing, that you have a _________ (insert mortgage, family, tuition etc…) and the excuses go on and on and on.

We want you to know when ATD and top management are gone, your profit sharing is gone, your bonuses are gone, and finally your company is gone. We know that you apathetic people who think this will all go away and that we will all live happily ever after will be the first ones to scream (and scream the loudest) “what happened? how could this have happened?, why didn’t someone do something?” Our answer to you would be this: “we tried and we gave it our all, where were you?”

It’s not too late to join or rejoin our fight. We need every single associate to stand shoulder to shoulder with us as we march in lockstep to Save Market Basket. ATD could walk away from all of this tomorrow without a care in the world yet he is fighting tooth and nail for us. He doesn’t want nor need the money. He is putting up with all of this BS because of you and me and the other 25,000 associates, yes even those that won’t fight for themselves. Sign the petition and tell everyone you know to sign it. It’s not too late yet, but it may be too late soon. We would rather not say we told you so.

http://www.change.org/petitions/keith-cowan-leave-our-profit-sharing-plan-alone-and-resign-from-our-board-of-directors?recruiter=58394275&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=petition_invitation

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