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SHOWN TO THE RIGHT, ARE THE CONTENTS OF THE 11/27/12 LETTER SIGNED BY PRIORITY ONE CREDIT UNION PRESIDENT, CHARLES R. WIGGINGTON, SR. IN COMPLIANCE TO THE TERMS OF SETTLEMENT AGREED TO BY THE CREDIT UNION AND A MEMBER WHO SUED THE CREDIT UNION, ALLEGING THEIR WILLFUL VIOLATION OF THE PRIVACY ACT.

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Anarchy, Part 1

ANOTHER DISMAL YEAR

Priority One Credit Union’s Monthly Income Statements and quarterly Financial Performance Reports (“FPR”) prove the credit union will end the year in the negative. This doesn't come as a surprise when one considers that in a desperate effort to remain solvent, President Charles R. Wiggington, Sr. at the request of state auditors, ordered closure of the Redlands and Valencia branches less than 60-days ago.

It is also become obvious that COO, Beatrice Walker, who was hired on June 1, 2009, is proving incapable of resolving the problems created by the President which have thrust the credit union into a continual cycle of financial losses. At a salary in excess of $100,000 per year, one can only wonder if she’s worth the money she’s being paid.

This is a President who has managed over a three-year period, to unravel the accomplishments made by the credit union’s many Presidents and staffs since opening it’s doors for business in 1926.

His AVP sector, his $600,000 telephone system, his elimination of the marketing department, his installation of a marketing committee, his hiring of a COO and many other blunders have all ebbed away at the credit union’s once strong financial foundation and have injured Priority One’s public reputation. 

If Charles R. Wiggington, Sr. was intent on placing Priority One into a state of regression, then he’s succeeded.

Accusations filed against the President in 2008, that he sexually harassed a former employee, were proven to be true and thanks to Board Chair, Diedra Harris-Brooks, the violations of state and federal law were invalidated and reduced by the corrupt Mrs.  Harris-Brooks to a mere conflict of personalities.

It was also Mrs. Harris-Brooks who led the Directors into authorizing obtainment of a $20 million loan from the credit union’s line-of-credit which was used to increase the amount of the credit union’s asset size on paper. It was a decision fueled by pride and ego and purely superficial and it forced the credit union to pay between $30,000 and more than $50,000 per month in interest, alone.

The President also orchestrated the hiring of his long-time friend and associate, Beatrice Walker. According to the President, he hired her to serve as the credit union’s first COO so that she could takeover projects he was too busy to contend to, to help create new streams of business and to help drive out employees he had labeled his enemies.

However, the President’s plans seem to have been derailed by Ms. Walker, herself. Following her arrival at the credit union, she realized that Charles R. Wiggington, Sr. is not, in her words, “President material.” She quickly created alliances with then Director of Credit Resolutions, Yvonne Boutte, and Joseph Garcia. Mrs. Boutte and Mr. Garcia would later reveal that Ms. Walker had plans to displace the President and that they would each serve as vice presidents under her new regime.


JINX

So what has Ms. Walker actually achieved? She’s terminated lots of employees, many who she branded “the blogger”, “bloggers” and “friends of the blogger.”
  • She also installed a call center that she described as a one-stop center but which has not only failed to live up to her hype but has aggravated complaints citing poor member service. 
  • She also succeeded in hiring her business associates, Saeid Raad, and IT Manager, Randy McBride. 
  • She’s reduced working hours, eliminated overtime and converted many full-time staff to part-time status and with the conversion, eliminated their medical and retirement benefits. 
  • She’s introduced Courtesy Pay, an overdraft protection program and without first obtaining authorization from members, automatically added it to all accounts. Courtesy Pay has forced many members into collection proceedings. Is this how Priority One helps members win with money? 
  • Ms. Walker charged a $5000 laptop to the credit union credit card. 
  • Her version of a payday loan, titled Skip-a-Pay, crashed and burned but remains listed in the credit union’s portfolio of products. 
  • She and the President have manipulated financial reporting. 
  • She has been accused of creating a hostile working environment, of retaliation and harassment, of same-sex harassment, and of stalking a former branch manager. 
  • She has reduced budgets critical to marketing and business development. 
  • In recent months Ms. Walker determined with the assistance of Director of Project Management, Yvonne Boutte, that the credit union would begin selling VISA Gift Cards. Ms. Walker ordered the printing of promotional materials, research, and the creation of t-shirts to be worn by employees, on which were printed the word "VISA." Unfortunately, after spending had been conducted, her plan fizzled resulting in yet another waste of money. 
Unbeknownst to many employees, Ms. Walker has numerous secondary part-time jobs with other companies including Williams-Sonoma located at 142 S. Lake Street, Pasadena, California.  Ms. Walker is an avid fan and frustrated, interior designer who studied interior design at the College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, California.

Because of her part-time positions at other companies, she often arrives late to work and leaves early. She being paid more than $100,000 per year to work part-time. She also signed an agreement when she was hired by the credit union in which she promised not to work for any other company where the work could prove to be a conflict of interest. Isn't it a conflict of interest that due to her extracurricular jobs that she only works part-time at Priority One? 


PLUMMETING

Contrary to President Wiggington's periodic declarations to success, Priority One Credit Union is a credit union that is clearly, not "winning with money." Excerpts from it's September/October Income Statement record immense losses which serve to dispel any insistence by the credit union that things are progressively well. Clearly, they're not. 

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 









BLAST FROM THE PAST

The following record provides the amount of Total Net Income attained by the credit union at the end of each quarter in 2006. This was the last year in which William E. Harris served as President and CEO.

Quarter Ending March 2006: $163,502,140.00
Quarter Ending June 2006: $164,358,374.00
Quarter Ending September 2006: $173,252,329.00
Quarter Ending December 2006: $172,250,649.00

The above-shown amounts were achieved without prior to Priority One’s participation in Shared Branching or obtainment of a $20 million loan from the credit union’s line-of-credit. Furthermore, at the time of his retirement, Mr. Harris had just completed a merger with former Inland Counties Postal Credit Union of Riverside County. The merger was but one of several successfully completed by Mr. Harris during his tenure and which increased both the credit union’s member base and the amount of its Asset size.


EVIDENCE

Late last year, President Wiggington began telling some employees of the South Pasadena branch that at no time was he ever accused of sexual harassment. Some employees actually believed him. 

The accusations were submitted to then credit union attorney, William Adler. Mr. Adler contacted the Board who contracted the services of EXTTI, Inc. The President was suspended with pay by the Board and after about six weeks, a meeting was conducted in South Pasadena in which the investigator provided evidence proving the President sexually harassed a former employees. The detective also recommended the President's termination. Board Chair, Diedra Harris-Brooks, would have none of it and with the help of Directors, O. Glen Saffold and Thomas Gathers, and Supervisory Committee Chair, Cornelia Simmons, voted for the reinstatement of the law-breaking President.

If it wasn't for former Director, Janice Irving, we may never have learned that the President was found guilty of sexual harassment, that the detective recommended his termination or that she and Director, Joe Marchica, voted for his termination. 

This is the first time that we publish documentation proving President Wiggington was accused of sexual harassment and an investigation conducted. It should dispel his "stories" concocted to vindicate himself. 

A letter written by Mrs. Harris-Brooks, describing the her determination that she and the Board determined sexual harassment had not occurred as defined under federal law, served to further victimize the President's accuser. 

Below is a memorandum issued by Senior Vice President, Rodger Smock, informing all employees that the President would be away from the company temporarily on personal time off ("PTO"). 

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The following form was issued by investigator, Scott Barer, to each employee he interviewed during his investigation of the President. Please not the inclusion of language which states that the employment of employees will not be affected. At no fault of EXTTI, Inc., the protection offered under the statement was insufficient for the President to carryout campaigns which resulted in the terminations of many employees. Also, following conclusion of the investigation, Vice President, Rodger Smock, at the request of Chairperson, Diedra Harris-Brooks, reported the former employee to CUNA following writing of a bad check.  

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Here is the copy of Board Chair, Diedra Harris-Brooks's letter which responds to allegations lodged against the President. The document constitutes an intentional circumvention of ethics by the unscrupulous Board Chair, and ignorant Board of Directors to cover-up an egregious violation of federal law committed by the President. 




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In the first page of her letter, Diedra Harris-Brooks states that :"given our understanding of the circumstances, we do not believe the nature of the exchanges rises to the level of [having created] an unlawful, hostile working environment." 

Apparently, Mrs. Harris-Brooks is not very astute. If she were, she might be able to comprehend that creation of a hostile working environment is but one factor used in determining whether sexual harassment has occurred. In the case of this employee, she was terminated after being sexually harassed for a number of years.

Mrs. Harris-Brooks' ability to delve decisions that are compliant to policies and laws is impeded by her dishonest proclivities. She is a horrendous Board Chair who has proven incapable of comprehending the credit union's financial reports, how then is she qualified to comprehend the nuances found in federal law? 

In 2007, Mrs. Harris-Brooks revealed just how corrupt she is when she persecuted a Diector who obtained evidence that then AVP, Liz Campos had sustained more than 40 separate 40 NSF incidents to her Priority One checking account during the months of October 2006 through the first week of January 2007. At the time most of the incidents occurred, Mrs. Campos was a Branch Manager and despite her abuses, Charles R. Wiggington, Sr. deemed it prudent to promote her to AVP and reverse every NSF fee incurred as a result of her abuses. An investigation proved Mrs. Campos had been kiting which is a federal offense and the President was ordered to terminate her employment. 

Despite the fact federal law had been violated, an incensed Mrs. Harris-Brooks threatened the Director who exposed the illegal acts perpetrated by the AVP and warned that in the future, she was to be given any evidence that exposed management personnel of violating federal law. Why would anyone do that? Mrs. Harris-Brooks is not an attorney.She is not a legal expert. She is not a licensed investigator. She's not even a competent Board Chair. 

In her letter to the President, Ms. Harris-Brooks continues by stating, “Nevertheless, the Board of Directors is very concerned that the conduct alleges is not consistent with the Credit Union’s standards of conduct.”  Is this woman a dolt? If the Board determined that they did not "believe the nature of the exchanges (between the President and his victim) attained a level deemed unlawful or which contributed to the creation of a hostile work environment" then why would the Board be "very concerned" about the President's behavior? Mrs. Harris-Brooks isn't even competent at being dishonest. 

Continuing, Mrs. Harris-Brooks states the President must conduct himself in a manner consistent to credit union standards and policies. We invite Mrs. Harris-Brooks to provide us with a documented record approved by the Board which describes the alleged standard of conduct the President is required to abide to. Mrs. Harris-Brooks is dishonest so can we assume the standard she alludes to involves some level of dishonesty? 

And when one considers the abhorrent behaviors demonstrated by President Wiggington, Senior Vice President, Rodger Smock; Human Resources "clerk", Esmeralda Sandoval; and former COO, Beatrice Walker, it is nothing less than incredible that Priority One has a documented standard of conduct that executives are expected to abide to. 

Mrs. Harris-Brooks' message is witless and a lame attempt up covering up a violation of federal law. She makes one reference to an "office holiday party" during which the President stood up, removed his belt and loudly informed the female employee that "I'm gonna whip that ass", "you know you want me to whip that ass", and "come here so I can whip that ass." That was only one of dozens similar incidents that occurred over a period of years. 

Mrs. Harris-Brooks also instructs the President to be aware of the credit union's "Unlawful Harassment policies." Why, wasn't he aware that the credit union has a policy in place forbidding sexual harassment or that sexual harassment is against the law?  Mrs. Harris-Brooks felt impelled to include this statement in her letter because she was present when the detective declared that Mr. Wiggington had indeed sexually harassed a former employee.

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Mrs. Harris-Brooks informs President Wiggington that she and the Board will be “monitoring this situation.” What situation? Didn’t she state sexual harassment never occurred? And what actual documented proof exists that either she or the Board ever monitored the “situation.” Were follow-up inquiries ever conducted? If so, on what dates and what findings were obtained from their inquiries? Despite her initial conclusion that no wrong doing occurred, after mailing of a letter to Mr. Wiggington and another to the grievant, the former employee filed a complaint with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. In response, the Board presented two offers over a seven (7) month period, one in the amount of $20,000 and the second in the amount of $40,000, both of which were declined by the former employee. Why offer to pay the employee money to settle her claim if no wrong doing was committed by President Wiggington? In fact, when Mrs. Harris-Brooks called the President to advise him that the former employee would be offered money to settle her claim, President Wiggington loudly exclaimed, “Just offer her the money. I want her off my back!” Odd response from an allegedly innocent man. Mrs. Harris-Brooks letter is filled with inconsistencies and she admits he committed wrong doing but possibly due to her lack of ethics, decided he was worth retaining and in the end, she was a participant in committing a travesty of justice and contributed to the decline and deterioration of a once proud and promising credit union. 

Mrs. Harris-Brooks informs President Wiggington that she and the Board will be “monitoring this situation.” What situation? Didn't she state sexual harassment never occurred? And what actual documented proof exists that either she or the Board ever monitored the “situation.” Despite her conclusion that no violation of federal law ever occurred, after mailing of a letter to Mr. Wiggington, the President's victim filed a complaint with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. 

When the Board received the complaint and a 10-page complaint from the Department of Fair Employment and Housing the Board moved quickly and offered $20,000 to the victim to settle her case. Why would the Board offer $20,000 if the President were truly innocent of sexual harassment? Because he was guilty and they knew that if the case proceeded to court, the evidence gathered by the investigator would be used to prove that Charles R. Wiggington, Sr. was guilty of all the charges. 

The Board's initial offer was declined and Mrs. Harris-Brooks called the President on his cellular to inform that the offer had been declined. Exasperated, the President yelled, "Just offer her the money. I want her ["the victim"] off my back." Mrs. Harris-Brooks once again contacted the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, this time offering $40,000 to settle the complaint. Interesting that neither the President or Board Chair have any problem using the credit union's financial resources to resolve problems caused the President's insidious tendencies.  



THEFT OF $60,000

Priority One has decided to seek the prosecution of a former receptionist once assigned to the Los Angeles branch ["LAPDC"]. In late 2009, an audit performed by external auditor, Turner, Warren, Hwang and Conrad discovered the former employee absconded with approximately approximately $60,000 pillaged from member accounts. 

The President and then COO, Beatrice Walker, were told by Board Chair, Diedra Harris-Brooks, that the credit union could not afford the incident to become public. Our publication of the incident forced the Board Chair to change her mind and now, the credit union has decided to proceed with prosecution. How any credit union could even consider to try dismiss the incident is almost unimaginable but this is a company populated by corrupt officers. 



BREAKING THE RULES HARRIS-BROOKS STYLE

The following letter was signed by Board of Directors, Chairperson, Diedra Harris-Brooks, and mailed to member, Jeffrey Chen, requesting that he respond to the board’s “acknowledgment correspondence” and “application” so that he run as a candidate for a seat on the Board of Directors during last year’s election. Mr. Chen was initially approached by Board member, Bobby Thomas, who is also an officer of the National Letter Carriers Association, Branch 24, and asked to run a seat on the Board. The actual intent of Mr. Thomas, who is the only carbon copied in Mrs. Harris-Brooks letter, was  to impede the chances of candidate, David L. Davidson, from winning a seat on the Board. For those who may have forgotten, Mr. Davidson had once served as a Board member and is the Director who received an anonymous letter exposing an AVP personally appointed by President Wiggington, and who had committed kiting, a federal offense.

Mr. Davidson responsibly submitted the letter to credit union attorney, William Adler who contacted the Board and President Wiggington and ordered an audit of the AVP’s checking account. Incensed that Mr. Davidson submitted the letter to attorney, Adler, Mrs. Harris-Brooks chastised Mr. Davidson during a Board meeting, admonishing him for not having first presented the letter to the Board and allowed them to resolve the problem. Mrs. Harris-Brooks may have forgotten that neither she or any member of the Board is qualified to dispense a decision regarding a punishable offense under state law and that none of them are licensed attorneys.

In the case of the 2009 election, Mrs. Harris-Brooks violated state law when she accepted Mr. Chen’s letter after the date had expired when all applications could be submitted. Here is her letter to Mr. Chen:

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The rampant business and legal problems festering at the credit union may have been caused by the President but were enabled by the credit union's corrupt and ignorant Board and it's heinous Chair, Diedra Harris-Brooks. The amoral Chair has spent years hiding evidence of unethical and criminal behavior but fortunately, it was Director, Janice Irving, the only honest Director on the Board at the time the President was investigated, who disclosed that a detective had gathered evidence proving the President sexually harassed a former employee. It was the Chair and four of her lackeys who decided ignoring federal laws and hiding evidence was both prudent and good for the credit union, for members, and for employees.

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169 comments:

Anonymous said...

Guess Wiggington is a sexual harasser. Maybe he should quit saying he ain't.

Anonymous said...

When are printers are down, Randy never fix them and he can't fix the phone problems. Tsui was great and everyone liked him amd miss him.

Anonymous said...

What does Diedra know about anything. I guess fondling Kim's knee and telling her he'd sop her up isn't harassment to that old whore Diedra. Maybe that's what the bitch is used to. If it wasn't harassment how come she and Wiggington told gay Rodger to report Kim to CUNA right after the investigation was over and they saved Wigg's fat black ass? They didn't report Liz Campos and she kited 40 different times in Sept and Oct 06 and Wigg even promoted her to AVP. And what about Jenee Martin, she makes off with $60,000 and the cu decides their not going to prosecute because they already got too much shit against them. Now they've made it so she can go and get a job at another bank or credit union and you can blame that stupid manly looking Lynnette Fortson for not doing her job. Homeboy should've been watching her staff but she's lazy and ignorant and knows less about operations after 35 years then most new employees.

Anonymous said...

I guess Wigg did sexual harass and never he never heard of a shredder.

Anonymous said...

He should get fired just because of that deal with Justice.

Anonymous said...

So how did that letter from Diedra get out if it was mailed to Wiggington? Did he leave it out in the open or did he throw it in the trash? That's so funny and so stupid. Is my money safe at the cu? LOL

Anonymous said...

How do this people get thus confidential stuff?
On the last blog there were more letters from other employees too. Anyone knows about Valencia employees? Dana is working at the Burbank branch and Judith at the Santa Clarita branch. Dana is complaining all the time. I wonder what makes this woman happy? First she complaint about Nora then gossips about Suzanna and now she's gossiping about Bea. But Bea was her BFF few months ago? that proofs what type of employee those people are. Dana what makes you happy? You just a bitch!! Shut the f**** up! I don't want to hear it anymore!! And you Judith stop the quiet winning about Sylvia neurotic behavior she driving you crazy ah? But when suzanna was present Sylvia was the best manager. I can't wit to get the hell out this place. These people are pathetic !!!

Anonymous said...

LMAO LYNNETTE FORTSON KNEW JENEE MARTIN WAS RIPPING THE CREDIT UNION OFF BEA DON'T BE STUPID. SHE ALLOW THIS GIRL TO HOLD 3 POSTIONS WHILE SHE WAS WORKING AT HER BRANCH. LEAD TELLER,FSR,ATM CUSTODIAN, JUST ABOUT WHATEVER SHE WANTED TO DO. lYNNETTE WILL ALWAYS FIND A WAY TO COVER HER ASS BY LETTING SOMEONE ELSE GET THE BLAME. lYNETTE IS A WASTE OF CREDIT UNION MONEY SHE HAS NO CLUE ON HOW TO GET BUSINESS TRUST ME I KNOW.

Anonymous said...

Okay that complaint filed in court can be got from the court but Charles, you dumb ass son of b---- what have you done? That letter from Diedra is address to you with a copy to Cornelia. Even dumb as dirt Cornelia wouldn't have left that letter lying around. So what did you do, throw it in the trash, leave on the fax machine, or on a copier? And homeboy, you better stop saying "I didn't have sexual relations with that woman" (oh that was Clinton). I know even dumb ass Diedra never thought that letter would get out that's why she did such a nice job of covering up the truth and your black ass.

I remember you talking about going back into business with Henry Justice but I didn't know he had robbed the credit union. What's next, you going to hire security guys straight out of the pen? I don't think calling you an idiot is enough, what's wrong with you boy? Pick up your crap and go get a job in some back office because Priority 1 is the last time you ever have the title of president unless you open up a Popeye's chicken stand.

Anonymous said...

Dana is just pissed because her buddy Bea, is making her drive over 70 miles each way to get to Burbank. Judith is a whinny back stabbing bitch who bad mouthed people who trained her and promoted her. Guess Bea wasn't in love with Dana or Judith like she has been with that other employee.

Anonymous said...

Charles couldn't run a Popeyes or sell AVON.

Anonymous said...

Not to take Dana's side because I think she's wicked but what Bea did to her is horrible. Bea is the one that ordered Dana go to Burbank and Judith to Santa Clarita and Amber to South Pasadena but only for a couple of weeks? Why, because Bea Walker is a bitch on wheeels. Sylvia is stressing, nervous, she can't sleep and her hair is falling out. And Beatrice is on vacation AGAIN. What is she paid for? Since she likes hanging out in Santa Clarita so much she should just stay there and scare its good citizens.

Bea said...

You didn't give all the details about that HELOC. A few months ago, Priority 1 filed a claim with CUNA. I think because the enconomy is so bad, CUNA didn't just pay the claim and they investigated. The HELOC was processed a long time ago, when Aaron Cavazos used to manage the loan department. When a member funds a HELOC the money goes into a checking account and stayes there until the term is finished. In this case, Priority One forgot to close the checking account after the term ended. A long time later, the members, a husband and wife, took $100,000 out of the checking account without paying it back. When Priority 1 did find out it was too late. When CUNA investigated, HR gave him the phone numbers of t he ex-employees who used to work there to see if they remembered the case. Kind of stupid on the part of the company since what loan processor or officer can remember the claims they processed years ago? The investigator found out that a lot of times, Priority 1forgets to close the checking accounts after a HELOC is closed but this is probably one of the few times when the members took the money after the term date. In the end its the fault of P1 for not closing the account. I think the problem is the fault of Wiggington who oversees the whole cu, Bea who is supposedly supposed to take care of internal problems, and Robert West, who is supposed to make sure employees are trained and that means that employees should know that when a loan is paid that you close it out.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
He should get fired just because of that deal with Justice.

The board is not going to fire wiggy, he's black remember?

Anonymous said...

Wigg's not black, he's whack!

Anonymous said...

Lynette abuse a lot of employees. She hated Cathy and dissed her to her face and behind her back.
Lynette was jealous of Kim because Kim knew more about everything then Lynette ever learned in 50 years at the cu. Lynette got rid of Whit because Bea BPF and Yvonne told her that Whit was leaking infomation.

Lynette used to be the branch manager at the LA office and now she still sits at the same desk but she's the AVP. 3 years ago when she was on vacation they found a lot of unopened letter in her desk and some of them had checks that were as much as 1 year old. She told members that the cu never got their letters even though the letters were in her desk. When she was branch manager, one of her ex-employees stole a bunch of travelers cheques which they used to sell in those days. Those checks all got cashed but she didn't go after the employees because she was afraid they were going to fire her.

And John, Jenee Martin didn't steal $53,000, she stole $60,000! Bea Walker told Lynette it was better if they kept everything in the DL so there would be no more bad news about the credit union. And whoever wrote Lynette was having Jenee to teller work, receptionist, FSR, and ATM custodian is so right but if you look at Jenee's job description bet it doesn't say she was supposed to do all those things which is against state law! You can blame the last part on Miss Smock.

Anonymous said...

Come on guys, even sexual harassers need love.

Anonymous said...

It’s December and Charles is still there which means the board already signed his contract, and your are right the board is so stupid they do not know a dam thing about running a credit union, with those letters that appeared on the blog you would think one of those dumb ass would have call a meeting and got rid of Wigg right there and then but the board are a bunch of brain dead dumb shits.

I just find it hard to look at the financial statements and see that they are playing with the figures and the board dose not see that.

Charles you are a bag of shit you have total destroy the credit union you always though you were better that anyone there and you played Rodger so that he can dance to your tune your fired lots of employees but in the end you are the one that is being laughed at
And everyone hates you reminder me dictator they all fall and get theirs in the end.

And no he can not make chicken any where he would eat it all

Anonymous said...

It does look like the board renewed his contact but what do you expect from a board that thinks only a black man can lead the credit union? So board, how's that worked out for you? How much has the credit union grown since YOUR black man became president?

That idea that Shared Branching was going to make business boom was Charles. He convinced the board and even told them that Mr. Harris never wanted Shared Branching because he was trying to hold Priority One back in the stone age. So Charlie, how did that work for you? Did it get you the money you thought it would get? Mr. Harris was cautious. He thought about cause and effect something old poop for brains never does. Just look at that badge he designed. Charlie, I think its time to pull out those magic badges again. Maybe if you rub them they'll work this time!

To be continued......

Anonymous said...

Continued....

Now Charlie, why are you spending more than $100,000 a year for legal? Is it because each time the board can't figure out what to do they call the attorney's? Or is it because of those pending lawsuits all saying you committed discrimination? I went back and looked at the old reports for 2005 and 2006 and legal was between $19,000-$20,000. When Bea Walker tried to trick that ex-manager out of her severance pay the company promised her she and Esmeralda Sandoval, tried to get the employee to resign so that they wouldn't have to pay severance or unemployment. Charlie had to call the lawyer and they were told you offered it, you pay it. You really needed to call the lawyers for that?

Anonymous said...

So why are your consultancy fees so high? You're not paying Loren Lillestrand who got smart and distanced himself from Bea Walker and the creidt union. So who are you paying because it isn't for some bullshit study to see where employees fit in since that was a waste of money and the supposed info collected from Loren never used.

From the beginning Bea Walker said that this credit union was too ghetto for her and she wanted to get rid of a lot of employees. Looks like she a lot of what she said she would do. Still, you're business is doing real bad, Charlie.

Here some facts, CFO Saeid Raad is reporting the money paid to telephone technicians under consultants. The credit union may be doing really bad but they're paying about $250 an hour on telephone consultants, not $200!

And Charlie, why did you borrow that $20 million in 2008? Ego? Maybe trying to lie on paper and pretend the credit union was doing much better under you then under Harris? Mr. Harris never borrowed from the line of credit because there was no need to and he knew paying $31,000 a monthy in interest would hurt the credit union. So Charlie, how has that benefited the credit union? Did you ever think that every month when you pay $31,000, that's just one more employee job you could have saved?

To be continued......

Anonymous said...

Continued.....

And those letter on the blog. We know you said that the credit union wasn't going to pay back the money someone stole from Ms. Williams account, but if the credit union had done its job, she might not have been robbed. Did you compare the signature on the application of the check card that the alleged thief submitted to the Redlands branch against the members signature in your files? Bet no one did that which means, you are liable!!

And Charlie, those letters on the blog, there pretty serious. All those denials you never sexually harassed the ex-employee kind of don't mean anything any more. You've been shot down like Bea's Coourtesy Pay program. Your own boss, Diedra, says you're all right and you didn't commit sexual harassment at a federal level but she does admit you did something that was sexual and she tells you you need to obey the harassment policy. She does better than that and orders you and every innocent employee to attend sexual harassment classes. Why did she do that to the employees? Did she want to hold your hand so you didn't feel alone? You're not 5 years old. The letter proves you are a liear and so is Diedra.

The End

Anonymous said...

This bares repeating:

Okay that complaint filed in court can be got from the court but Charles, you dumb ass son of b---- what have you done? That letter from Diedra is address to you with a copy to Cornelia. Even dumb as dirt Cornelia wouldn't have left that letter lying around. So what did you do, throw it in the trash, leave on the fax machine, or on a copier? And homeboy, you better stop saying "I didn't have sexual relations with that woman" (oh that was Clinton). I know even dumb ass Diedra never thought that letter would get out that's why she did such a nice job of covering up the truth and your black ass.

Anonymous said...

Can someone get me one of those badges? They are a hoot! We haven't stopped laughing since we saw the photo. Its one thing to read about the president, quite another to see the stuff he did in picutres. Please, if anyone can get me one please write a response.

Anonymous said...

charles took over and we have gone down hill since the day he took office. Remember elections are comming up and Old bag Diedra is up. .

Anonymous said...

Charles was the VP of Operations for years and years. He should know better about the importance of security. That ballot incident was all his fault but he found the perfect victim in Alan. Alan unlike Charles was valuable. When Charles walked around South Pasadena saying he knew the Director of Marketing turned in Liz Campos for kiting, he violated policy. When he and Bea stood in the call center talking about people they thought were violating policy, they violated policy. That kind of discussion belongs behind closed doors! When Rodger Smock told emmployees why they got rid of Freed, Centeno, Rios, Campos, Simmons, he violated policy. So, that moron, Diedra writes a letter to Charles with a copy to Cornelia (another moron). I'll guess a copy was put in Charles file and maybe another mailed to William Adler the attorney for the credit union. That's maybe 4 copies. So how did the copy get out to people who were not recipients. Who filed the original letter in Charles file? It must have been someone in HR. In those days that would have been Rodger Smock or Esmerald. More important, what did Charles do with his copy? Did he show it to someone or hand it to someone to read or did he copy it and leave it on the copy machine? Did he fax it and forgot to take the original off the fax machine. Idiot Diedra with her toothy smile and stupid expression has protected him even when she knew he violated policy and even when she saw P1 going down the toilet. He has committed a serious breach again and should be fired immediately!!! So should Rodger and maybe even Esmeralda because these are the only 3 who could have violated procedure and let the letter out. By the way, the letter implies sexual harassment, why didn't you fire him in 2008 Diedra? What does Charles have that makes you keep him? It can't be his brains or looks because he doesn't have either.

Anonymous said...

2011 is the year when Diedra's set comes up for election. With all her mistakes and cover-ups and just overall dishonesty, WE NEED TO GET HER OUT!! She's the reason why Wiggington is still at P1 and she's the reason why she approved Wigg's request to hire Bea Walker. Diedra hasn't done a damn thing to help solve the problems her boy, Wigg, did. In 2011 we can vote and get her ass out and get someone who actually can read a financial, say no to Wigg's stupid requests, and demand accountability from Bea Walker. 3 years ago she got Charles to offer Dave Davidson a job as the financial advisor of P1 just so that Mr Davidson would get off the board. Then less than 90 days later with the help of Lynnette Fortson, Wigg fired one of the best board directors P1 has ever had. Last year, Diedra, Bea Walker, and Wigg campaigned against Janice Irving because they didn't want her re-elected to the board. The 3 numskulls didn't know while they were doing that there was a lot of us campaigning for Ms. Irving and she won with the highest # of votes. Last year when Mr. Davidson wanted to run again, Board member, Bobby Thomas, got member, Jeffrey Chen to submit his nomination and Diedra accepted it even though it was turned in AFTER the legal deadline. Let 2011 be the year we get Diedra Harris-Brooks out. She's plutonium. And what does it say about those uneducated postal workers that serve on the Board if they do everything Diedra tells them to do?

Anonymous said...

AMEN TO THAT

Anonymous said...

I've been reading that letter from Diedra to Charles and I keep getting stuck on the same thing. Diedra wrote "Nevertheless, the Board of Directors is very concerned that the conduct alleged is not consistent with the Credit Union's standards of conduct. Among other things, we believe that rude, discourteous or unprofessional behavior occurred."

Diedra, you admitted that something happened between Wiggington and the employee and that it was sexual but what, not sexual enough for your tastes? And Diedra, it was a sexual harassment investigation! So if you didn't think it was sexual harassment then what non-sexual harassment behavior are you talking about? Inviting to whip the employee's "ass" or "butt" and
"sopping you up like gravy", and touching her legs or knees or any part of her body is more than
"discourteous" it sounds and looks pretty sexual to most people except you Diedra. Your letter sounds like a confession that the board knew Wiggington broke the law, but "lets cover it up anyway."
You are one something else lady and I don't mean lady.

Anonymous said...

Amen again.

Anonymous said...

Amen my ass!!!

Anonymous said...

Dana
Please shut the Fu****k up for once. Enough, enough! you and your sister Judith really have a big mouth. Oh by the way Dana do not forget to pray on Sunday at church just like sylvia so Mrs. Walker likes you both again. You are such a "hypocrite dinosaur" we should have a TV show just like the housewife of Atlanta don't you think people? Dana you will be Nene, you even looks and behave like her with the only difference that Nene is wealthy. Adriana could be your other half and Judith woul be "Ms. Butless" yikes!!!
Thank goodness im almost out the door. P1 is not the place to be or work anymore unless you kiss these flat ass bitches!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Amen my ass!!!

Baby, from where I'm standing you're all ass, so shut up unless you have something smart to say that proves Wigg is not a sexual harasser and proves Bea made P1 a better place to bank and work in, otherwise shut your ass you ass!!!!!

Anonymous said...

You really don't know if its Dana who posted that statement. The last post where the person criticized the blog was probably written by Irma whose an idiot but I think the person that wrote this comment could also be lonely OLD Bea Walker. Dana, Judith and Sylvia spent all September kissing Bea's no ass back and they sure had not problem bad mouthing the ex-branch manager of Valencia. Now they're all bad mouthing ugly old Bea because Dana thought Bea would make her branch manager of Santa Clarita and Judith thought she was going to be branch manager of Burbank. Weren't they surprised when Bea made Dana drive from Lancaster to Burbank and she made Judith drive from San Fernando to Santa Clarita. Now Dana is bad mouthing Bea and Judith is saying she's worried about her job. Why don't the 2 of you stop complaining, you got jobs because you backstabbed people, even if you have to work for Scareface Walker. Judith wouldn't be where she is if she hadn't been given chances by her boss. And Dana wouldn't be where she is if someone thought she was worth something. Now the two hypocrites
that Bea is treating them bad. What did you expect? Bea treats everyone like shit. That's just who she is. Low self esteem and an ugly face have made her what she is today. And Sylvia needs to shut up too. She's been complaining that Bea is mean to her and expects so much. What did you expect? Did you really think old man Bea liked you? She just used you and now she don't need you. So stop telling people you can't sleep and your hair is falling out. That's your fault for going to bed with Bea.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Priority One people
I wish you all a Happy New Year!!
I hope this disappears by 2011. You people need to find a job and leave us in peace. We have enough hell up here and this blog doesn't help us. Happy New Year everyone!!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Good morning Priority One people
I wish you all a Happy New Year!!
I hope this disappears by 2011. You people need to find a job and leave us in peace. WE HAVE ENOUGH HELL UP HERE and this blog doesn't help us. Happy New Year everyone!!

How do you know that the people who post are unemployed, moron? Did you conduct some survey and told you this? This is a great example of the quality of employee working at P1.

And you say you "have enough HELL" at Priority One and you blame the blog for that? What kind of a moron are you? What kind of management thinks employees have to work in HELL? What kind of employee thinks that they have to work in HELL? Thanks for proving that the blog is right. How about this one whoever you are, find a solution and stop living in HELL!
And by all means, have a Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

Irma or Bea, stop posting! You're not helping P1 and showing us how dumb you are. If your in hell then how can ask people leave you alone so you can be in "peace"? So tell us about hell at P1. With all that negativity you just said about about P1, maybe you should be a blogger or are you THE blogger?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous:

"Good morning Priority One people
I wish you all a Happy New Year!!"

A: Bet you're not being sincere.

Anonymous wrote:

"I hope this disappears by 2011."

A. If you're talking about Priority One, then you're right it probably will disappear in 2011 thanks to Wigg and Bea.

Anonymous wrote:

"You people need to find a job and leave us in peace."

A. I'm not unemployed so who are you talking to?

Anonymous wrote:

"We have enough hell up here and this blog doesn't help us."

A. That's quite a recommendation as to why not to work or bank at P1.

Anonymous wrote:

"Happy New Year everyone!!"

A. I still think you're being insincere.

Anonymous said...

4 things to look for when the November and December reports come out. 1 is the amount of the loan allowance, their amount of profit for each month and the YTD total, and asset size. They don't make the amount of their deliquencies public on the report but based on their overall losses, its probably high. Looking at the October report it looks like Wigg and Bea are trying to get priority one to become a 1 or 2 branch operation. Cutting back expenses is 1 thing, cutting back size and profit that's another.

Anonymous said...

Everyone makes mistakes but at Priority One there are too many cover-ups. You're right about Lynnette Fortson, she should have been fired for negligence. Her branch is really busy but not because of anything she does. She doesn't even leave her office to go and meet with the community to get new business.

When the auditors from Turner, Warren, Hwang, and Conrad showed up in 2009 at the Los Angeles branch they spent three weeks auditing records. Lynnette was scared and so nervous and even said she was praying that she wasn't going to get fired. When they finished the audit they told the company Jenee Martin took more than $55,000 in money before she left on maternity leave and never returned. The auditors said money was taken from cd's and from accounts even deceased member accounts. She got into people's accounts and transferred monies to a dummy account. The incident that gave the heads up to the company happened when a member opened a $11,000 cd with Jenee. Jenee then changed the cd amount to $4000 and transferred the rest to the dummy account. She wasn't alone because the auditors found the money was later withdrawn by friends and family from an atm in Long Beach. The company should have prosecuted Jenee but instead Wigg said it would be scandalous if it became public and Bea agreed saying the credit union couldn't afford the bad publicity. They decided to pay the member back the money that had been taken from her cd plus all the interest but Wigg and Bea said they would not pay back money taken from deceased member accounts or from accounts where the members didn't notice their money was stolen, unless claims were filed. In the case of a dead member, family would have to file the claim. I don't know but I think what Wigg and Bea did is illegal and the cu should pay ALL the money back and Wigg and Bea should be sued or at least fined.

Anonymous said...

Why is Wiggington still president?

Anonymous said...

Wow, the documents. their pretty telling. I've read this blog on and off but when you actually see company documents verifying this stuff, its really telling that something is wrong at the credit union and that a lot of people have covered up.

Anonymous said...

Diedra covered up for all the bad things the board, Wigg and Bea did. Bea backstabbed and fired anyone she thought was going to expose her. Wigg did the same thing with the help of Rodger. Its been one cover up after another since Wigg became president. Too bad because it shows in the financials. Over 1/2 million in the negative and they still don't get it.

Anonymous said...

Wiggington isn't as dumb as a lot of people think. Yes, he's dishonest but he does understand financials and he can make projections based on the figures. In that I won't deny him. Problem with Wiggington is he's an egotist and can't keep quiet about anything. He brags about himself, lies about others, he makes promises he will never keep, and he is the worst violator of confidentiality. There is not one reason why the cu is in decline but he definitely is one reason. Bea on the other hand is completely unqualifed to be COO but the fault for both of them is the board who are misled by Diedra and the Supervisory Committee who chose to sit back and watch the cu fall. The board and supevisory committee should be removed by the state but its going to take members complaining to make that happen and I think P1's members are either apathetic or lazy. No doubt, the cu is hanging on by its teeth.

Anonymous said...

This post should be called The beginning of another dismal year.

Anonymous said...

The intranet says the company is going to start matching 401k contributions again? How can they afford it? Business is so bad, I don't get it.

Anonymous said...

Well, they have less contributions to match now that they have less employees and branches thanks to Wiggington and Walker. They also are training Alex, the teller in IT without posting the job and without him having any experience. Who is going to train him, Randy McBride, Wigg, or Bea? Its a circus down at the old cu.

Anonymous said...

According to the November report their worth about $146,000,000. That's $26,000,000 less than when Mr Harris left. If they're going to start matching 401lk contributions its because Bea is putting up one of her fronts to make things look like they're doing good or because she and Saeid think they're going to get profit from saving money now that they don't have Redlands or Valencia. Whatever the reason, they aren't getting new business and their dq's are way high which means Yvonne Boutte ain't cutting it.....again

Anonymous said...

Alex training for IT?
Dana for ABM? Adriana for BM? My goodness is Judith going to be the new Burbank branch manager as she was promised? This place amazes me everyday!

Anonymous said...

Alex training for IT without posting a notice? Its not like he's qualified, he's a teller! Rodger used to say you had to post jobs but he bent the rules a lot.
In Sept Sylvia told Judith that Bea decided to make her asst branch mgr of Burbank but now Bea has Judith driving all the way to Santa Clarita to manage that office. Sylvia also told Dana that Bea was considering her to head the Santa Clarita office but now she has Dana driving from her home in Lancaster to Burbank to work as a temp ABM. Amber is an FSR and she worked out of Santa Clarita but now Bea has her driving all the way to South Pasadena to work as a teller. Plus they put out an ad in the paper saying their looking for a part-time person for Santa Clarita. Isn't Adrianna at Santa Clarita and wasn't Amber an FSR there for a long time? And why not put an ad for the position of the California/Nev league website or on P1's own web site?

Anonymous said...

I don't know how many credit unions are as mismanaged as P1 but its amazing they're still standing. Their reports show they're worth less now then they were in 2009, 2008, and 2007 and that I believe. But I don't believe they're reporting correctly and they certainly aren't showing the public what their delinquencies are or what they're actually reporting under consultants. Any company's report is only as valid as what you put in it. The documents that are being published here show that management has been untruthful and have lied about a lot. If they've lied about these things they've lied about a lot.

Anonymous said...

Yikes!! Valencia team is going down.
What happened? It used to be one of the best teams
So I heard.

Anonymous said...

Like any business, the Valencia branch was only as good as its leader. If you remember, that branch hadn't been doing well for awhile and one of their better managers was forced out by lies told by Dana, Judith and Sylvia.
After that manager left, the last manager worked to develop a great team and territory. They had a lot of success, problem is that Dana and Judith were still there. In Sept when the manager went out on leave, Bea and Sylvia got Dana and Judith to complain about the BM just like they had about the previous BM. Sylvia told Judith that Bea decided to make her ABM at Burbank and they moved her there. Remember, Judith was there from Sept-Dec as ABM. Sylvia also told Dana that Bea had plans to promote her but after the BM quit in October, Bea decided to make Judith, Dana and other candidates interview for the ABM job at Burbank and Santa Clarita. Then Bea orders that Judith who was supposedly the perm ABM of Burbank, to go to Santa Clarita and work and she orders Dana who lives in Lancaster to go to Burbank to work as the temp ABM. Then Bea takes Amer the FSR away from Santa Clarita and sends her to South Pasadena to work as a teller. All this is verifiable, call any of the branches. Guess Bea used Dana and Judith to get complaints against the former BM of Valencia who has gone to a better place. Bea Walker who could ruin Disneyland, doesn't need Dana or Judith and probably doesn't need Sylvia, so now she's treating them the way they treated the old BM. Guess what goes around comes around.

Anonymous said...

The only reason the 401k deposits are back is only because The execs make huge deposits to their 401ks. It has nothing to do with the little workers. Think about it most people can't deposit or won't deposit. Charles is beefing up his 401k. Bringing back payday goodies would have been better for the employees.

Anonymous said...

That explanation actually makes sense. Wiggington has always been about self because all the cut-backs particularly the early ones were of employee benefits. They started off cutting out payday goodies, then asking employees to give-up 1 day a week or 1 day a month, then stopping contributions to their 401K's, and finally making a lot of employees part-time and taking away their medical benefits. It makes sense that if self-serving Wiggington wants to benefit during this period when their dropping in value, that he put money into his 401k. Nice example of "people helping people."

Anonymous said...

Remember in March 2009, right after the blog started, that Charles Wiggington started installing extra cameras outside in office, inside his office, in the hall by the bathrooms, and in the lobby. He was standing in the old credit resolutions dept telling Rodgers that he would be able to see if someone was coming to his office with a gun. Then he had Sepia come in after and look for bugs in his office. He kept saying, I know someone's recording me and putting the stuff on the blog. Guess the stuff on the blog was true otherwise why would he say he was being recorded? He also had Septia scan employee computers because he said the blogger was writing the blog from a computer in the south pasadena branch.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The only reason the 401k deposits are back is only because The execs make huge deposits to their 401ks. It has nothing to do with the little workers. Think about it most people can't deposit or won't deposit. Charles is beefing up his 401k. Bringing back payday goodies would have been better for the employees. January 5, 2011 6:27 AM

Right on! Thanks to Charles and Bea Walker most employees can't afford to pay into their 401k. Since October, Charles has been telling some people he's thinking of retiring so he can spend more time with the kids. What kids? His half daughters have babies and his youngest, Chuck Jr, is 18. So why talk about retirement? Charles is never going to hear any employee except Sylvia Perez say, "Oh Charles, please don't go." You know he doesn't have what it taks to make money for P1. So is he waiting to run P1 totally in the ground or waiting for some other cu to take over? If P1 merges the new owner will get rid of Charles, Bea, Rodger, Saeid, and Randy.

Just Saying said...

Anonymous said...

Charles is beefing up his 401k.



MAYBE IT'S BECAUSE WIGGS KNOWS THE CU WILL BE FOLDING AND HE WANTS TO GET ALL HE CAN BEFORE THAT HAPPENS. THINK ABOUT IT HAS WIGGS EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER NOT DONE SOMETHING UNSELFISH?

Things that make you hmmmm said...

Hmmmmm, something to think about. Looks like king rat is leaving the ship before it sinks. We will come to work one day and there will be a sign on the door saying "SHUT DOWN FOR GOOD". Management sucks.

Anonymous said...

Big surprise. Charles Wiggington beefing up his 401k. At least he's keeping up his image as a selfish and stupid. Did any of you ever see him eat at one of the employee potlucks or after one of the all staff meetings? Charles would pile up his plate with ribs, chicken, pizza and more food then any one else. He never thought about the other employees and yet he's the one taking home the big money. I remember someone telling him "Charles look at all that food" and while he ran off he said its not for me its for my secretary. Senor Rat will be the first to jump ship with his pension, last pay check, and probably his desk, chair, and some office supplies. And expect Bea Walker to do the same.

Anonymous said...

The cu industry is small enough that a lot of people know about Wigg and his antics. No other cu is going to be stupid enough to hire him unless Diedra is on the board. And a lot cu's are getting resumes from employees of P1 proof people want out of P1.

Anonymous said...

The Valencia branch is a metaphor for what Bea Walker has done to the entire credit union. Valencia was one of Priority One's only branches where employees conducted themselves professionally, where the branch manager possessed the abilities to both run the branch and achieve goals, and where despite to presence of two historically troublesome employees, complaints were few and employee performance excelled.

Beatrice Walker arrived at the scene and was impressed by the branch manager's abilities and expertise and actually seemed to liked and admire her for a time.
However, when the branch manager showed that she did not embrace all of Ms. Walker's ideas, the COO viewed her as the enemy and started to abuse her, first by alienating her and refusing to respond to the manager's business inquiries and later, by taking away her assistant and transferring her to Burbank to work as the "Permanent" ABM. Then Ms. Walker out of uncontrolled anger, ordered closure of the Valanencia branch despite the location's record proving growth in membership and new business. After the BM quit, Ms. Walker pulled the "permanent" ABM and sent her to wokr in Santa Clarita. She took the FSR from Santa Clarita and sent her to the main office work as a teller and she took the FSR who was promised a position in Santa Clarita, to Burbank.

She caused the closure of a successful branch, displaced and inconvenienced the former employees of that branch, broke promises, initiated acts that are illogical and emotional, and drove out a great branch manager and others. Look at the whole operation and all you see is that what she did at Valencia she has done to all of Priority One. Cut-backs, losses in business, alientation of all branch staffs, creation of a miserable working environment, losses of sharessss, elimination of employee benefits and ridiculous cuts to budgets and Valenica is a perfect example of what Beatrice Walker has done to the entire credit union. With she, Wiggington, and Diedra Harris-Brooks in place, don't expect things to get better. None of them have any idea about what it requies to be a CEO, COO or Board Chairperson.

Anonymous said...

Even if Wigg is talking about retiring he's still there and he doesn't really want to leave or he would have already done it. Where else is homeboy going to get away with doing so little for so much salary? If the board kept him this long its not because they trust him but because their stupid and afraid what might happen if a new ceo comes in. A new ceo could make the board work and Diedra wouldn't be able to control a new ceo the way she does Wigg. Plus a new ceo might fire Bea, Saeid and Randy. For this board keeping this loser benefits them. .

Anonymous said...

"Looks like king rat is leaving the ship before it sinks." Charles has wasted time and money to TRY and ONLY try and make himself look good and to show he is better than Mr Harris. Guess all he proved is he's an opportunist, a sexual harasser, and a mess. But I'd really like to ask Bea what she accomplished by remodeling South Pasadena? Did the new carpeting get more members? Did the new drapes get more loans? How about those umbrellas in the patio, did they get member loyalty? What was her goal and what did she achieve?
In 2009, a pipe leaked water in Wigg's office. Bea took advantage and had her office and Wiggs remodeled. Her office didn't need remodeling so did she do it so she could feel like a real COO? And then she told employees "the insurance paid for it." I saw the bills, the insurance paid for the pipe repairs and wall damage in Wigg's office but all the other things were paid with credit union money. And those pics in her office of Europe didn't take a genius to know she is the person who called herself Saltieri on this blog and who attacked employees. So what did she accomplish that made P1 better because the monthlies show loss after loss?

Anonymous said...

Bea ain't done squat except make things worst.

Anonymous said...

What exactly happened at Valencia? Didn't the Dana go to Santa Clarita with Adrianna and hasn't Judith been working for awhile at Burbank? I know Amber's here at South Pas but what about the other staff?

Anonymous said...

Charles has lost 26 mm since he took over the credity union and he has made a hell hole.

He hides the balance sheets because
he dose not want the figuers to be put on the blog.

Elections are comming get rid of Diedra.

Anonymous said...

Now let's see, who is exactly to blame for all the wrong at Priority 1? If an employee speaks up, do you lose your job? And if you do not speak up, then you suffer! The problem is everyone who is afraid to speak up. Anyone who works at Priority 1 sees just how wonderful Wigg is with the board and since the board do not know anything about financials, Wigg talks to them like he knows what he's doing but the reports show he doesn't know what he's doing. Like he used to say, he played the game and he won.

By kissing up he got the big prize. He used to stay late at work, kiss the butt of anyone he knew might help him get ahead and he lied, lied, lied. He lied to the Board and he lied to Mr. Harris. If we all had guts like you John, Wigg and his group would be out.

HR and Wigg knew that just a few years ago, some members of the loan dept covered up for Aaron Cavazos and that included Pat loiacano. When we told her that Aaron ordered a staff member to forge the names of members on the power of attorney forms where loan processors and officers forgot to ask them to sign, Patti did not do a damn thing though that was illegal.

When employees complained to HR that Aaron was harassing them, HR didn't do what they were supposed to and ignored the complaints.

When employees told HR that Aaron was taking 2 to 3 hour lunches (like Wigg and Bea Walker) HR did nothing. NO, THEY DID NOT!!!! There were times that Mr. Harris was looking for Aaron and Patti and Georgina Duenas covered up and lied for Aaron.

Whenever HR and Wigg did things that were against policy and abused employees, NO ONE TOOK IT UP A STEP! It seems like a lot of people who have read this blog know a lot about what Wigg has done, like stealing the member's car and about what he was planning to do to Lynette and what he did to Maggie, and yes, even what he wanted to do to Generis. He wanted them all out and guess what, no one took a step up to do anything except the person or persons who write this blog?

Hats off to you John for bringing it all out, we need more Johns in this world

Anonymous said...

"Charles has lost 26 mm since he took over the credity union and he has made a hell hole. He hides the balance sheets because he dose not want the figuers to be put on the blog. Elections are comming get rid of Diedra."

You're right. I called South Pasadena today and was told that they don't have November's report. How is that possible? I think its time to complain AGAIN to the DFI. And yes, its time to get that old she goat Diedra out and get someone in who is honest, smart, and who cares about the cu.

Anonymous said...

If this cu survives 2011 it will be a miracle or because Bea Walker and Charles Wiggington knew how to cook the books real good.

Anonymous said...

p.s. Nice docs Wiggington. Way to prove you're not a sexual harasser.

Anonymous said...

Call the Orkin Man we need to get rid of these pest.This is 2011 members have all the proof that Bea Charles,Roger, and poor management have ruined this great credit union why don't they ask for these people to be fired.Most postal employees think that Priority One is part of the credit union they really don't know that it's not. I think they lack knowledge of that fact that's why they are afraid to do something.

Anonymous said...

Wigg looks, smell, and talk bad why would anyone in their right mind hire him i'm jusy saying.

Anonymous said...

Most postal employees think that the post office is part of the credit union that's totally not true. Priority One is it's own separate company.The board is made up of ex-postal worker---bored----bored----with their shit.

Anonymous said...

When you CHOOSE to lie you will always forget the lie and sometimes they lead to bigger and bigger problems. Example, a few months ago Bea and Wigg decided they knew who the blogger was after firing other people for being the blogger. Wigg called the employee to the main office and told him the cu found out he was down loading nude male pictures. Wigg also had this guy in the office who wouldn't give his name. The guy accused the employee of downloading the pics at work and of being ONE of the bloggers. A few weeks later when the EDD called the cu, HR clerk, Esmeralda Sandoval lied and told the government that the employee was confused and didn't know what he was talking about and that never happened. If you quit or you get fired, employees get a paper to sign and it says why they are leaving or being let go. This employee never got a paper plus he was let go by someone who was not an employee of the cu.

If you know the main office you know that anything that is said in Wigg's office or Bea's office can be heard. Guess they never heard of sound proof. And there's a wall between Wigg's office and Bea's with about a 6" opening that runs from floor to ceiling next to the windows. So anything that Wigg says in his office, Bea can hear and vice versa. On the day the employee was called in, Wigg acted like a baby girl and he yelled at the unnamed guy telling him he didn't care if the blog stayed up as long as 5 things were removed from the blog. One of the things he said is he didn't want to be called a sexual harasser anymore. He should of saved his speech for Diedra since she wrote that letter that said he harassed. They guy and him argued over the blog.

Next door Big Foot Yvonne and Bread Puddin' Face Walker were sitting by the wall listening to everything that went on in Wigg's office just like if they were still in high school.

Just more lies by Wigg that went wrong. Before he went to the meeting, the employee talked to people in the loan dept and to to Esmeralda and he had a notebook and pen he took the meeting plus he had a tape recorder and he taped the whole thing!!!! See Ms. Hr clerk, it doesn't pay to lie but then again what can you expect when your teachers are Wigg, Bea Walker, and Rodger Smock.

Anonymous said...

Thats right, a lot of postal workers think the credit union is part of the post office. P1 was found by postal carriers to help postal carriers. P1 is its own company. Some businesses and hospitals set up their own credit unions but P1 was not set up by the USPS. Anyone who is a member in good standing can run for a seat on the board but the board thats their right now is made up of active and retired postal workers. Each of the board members except for maybe Mrs. Irving, is not qualified to be on the board. They mostly just agree with whatever Diedra Harris-Brooks says. Why? Because they don't understand financials. There should be a public forum with members present and each board member should be handed a monthly financial statement and
a production report showing the amount of deposits, shares, delinquencies and asked to explain the information in each. If they are qualified they provide projections about the cu's future based on what they read on the reports. You want proof if they know what they're doing, test them.

Anonymous said...

does Bea still work at William Sonoma?

Anonymous said...

She worked Williams Sonoma last year. She still has other part-time jobs with other companies and if you see her leaving work early on specific days its because she's off to her second job.

Anonymous said...

does anyone really know what Bea does? If she is leaving early or focusing on things like making the cu look prettier or starting employee conflicts then it doesn't sound like she doesn't have time for operations. I doubt that her plans include Wigg since he and she have a strained relationship. She used to complain that when she sits in her office she can hear everything he says in his office.

Anonymous said...

William Sonoma fired her

Anonymous said...

If that's true then Williams Sonoma did what Priority 1 should have done to her a long time ago! And why did Priority 1 let her leave the job early to get to her second job without dockng her or takng away her medical benefits? Any non-exempt full-time employee would have been found in violation of policy and gotten written up and finally fired!

Anonymous said...

Gema Pleitez has been promoted to AVP. It'll be announced next week. If you wonder what laziness, unprofessionlism, kissing ass, and being a relative of Esmeralda Sandoval gets you there it is, an AVP job at P1. LOL.

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT said...

If Bea got fired from Williams Sonoma then add that to getting fired from Universal Studios CU and the incidents at AIRCO and HONDA.

Gema AVP? OMG. Is this a Bea Walker decision? I have nothing against Gema personally except at no other cu would you promote someone to AVP who just has no education/experience for the position, who dresses horribly, who is known as lazy and who has no member service skills, speaks barrio, and sends calls to her extension straight to voice mail.
We all know she plays on the internet and buys things of the web which she has delivered to South Pasadena. When business started going down she said she was going out in the field because she said she hates going out. And for years and years, she leaves work before 5 and she used to tell her staff to clock in Georgina when the two of them used to take those 2-3 hour lunches. In fact doesn't policy say P1 doesn't hire relatives? She's Esmeralda cousin, so why are they both working there?
If Wigg could be president, Beatrice COO, Randy IT Manager, and Robert West HR Manager, Rodger Smock Senior VP, then Gema can be AVP, but only at P1 because no professional company would hire any of these clowns without getting proof they were successful.

Anonymous said...

Gema posted her promotion on her Facebook page a couple of days ago. Sure she's lazy, abuses policy, and shows favoritism but Bea Walker is guilty of the same things and more. Anyway, any cu where the president is a sexual harasser and is allowed to take a members car or where the COO is allowed to abuse spending and employees is going to promote people like Gema. Don't believe it, look at the 2 ignoramouses in HR.

Anonymous said...

Did Bea really get axed by Williams Sonoma? I remember when she cut a meeting short because she had to get to her other job. It was like 1 in the afternoon. At least she didn't affect her P1 salary. LOL.

Anonymous said...

If you got P1's newsletter it says they're looking to fill 4 seats on the board and 2 on the supervisory committee. This is the time for members to GET DIEDRA OUT! Its time we turn this cu around and restore it to what it was before Diedra, Wigg, and Bea Walker got here!

Anonymous said...

Yikes! Gema AVP.

Anonymous said...

No, she's being promoted to Assistant AVP not AVP. So what's Assistant AVP? She has no secretarial skills, she can't write and she speaks using a lot of slang. Oh, ya and she's lazy. Sounds like a described Wigg, Bea, West, and Rodger. She'll be the first "assistant" AVP at P1, so what exactly is she supposed to do?

Anonymous said...

First thing she should do is disinfect her lips.

Anonymous said...

If they're promoting, does that mean everyone who lost medical benefits is getting them back and all part-timers are going back to full-time?

Anonymous said...

Big Titles but no fucking business if you ask me all of them need to go back to reality school. Gema Lynnette,Sylvia are all useless to any company. Bea none of these AVP or ASST AVP have any people skills they couldn't sell oranges on a corner. Lynnette has been there over 30 years what has she ever done to bring in business nothing! Gema please! and we all know how business savy Sylvia is give me a fucking break.

Anonymous said...

Its January 2011, so time to start actig stupid all over again, eh Bea?

Anonymous said...

At P1 Wigg, Bea, Rodger, West, Esmeralda, Gema and a bunch of others think titles are more important than competency. As for reality, none of them want to live in reality because it would mean having to take a long look in the mirror. That's why Wiggington goes around lying and saying people are jealous of his old, incompetent ass and why he has backstabbed so many people. Same for Bea Walker who has made shambles of the place. Its the only way these two know how to keep their reality. And what does Gema bring to the company that makes P1 a better place? Same thing for Lynnette who won't move her fat butt out of her chair to drum up business. Sylvia actually goes out but she backstabs, lies and needs everyone to praise her so she feels like she's a real girl. You can add Rodger Smock the biggest policy breaker at P1. Why are Gema and Esmeralda working for P1 if policy says no relatives allowed to work at the cu? You can thank Rodger for that! And as much as Robert West tries to play the saint, he looks down on people, has taken so much advantage, compromises what is right for wrong, is a horrible trainer and knows being an HR manager as he much as he does about being a brain surgeon. In the past people reported abuses to him including the time that member left a baby unattended in a car. He made sure that he didn't report the abuses and he never told Wiggington that he was the one who told the employees to call the police on the member.

Anonymous said...

William Sonoma fired her

if that is true at lease WS has somwething on the ball they can see what a nut she is and let her go. That Bea is a walking time bomb. Becarefull is is able to go up in smoks!

Anonymous said...

If Gema is an assistant AVP at South Pasadena then what AVP is she assisting? The only 2 other AVPs are Lynnette at the LA branch and Sylvia in the SFV. The last AVP at South Pasadena was laid-off by Bea Walker in 2010 because she said the job was eliminated but she let some people know she thought the AVP was the blogger. So why exactly is Gema an assistant and what is it exactly she's supposed to do? And why does a credit union with 2 less branches and a lot less employees and loosing finances need any AVPs or an assistant AVP?

Anonymous said...

Good point.

Anonymous said...

IF she got fired from Williams Sonoma it's because she wasn't cutting it like she's not cutting it at Priority but Williams Sonoma OBVIOUSLY has higher standards than the cu.

Anyway those letters and the monthlies prove its too late for the Priority to BEAcareful.

Anonymous said...

it seem that the board is puting on a good face, they can not be that blind to see that things under Mr. Harris were good and P1 was a strong cu and under Wigg things are very bad and it looks like the ship is sinking. When you walk in you can fell how bad things are and I do not work at P1 but the board must know how really bad things are honestly can they be that dumb?

and you are right get new people to run has any one contacted Mr. Harris to run? that would be nice and smart to get him to run.

Anonymous said...

"it seem that the board is putting on a good face.." Good face? Have you seen the Diedra? The board does know what Wigg and Bea have done to the cu but they more interested in covering up. Did you read that letter Diedra wrote to Wigg? Coverup. It WAS a good cu under Mr Harris. Members loved the cu, employees were happy, and the cu was making money. You see how much its changed when you walk in the main office. Employees don't smile and they don't even try to push their products. Mr Harris on the board would be good because he knew the cu and he would not be like Diedra who thinks her title makes her special. She ain't sh**. For that matter get Rob Shipp, David Davidson or Manny Gaitmaitan to come back and save the cu. Maybe having a board thats not just 1 color might help.

Anonymous said...

would Mr Harris come back? Things were so much better but even if he got back on the board he and anyone who is qualified would have to deal with Wigg and Bea's mess and any of the board who get reelected. The cu is weaker, smaller, and poorer so is it to late?

Anonymous said...

So what happened with Joseph and Yvonne? They don't talk that much anymore? Bea's own buddies don't even get along.

Anonymous said...

Wigg and Bea ordered that the balance sheet (monthly income) not be posted at South Pasadena even though the law says its supposed to be posted at ALL branches. Anyway, they ended November with a big negative -$649,188 and they only made $11,528 for the whole month. That's about the cost of a new small inexpensive car. I can't wait to see December's report which should be available next week. The NCUA should have their last 2010 quarter earnings posted at the end of January or beginning of February.

A. Lincoln said...

Congratulations Wigg, in 3 years you sank the cu. Mr. Harris left you $172,000,000 cu and you brought it down as of November 30, 2010, to $146,969,424 and that's with 2 less branches and with all the intelligent employees fired because you were threatened by anything that was brighter than you. Good move, a**h**.

Diedra Harris-Brooks didn't want to lose her hold over P1 so she
covered up Wigg's sex scandal and from 2006-2011 hasn't done crap about helping save the cu. Good move, loser.

Bea Walker was too busy stalking a manager and putting down Mexicans and gossiping with her "girl" Yvonne Boutte, to notice she was destroying morale. Way to go, Bread Puddin' Face. Keep gossiping maybe you can finish off P1 by 2011trailer park girl. Why don't you go back to Pitman, New Jersey.

And what has Joseph Garcia brought to the table? How has made loans grow. What he knows how to do is kiss Bea's pale, lumpy ass, but get him to do anything based on education or understanding the markeplace and homeboy is useless.

And Wiggington could not succeed withou the help of Rodger Smock. Miss/Mr. Smock fooled a lot of people into believing he was "Mr. Nice Guy" but he is the one who violated policy and didn't investigate complaints, let Georgina stay after a lot of employees reported she committed fraud and had other people clock her in and in 2008, she got her buddy Gema to not place a hold on a check which later bounced. Both women were going t6o get fired but Aaron Cavazos and Rodger covered up for them so all they got was a pat on the hand. Rodger allowed Gema/Esmeralda/Henry to work at cu even though they are relatives and policy says, no relatives can work at the cu. What happened Smock?

Rodger also had that short affair with Henry. Remember him straightening Henry's tie in member service? Even Wigg told employees that when he was in Rodger's bedroom (????) he saw Henry's picture on Rodger's nightstand.

These people and the ghetto board, helped ruin reputations and fire a lot of good employees. They allowed sexual harassment, taking a car that belonged to a member, making racist comments about Mescians, slandering an ex-manager, and wrongfully firing a lot of employeesss. So what did they achieve? They ruined P1's reputation, lost business, and made P1 smaller by closing branches. All that hard work by Mr. Harris and the CEO's before him, all down the drain. Even Bea Walker says the cu is ghetto. That is the only time you should listen to that bitch. I'll talk about Robert West some other time.

Anonymous said...

So true but that's only a little bit of what they do.

Anonymous said...

the blog has been going strong for two years yet not one employee has the guts to take a stand to these buffoons. you have enough proof here to have a case if they tried to fire you. It's a shame, this use to be a great place. Promotions are a joke. Gemma assist to AVP? really? wow what does that mean? she gets to assist who? she isn't someone you want to emulate. Her and Georgina are the biggest gossipers at the credit union. She has taken advantage of company time and also favors anyone who kisses her a**. which fits the bill to everyone else that has brought the cu down.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said....
"the blog has been going strong for two years yet not one employee has the guts to take a stand to these buffoons."

So true. Employees could take legal action if they are threatened, abused, or harassed (look at what state and federal law say). Members also have more than enough evidence to file complaints to the DFI and they can demand removal of the entire board (or just Diedra). And at priority, titles mean everything to people who couldn't get hired by another cu. From the hr clerk, the training/education/hr manager, the assistant avp, loan manager, director of project management, senior vp, cfo, it manager, coo, and the president all act like title = competency but even they are not so stupid to know they are all dishonest and disliked.

Anonymous said...

You guys were right, Gema did get promoted. On the intranet it says she's the assistant avp over Riverside and the call center. Okay, I have a question. They no longer have a Redlands branch and they kept that closet size Riverside branch open. So what exactly is she doing for Riverside? And the call center is the worst with too many calls and staff that are rushed. At first the call center was Bea's baby but she couldn't handle it because she spent $70,000 without making a plan. No wonder you're no longer at Honda CU. She then gave the acall center to Joseph and he had it for about a month. Then she put Yvonne over it for a short time. So what is lazy ass Gema going to do to make it better?

Wigg, Bea and Saeid changed their mind about opening a small branch in Santa Clarita with access to non-USPS employees. Bea says they can't afford it (but they can afford her salary?). And Wigg said that he's trying to get approval to turn the Santa Clarita branch located inside the USPS distribution ctr to a cashless branch. What kind of branch goes cashless? You closed down Valencia, so you took away the only non-postal branch. Now you have a branch that only postal employees can use but its going to be cashless. How does that make sense? And Wigg, what do you expect to get from it? Wigg says the budget is forcing them to do this plus having it cashless means they only need one employee at that office. The hours at SC are Mon, Tues from 10:30-5:30, Wed its closed, and Thur/Fri from 6 to 1. What happened to "We are your financial fitness center?" A lot of members in SC have closed their accounts (big surprise there) and people are complaining about poor service. AND loans are DOWN again! So where's the business?

Charles has been saying things are getting better but their putting limits even on how many miles some business development people can drive. I thought the dept was called "business development?"

I guess business isn't getting better, huh, Wigg?

Anonymous said...

Hey Bea! What happened with all those promises you and Sylvia made to Judith and Dana? Thats why Dana came back early from maternity because she believed you when you told her she would be promoted as soon as the old branch manager was out. And what about Judith, you promise her the assistant branch manager job at Burbank and then you kick her to the curb? No promotions or pay raises. And why did Esmeralda say that after interviewing for the assistant branch manager postion, you said Dana, Judith, and James were not qualified. No offense, Grande, but they're no less qualified to be ABM then you are to be coo.

Anonymous said...

Bea break promises? This from a woman who has lied, backstabbed, made horrible business decisions, created bad morale, and a made racist remark. Hard to believe.

Anonymous said...

If they laid off so many employees in the last year because they didn’t need them why is Bea having Esmeralda interview people to work part-time for Burbank? If you lay off employees don’t you call them back when you need to fill their positions?

Last year Bea laid off Theresa the bsa officer. Rodger told her they were getting rid of her position. 3weeks later Bea replaced her with a “temp” BSA officer. Then Bea got rid of one of the AVP at South Pasadena but promotes Gema to “assistant” AVP. Bea did the same thing when she got rid of Linda the Burbank branch manager. She said that office didn’t need a branch manager. A branch without a branch manager? Then Bea replaces Linda with temporary assistant branch managers and makes Sylvia who is an AVP to work as Burbank branch manager.

Anonymous said...

Bea did the same thing with Kim. Rodger said Irma the reception was going to x-train tempory with Kim who was Wiggs asst. Kim never went back to her desk and Bea lay her off last year and Irma is still Wigg's assistant. Its the same old Walker and Wigg crap they do to get people out. That and moving employees to offices that are far away from their home. They probably think no one notices.

Anonymous said...

Remeber elections are comming up kill off the ulgy head and then go for the rest of the clan.

talk to your members let them know what is happening.

Oh and bread- pudding face can not tell employees how to vote like she did the last time.

Anonymous said...

This company should be exposed to the media. I have been following this blog for almost two years and the stuff that i have been reading is like a bad soap opera. Sexual harassment lies.and breaking all kinds of laws what the hell are the members not getting. I would hate to see this once great cu fail but unless we take action now that's whats going to happen.

Anonymous said...

This year is a great opportunity to take action. Members wake up! You are member-owners! Do you know what that means? Elections are coming up with 4 seats on the board and 2 on the supervisory committee up for re-election. The people on the board and SC have not done the job they agreed to do when they volunteered to oversee the upward management of the CU.
Board members are:

Diedra Harris-Brooks
Thomas Gathers Jr.
Richard M. Hale
Janice S. Irving
Joseph Marchica
O. Glen Saffold
Bobby Thomas

Supervisory Committee members are:

Cornela (Mae) Simmons
Hazel L. Brown-Harvey
Lorenzo Ford
Anna Smith
I. D. Williams

To TRY and save Prioriy means voting in people who understand financials and who want to understand financials. You need people who are willing to learn and who care about the CU, the members, and the employees. You can't hope the job is going to be done by some an uneducated group of slackers who think being called voluntary director is a prize. You could NEVER get Chase, B of A, CITI or any bank to hire and pay these people to serve on their boards. Getting Diedra out is HUGE and important. Getting a knowledgeable Chairperson is imperative! I don't know if Cornelia's seat is up for re-election but when the time comes, get her out too, because under her the supervisory committee has done absolutely nothing. Read the annual reports for the last 3 years, Cornelia ALWAYS writes that according to her and her committee everything is just fine. Really? You lost over $26 million since Wigg took over so how is everything fine?

IT Manager said...

I was at the 2009 and 2010 annual meeting at South Pasadena and Cornelia got up and said something like the supervisory committee feels everything is running fine. She needs to start showing up with a seeing eye dog and a white cane. The only reason they have them it to feed people who go them bullshit. Ever notice that only staff members, the board and supervisory committee attend? Every April they say things are good but its a big lie. Thats why Diedra and Wigg keep the meetings to no more than 30 minutes long. They should call it the Annual Lying Meeting because that's all they do. Everything they say is a lie and doesn't match what's in the annual report or the monthly reports or those production reports that Saed, Bea, Wigg and Randy read.

Anonymous said...

get them out tell your member pass the word around tell them what is happenig and tell Bea to kiss youir ass if she tell you how to vote

Anonymous said...

In 3 years the cu went from great to horrible. Thats enough to get rid of Diedra Harris-Brooks and whoever else is up for re-election.
Wigg still goes around telling people the cu is doing great but he only does that because the man is trouble and a liar. The cu has lost 2 branches and has lots of accounts closing, has more charge offs and loan funding is down. Obviously he's lying! He knows members don't read or understand the reports but if you're a member and like someone said, you're a member-owner which means you have say so in how the cu is run. The board is supposed to make sure the president is doing his job. Does it look like they've done that? It was them who hired Bea Walker, Saeid Raad, and approved Randy McBride. GET DIEDRA OUT. Its time to save the cu.

Anonymous said...

Why not get some of those nice big badges that Wigg likes so much with those really big red letters with the words"SAY NO TO DIEDRA!!"

Anonymous said...

Getting a new board to direct P1 and FINALLY let Wigg go is what they need. That and kicking Bea out on her ass. Throw in Sylvia Perez and Rodger and they might finally start moving forward.

Anonymous said...

When a person nominates themselves to run on the board, aren't they interviewed by Diedra Harris Brooks? Since her position is up for election, isn't that a conflict of interest? Couldn't she disqualify anyone she thinks could win her position? What does state law say and what do the bylaws say? No one whose seat is up for re-election should be allowed to interview candidates. Another thing, the board determines if a candidate is in good standing which means doing a lot of checks on their finances. Who is going to do checks on the current board. I bet if a check is required they would find that some of the current board don't meet the qualifications to serve.

Anonymous said...

Why did they keep him after they found he did improper gestures and language? Seems like he would hve been a liability and that he ruined the company reputaton.

Anonymous said...

A lot of people here wonder why the board doesn't do anything but like that letter from Dirdra, it looks like they a part of the problem.

Anonymous said...

Wigg and Bea don't know anything about get new business. Did they make the cu grow in 2009 and 2010?>
Rodger used to be over BD but he dodin't know anything about making business grow. You never saw him get out of his chair and show staff how what he supposedly knows really works. Thats the biggest problem you have at P1. You have Wigg, Bea, Rodger and a bunch of avp's who don't know what to do to get new business. Send them to the field you'll see its true.

Bea says they can't afford to buy supplies or pay for a lot of mileage but how much did she spend o rececorating and how did that make P1 a better credit uniion?

You never see Lynnette or Gema in the field brining in new business. Syvlia plays it safe and never has any original ideas. She just agrees with everything Bea and Wigg tells her because its safe.

Wigg keeps saying the NCUA told him to close Valencia and Riverside because they were not bringing in money and Bea said the rents were too high. So why didn't they move to cheaper locations? Instead they cut off all service to those areas. They don't know how to attract new business and don't believe a single lie Wigg says because the manh is trouble.

Anonymous said...

That NCUA bit is a crock of crap Wigg spits out to dupe people into thinking it wasn't in his power to keep Redlands and Valencia open. He used the same excuse in November when he said that all credit unions are losing business because of the economy. With Wigg its always someone elses fault and never his. The cu lost business because the economy. The cu was told to close branches by the NCUA. He didn't sexually harass the woman, she made him do it. Now the board who are either as dishonest as him or as stupid as mud, back him up and outside of preserving the same color board, I can't imagine why they back up someone who proved he couldn't lead fish to water. I guess the race card can be used for more than just defending yourself in court.

Anonymous said...

They're 2 faced. The board is a bunch of directors who want respect because they are black but if someone would do all the things they have done over the years they would be the first to cry discrimination.

Anonymous said...

I was just on the NCUA page and P1's figures for the last quarter in 2010 are not posted yet. Still if you look at the last quarter reported ending 9/30/10, you see that they went from $310,004 at the end of Mar 2010 to -$760,253 at the end of Sept 2010. Since they played around with the numbers for Jan 2010, the amount of profit was probably a lot less than the $310,004. Still, that means that in 9 months they lost a total of $1,070,253 (Add $310,004 to $760,253). Yes, that's a lot less than the $5,458,432 they lost in 2009 but it still means no profit. That means that even though they closed 2 branches, fired lots of employees, took away benefits, put people on part-time, and cut the budgets for a lot of programs which you need to get business they're still in the negative. You might see a promotion here and there and you'll hear Wiggington and Bea Walker say "things are great" or "we're growing" but that's not what the NCUA reports say and seeing that they are working on small budgets, that is proof they are not doing well. The only one's benefiting are management because Wigg, Bea, Saied, Randy and the AVPs have not suffered salary cut-backs. The way they've planned it, is that cut backs hurt the work force but don't affect executive salaries. Now they can start fresh in January 2011 but are they going to play with the numbers again so that they pretend they made business?

Anonymous said...

I heard employees are miserable at all offices but worse at the main ofc. Its really sad that there is disconnect and that the COO doesn't understand a healthy working place means improved business. that and actually offering good products and service which right now they don't have. They really have nothing that makes them outstand from other cu's. too bad.

Anonymous said...

At this point anything they report for the beginning 2011 wont' matter since they already have a history of playing with numbers but what will matter is whatever they reported at the end of 2010 will matter even if they played with the numbers. They don't have that much to play with anymore.

Anonymous said...

Like its been said over and over again, any money that is coming in is not because of new business its because of cut backs and branch closings which only means they are spending less. Have you seen their advertising? How about their news letter? Its like year to year they get worse and worse? Whose doing their marketing, the local elementary school? They have more expensive executives and no results to justify their salaries. They may have needed a coo (up for debate) but they didn't need Bea Walker. They didn't need Wiggington and they could have kept Gaitmaitan who was at least honest but instead hired a more expensive CFO. They are too top heavy for a medium size cu and they seem to be going for small. Too many chiefs and a lot of part time underpaid indians.

Anonymous said...

Bea and Wigg has posion this credit union the only way i see them geeting out of this mess is to fire both of them NOW!!! Why wait until the decorated walls come falling down.

Anonymous said...

Remember elections are coming and time to remove the idiots, I am sure they will try to block the election like they did in 2009 and find a fault with anyone who wants to run, but the rule is anyone in good standing in “membership” can be a candidate. And Diedra step out of the process. Since your seat is coming up for election you should not be allowed to interview people who run against you.



Dear Sylvia, how can you “Praise the Lord” and backstab all the time? You lie and you cheat and you treat employees like crap and then talk about God like he's your best friend. He sees what you do. What excuse you will give him when he tells you “you called my name but never followed my rules, you hurt those around you and you failed as a Christian”? There is going to be a day when you will remember those who you step on and walk over.

Anonymous said...

Sylvia is like West and their both just 2 of a big herd of hypocrites. Bea jacked up the policy so it would be easier to fire people who break confidentiality by she's the one who backstabbed the Valencia manager and she's the one who backstabbed a lot of employees incluing the ex-marketing specialist. Now they have that useless Rodger working on newsletters and they looked about as jacked up as everything else he and she do. Same with Wigg. He once said that one of the loan processors was a gossip and he was fed up with her, but he's the biggest gossip at P1. If anyone had done what is in Diedra's letter they would have been suspended WITHOUT pay and fired but not Wigg whose trouble and the biggest hypocrite that cu has ever seen.

The devil said...

Don't worry Sylvia I got your back

Anonymous said...

I don't know what more amazing, all the posts reporting wrong doing and now the actual documents or that members, dfi, and ncua haven't done anything to hold the board, supervisory committee, the president and other officers accountable for the mess at Priority 1. They lost 2 branches in 2009 and not because the NCUA ordered closing them. That's just a ridiculous story. Priority 1 was probably told that to remain in business they had to unload the branches that were costing too much to operate. The NCUA or DFI won't just look at a cu and say, "Hey how about closing some of your branches cause you got too many." If a credit union is in trouble, they will try to find solutions to keep a troubled cu in business even if it means closing branches. If the president is using the excuse that they closed 2branches because the NCUA told them to, then he's lying. There are plenty of cu's out there with a lot of branches and as far as I know there is no limit as to how many branches you can have. Plus when they had to receive state approval to get chartered in Santa Clarita and Riverside, so the excuse that they were told to close branches is not the whole picture. Shame on you President Wiggington for distorting the truth.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter what Wigg says because he lies. Everything he says contradcits the cu reports and they show loans dropping, lot of accounts closing and more delinquencies. Plus have you seen Wigg? He looks horrible. Look that his face and eyes! Notice his photo isn't on the newsletter anymore? Shouldn't never have been there anyway because what respectable CEO poses unshaven and wearing wrinkled suits? And if you look at their website, see they're advertising Universal Auto again even after Wigg and Bea said they wanted to replace Universal Auto with Auto Alliance. And last year Bea also kicked Wholesale Investments to the curb but when the owner heard that after he paid for his own marketing that Bea was writing him off, he blew up and called Rodger Smock, but Rodger refused to return his calls at first. Guess P1 had to bring Universal and Wholesale back because Bea's friend, Auto Alliance, ain't cutting it.

Anonymous said...

Yvonne got ANOTHER promotion. She's now the vp of support services. They lost so much money in December so I don't get how January comes around and they promote Gema to asst avp and now Yvonne. Didn't Yvonne get a promotion last year to director of project management. In 2 1/2 years she went from collections manager to vp of support services. So did they give her a raise? Funny how management is giving out promotions to management but a lot of employees are still working part-time and without benefits. They did say their going to start contributing again to the 401k plan but that's for management because part time employees with no benefits can't afford to contribute to 401k. Management sucks and I want to know what exactly is Yvonne doing, it can't be collections because they're way up.

Anonymous said...

I think the promo was Saeid idea. Bea and Yvonne don't hang around anymore but that could be a big front because of all those posts people put up about their
"friendship." Bea takes lunch with Joseph Garcia and spends a lot of time with Gema which doesn't make sense because Gema is Mexican and last year Bea said Mexicans at South Pas are members of Mexican mafia. What we all know is the company is contributing again to the 401k but that only helps managment because most employees can't afford to pay into it. They are promoting managers and not regular employees and they aren't buying supplies and they only reimbuse people for expenses once a month. Loans are way down and delinquencies high but management is getting promotions and raises.

Anonymous said...

Nothing changes under old Wiggy. When he became president he appointed Aaron to be an AVP even though there were so many complaints filed with HR against Aaron. He also promoted Liz even though he knew she was kiting. He later hired Bea Walker even though even though she was fired from Universal Studios cu and he kept her even after she wasted thousands of dollars on redecorating and building that jacked up call center and bringing in products and services that all suck. The board kept Old Wiggy he got accused of sexual harassment because Diedra Harris Brooks said he didn't do it, but that letter Diedra sent him admits he did do it. Old Wiggy and his posey of losers, Bea, Esmeralda and her cousin, Gema, Robert West, Sylvia Perez, amd Rodger Smock are all self-serving doing whatever it takes to sponge off the cu even if it means interfering with elections, firing good employees, wasting money, and stealing other people's ideas. Yup, this is the new and improved Priority 1 built by Old Wiggy and dumb as nails, Diedra Harris-Brooks, and social outcast, Beatrice Walker.

Anonymous said...

Why would Yvonne need a new title to do her job? She was hired to take care collections and deliquencies are high. So what is she supposed to focus on now? And is she going to still have time to do her real job which is supposed to collect money for delinquent accounts and loans? And don't let that act of her and Bea fool you. They still buddies and see each other on weekends.

Anonymous said...

Yvonne only needs a new title because its something Bea gave her at the cost of the cu and to employees who probably haven't had raises or promotions for more than a year.

Anonymous said...

This company is a fucking joke all they do is make-up titles what do you expect from a coo and ceo who don't have a clue to what the fuck they are doing they invent titles every week. I guess next week they will promote joseph to hell i don't know assistant to the assistant to the assistant that sounds about right lmao.

Anonymous said...

So how many titles has Yvonne Boutte had since she got to the credit union? Back in 2008 she was Credit Resolutions Manager. Wiggington said he hired her because he wanted an in house collector and said Mike Lee's company was doing the job and they were to expensive. Has she done a better job? With delinquencies up it looks like she's a waste of money. Bea shows up on 6/1/09 and right she becomes really close
"friends" with Yvonne faster then you can say "I'm gonna screw this credit union" she promotes Yvonne to Director of Project Management. And what exactly does Director of Project Management do? On Friday they announce Yvonne is now VP of Support Services. And what exactly is she going to be doing? Bea has been at the credit union for 19 months and has promoted Yvonne twice even though her job over collection shows delinquencies are growing. And you know that new title comes with a raise. Bea
"Train Wreck" Walker" also brought Joseph Garcia from Redlands in 2010and said he was going to be the temporary call center manager until they could hire a permanent manager. Less than 8 weeks later she promotes him to supervisor of the call center. A month later she adds credit manager and loan mgr. Loans are really down and I dont' ever see Joseph "Ricky Ricardo" Garcia leaving the office to go and get business from the community
segs, and post offices, do you? What he was really good at was passing out bottles of water to members waiting to see a teller but that stopped when the company told him they could not afford buying water. So is he worth the fat pay check he's getting. And what about Gema Pleitez. Lazy and embarassing. When Jennifer Preciado was out on maternity leave, Gema sat behind the teller window chit chatting all day long with the tellers. Why couldn't she have stayed at her desk and acted like a branch manager? We all knows she spends her days shopping on the internet and having the stuff she buys delivered to South Pasadena. Its all about titles but I would never hire Bea to be a CEO,
teller, or janitor, would you? And would you hire Wiggington to be president? I wouldnt want a car stealing, sexual harasser representing me, my company or members would you?

Anonymous said...

would you hire them? why keep them?

Anonymous said...

They ended the year with zero profit but their promoting managers. Huh??????????

Anonymous said...

That would make no sense anywhere else but at P1 that's the norm.

Anonymous said...

If Gema got prmoted to Assistant to the Assistant VP then who is the AVP she's assisting? And doesn't an AVP have to be assisting a VP? It makes as much sense as making Wigg president and Bea COO. Isn't West the Human Resources/Education/Training Manager? And is Joseph still Loan/Credit Manager? And what's Esmeralda's real title? HR clerk? And Rodger's responsibilities got taken away but he's still Senior VP. Senior VP of what? Have you noticed Yvonne's attitude since she was made VP? Its funny how fat home girls head got.

Anonymous said...

Based on what some people write here it looks like P1 might be trying to get some employees to quit by cutting hours, taking away benefits and reassigning them to branches that are far from their homes. Driving far might not be a problem to managers who make $100k a year but really cuts deep into an employee's budget if they only get paid $12 to $15 an hour. Remember if you quit, the company can say you don't qualify for unemployment benefits because you quit. That means you'll probably have to fight them and go to a hearing. Here some advice from www.wisegeek.com that might help some of you.

"In most cases, unless the matter is strongly contentious, you can represent yourself at such a hearing and can depend on the fairness of the judge to decide. If an employer is being particularly difficult, and you quit under hostile work conditions, later planning to sue the company, you should consider having an attorney represent you at the hearing. Evidence at the hearing may be important to a later lawsuit.

Sometimes the matter of dispute at a hearing is whether an employee actually quit or was fired. AN EMPLOYER MAY TRY TO GET YOU TO QUIT, but you should not agree to this. Nor should you sign anything stating that you quit your job on your way out the door. An employer wishing you to quit could have
resorted to SHORTENING YOUR WORK HOURS, REDUCING YOUR PAY OR BENEFITS, CREATING A HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT, WHICH RESULTS IN YOU BEING ELIGIBLE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS EVEN IF YOU DID QUIT.

Anonymous said...

The December report is out and they ended the year back in the negative.

Anonymous said...

And thats a surprise?

Anonymous said...

Hey does anyone know if P1 supports the communities they serve? I haven't seen them out in ages and to keep their tax exempt status, they're supposed to volunteer time and services helping bette the community.

Anonymous said...

You thought things were confused already. Today, Joseph Garcia was put over member service. They took the call center from him and gave it to Gema because he couldn't handle it. Really? After a year they realized that the call center sucks almost as much as Wigg and Bea. When Bea Walker brought Joseph over from Redlands she said he was to be a temp call center manager but he kissed her no-butt back so much that she promoted him to loan manager a few weeks later. Come to think about it he's not cutting it in the loan department either so are they going to give loans to someone else? That Bea so good at assigning people where they don't belong. So is Wigg because he put Bea over operations and the board is the best because they put Wigg over the whole

Anonymous said...

Joseph's not over the call center? 1 year of complaints and they're just doing something now? That is funny. And who made the decision? Wigg? Saeid? Yvonne? And who promoted Yvonne?

Anonymous said...

Its true, Yvonne and Bea don't speak much around the office anymore and its not a front because behind her back, Yvonne's got a lot to say about Bea, how she acts, and how she manages the credit union. Bea was snakey when she got to P1 and played Wigg until she had enough power to take a lot of his responsibilies, but Yvonnes is actually way smarter than Bea and she has been able to work Bea like a clown at a children's birthday party. A lot of the decisions and idea that Bea "thought of" were really Yvonne's and unlike Bea, Yvonne is not insecure about her looks and does't react to everything emotionally.

Anonymous said...

Oh that Bea, she always keeps it interesting.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Oh that Bea, she always keeps it interesting.


Ugh, if thats interesting I will taker BORING.

Anonymous said...

Bea is boring. Its obvious something changed here because Yvonne talks about her and they used to be close frineds. It will be interesting to see if Bea, Diedra and Wiggington try to rig the elections like they did last year. And that move to member service just proves what a lot of people thought, Bea picked Joseph because he kissed her butt not because he had qualifications which he doesn't.

Anonymous said...

Of course they're going to cheat. they cheated last year, they lie about the financials, they cover up sexual harassment, they keep saying things are great but they lost money 2 years in a row. Please, them not cheating would be a miracle. Thats for you Bea and Wigg.

Anonymous said...

Wiggington and Bea P1 a dump with the help of the board. Because of them business is down,the wrong people are getting promoted, and employees lost their benefits but one good thing is the board stayed the same color. And don't think Diedra wont't try to cheat like she did in last year's election. The woman is almost as big a creep as Wiggington.

Anonymous said...

You want to fix the problems, get rid of Diedra and as many on the useless board as you can. GET DIEDRA OUT!

Anonymous said...

Who would want to serve on this board? The CU is lost with these losers.

Anonymous said...

What board member has done anything that P1 better? Gathers? O'Saffold? Hale? Thomas? A bunch of uneducated losers and all stupid. They all became Diedra's dogs, except for Irving who they out number. Diedra don't know shit about financials and the only thing she did was make sure her
"boy" Wigg stay president. The DFI should a got them all out and kicked them to the curb the way they kicked out the good employees leaving nothing a sexual harasser, a stalker, a vp who likes boys, an IT manager who could download a song, and a cfo who doesn't do investments. Anyway 2 branches smaller and a lot less employees and P1 probably has a future as a 1branch ghetto style credit union.

Anonymous said...

They ruined the cu. All that hard work down the drain but they don't care as long as they get their pay, benefits, and 401k.

Anonymous said...

I remember when Gema didn't put a hold on Georgina's check and the check bounced. They called to HR by Rodger but he and Aaron and Charles covered up. They should have got fired but they didn't. That letter shows Charles sexually harassed that employee. They should reinstate every employee thats been fired for violating policy since they discriminated. And do any of you how Charles turned against Mike Lee, Aaron, Mr Harris, Manny, Maggie, and a bunch of other employees after he became president.

Anonymous said...

Their not the only ones who should have been fired for what they did but Rodger always protected the ones he liked and the ones that Wigg wanted to stay. You can't trust hr at P1 because their a main reason for all the mess.

Anonymous said...

How come they put Joseph over member service an not Virginia Contreras? Sure she's the biggest bitch you'll over know but she knows all the work plus she's been doing Gema's work for years. Maybe that's why she's got that I smell poop face.

Anonymous said...

Virginia still working there because of Smock. She should have been fired a long time ago. She acts like she drank acid and made so many employee life miserable. She like Bea Walker's daughter except she's mexican which makes her a member of the mafia.

Anonymous said...

Roger would never fire virginia she knows all his dirty little secrets. Sorry that was a understatement we all know his dirty little secrets now!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wigg and Bea's secrets too. But are they secrets when everyone knows them?

Anonymous said...

And don't forget that Diedra a liar and the reason why so many employees lost their jobs and why the cu has less branches. She and the whole supervisory commitee shoudl be fired.

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