The manager of Tameka Foster's Estella Boutique, has just tendered her resignation to Ms. Foster-Raymond. As you know, Foster-Raymond is the baby mama of R&B crooner Usher's two sons.
In an email sent to industry tastemakers and published on Zeralyn.com, makeup artist Rebecca Bussert (pictured above) writes "I won't work for a disrespectful, conceited person."
In her bio posted on her facebook page, Bussert writes: "I value intelligence and integrity in others; I don't care for flippant, ignorant pigs." There is no doubt to whom she is referring.
Bussert, who is Caucasian, wrote that Foster-Raymond's racist attitude and poor management skills is what drove off her prospective clients and employees.
I have observed some ridiculous things during my time working for you, Ms. Foster-Raymond, and I am glad to say that I will no longer work for such a farce as you. I have seen you ridicule potential workers such as Mr. Phil Plunkett, who gave you an estimate for shoe cabinets. After you lauded his work and said that this job would be beneath him, yet you called him to come in and do an estimate, you said that his estimate was way too expensive, and that you could probably ask “the Mexicans down the street” to do the job.
Before applying for the job, Ms. Bussert did her research on Foster's troubled background and decided to take her chances and work for her anyway:
I have worked for you for just over a month, and after the first couple of days, I can see that the research I did before getting hired gave me ample warning about your character. I only wish I had heeded that research. That fact aside, I can also see that you have no idea how to operate a business or take ownership in it.
In her rather lengthy email, Bussert complained that Foster-Raymond was "an extremely disrespectful, rude, careless individual" to work for. Bussert wrote that Foster-Raymond made unrealistic demands on her time without ever clearly defining her job duties.
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As a new manager with no definite job description, you kept adding things to the list as Highest Priority even when I was working on plenty of other high priority things. I’m confident that if you assigned me a definite job description (or any other employee, for that matter), it would read: ‘You must do EVERYTHING right now, because I’m simply too busy being Tameka Foster Raymond to do any kind of WORK at my own store.’
But the last straw for Bussert was when Foster-Raymond accused her of stealing merchandise from the store. Bussert says Foster-Raymond has accused all of her former employees of stealing:
I am offended that you accused me of stealing, as you have done with so many others. I have a text message from Al Capers, who has worked off and on with you for many years, that reads, “She accuses everyone of stealing.” From the research that I did prior to working for you, I learned that you have in fact been arrested for petty theft in the past. Psychologically, you must think that everyone steals because you learned it at a young age. That is not the case. I wasn’t wearing your things around the store and subsequently bringing them home, as you had claimed that others did in the past—and as you did. I know the merchandise is YOURS...