That check was disappointing like I thought. They cheated me! The contract said $13.50 which is absurdly low. But the check said $13 an hour. I’m out $1.50!
I was there on time but nobody came. The manager didn’t even know who was coming. I waited 20 minutes for someone to come. I hate quick turn around days. I figured I would be stuck there till 6PM. We did not get an order until an hour after we were open. I think most of the orders come from 3rd party and phone orders.
We have some device that slices tomatoes that was broken so I had to slice them by hand. I had to remember everything I learned from cooking shows not to cut myself. Like I did at the rice bowl place. Here is a list of the items that I’ve seen that are broken; cash drawer, sink, ice keeper thing, vegetable slicer thing, and cheese pump. It’s sad when the area manager is ok with all the broken things in there. The door sensor has been broken since Wednesday.
This guy comes in and keeps talking to the other guy there working with me. Talking about he’s new to the area. Running restaurants, cheesesteaks, and other nonsense. While he won’t shut up and orders are coming in from me talking them and 3rd party delivery services. I keep having trouble with the register. We are getting backed up while this guy blabs on about his life story. He gave the guy I was working with some Instagram handles. I checked them out I think that guy needs backing to start another business. He had 2 failed restaurants in the area. Worst of all he didn’t even order anything!
It was like the rice bowl place I worked at on a week day really busy for an hour or so then nothing. It didn’t help with the guy who talked for a long time and ordered nothing. When there was a break in the action I told the area manager that my check was short. I could not just let this go by. He said we were short staffed so he was going to call Orlando to come so we could take a break. The stuck register drawer was really frustrating me. At first they were blaming it on my inexperience, but that thing was just broken.
Orlando told me that the location I work at and the one he tried to poach me for are not busy. Does this mean they are closing?
Why is me leaving such a big deal? I gave notice. If the manager thinks I’m a problem and I leave then the problem I was causing goes away. It was the same logic my mom and I used on my 6th grade teacher.
When my shift was almost over I saw that guy writing ads for the place on Indeed. I only got a quick look.
My shift ended at around 4PM and I was shocked. I thought I was gonna be stuck there till 6PM.
My mom was talking to my cousin telling him about that everything is broken at this job and the one I walked out on. And how a high school senior is an assistant manager.
I looked it up their homecoming is on October 2nd.
I went online to read their ad. I can’t believe they put the low pay rate in the ad. How is that going to entice anybody? It’s so ridiculously low. Let’s see if I can find all the lies in the ad they posted. “values our employees”, “flexible hours”, “free meals”, and “team environment”. That’s 4 I see right there. I wasn’t even looking that hard. I got a good laugh reading it.
Me? I was foolish enough to apply through the website of the restaurant itself.
This is how I would write an ad for them. I wanna make it real casual like. “Hey people, Do you enjoy getting paid very little an hour to work at a dead restaurant? That gets about 30-40 orders in 6 hours? Like fighting with broken equipment that slows you down? Do you want to work with catty high school students? And a manager who thinks he is a psychiatrist? Enjoy cleaning? Cause you’re gonna do that a lot. Say goodbye to any free time. We own you now! Free meals, but only chicken sandwiches and all the old fries you can eat! At (name of restaurant chain) ‘We don’t set you up to fail’.”
At least my ad was honest.
Day 13 of 14