If you're reading this, you probably know that "The Boxers" have taken up a fight against the "The City of Baldwin Park."
Our beloved Head Boxing Coach, Julian Casas and Luis Rosales, Assistant Boxing Coach, has decided to take a stand against their own director. Imagine how hard it is to confront the big boss of your organization. And at first, they decided to stay quiet and to not do anything. But after 14 years of serving, Julian realized that enough is enough. Poor decision after poor decision. Mistreatment of staff, again and again. So, him and Luis took on a small issue but decided that they and the boxing program needed to be heard. Their courage needs to be commended. Imagine how hard this would be for you to do.
This week, the Director of Parks and Recreations has implemented changes to our program that make him look like he is fixing the problem. But in reality, it's like an accounting trick. We need our Thursdays back. To make that happen, he's cut an hour from Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday and given us a three hour Thursday. This is like the right hand taking from the left hand and making sure the left hand doesn't know. The Boxers know. We don't like this cooking-the-books kind of practice.
Below, I have provided a list of email addresses to copy and paste. Please tell the director, Councillors, and mayor of our city that this deceptive practice needs to stop and to please give our Thursdays back. It hardly costs anything.
Join the fight. Share the story. Email the people below.
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There are several critical problems with the new schedule. One, the main problem is that although the coaches were told about the proposed schedule, they were not consulted in the matter. For the record, I have coached for fourteen years for the boxing program. I have never been consulted once by Director Carrillo on the Thursday and Friday cuts he made in the boxing schedule.
May we please hear back before Monday, July 14, 2013 next week? We know that your intention is in the best interest of the community.
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I'm proud of the boxing coaches who wrote this letter and took a stand.
Please copy and paste these email addresses and write to those in power to help our cause. Thank you for joining our fight.
MCarrillo@baldwinpark.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, monica_garcia@baldwinpark.
Updated on 8/11/2013
If you've been following the post, Carrillo has done nothing to fix our program in the seven weeks. Sad. In fact, we've discovered that the boxing program may most likely make a profit. Therefore, he should have never cut it in the first place. But then again, he doesn't practice standard accounting practices as he's conflated the boxing account in some strange general fund.