Melissa Smith Hall
2 months ago
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I’ve been working in a restaurant for about 2 months. I took the job as a way to add some additional income to my retirement. Suddenly when the new schedule came out last week, I was not given any hours. I texted the scheduler and asked if this was an oversight. She gave me one day of work. This week, the schedule came out and again, I was given no hours. I have always had an impeccable work record. I show up on time, I work all day with no breaks. I do not understand this type of behavior. How do I handle this? I get the hint that they are trying to get rid of me, but what a crappy way to do it. Are they trying to force me to Tinder my resignation, so that I would not be eligible for unemployment? Your insights would be greatly appreciated it. I feel like the customers appreciated my work as I received good tips and positive compliments. I’m puzzled as I’ve never been treated this way.

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Nur Yunlu

Hello Melissa, I was in a similar situation last year. My boss started to schedule me one or two shifts a week versus other workers. I was a hard worker, did well with my side work, gave good customer service, and always was on time. I was the second senior worker at the restaurant. I talked with my boss kindly and explained my situation. Her response was nothing she could do, and there were no shifts to schedule for me. The following week, she didn't schedule me at all. I was shocked and upset. All I did was kindly ask her and show my willingness to work. At this point, I need shifts to work and make some income, especially after the covid closure. I started to apply for other restaurant jobs, and eventually, I got hired by another restaurant.

Hello Melissa, I was in a similar situation last year. My boss started to schedule me one or two shifts a week versus other workers. I was a hard worker, did well with my side work, gave good customer service, and always was on time. I was the second senior worker at the restaurant. I talked with my boss kindly and explained my situation. Her response was nothing she could do, and there were no shifts to schedule for me. The following week, she didn't schedule me at all. I was shocked and upset. All I did was kindly ask her and show my willingness to work. At this point, I need shifts to work and make some income, especially after the covid closure. I started to apply for other restaurant jobs, and eventually, I got hired by another restaurant.

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Deanna Ortiz

I would definitely ask for a meeting with the manager and scheduler to get to the bottom of what is going on. Open communication, especially in restaurants is so important at work.

I would definitely ask for a meeting with the manager and scheduler to get to the bottom of what is going on. Open communication, especially in restaurants is so important at work.

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Elizabeth Aparicio

The same thing happen to me. I had worked at the restaurant for 9 months. I had contracted covid and was out for 3 weeks. When I texted my manager I was finally negative. I never got a reply or a schedule.

The same thing happen to me. I had worked at the restaurant for 9 months. I had contracted covid and was out for 3 weeks. When I texted my manager I was finally negative. I never got a reply or a schedule.

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Vivian J Draper

Pray for God's direction and start looking for another job with a positive attitude. It will prove be a much better opportunity.

Pray for God's direction and start looking for another job with a positive attitude. It will prove be a much better opportunity.

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lisa smiley

You may still qualify for unemployment, look into it, and don't give them any reason to fire you.

You may still qualify for unemployment, look into it, and don't give them any reason to fire you.

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Christine Lipscomb

Ugh, that stinks. I am sorry. I hate that sneaky stuff. That is what they do, I have seen managers windle down peoples hours just so they don't have to pay for unemployment. There are some pretty backwards tricks employers and managers do. I wouldn't worry about it. Go find an employer who will appreciate you.

Ugh, that stinks. I am sorry. I hate that sneaky stuff. That is what they do, I have seen managers windle down peoples hours just so they don't have to pay for unemployment. There are some pretty backwards tricks employers and managers do. I wouldn't worry about it. Go find an employer who will appreciate you.

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maria burgos

To Everyone out there is been a hard year or more with covid flying around and I been brushed off and ignored as a employee in my jobs if you feel that is not right then report it so these so called managers can do there job right and stop with the injustice. Is not right or healthy to be in a job walking on eggshells, I think is time to show someone that we deserve respect in the workplace as well . Good luck to you all, on your job search . Be safe.

To Everyone out there is been a hard year or more with covid flying around and I been brushed off and ignored as a employee in my jobs if you feel that is not right then report it so these so called managers can do there job right and stop with the injustice. Is not right or healthy to be in a job walking on eggshells, I think is time to show someone that we deserve respect in the workplace as well . Good luck to you all, on your job search . Be safe.

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maria burgos

Hello I am going through the same thing as we speak. I don't understand why did the manager bother to hire me in the first place just to give me 1 or 2 days of work in a week? In my opinion is have to do with age I am almost in my 50s and I just got replaced with a school kid. I wish you luck with your job search and as a person I don't know why they doing this to good workers.

Hello I am going through the same thing as we speak. I don't understand why did the manager bother to hire me in the first place just to give me 1 or 2 days of work in a week? In my opinion is have to do with age I am almost in my 50s and I just got replaced with a school kid. I wish you luck with your job search and as a person I don't know why they doing this to good workers.

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marylou boccia

My experience with my new job was, one of the servers that was there for 6 yrs.,didn't like me.The customers loved me. They only gave me 6hours to tell me I wasn't good enough. I have been a server for many yrs.

My experience with my new job was, one of the servers that was there for 6 yrs.,didn't like me.The customers loved me. They only gave me 6hours to tell me I wasn't good enough. I have been a server for many yrs.

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