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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Losing Streak, Part 1

FAILURE = FAILURE

It shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone whose kept abreast of Priority One Credit Union’s financial performance in 2010 ended at a negative -$500,000. Evidently, the losses may be more than what President Charles R. Wiggington, Sr. can bare to deal with because recently he exclaimed, "That's last year and this is this year!" Evidently, he is neither prolific nor a wonderful orator. Nonetheless, the President is trying to deter attention from the massive losses that have occurred each year since 2008 and which were all caused by his gross ineptitude as President. 

And though he is partially correct that this is a new year and thus, the credit union begins with a clean slate, the pragmatist in us considers no profit to be no profit and indicative of failure. Sadly, no matter how much the President tries to spin the facts, failure is failure and can't be construed to be anything else. 

According to its December 2010 Monthly Income Statement, Priority One generates positive income in the amount of $85,358. Though clearly a positive, it proved insufficient to offset the amount of monthly losses occurring during earlier months in 2010. What's more, the credit union would have ended 2010 in the negative even without having to pay the NCUA assessment required under the Stabilization Act. 

The $85,358 was not due to a resurgence in business. The credit union's Monthly Income Statements confirm account closures increased during the months of October and November 2010 while loan funding decreased. The positive influx of money was the result of the following: 
  • Closure of the Redlands and Valencia branches which eliminated more than $10,000 a month formerly paid to rent each location.
  • Branch closures also eliminated the costs of paying utilities and maintenance for each location.
  • The credit union also laid-off employees at those branches, thus reducing the amount spent by the credit union on salaries and benefits. 
  • The credit union reduced salary and benefit payments in 2010 when they converted several full-time employees to part-time status. 
  • Marketing and Business Development budgets were also dramatically reduced. 
President Wiggington has transformed Priority One into a credit union whose survival is dependent upon divesting resources and almost addictively, reducing spending. In the past, Training and Education Manager, Robert West, has said that "Loans are the business of any credit union." Surprisingly, he is correct. On the other hand, President Wiggington understands that loan development is critical to generating profit he just lacks all understanding of how to create business amongst new and existent members and how to retain relations with the member sector. Since January 1, 2007, the date Charles R. Wiggington, Sr. began his appointment to President, Priority One become a smaller, less competitive credit union. 

Recently, President Wiggington boasted that the credit union opened a large number of new accounts. What he didn't say is that a sector of the accounts were opened with the minimum required $5 deposit and free-checking accounts were opened with no monetary deposit. He also includes accounts "approved" to be opened but where no deposit has been made.  

Neither the President or AVP, Rodger Smock, or COO, Beatrice Walker, possess the talent, business savvy or imagination needed to implement strategical planning that actually achieves its intended purpose. 

Months ago, COO, Beatrice Walker boasted during a meeting with Branch Managers and AVP's that she could bring in more business than the entire business development team, combined She has yet to prove that her statement is true. We'd suggest, President put her in the field so she can starting bringin in the fabulous amounts of new business she says she is capable of clinching.    

 A PREDICTABLE START

We recently decided to look at Priority One's reported financials for the months of November and December 2010. During our review, our attention was drawn to the immense amount the credit union spent on litigation. Prior to January 1, 2007, the date Charles R. Wiggington, Sr. began serving as President, Priority One annual expenditure on "legal" approximated $19,000 to $22,000. However, starting in late 2009, spending increased sharply. For the entire year of 2010, Priority One reported a total of $90.000 spent on litigation. Since Charles R. Wiggington, Sr. was appointed, the amount more than quadrupled. The $90,000 cannot be attributed litigation of the lawsuit filed by the former Burbank Branch Manager. So why has spending on legal quadrupled?    

The credit union's spending on consultants is nothing shore of astronomical. The President and his COO are desperately seeking solutions to offset the effects of their blundering business decisions but no amount of consultants can put a stop to the President's and COO's abuses. Though the President often blames the national economy for the cycle of losses impacting the credit union but he never mentions the effect his imprudent decisions have had upon business, the immense amounts spent annually on consultants, and litigation. President Wiggington is either ignorant about how spending impacts the credit union's bottom line or he's lying. 

We've also noted that the credit union is spending more and more money on temporary personal. According to their December 2010 report, $43,755.00 were spent on temporary staff. What this indicates that his cost-cutting efforts have, as we've reported in prior posts, replaced full-time staff with part-time staff who are not recipients of benefits. President Wiggington's so-called solutions are designed to impact employees and ensure his salary and benefits remain intact and unaffected. 


RENEWING HIS CONTRACT

There is no arguing, Priority One's Board of Directors is made up of ignorant and unethical Directors. There is also no doubt that President Charles R. Wiggington, Sr. is bad for Priority One Credit Union. Beginning in 2007, net income began to decline in the millions of dollars though it was not until mid-2008 that the President's ineptitude as a strategist began tearing away at the credit union's once secure financial foundation. 

Despite their widespread failures, the credit union continues to describe itself as a "financial fitness center" that possesses the ability to help members "win with money." Undeniably, Priority One has proven it cannot help itself "win with money." 

In 2008, Charles R. Wiggington, Sr. was accused of sexually harassing a former employee. He was suspended with pay during which a six-week investigation was conducted by EXTTI, Inc. The credit union was eventually provided evidence that President Wiggington had indeed sexually harassed the former employee. What's more, the investigator recommended his termination. 

Over the past few months, the President has entered yet another of his personal and disingenuous driven-campaigns and told some members and representatives at other credit unions that he is thinking of retiring. Believe us, he's not. It's just another concoctions. He has said he wishes to spend more time with his children. His only child who still lives at home is about 19 years of age.  

Despite his tainted history, the Board of Directors has renewed his agreement with the credit union. One has to wonder about the Board's intellectual capacity. It is apparent the Directors are all ethically bankrupted but what in his failed performance did they see that justified renewing his agreement? 




THEY MADE ME DO IT!

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Avoiding to allude to his history of failures, last November President Wiggington admitted that he was "ordered" by the NCUA to close the Redlands and Valencia branches. What he fails to state is why the NCUA would have allegedly ordered the closure of the Redlands and Valencia branches. We don't believe he was ordered to close the two branches. He may have been told that he needed to reduce spending and possibly close a branch or branches. Being lazy and looking for quick fixes, he decided to close the Redlands and Valencia branches. In July 2009, COO, Beatrice Walker, disclosed that she intended on closing the Burbank, Redlands and Valencia branches, sometime in the near future. Subsequently, his latest excuse is another of his stories which are intended to help him escape accountability and portray himself as the victim. 

The NCUA informed the President that net capital had declined to 6.06% and that if fell to 6%, the credit union would be taken-over by them. We suggest President Wiggington consider hiring a writer who can at least make-up excuses that appear credible and that possess some semblance of intelligence.  




THE 2011 ELECTION 

Recently, members received copies of Priority One’s Winter newsletter in accompaniment of their account statements.  On the backside of the newsletter, is a notice inviting "qualified" candidates in "good-standing" to submit their self-nominations to vie for a seat on either the Board of Directors or Supervisory Committee. :

Winter 2011
NEWS                                                                                       
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We’re seeking qualified candidates for four (4) seats on the Board of Directors and two (2) seats on the Supervisory Committee for the 2011 elections.

Interested members* in good standing must submit their credentials in writing by midnight February 28, 2011 to:

Nominating Committee
                                                                                 
Priority One Credit Union 
PO Box 3270                                                                                              
South Pasadena, CA 91031-6270

The Annual membership meeting and election of officers will be held in May 2011.

*Must be 18 years or older

We of course have no faith in the corrupt Board and in particular, it's heinous Director, Diedra Harris-Brooks. It was after all, Mrs. Harris-Brooks with her accomplice, the President, who has interfered in recent, past elections, destroying the integrity of what had been a fair and impartial system. Their motivation was simply to ensure that the Board's and Supervisors, the majority of who are Black, remain in place. The current herd of Directors and Supervisors have proven to be the ultimate "yes" men to the Board Chair's every whim. 

During the past two elections, Mrs. Harris-Brooks and President Wiggington both dishonestly and uncleverly mailed ballots to only members who have checking accounts and thus excluding the much larger sector of members who only have savings accounts.  


THE PRESIDENT MAKES ANOTHER TURN ABOUT FACE

On January 2007, President Wiggington ordered increased focus on developing new business amongst Select Employer Groups ("SEGs") and decreased efforts made to acquire new business from employees of the United States Postal Service (USPS). His reason was that he wanted to change the credit union's demographics by converting the credit union's membership from blue-collar workers to white collar workers, business owners and professionals. He would never achieve his purpose. 

In September 2010, the President and COO, Beatrice Walker, ordered immediate cessation of SEG development. She informed the business development team that the credit union could not afford to exert efforts trying to develop businesses amongst SEG's admitting that employees of SEG's did not seem interested in the products and services offered by the credit union. She also urged increased efforts to develop new business amongst employees of the United States Postal Service who once made up more than 70% of the credit union's member base. 

Recently, incompetent AVP, Rodger Smock, try to diminish the importance of employees of the USPS, denying that they represent the majority of the credit union's membership. Did the chronically dull AVP forget that Priority One was founded by postal carriers or that it wasn't until the 1990's when the credit union expanded its scope of eligible members, to include families of USPS employees? 

Though the credit union references approximately 200 SEG's on records, a large percentage of these are businesses that no longer exist as a result of sales and closures. In 2010, AVP, Rodger Smock was informed that the list of SEG's should be amended and all no longer existent SEG's removed. He refused and said, "Well, it [the SEG list] makes us look good." Yes, Mr. Smock, an inaccurate list of SEG's makes the credit union look good- in your eyes only. Contrary to what the misinformed Mr. Smock thinks, misrepresentation never makes any business look good.

The President's efforts to replace employees of the USPS with employees of SEG's demonstrates his disdain for postal employees. It also reveals that he has absolutely no concept of what sectors contribute most to the development of new business. There is a serious disconnect when it comes to what President Wiggington knows about the credit union's membership. 



TRYING TO REBUILD BRIDGES
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President Wiggington has been expending a lot of time lately, trying to rebuild bridges he obliterated. If you visit the credit union's website, you'll find the following message:

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UNIVERSAL AUTO LEASING AND SALES

Following COO, Beatrice Walker’s arrival to Priority One on June 1, 2009, she and the President decided to end the credit union’s relationship with Universal Auto Leasing and Sales, who according to the President, were failing to bring in the amount of business needed by the credit union. He also told some staff members, that the auto broker was not providing acceptable service. The President evidently didn't realize that Priority One has become the subject of increasing complaints citing unacceptable member service.  The President and the COO ordered the Loan Department staff to only refer members who were in search of an automobile, to Auto Alliance, the broker introduced to the credit union by Ms. Walker. 

Despite the long relationship between the credit union and Universal Auto Leasing and Sales, in early 2010, Ms. Walker assigned a desk within the Loan Department in South Pasadena, where a representative would sit during business hours and meet with members who expressed an interest in buying a car. 

Auto Alliance, unlike Universal Auto Leasing and Sales, charges $75 to search for an automobile. The fee serves to further undermine the credit union industry's motto of "people helping people." At Priority One, the motto is "People helping themselves." 

WHOLESALE INVESTMENTS, INC.

In 2008, Priority One, through one of its business development representatives, entered into a business relationship with  Wholesale Investments, a broker located in the city of Van Nuys, California. 

The owner, who was enthusiastic to develop a relationship with Priority One and paid for all marketing costs used to promote his company and asked if he could place one of his representative at Priority One's main branch in South Pasadena, California. At the time, hew as told the credit union could not provide a desk because it would create a conflict with it's relationship with their other auto broker, Universal Auto Leasing and Sales. Furthermore and according to President Wiggington, there was no physical space to setup a desk. That was a lie.  

In 2010, the owner of Wholesale Investments, Inc. was informed that Priority One had chosen to promote the services of Auto Alliance who would serve as the credit union’s ONLY auto broker. Incensed, the owner accused the credit union of being disingenuous and pointed out that his company paid for all marketing materials promoting his brokerage. He also complained because he had been denied a request to assign one of his employees within the credit union’s main office. Angered he demanded the name of a person he could complain to at the credit union and was immediately provided with the name and cellular and telephone numbers of Senior Vice President, Rodger Smock. Several calls failed to garner a response from the Senior Vice President. 

As reported here previously, Auto Alliance has to date, failed to  produce the level of business Ms. Walker said would be attained. The recent efforts to re-establish working relationships suggest that the President has possibly taken an introspective look at his huge mistake in severing relations with Universal Auto Leasing and Sales and Wholesale Investments, Inc. 

To be continued......

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132 comments:

There you go again said...

Well John you have once again shown that P1 management don't know what the HELL they are doing and are nothing but monkeyees in a nailed shut barrel.

Anonymous said...

What happen to the five million debt? Did management put that 5 million under their pillow and the Credit Union Fairy came and took it away?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What happen to the five million debt? Did management put that 5 million under their pillow and the Credit Union Fairy came and took it away?


Talking about Rodger Smock? He's the biggest Fairy I know.

Anonymous said...

That's a good question. No, the $5 plus some million P1 lost in 2009 didn't just go away, though it would appear management would like people to believe that when 2010 began, it was a new, clean fresh start. Well, in a way it was. When the new year began, they started their financial anew, but the $5 million remains on the book for 2009. The losses in 2010 have to be added to 2009 because they have now lost about $6 million in 2 years. I really don't get Wiggington or that Board. They're like an ostrich which hides its head in the ground. Just because you're hiding doesn't mean the world around you doesn't exist. Same with the losses, just because you closed the books doesn't mean they started January 2011 in the Black. No matter how you look at it, they have big problems. Plus they ruined the credit union reputation and that's not going to change even if they end this year with 2cents profit.

Anonymous said...

Rodger is much to blame as Wigg and Bea. If it wasn't for him, Wigg and Bea wouldn't gotten away making up lies to get people fired. He let Bea make up stories that made that manager quit and he helped Wigg get rid of a lot of managers and regular employees. Guess it was okay for him to have an affair with Henry and it was okay for him to have those pool parties at his house with employees swimming naked amd drinkng in his pool. If one of them had drowned or got drunk and crashed going home, the cu could have been sued. You think the hr manager would know better but then again he covered up Wiggs sexual harassment because he was in the room a lot of times when Wigg said let me whip your ass. They all shoudl be fired for breaking policy and the law and for ruing P1.

cash cow smock said...

Roger Smock have use the credit union for his own personal cash cow for years and nothing was ever done. Today roger is a waste of money he's so fucking lost due to all the lies and deceit that he's cause so many of the current and ex-employees. Everytime he comes out of his office i just get sick at my stomach when i think of all my co-workers he's fired .

Anonymous said...

Wigg and Bea are idiots. I remember when they told us to stop using Universal Auto and start only using Auto Alliance. A lot of us kept referring members to Universal because we know Mike for years and because he doesn't charge $75 to go and look for a car. Plus Bea said Auto Alliance were her friends and who wants to help anyone Bea calls friend. And somethings wrong with Wigg because he still goes around opening his big mouth talking about his kids, his car, his wife like any body cares. He's made the cu a horrible place to work but he acts like business is great and like we should all be greateful. Didn't he notice we lost 2 branches and so many good employees? He shoud keep his big mouth shut. I am so tired of his crap and always some lame excuse like he did, she did it, they did it, but its never about him. And I forgot but Bea did used to stand in front of the elevator while they were painting the wall and say ITS SO BEAUTIFUL. It isn't so beautiful its just a frickin wall. She's rank and she seems so proud of her sneakiness and having everyone afraid of losing their job. She should take her 99 cent store wardrobe and go ruin some other place and please take useless Randy Mcbride and Diedra that buck tooth rat who thinks its okay to be a con at a credit union. Anyone of us would have been fired for the same crap these people pull.

Anonymous said...

Why did Rodger go to Burbank to give an employee review? Aren't Esmeralda and Robert West HR? So why is Rodger who is NOT HR doing reviewd? I thought he was SPECIAL PROJECTS for Wiggington. And why did they make Joseph branch manager and skip over Virginia who knows more than him and who has been doing Gema's job for years? And I just found out Amber left on sick leave after she got sick probably becuase she lives in Santa Clarita and Bea took her away from the Santa Clarita branch and made her druve all the way to South Pasadena to work as a teller. Bea did the same thing with Dana and Judith. She knows they don't make much money and gas is expensive but it her way of making them quit.


And Bauer does not have an interest in P1 or the blog and they rated the credit union only 2 stars. Guess things are really bad, huh Wigg and Bea?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
And Bauer does not have an interest in P1 or the blog and they rated the credit union only 2 stars. Guess things are really bad, huh Wigg and Bea?



2 STARS? That was very generous.

Anonymous said...

P1 is about putting the wrong people in the wrong positions.

West is over hr but he dosn't have any experience in hr.

Esmeralda has no education in hr but she's making important decisions that involve law that she's not qualified to do.

Randy Mcbride has a degree in sociology but not IT still Bea hired him to manage IT.

Bea put Joseph over loans but he
was not qualified to be a loan manager. He doesn't even know how to develop loans. He so unqualifed that a year ago he got testy when we gold him he couldn't qualify a member who had a 153% debt ratio. He's also not qualified to be a branch manager but they gave it to him anyway. And he wasn't qualified to be the call center manager but Bea gave him that too until it just got taken away.

Bea came here after getting fired from Universal cu and after the mess at Honda where her employee committed fraud. Still Diedra hired her and made her a COO.

Charles should never have been president but there he is ruining the cu into the ground. At least he doesn't scratch his crotch any more and he stopped talking about sex after he got suspended.

Rodger got fired from hr at Superior Industies but he came to priority where he violated every rule and policy and helped get employees fired with lies. You can blame all of this on the board and supervisor committee.

Don't Blink said...

Anonymous said...

Charles should never have been president but there he is ruining the cu into the ground. At least he doesn't scratch his crotch any more and he stopped talking about sex after he got suspended.


Oh he's still scratching, maybe he needs to pick up a can for lice. No telling what he's been up to or in.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
At least he doesn't scratch his crotch any more and he stopped talking about sex after he got suspended.


Bet theres another crabbs in Wiggs pants for a banquet at Red Lobster.

Anonymous said...

John you forgot to mention they haven't offered financial planning since last year after Geoff left. I remember when Wigg said the credit union was going to offer financial planning and he had posters and flyers printed up. The first person he hired was Mr. Davidson who was a board member. He told Diedra that if they hired him Mr. Davidson couldn't be on the board and that he could fire him down the road. Diedra went along with it and with the help of lazy old Lynnette Fortson, they fired Mr. Davidson 2 months later and left him without a job. Then they brought in Geoff and he brought in business but they didn't appreciate him and he finally asked CUSO to please transfer him out of P1. He was smart because he knew as long as Wigg was president things will get worse and they did because after he left, they lost 2 branches.

Anonymous said...

Management is lucky Bauer was only rating the credit union because if they were rating Wigg, Bea, West, Rodger, Esmeralda, Yvonne, Sylvia, Lynnette, or Joseph they would have got a big fat "0". Red Lobster? Try Wigg's Crab Shack.

Anonymous said...

Rodger ias the laziest uselss people you'll ever meet. Everyone knew about his little affair and those parties at his house and they knew he drank too much. That comment about SEGs is so true. He knew the SEG list was wrong and that it had a lot of stale names on it for businesses that had closed but he wouldn't change it because he always said it made the credit union look better to have more names. He is a liar and no offense to some of the employees, but he knew how to manipulate them if they complained. He would always say maybe they were imagining what happened or maybe they misunderstood what they were told. He was there when Wiggington was sexually harassing employee and he was there when Wiggington talked about sex. He may not know what sex with women is but he should know what sexual harassment is. If he had an affair with that boy and he was the HR manager, then why should he investigate any harassment complaint against any manager? That front he put up like he's your friend and like he's respectful is a lie because Rodger is one the the biggest low lifes you will ever meet. He fits right in with the ghetto President and the hillbilly COO. Anybody that reads this blog can ever imagine just how horrible these people are unless they work with them and their diplomas don't mean squat because these people are some of the stupist, laziest, most uneducated, bad manner, no class officers you will ever have the misfortune of meeting.

Anonymous said...

You forgot that before Wigg Patti Loiacano was the assistant loan manager then Wigg knocked her down to assistant because he said he didn't liker her attitude. Then after he became president he made her lending manager and in a few months made her an AVP over loans and compliance but Bea didn't like the move so she investigated and told Charles Patti couldn't be over loans and compliance because it was illegal. So he made Patti over compliance even though she had no experience in compliance. Then they put Theresa the BSA Specialist help her but Bea didn't like Theresa so she had her laid off and hired a temp BSA Specalist which is probably one reason why their temp employee budget is so high. Its like a jojo the way these people go back and forth promoting, demoting, laying-off, replacing.

Anonymous said...

Your our first priority, we're your financial fitnes center, we're gonna help you win with money is just a bunch of lies.
I got my review and it was really good but then I was told the company can't afford to give me a raise. You can afford to promote Yvonne and you get paid $100,000+ but you can't reward the people who are doing the work. How is that right?

Anonymous said...

It isn't.

Anonymous said...

This blog is so right on! Wiggington and Bea don't know what the hell their doing. Today they posted that Robert West the Training and Education manager and HR manager is now reporting to Rodger Smock. Last year Bea took HR away from Rodger and cut his hours. Then they send out a notice that Rodger is going to be helping Wiggington with projects. Bea then takes over HR until Sept when Wigg took it away from her and gave it to Robert West who
has no experience in HR. Now its back in Rodger hands but he shouldn't have anything to do with HR because he has broken more policy than anyone else at the cu and that "clerk" Esmeralda doesn't know anything abuot HR either. Everytime you call her she doesn't have the answer to your questions or she has to always ask someone or she repeats the same thing over and over like she's reading from a script. Now Bea's talking about hiring a bunch of part-time temps. How is that saving money? I think this has to be the worst run credit union and Wigg and Bea both either stupid or loco.

Anonymous said...

Today was Bea's birthday. Did any of the employee staff not the managers, call and wish her a happy 61st birthday?

Anonymous said...

no, i called her to wish her a happy 75th b-day

Anonymous said...

what the hell who is running the credit union, what dumb shit put Rodger back over HR?

Anonymous said...

75? With that fossil face i'd a guessed 95. And if Rodger's over HR then its probably stupid, good for nothin' Wiggington who probably made that change. Good example of your credit union money at work. LOL.

Anonymous said...

Bea's a plain OLD backstabber. She's too much of a coward to face anyone so she talks about people behind there back and gets the morons to do her dirty work. She created the new rules on confidentiality but the other day one of the managers was talking about what employees Bea said are suing P1. If broke her own rules then she should get fired just like any body else who did the same thing. Isn't it time that fat Esmeralda and kiss butt West start getting her termination papers ready?

Anonymous said...

No way Rodger is over hr again. That would be so stupid. Are you sure?

Anonymous said...

What a lot of people don't know is that in addition to outrageous salaries, upper management also gets their health insurance paid in full.

Anonymous said...

"What a lot of people don't know is that in addition to outrageous salaries, upper management also gets their health insurance paid in full."

Remember when Teresa suggested management take a temp salary cut? Bea was pissed and so was Rodger and a few days later Bea moved her desk to the storage area behind the tellers and then they told her they were eliminating her job, except they hired a temp to take her place less than 1 month later.

Wigg, Bea, and Saeid make sure the cuts they make don't touch them at all and keep employees poor. Bea, Wigg, Saeid get big salaries they don't earn, medical benefits, 401k contributions, long lunches, they can come and go as they please. And in the first 7 months after Randy was hired he took about 6 weeks vacation even though he is ignorant at anything IT.

Anonymous said...

No doubt, business sucks but Wiggington made sure when he took over that he and whoever he liked would get paid outrageous salries and full health benefits. But even the useless president couldn't have done it without the help of the board, particulary stupid Diedra Harris Brooks or his side kick Rodger Smock. They all looked out for themselves because P1 is nothing more than a place where they can fatten their wallets. Same for Walker, Saeid, and Randy. Think about it, when business nose dived and when employees lost their medical benefits, did Bea, Wigg, or Saeid lose anything?

Anonymous said...

I was in a meeting with Wigg back in 2007 and he was leaning back in his chair and said, "I'm gonna kick back and let the avp's do the work. They have goals they better meet and if they don't they're out!" Except for Cavazos, no avp was ever fired by Wigg for failing to make their goals. The only reason Cavazos got fired is because Wigg told him he wasn't bringing in business and that HR got complaints that Cavazos was doing work for his second job at Century 21 at South Pasadena. They had a big argument and Smock sat quiet as a mouse and his face turned red. Cavazos stormed out and said he was going on a leave of absence but when he tried to come back, Wiggington had already met with Diedra and the attorney and they got rid of him.

Rodger is a joke. For years he got complaints that Georgina was commiting fraud and getting her co-workers to clock her in and that she was taking 3-4 forty minute breaks a day but he liked her so she never got suspended of fired. Same for Gema who didn't put a hold on a check Georgina deposited from another bank. That check bounced and they got in trouble with Wigg but Rodger and Aaron made up a story to cover for the 2 women and they kept their jobs. Sure its fraud, but they keep who they want to keep. Rodger helped Wigg get rid of Rios, Freed and Centeno and he knew that the cu used false info to get them and a lot of other employees out. He knew what they did to the last manager at Valencia and he knew what Bea's doing to Dana, Judith, and Amber. But he doesn't care because he's a coward and a liar.
Rodger is the biggest policy breaker at P1 but dtill has a job with a big salary and benefts to keep that pretty little house up on the hill for him and his BF.

Anonymous said...

Don't you wonder what kind of company could produce such bad management? Wigg was bad but he's there because the board. He gave Sylvia her title. He brought Bea who been horrible. Bea promoted Yvonne who not as dumb as Bea but just as useless. Then Bea brought Randy and he's totally useless. And brought Saeid in and got him $100,000 a year. And all of them are doing nothing but making the place worse. You just wonder how that could be.

Anonymous said...

What you really have to wonder about is how the same people who screwed up Priority 1 supposed to fix it? So far and all the money on programs and those HIGH salaries and the problems are worse. You'd thinik that it would have occurred to someone that "hey these people don't know what they're doing- let's get them out before they bury us." Of course not cause that would take actual bring power that the board don't have.

Look at Their Reports said...

It doesn't matter what Wigg or Walker say if you want to see where P1 is going then you need to look at their FPR on the ncua.gov page. It shows where they've been and from that you can figure out where they're going. I got the figures from the ncua's web site for Dec 2008 to December 2010.

Their asset size at the end of Oct-Nov-Dec 2008 was $172,119,164. Deduct $10 million they owe on the loan they still owe. So they were really worth $162,119,164.

Now look at their asset size in December 2010. Its $154,486,639, actually $144,486,639 because you have to take off $10 million. That means they lost over $28 million from December 2008 to December 2010. But there's more. You have to remember that in 2008, Wiggington borrowed $20 million which means that on Dec 2008 they were worth
$172,119,164 - $20,000,000 = $152,119,164. When Mr. Harris left on 12/31/06, they were worth $172 million so by the end of Dec 2008 they had already lost about $20 million!!!!! If Wigg or Walker are saying business is up then all you have to do is go to the ncua.gov page and guess what, the record shows they're going down, down, down!!!!

Dec-08 172,119,164
Minus $20 million

Mar-09 178,958,351
Minuts $20 million

Jun-09 184,046,965
Minus $20 million

Sep-09 168,211,115
Minus $20 million

Dec-09 165,835,129
Minus $10 million

Dec-09 165,835,129
Minus $10 million

Mar-10 166,453,885
Minus $10 million

Jun-10 163,531,383
Minus $10 million

Sep-10 162,950,261
Minus $10 million

Dec-10 154,486,639
Minus $10 million

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know how to remove a cu board? Its just incredible that no member has stepped up to the plate. You would think that if people care about their bank or cu that they would find out what they can do particularly because cu's are member-owned which means members have a big say-so in how any cu is run.

Anonymous said...

BOYCOTT THE COMPANY REFUSE TO DO BUSINESS WITH THIS COMPANY UNTIL THEY REMOVE THIS LAMB DUCK BOARD AND POLICY BREAKING CEO & COO. MEMBERS HAVE TO DEMAND THAT ALL THESE PEOPLE BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS THEYR'E NOT QUALIFIED TO HOLD THEIR POSTIONS THE BLOG HAS EXPOSED ALL OF THEM THE MEMBERS HAVE A RIGHT TO KICK THEM ALL OUT. THE CREDIT UNION WON'T LAST ANOTHER YEAR IF THEY DON'T DO SOMETHING NOW!!!!

Anonymous said...

After seeing those figures I don't think they'll make it either. They are just losing year after year. But do people have to write to the dfi or ncua or do you need a petition and if so how many signatures are required?

Anonymous said...

What I don't get is why the dfi didn't do anything when Wigg stopped posting the monthly financials or why they didn't do aything when Bea spent all that mney on redecorating. I now P1 is still in business but if rcords show they are losing money every month, why didn't the dfi replace the board?

Anonymous said...

Maybe the dfi is having to face state cut-backs and maybe they are short staffed. They probably have too many more important problems to deal with. Still all that keeps them from being proactive, doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

Their doing so good they pay back expenses 1 a month and they hold back on spending money on giveaways. We're still not getting raises and some of us are still working part-time. Whoever said the place is hell is right. At least Bea was able to get those leaky pipes fixed at her house and all that other work. Nice to know some people don't have to worry.

Anonymous said...

Notice Bea never finished her remodel of South Pasadena? And the company fixed up the Valencia office 2 years ago. If that office was doing that bad why did they waste money fixing it up?

Anonymous said...

HI BEA!

Inomh said...

What about Yvonne VP of something or nothing. She walks around like she is the CEO. She has the bad attitude. She was fired from her old job because of that attitude but at Priority One she got promoted. Her staff cant even take a piss without her permission.

Anonymous said...

Yvonne Bouttee is a control freak.
In 2 years she went from collections manager to VP but delinquencies are still high at least 2 of her staff are the worst (hint: tall woman and fat man). But no matter what title she has Yvonne is still the same old ghetto
pushy user. When people were getting fired and laid-off she got Bea to hire her close friend to work as a teller at the Los Angeles branch and she still there.
Yvonne worked Bea like an IPhone and used to meet everyday with Bea on Marengo down by the park to talk about people at the branch. Weren't their offices good enough for a meeting? They used to take 2 hour lunches where you could hear them talking about Wigg and everyone at the office who Yvonne didn't like including Gema Pleitez.
Bea did everything Yvonne told her because Bea acts on emotion plus she's as smart as a box of crackers. When they opened up the Call Center Bea gave her the row of seats for her staff but Yvonne told her girls, "Uh, uh, no way we sitting there" and they took all the nice roomy cubicles that were supposed to go to the Call Center staff and gave that little space to the call center people. Yvonne is now closer to Saeid because she knows he will get her what Bea can't like the VP promotion. Bea now hangs out with Gema instead of Yvonne. Too bad becuase Yvonne and Bea sure made a nice couple.

Not so scret said...

Are you sure Yvonne got fired from her old job? Wigg hired her because he wanted an inhouse collection dept to save money and bring more collections. So how's that working Wigg? When Yvonne came to P1 she brought Sandra, Alex and Naeyra. Sandra and Naeyra are professional but Alex is a bitch and horrible to members she talks to. That guy Jerry is just disgusting. I know Yvonne has not always treated Naeyra or Crystal nicely. They're both hard workers but Yvonne used to ride Crystal for everything she did. Last year they were in a meeting with Esmeralda and Yvonne told Crystal everything she thought was wrong with her and Crystal told her "I hate you." Pretty much sums up how most people feel about Yvonne. Last
year Yvonne freaked when some of the call center people had their radios on real low and she yelled and said "shut that music it disturbs me." Yvonne iis disturbed alright but she can't blame the music for that. She also yelled at Crystal for having her radio playing tool loud even though you could barely hear it. Guess Yvonne has dog hearing. And she didn't just tell Bea that Gema was lazy (that was the truth though) she complained about Tsui, Ileana, Wigg, Joseph, and she took Bea's side against Smock and a few times she even tried to give orders to IT. I miss seeing her and Bea together. I remember when Yvonne would go down the front steps of the branch and Bea would go down the side steps and they would meet in "secret" in the parking lot and at first drive off together and later when everyone started wondering about their
relationship they started driving separate cars. Guess they didn't want anyone to notice their
"outtings".

Anonymous said...

You realize that there would be no Wigg, no Bea, not Yvonne and a lot of the others if nice Mr. Harris had fired Wigg a long time ago? I don't blame Mr Harris for the losses or all the things that embarassment Wigg has done because its all Wigg and Bea and their lap dogs but the door was opened by mistake by Mr Harris.

Curious Mind Wants to Know said...

Bea took the loan dept away from Patti L when they made Patti AVP over compliance. Bea said it was illegal for Patti to have loans and compliance but Saeid is CFO and he has authority over accounting, credit resolutions, VISA and real estate loan dept. How is that possible and is it legal?

Anonymous said...

She and Wigg do it because the board won't get in their way and its like employees are going to say anything, they're too scared to lose their jobs!

Anonymous said...

It's time to clean house. Get rid of the board and senior management. Wigg used to explain that the Supervisory committee had the power to remove the board. Yeah right. Like they have the guts. I wonder if a letter writting campaign or e-mail campaign to DFI and NCUA would help. We could put a form letter on this blog and then everyone could copy , sign and mail or e-mail to them. What do you think?

Anonymous said...

That actually is good idea because that's what the DFI supposedly says they need to investigate. Two years ago I was in a a meeting with Wigg and a few other employees and he said the board were ignorant about financials (no duh). He even said "they're not very smart." An ignorant board has always been to his advantage because he has always been able to tell them anything and they will believe him. If you read the board reports which he and the board guard with their lives, you read over and over how he ALWAYS promises things are going to get better because of some change he is making. You'd think 2 years of lying would have made the board remove him but he's right they're not smart. And Bea has also said the same thing during some manager meetings. Its the boards ignorance which has let Wigg and Bea run the credit union into the ground.

Anonymous said...

Thats the only way Wiggington could get away with all his f***ups.

Anonymous said...

The board is supposed to make decisions that help the credit union and the board answer to members not vice-versa. What strange at P1 is that the board is not doing their job so the supervisory committee should have removed those members that are not
carrying out their duties. My guess is the boad and supervisory committee are politically tied and not looking out for the best interest of members.

Anonymous said...

Wigg has to be the biggest moron in the industry. He promoted Gema to assistant avp and now she's working the call center. An assistant avp answering phones at the call center is a BIG waste of more money just like having a coo who doesn't know operations. And how is Gema supposed to manage Riverside from the call center?

voicemail queen said...

Gema you can't turn on your voicemail on now. Pick up the damn phone!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Gema are you going to be able to buy things of the internet from
the call center?

Anonymous said...

Why is it strange Gema sends members to her voice mail or shops on the internet when she's at work? She always had her stuff delivered to South Pasadena. Bea plays surfs the internet and each time someone posts a message on the blog she gets the message on her cell phone. And Wigg looks at BMW's, reads his personal emails and used to look at pics of women on his office computer. Thats just what you do when your a manager at P1.

Anonymous said...

No wonder their not making money.

Anonymous said...

I think Joseph was given the branch manager job so Bea could save his job. He isn't cutting it in loans because we're just not getting enough business. She's also the one who changed the way we did business. Before she came members could go to any office to apply and get approved. Now they apply and the request is sent to South Pasadena for approval. The member has to make an appointment to get the loan funded. Its not good speedy service. Some of us gave up days to help the company save money and to save are jobs but the business isn't there. I like Jospeh but he doesn't know how to make loans grow. He's good at the pep talks and good at helping members but he just doesn't have the knowledge to make business grow. Maybe its lack of experience. I don't know why Bea gave him the position because its not doing anything good for the credit union. None of her promotions bring new business or make things better plus she only helps people she likes even if there not qualifed.

Anonymous said...

So, Joseph doesn't know loans but he's the loan manager and Gema knows member services but she's lazy and makes Virginia do all her work. Bea doesn't know operations but she's COO and Rodger Smock got fired from HR at Superior Industries but he's over HR. Robert West has no training in HR but he's over HR. And Wiggingtton doesn't know how to act like a President but he's a President. See a pattern?

Anonymous said...

yeap!

Anonymous said...

If you attend this year's annual meeting listen to the bullshit Diedra, Cornelia, and Wiggington throw out. Last year Diedra told us that in her opinion they hired the right managemnt team and she went on and on and on the great work Bea and Joseph were doing. She's stupid enough to think she can fool poeple into thinking ending the year with no profit is good. And how did Diedra know Joseph was supposed doing great things for the credit union? Because Bea fed her that bullshit that she feeds everyone she wants to con. Conrnelia will say (yawn) that the supr comm thinks EVERYTHING is GREAT! Maybe Bea will play again with the numbers
so that it looks like P1 made a LITTLE profit. They play the same old game, Wigg will get up and say some crap like the economy is bad but we're doing changes and expect things to look up. Thats the 3rd year he says the sam BS. They can say this even when business sucks.
Get rid of most of those big salaries and things might start to look up and send Bea back to New Jersy.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...Bea plays surfs the internet and each time someone posts a message on the blog she gets the message on her cell phone.

Does Bea really have her phone programmed to receive comments? LOL. Ain't she a mess.

Anonymous said...

When I worked the reception desk Gema would say to call her because she was expecting delivery of something she ordered from the internet. Everyone knew she was spending the day shopping on the internet and this was something she did 2 to 3 times a week. Wiggington sometimes tell her what employees were using the internet for personal business and he would tell her to warn them or write them up. She never got written up
for using it for personal business. And Wiggington is the worst one. I walked into his office many times and there he was looking a car dealer web pages and one time I caught him reading this blog. Another time he was looking at pictues of women on some dating websit. These peopls are the worst but they get promoted, big salaries and full benefits.

Anonymous said...

At P1 its do as I do not as I do. Look at their attenance policy. They ride the employees about tardies and absences but you seen how long Wigg, Smock, Bea, Joseph, Randy, Saeid and Yvonne take for lunch?

Anonymous said...

Maybe too many chiefs and not enough indians.

Anonymous said...

You walk into South Pasadena and you don't see a receptionsist and sometimes you only see one teller. I was told they send tellers to the call center. I know a lot of people who have closed their accounts and my c0-workers talk about how employees look miserable and they don't give good service. The board should be kicking itself but maybe they're too dumb to know what bad service is.

nosey said...

What happened to Tori? I don't remember seening anything on the intranet that she left. Did she quit?

Anonymous said...

Tori left after Bea cut the bd team's hours. Bea hurt a lot of employees financially and Rodger, told employees they could use their PTO to make up for the money they lost when their hours got cut. He also told them to apply for unemployment and said they could collect their part-time pay plus unemployment. This was coming from the supposed HR expert who didn't know that unemployment deducted whatever they earned from P1 from unemployment so some of them were collecting less than $200every 2 weeks. Wigg and Bea never lost their pay or benefits and for a few weeks all they lost was getting the cu to match their contributions into 401k. The real reason Bea cut the bd teams hours had nothing to do with saving money. She opened her big mouth and said she thought the team was leaking information and she said they weren't worth their salaries. Is she worth her salary? Two months later Bea realizes that by cutting the team, the credit union wasn't getting new business so they put the team back on 40 hours a week in December though their still non-exempt. No one ever explains on this blog how the board let her waste so much money and make so many mistakes and still pays her six figures. Her stupid priority pay cost over $50,000 to set up and it crashed. They never made a return on her skip a pay and her call center sucks just like everything else she does. This woman is bad news and she is as horrible as Wiggington. I wouldn't wish her on my enemies!!! And notice you hardly ever see her anymore. And she and Wigg don't like each other and whats up with him? Is he sick because he looks horrible.

the devil made him do it said...

Yes sick with sin!

Anonymous said...

I think the reason the board keeps Wiggington and Bea Walker is because they don't know what else to do. People have been writing that Bea cut the hours for the bd team because she thought they were overpaid plus the cu needed to find ways to save money. Thats wrong! She hated the entire team because in her midn she believed they didn't like her and she thought some of them were the bloggers. She cut there hours from 40 to 20 and took away their medical benefits. Why didn't she give up part of her salary instead? The rep in Riverside who was a hard worker quit almost immediately after her hours got cut. The one in Santa Clarita was a witness in a complaint filed against Bea and she quit. Right after she quit, Bea gave the team back their 40 hours a week and their benefits but they are still not exempt. Stupid when it comes to BD. Two of the ones that are still there have families and mortgages. The third had cancer a few years ago and has to be checked every few months. Even with all of this Bea took their hours, their pay and their medical. Bea is not at P1 to help anyone win with money because she proved she can leave people in the poor house. Look what she did with Judith and Dana!!! Bea is for Bea which means she's there to collect her $100,000 plus salary.

I See Monsters said...

Bea did the same thing with the ex-Valencia branch manager. She went after her, made her life miserable, tried to knock her down to assistant manager and was going to cut her pay to under $25,000 but that girl was smart and found new work and now works for a place that's not being destroyed by Bea. And what is wrong with Wigg? He looks like a cat that drank gasoline? Guess all those lies are catching up to Wicked-ington.

Anonymous said...

Last year Bea and Rodger met with some of the bd team meet at the Hyatt up the street from the Valencia branch and told them the company wasn't doing good and the whole team was going to have to cut back driving. They also said the team was going to have to start clocking in before going int he field. Problem is some of them have appointments way before any branch opens which was stupid of Bea, Wigg and Miss Smock. 3 weeks later something crawled up Bea's butt and she cut the team's hours from 40 to 20 and took away their medical benefits. In December they put the team back on 40 hours after a member wrote a letter complaining to the company about them cutting back 1 of the reps hours. Bea, Wigg and Smock tried to go after the rep but the letter got to one of the members of the board and she stepped in. First they gave the bd rep back his hours and then they found out that they had to give all the team back their hours because they could be accused of discrimination.

Anonymous said...

Bea knew the bed reps and all the other cu employees couldn't live on part-time pay. Did you see her, Saeid, Randy, or Wigg offer to get part-time pay? Her reason was to drive out all the employees and get in new ones but that didn't work out the way she wanted. She knew 2 of the bd reps had mortgages to pay and she knew that 1 of them had cancer a few years back and like all cancer patients needed to get checked every so often. But Bea didn't care because what was important to Bea was screwing over anyone she thought was not on her side. The rep for Santa Clarita quit because she couldn't survive on part time pay plus she was the bread winner in her family. Another rept who is still there has 4 kids but for the last 2 years, Sylvia Perez has been harassing him. She got Rodger to help her a few week ago because Sylvia is trying to get him out plus Bea and Wigg have said they don't like him. That rep has written lots of letters to Smock in the past about Sylvia but Smock is as useless as a pimple and will never do anything that makes management look bad. You are our first priorty? People helping people? We are your financial fitness center? We'll help you win with money? If you believe there BS then Bea looks like Megan Fox and Wigg looks like Shemar Moore.

Anonymous said...

You can see all the good Wigg did by bring Bea to P1 at South Pasadena. They no longer have a receptionist, most of the tellers have to spend time at the call center, employees look unhappy, they're always reassigning people like Joseph and Gema, business is down and they closed 2 branches. Its pathetic.

Anonymous said...

I remember that meeting. Sylvia was there too. Bea told us if its not in writing it don't count. She's a dumbass.

Anonymous said...

Back in 2009 Beatrice had a brainstorm and told employees to give suggestions on how to cut back expenses but she had a hissy fit when Theresa suggested managers take a temporary cut in pay. As VP of Support Services, Yvonne is suppose to collect suggestions on how to get new business and cut expenses. Didn’t they bring in Bea and pay her the big bucks to find ways to cut expenses? And isn’t Wiggington getting paid more than he deserves to develop new business? And wasn’t Rodger Smock over the BD Department so he could find ways of getting more and more business? And why did they have to make Yvonne VP of Support Services? Wouldn’t it be cheaper to set up a suggestion box at each branch? And if management needs employees to help them find ways to save and make money then why are Saeid, Wiggington, and Bea getting over $100,000 each a year? Fire the 3 of them because they're not cutting it. Priority has managed to hang on but their shrinking month by month and even playing with the numbers hasn't helped. They have become a credit union that makes money from cutting because they don’t know how to get new business.

Anonymous said...

When they hired Wiggington it was supposed to lead the cu. He even bragged he would make more money then Mr Harris. Guess that didn't happen, huh? When they hired Bea it was because she was some sort of expert that was going to cut costs and show the company how to opereate by spending less. Guess that didn't happen, huh? Bea promised she was going to bring in products that were going to bring in BIG money quick and help get the cu back on its feet. That didn't happen either. Yvonne was supposed to improve collections and bringing the dept in-house would save LOTS of money. That hasn't happend because their delinquencies are too high. Saeid was hired to take Manny's place, but its the accounting supervisor who does investments. So why is he getting paid over $100,000 a year? They waste money and they are the reason the cu is in big trouble. Its not the employees and its not the economy its Wigg, Bea and the rest of them.

Anonymous said...

Postal workers and other members, this is the year to get Diedra out and save P1. We can do it! We got to do it!

Anonymous said...

You know Wigg and Diedra are going to play with the election like they did last year. Losing is not an option for them.

Anonymous said...

No doubt. If you go to the ncua you also see that their dq's are high which makes you wonder why they would promote the manager of collections twice in a year if she's not getting the job done. It seems like more wasting of money from a place that has done a lot of drastic things to cut spending but is failing to do any one thing that would bring back business. I don't see how they can do this for another year but they might.

Anonymous said...

So what is it exactly that Wigg does? He sits in his office except when he's leaves for his long lunches, but was is it thaqt he's doing because business is going down. And you don't see Bea that much anymore. Her last great idea was the visa gift card. What happened to that pay day loan she brought in last year? There was all that hype about how it was going to captrue members that rely on pay day loans. What turned those members off was that P1 got into their accounts and found out they used pay day loans. A lot of people aren't proud about using them. Then they sent out that letter showing how pay day loan companies steal your money. That didn't mean a damn thing to people who are desperate. And then P1 thought they'd get away charging $58 a month for the service whether or not the member used it. Where's the savings? Bea has always tried to pull a fast one and that stupid board believed everything she had to say because their a bunch of back woods hicks.

Anonymous said...

Back would hicks owuld be a step up. Have you got a loan of Thomas, Diedra, Saffold and Hale?

Anonymous said...

Today Rodger posted a notice that Wigg had a stroke last Wednesday and that his left leg is paralyzed. He's at Kaiser Sunset. Rodger says he's fine but how can you be fine when you're leg is paralyzed and your still in the hospital?

Anonymous said...

I'm not surprised. He and Bea can't even stand each other any more. Rodger is going to be running the show while Wiggs away. Bea must be having a fit. She took HR from Smock and then Wigg took it from her. She always had her eye on the President seat but she isn't even getting a chance to cover while Wigg is out. You know she must be pissed!!

Anonymous said...

I don't know if I believe he had a stroke. Smock says Wigg checked himself in to the hospital because he had fluid in his lungs. How did he know he had fluid in his lungs? Doesn't that require tests before you know you have fluid in the lungs? Then somehow that turned into a small stroke. Uh, huh? Sorry but Smock and Wigg and the whole heard are a bunch of liars. I'd have to see the doctor's report before I'd believe anything Smock had to say. And if Wigg is sick you wonder how that's related to all the horrible things he did to hurt and try to destroy people.

Anonymous said...

So how much did Bea have to do with it? She's a pain in his ass and the way she's ruined the environment has been driving him crazy. Then again he brought her to P1 for all the wrong reasons.

Anonymous said...

she's ruined the environment has been driving him crazy. You would think that Wigg would get it after reading this blog he is the one to blame for destroying the credit union. No one shuold wish ill on a person however wigg in the hosptial with a stroke? he mostly made himself sick by reading all his trash is put on this blog for every one to read.

Anonymous said...

He took a car that didn't belong to him, he sexually harassed, he backstabbed and he lied and lied and lied about people, finances, and his supposed great abilities- well he made his bed, now he can sleep in it too.

Anonymous said...

Idiots the one that made the decision to close Valencia and Redlands was Manny and then he left. The new CFO continued with that stupid decision when he took over. If you are going to post get the right info. If you don't believe me ask Manny I'm sure you know how to get a hold of him. It was also Manny's idea to purchase that very expensive phone system. He went straight to the board for approval. Go ahead and ask him. If he says "no" then he is a liar!

Anonymous said...

Didn't Manny also used to look at porn at work? And Wiggington liked to look at the girly sites too.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said "Idiots the one that made the decision to close Valencia and Redlands was Manny and then he left. The new CFO continued with that stupid decision when he took over.

It doesn't matter if Manny
"suggested" closing Valencia and Redlands because the ONE who closed them was Bea Walker the world's biggest loser COO!!!! She closed Redlands because she said it wasn't making money and the rent was too high and she closed Valencia to get even with the manager when her girl crush crashed!!! Remember, she does everything out of emotion!!!! And if it was Manny's idea to buy that jacked up phone system then why did Wigg go around and tell everyone he chose it and he bought it????? Anyway, even you say it was Manny's "idea" which is not the same as "Manny bought it." As far as looking at porn is concerned, we all got to hear Wigg talk about his sex with fat girls and listen to his offers to whip some ass. Some of us remember Rodger staring at some of the latino men at P1 like a dog stairs at a steak. I'm sure if they had checked every managers computers they would have found more than a little porn. Check Gema's computer and see all the places she bought stuff from while at work.

Anonymous said...

How about Bea's big credit union make-over? That really made a big difference didn't it? She should have spent the money on getting her face sanded, an eye lift, botty implants, lipo and a major nose job. It would have brought in as much new business as did her crappy new carpeting and cheap looking paint job. And you can't blame that on Manny. Plus Manny was a good boss. I loved working for him. Since he left morale is horrible thanks to scarecrow Walker and Wigg, the same guy who spent all that money hiring Bea Walker. Sorry, but get your facts straight. And if he made such great decisions, then why did Rodger taking Wigg's place and not Bea? The guy at Kaiser is the one who screwed over the credit union and that doesn't include the lies he made up about so many people and the major backstabbing. High blood pressure, that illness in his neck, the weight loss and now a stroke... sounds like a case of what goes around comes around.

Show Me Da $$$ said...

Anonymous said...
Idiots the one that made the decision to close Valencia and Redlands was Manny and then he left. The new CFO continued with that stupid decision when he took over. If you are going to post get the right info. If you don't believe me ask Manny I'm sure you know how to get a hold of him. It was also Manny's idea to purchase that very expensive phone system. He went straight to the board for approval. Go ahead and ask him. If he says "no" then he is a liar!


How do you know this info? John has showed that his information is TRUE! So put up or shut up FUCK FACE or shall I call you BREAD PUDDING FACE?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Today Rodger posted a notice that Wigg had a stroke last Wednesday and that his left leg is paralyzed. He's at Kaiser Sunset. Rodger says he's fine but how can you be fine when you're leg is paralyzed and your still in the hospital?


Dreams do come true, he deserves this and much, much more.

Anonymous said...

What you do, pull Manny's name from a hat? This blog only tells a little about all the things Wigg has done. He has made a lot of people suffer. He abused and tried to destroy reputations just like he ruined the business. No one made Wiggington tell Kim he would whip her ass or sop her up like gravy. No one one told Wiggington to rehire Henry Justice or take Mr Wafa's car or give Patrice Polley a $26,000 auto loan when her credit score was 580. No one told him to go and buy a phone system that didn't work or hire Bea Walker and pay that bitch more than $100,000 a year!! Nope that was all all Wiggington. He ruined a lot of peoples finances and made P1 end 2009/2010 in the negative. So please, stop making excuses for him!!!!!! I don't know if you're Bea, Diedra or Smock or some other idiot from the cu, but shut your mouth because the 2 biggest liars at P1 are Charles Wiggington and Bea Walker formerly of Williams Sonoma!!!!!!!!!! And no, I am not sending Wiggington a get well card cause the board should have fired his ass 2 years ago!!!

Anonymous said...

Bea you are a bitch, so stop writting about Manny, or could it be some bitch on the board? Whats going on sound like some one wnat to put Manny in bad light, Why?

Anonymous said...

Why try and drag Manny into Wigg's mess? Sounds like someone wants to get people to believe Manny is behind the cu's failures. You can't sell that here. Wiggington said he chose the phone system. If Manny chose it then why did Wiggington take full credit? And if Manny went to the board to get approval to close "some" branches why didn't they close the branches when he was there? And why did Wiggington say that Bea and Saeid decided to close Valencia and Redlands if Manny was the one who made the decision? Anyway Manny left in Dec 2009 and the branches closed in Oct/Nov 2010. Everything Wiggington said contradicts what you say Manny did. Are we now not supposed to believe when Wiggington said he was going to fire certain people and they all eventually got fired. What was that Manny too? And what about Bea saying she was going to fire people who the voices in her head told her were the bloggers? Are we to believe that it was Manny? And what about her telling the board that remodeling and putting in a call center would bring in new business? Look at the reports for 2009 and 2010, they show loss after loss after loss. Is that Manny too? Recently Bea opened up her big mouth and told managers what ex-employees are trying to sue P1. You going to blame that on Manny? You better think twice whoever you are about why you're trying to blame Manny for what Wiggington did. You have an agenda but clearly you're trying to get attention away from Wiggington. Guess what? Too late.

Anonymous said...

Now Bea, you know Manny didn't close any branches and you know he didn't buy the phone system. Only Wiggington and the Board could have approved closing a branch or buying a phone system. Remember when you got up in that all staff meeting and told us how you were going to make things better and bring in new business. It hasn't happened and never will while you're COO. And remember how you said you knew who the blogger was and how you were going to shut down the blog in May 2010. And remember how you said you were doing everything to save the receptionist's job. She's not there anymore is she? And remember how you said you wanted to strip Rodger of his power and that he was not needed at P1. Well you took HR from him but he has it back and he's now in charge while Wiggington is away. What happened Bea? Seems like nothing you do ever works out. At P1 the biggest liars are all in management- you, Wigg, Sylvia, Rodger, West- all of you have to lie to cover your asses. What happened to your fabulous skip-a-pay and how about that payday loan? They're in the gutter like everything else you do. You were so busy enjoying your big undeserved salary and slandering people that you forgot to do your job. Congratulations Bread Puddin' Face, because of you, everything worse since you slithered through the door. Hope your RSS feed still on.

Anonymous said...

Whoever wrote "Bea you are a bitch, so stop writting about Manny...." So true.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone cares how Wigg's doing?

Anonymous said...

Whoever wrote "And what about Bea saying she was going to fire people
who the VOICES IN HER HEAD told her were the bloggers?"

So true.

I don't believe Wiggington had a stroke. Without proof you can't believe anything he or Smock say. They're trying to get the sympathy vote plus Smock would lie for him. And Bea stop pointing fingers at Manny. Don't you remember how you stalked that poor manager when she rejected you? Geez, get a life or wife.

Anonymous said...

I don't believe it either. He's too much of a scammer.

Anonymous said...

WILL SOMEONE PLEASE THROW SOME WATER ON BEA SO THAT WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST CAN GO TO HELL!!!

Anonymous said...

Why waste good water on her?

Anonymous said...

It says a lot about P1's management when not one person says anything good about them. No one has said they feel bad for Wiggington. He must have done a lot of terrible things to a lot of people.

Anonymous said...

How long will wigg be out of work? If his leg is really paralyzed he's going to probably need a brace because a can won't hold any body who can't use their leg. And was his stroke caused by stress? Does he have high blood pressure? I saw him a month ago and he looked terrible particularly his eyes. Its shocking to see just how that place has fallen apart and what its done to people.

Anonymous said...

Good thing is that Charles being away won't have any effect on the business. When he's there he doesn't do anything anyway.

Anonymous said...

Bea must be pooping cows! Looks like her plans to kick Rodger to the curb back fire. What happened to all her talk how she was going to take hr from him and how he didn't do anything and how he was over paid? She took hr had it what for 2 weeks and how he's got it back. Plus he has West and Esmeralda under him. LOL. Worse while Wiggs out she has to answer to Rodger. LOL. Bea, its like your just a big old *uck up. Your ideas go nowhere. Name 1 thing you do that works? Just one? Come on girl you can name one, can't you?

Anonymous said...

Poor Bea and Wigg. It must be awful to go through life destroying people so you can always get your way and then in the end, not getting your way.

Anonymous said...

I don't get how Smock is supposed to be temp CEO when he stinks at HR. He knew what Wigg did to so many people and he knew how Bea backstabbed employees. At P1 thry run with whatever they think might work but they don't know what they're doing that's why since Harris left they ended 2 years in the negative. Its always the guessing game with these clowns.

Anonymous said...

It'll be interesting to see when Wiggington gets back and if he did have a stroke. In the meantime, there's a struggle going on. Bea had her plans to take over, that's why she set up her clique with Joseph and Yvonne. Did anyone notice how Joseph and Yvonne weren't close to Wiggington or Smock? She got Diedra to back her up thats why she got to waste all that money remodeling and setting up all those products that failed. She is just like Wiggington because from 2007 to 2009 he got his way with the board and they let him do almost anything he wanted including BUYING the $600,000 phone system and the new email program. He bought that check card embosser thats been sitting unused in the safe and he started so much crap that never went anywhere. Bea was pushing Smock far away but it all back fired with Suzanne filed that complaint against Bea. That stopped Bea and gave Wigg the chance he needed to get Smock back in and start pushing Bea away. Now that Yvonne's pulled away from Bea all she has Joseph and Gema. If you ask employees at every branch they'll all tell you how much they hate Bea because the woman has made working at P1 horrible.

Sick of Bea #1 said...

Bea got hired by the board for 4 reasons. She was supposed to cut expenses and she was supposed to bring in new products and add fees that would bring in money. She was also supposed to fix the mess Wiggington made. The board didn’t do there homework and check her out because if they had they would have found out what her reputation was in the industry plus maybe they would have found out why she got fired from Universal CU. But the board listened to Diedra Harris Brooks who has to be the stupidest chairperson in the industry. Instead of doing what she promised, Bea started building alliances. She got hired 6/2009 and by 09/2009 she had already got in good with Diedra and her buddy girl, Yvonne Boutte. She also started to complain that Wiggington talked too much, was too loud and didn’t have good ideas and she got the board to tell him to step back and let her do her thing. He was so pissed and the only person he had on his side was Rodger Smock, the world’s worst HR director. Be made up a clique with Joseph and Yvonne and they took over credit resolutions, loan department and the call center. She brought in Saeid and took over accounting. She pushed Wiggington in the corner and then went after his only friend, Rodger. She started by complaining that she didn’t like that everyone went to Rodger for everything. She didn’t like that he had access to employee files and she thought he was lazy and a big waste of money. She was right on the last two.

Sick of Bea #2 said...

She told the board she had to remodel South Pasadena to bring in new business and they let her. So she spent over $40,000 on new carpeting and she bought all new vertical blinds, remodeled her office, put new floor in the employee lounge and bought umbrellas for the patio. She remodeled her office and Wiggington’s and she spent $5000 of CU money on a new laptop. Business didn’t improve- it got worst. She wanted to get close to Suzanna and offered her a post in South Pasadena but something happened and she turned against Suzanna. A lot of us wonder what happened because Bea started to tell Yvonne, Joseph and a lot of employees that she no longer like Suzanna. When Suzanna went out on medical leave, Bea started visiting Valencia and she and Sylvia Perez started getting the Valencia staff on their side. Soon Dana and Judith started to complain about Suzanna. Bea promised Judith the assistant branch manager job at Burbank and she promised Dana the assistant branch manager job at Valencia. In fact, Dana got back from maternity leave 6 weeks early because she was anxious to start her new job but Suzanne quit which changed all of Bea’s plans. Bea never really liked Judith or Dana and so she transferred Judith to Santa Clarita and Dana to Burbank and said that the long drive would make them quit and that way P1 wouldn’t have to pay unemployment. Maybe if Bea had done the job she was paid to do and spent less time destroying the working environment, maybe P1 wouldn’t be in the trouble it is now. But Bea couldn’t done this without the help of people like Yvonne and Sylvia and greedy staff like Dana and Judith who thought backstabbing was the way to move up the ladder at this loser CU.

Anonymous said...

Shazamm!!!!

Anonymous said...

We don't need your misery. If your an employee who hates P1 then go work somewhere else and if your a member who not happy go open an account somewhere else.

Anonymous said...

FARTFACE WE KNOW THAT YOU GUYS DON'T CARE ABOUT THE MEMBERS CLOSING THEIR ACCOUNTS. DUMBASS IF THE MEMBERS CLOSE THEIR ACCOUNTS YOU WON'T HAVE A JOB.

Anonymous said...

Oops, guess that never occurred to anonymous. Typical Wiggington/Walker defender, always putting their foot in their mouth.

Anonymous said...

Guess we now know that Bea Walker stayed dry and did not melt away DAMN IT.

Anonymous said...

They said Wiggington is back at home and has to do therapy. Guess he did have a stroke. He's been such a big liar a lot of people didn't believe Rodger. Whats sad is no one says they feel bad for him but thats the way he made people feel for him. Worse is a lot of employees hate Bea more than Wigg. They made their bed.

Anonymous said...

Okay, Wiggington can't possibly have had a stroke. He's been calling South Pasadena every day since he got home and talking people's ears off telling them how much he's suffering. Really? When you have a stroke, do you spend hours on the phone talking? He wants to be the center of attention and wants everyone to pity him. The only one's I pity are the employees who have had to work with him all these years. Poor employees. He's been calling Rodger, Sylvia, Saeid, Bea, Lynette and other people. Diedra, put a muzzle on your big black dog, he's giving me a stroke. He's too stupid because if he had done his homework he would know people with strokes need rest and therapy not long phone sessions. And why is he calling the job, doesn't he have any friends in his real life?
Wasn't being accused of sexual harassment or taking a member's car enough attention? Mr. Candy Ass Sissy needs to quit because most people don't care if he ever comes back to work. And funny how he had a stroke just when the auditors arrived at South Pasadena. What are the odds? Was he afraid of answering their questions? Was he afraid they might find something? And yeah, we signed cards and sent him flowers because we felt we had to otherwise or you get targeted by hatchet face Walker. While the auditors were here no nothing Rodger Smock had to talk to them. What does Miss Smock know about audits? And Bea had to bring in a new IT guy because her buddy and friend, Randy McBride is useless. If you call Randy for something simple like a sign on problem, it takes him 30 to 60 minutes to fix the problem. Thanks Bea, you really know how to pick them. So how much are you spending on having to hire someone to do what Randy should already know? Is that your way of saving money? Puddin' Face just doesn't get it, does she?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said "Mr. Candy Ass Sissy needs to quit because most people don't care if he ever comes back to work."

First of all its Miss Candy Ass Sissy and if Miss Charles can't bring attention to herself, then who will?

Anonymous said...

You think after all the probelms he caused because of his big mouth that Wigg would have learned to keep it shut! He likes to talk about things that are stupid and he really believes people want to hear him talk. Here's some advice, if you're going to PRETEND you're sick, act sick.

Anonymous said...

Wigg is going to try and milk this one. He wants pity because his reputation is crap and he's burned so many bridges he'll get a few people to act like they care. The day he leaves P1 it'll be good riddence and maybe the cu will finally get the chance make money like it did under Mr Harris.

Anonymous said...

Wiggington is an abuser and over years slandered so many people. That's how he got rid of a director, 2 avp's, and a lot of other employees. He's so insecure and needy he has to talk to make himself the center of attention and look bigger, better then everyone else but in the end he's just an uneducated low life. Now he's trying to get pity for something we don't know he really has. He lies all the time and if you don't know him you might believe a lot of his lies. Backstabber, liar, cry baby and the worst president P1 has ever had all wrapped in one sloppy ugly package.

Anonymous said...

The good thing is you don't see Bea around that much. Don't know why they had Smock talk to the auditors instead of Bea who is operations and yeah, they hired an IT person because her friend, Randy, can't do anything. He's the worst. They hadd Tsui who was great but she didn't like him because he told a lot of what she wanted couldn't get done so she hired Randy who can't do anything. He's a lot like her- useless.

Anonymous said...

If Charles had liquid in his lungs and if he had a stroie then how come he's coming back on March 14th? How convenient that he is coming back after the auditors left.

Anonymous said...

If Charles had liquid in his lungs and if he had a stroie then how come he's coming back on March 14th? How convenient that he is coming back after the auditors left.

Thats because he's a bullshit artist and all he can do is lie. He lies about the financials, he lies about his inteligence, he lies about being sick. If you get to know him he'll tell you his black BMW is worth $100,000 and his house is worth $1 million. I looked up his home value on the internet and his house is worth less than $300,000 plus if you see it you know its not worth anywhere near $1 million. As for his cars, there all old and that BMW is probably worth $3000 at most! He's just a big liar.

Anonymous said...

LOL. I've seen his black bmw. He once told us it has a custom phone system. The phone looks like a walkie talkie. And that house he lives in is in the Echo Park ghetto. If he's coming back to work its probably because he was never sick. I think the man would lie to his own mother.

Anonymous said...

Elections are comming and I understand 3 people have put in to run now is our chance to get rid of the old board and bring in new people. Of coures thats if gthey do not find a reason to block them from running.

Anonymous said...

Members are also owners and they have a right to choose how the credit union should be run. They can elect new board members and supervisory committee people and they can get rid of useless Diedra Harris Brooks. They can also make Wiggington explain why he chose to run Priority into the ground. They have power, they just have to use it!!!

Anonymous said...

PS: 2 of the people who want to run are from the usps and they're sick of what Diedra has done. A message to postal carriers, Diedra was a retail manager at the post office. She does not have any ties to the carriers or non-management and she has acted on the board like a lot of managers- not looking out for the interest of the workers and members. She's always had that "I'm shit" and you're not. She's right, she is shit. She protected Wiggington, she hired Bea Walker, she covered up sexual harassment, she let Wiggington get away with taking a member's car and she let a lot of good employees get harassed. Plus she didn't do anything to stop all the losses in 2009 and 2010! And she approved that $20 million loan Wiggington borrowed. Its time to kick that old witch to the curb.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what Diedra has on Wiggington that she protects him? What does she get out of keeping him and why hasn't the state investigated the board?

Anonymous said...

It must be good because no one can explain why Wiggington is still at the credit union.

Anonymous said...

I understand employees can't complain but what about the members? Don't they care about the credit union how its being run?

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