"Doesn't every man have to do something at one point of his existence to achieve a greater purpose?"

Batieufaye lays out the facts of an Employer Suggestion Program implemented by a tribal-owned gaming club that prompted his zealous and continuing submission of ideas. These original ideas resulted from having taken a Travel and Tourism college course at Johnson & Wales and then applying that knowledge with experience gained working six years on the club floor as a Guest Services Representative. One suggestion earned him a $25 reward, but additional submissions were discouraged by his supervisor. Batieufaye kept making lengthy suggestions, even after management questioned his mental stability. This brought a "cautious ultimatum" to see a therapist or lose employment. Finally forced to leave in 2004, he observed that his ideas were being implemented without acknowledgment by any management official.

Those who have lived there over the past decades will immediately recognize the thinly veiled name used for the Gaming club, which the author charges with employee mistreatment. The puzzling question is why this case, with documented evidence to prove its merit, has neither shown up in court nor in the local media. Batieufaye explains his reluctance to seek a lawyer, which is the same reason he refused to get notary validation for his submissions. He admired the tribal leaders and expected that his efforts would simply be praised. Now he charges the gaming club with appropriation without credit of his suggested marketing anonymous slogan and likewise his recommendations for a large tower to accommodate overnight guests and an upscale restaurant.

Batieufaye expects this book to sell off the shelves and vindicate him. He promises royalties will go to support animal safety. His written submissions were well-formulated and business-like. Wherever passion takes over, word choices seem adapted from current media. A glossary helps support his meaning.

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