kathryn carrow
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So my daughter is 19 years old and started working at Chick-fil-A. She quickly realized this company treated her very poorly and with this being one of her first jobs she didn’t know her rights as an employee. This company takes advantage of that situation. If she calls in sick from work she loses points if she takes a break and maybe stays out a couple of minutes too long she loses points. If you call in sick three times you’re fired! And they don’t care if you have a doctors note! She started working there very happy and joyful she was really good with customers and she has a great work ethic she’s currently in college and trying to work to. I don’t feel that a 19-year-old girl should be coming home crying because of the way she’s being treated at her job and this isn’t the only Chick-fil-A that treats their employees this way. After seeing what my daughter was going through I visited a different Chick-fil-A in the drive-through I asked the employees two of them how they felt about this job and they both voiced how miserable that company is

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Fred Duley
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So they expected her not to take breaks beyond the allotted time and not take too many sick days? Every employer has expectations. Know what they are and meet the expectations and you are not likely to have any issues. If she can't keep these basic expectations, the problem in not Chick-fil-A, it's her! Just because she had a bad experience and couple of other teenagers did not like working there, does not mean they are a bad employer. Maybe they just expect an honest days work for an honest day's pay? My experience is a lot of young people don't grasp this concept. BTW I travel on my job and have eaten at Chik-fil-A's all over the county. People working there seem to enjoy it.

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Melissa Riccio

As a hiring manager, please for the love of God, teach your child that if they have a job, they need to be there. If they have a time they're supposed to come back from break, they need to be back. At 19, she should be mature enough to understand that every time she is late, or calls off, or doesn't come back on time, it affects someone else! When your "kid" (who is really an ADULT) is late, there's someone standing there waiting to be relieved by her who needs to get their kids from daycare, or pee, or WHATEVER, and that's an inconvenience to them for her to be even ONE minute late. There's a reason daycares charge by the minute when you're late to pick up your kid. Start teaching your offspring that the world does not revolve around them, and that they need to follow the rules and the schedule! SHeesh!

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The Doctor

Side note your kid apparently thinks she is entitled that is how she was raised.. In the workplace you follow the rules PERIOD teach your kid the right way or if you are unable to understand simple logic get someone to do it for her. You cant go through life spoon fed grow up

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Bentura Perez

welcome to the real world....unfortunately ..most of us start out in jobs that frankly do not care about some one Bad health..... one learns to show up to work and college and parenting and funerals and even job interviews ETC...when sick and how many working Moms save their sick days for their kids.....and that is the way it is if one want to keep a lot of jobs....and all of us have had miserable jobs but when you got Bills to pay an adult chooses their misery .... eviction or electricity/water cutoff or be miserable/ possibly sick at work until one finds another job or someone to pay your bills....I am sorry but a "Few minutes late from break is not part of being a productive employee and it is not fair to others who manage to be back on time.....if your daughter has doctor notes ..perhaps...she can stay home and recoup and get her health to the point where she is well enough to meet the attendance requirement of a position she accepts.....

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Leona Schmidt

The company didn't treat her poorly but you, as a parent, did. Explain to your child that when you're hired for a job, listen to what is explained during orientation because every job does cover the requirements of employment. I believe she also signed a document stating she understood what was required. So she failed! Now you are adding to the problem by putting on your Mom Saves the World cape. That is called 'enabling' and it will not let her progress in life. Instead, tell her that it's a simple life lesson and she can move forward and learn from her mistakes or she can complain to you forever and you can continue to vent about a non-existing problem while receiving negative feedback. Make her stronger.

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The Doctor

How dumb are you?
Have you not worked at a job before? This is how most places work. Maybe your kid needs to learn better workplace values from someone other then you clearly you aint got a clue how things work.

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Roxanne Kerr

A 15 min break is exactly what it us 15 minutes- not 17, not 20, not 22- only 15 minutes. She may have an issue with time management and she will need to learn that there are rules she will need to abide by when it comes to life as well as being a productive employee.

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Cathy Cummins

Clearly you love your daughter I get that but once she has grown up enough to go to college and work she is in the real world. Employers have expectations. Possibly you could sit her down and explain to her that this is life. This is how it will always be...just like the rest of us. Good luck

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Johnny R

Yea seems like ur kid needs to grow up. Welcome to the real world. Don’t go past ur breaks and stop getting sick! If you are sick 3 times a month u need to see a doctor and fix your immune system.

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Bill Nichols

she should be more grown up at 19.

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