employees beware, no job security
after 22 years of dedication at a upscale nyc club i was let go..i was a full time , restaurant union banquet waiter working 5 to 6 days a week making 55,000 to 65,ooo a year.the issues were, this fine dining restaurant was a frat house behind the scenes, not a good frat either. from day one i was resented because i got the job from the outside and moved in ,over other inside union workers. let the fun begin..the insults that started from certain people were constant and escalated..there is a rotating schedule so i was able to avoid..11 private rooms and you work front of house and back of house..then the locker room issues.i had to move from one locker room downstairs to the upstairs because one of the shop stewards, mexican male, was soliciting me while i changed..he wanted to perform a no traditional act on me. this happened a few times,,i moved..he followed me upstairs, he changed his locker 2. he kept following me to the locker room asking to see me naked, watching me, wanting to take pictures. then my locker mate, kept humping me when passed behind me..i came to work one day and the guys were in a circle with there pants down petting each other. one old man had his toe in another mans backside..there was the stories i had to listen to by the creepy columbian man who was gay, and active his whole life.while i worked there was help once in a while, then this was to come with a price..training was not free, i did not pay..the stories, the touching contiued..my boss who was a perv himself, the gm, told me this was a bunch of men get use to it.later on he invited me to his office and asked if i had touched my self today..his assistant asked me, in front of others if i would come to his office and help him touch him self..all this and more while not helping me , moving my work, swinging pots at me, cursing. not much help when my parents took ill..i lasted 22 years..we even had an incident were the police were called because some one from the club came to parents house at 11pm at night, screaming. years past and i was always on time, no real issues with food, most of the time the kitchen under cooked there food or was not ready and i had to go back to get it..you see we plate the dinners and we pick up each one of the components and transport it to the room.. this in its self, picking up the food can be a big ordeal and takes a lot of your own time to organize..you see the kitchen lkes to play games, especially when they screw up so they distract by playing games with some elses party.lots of stress. years past, new owners new gms and new staff..old staff leaves, retires or fired and what i had done tomake it work was now at step one with new people.. here we go..rude incosiderate smart mouthed people. again , rumors about drugs and sexlife..i avoided until it came to me and they were selling there services to help me, or selling me my reputation , asking perverted questions..one women captain kept asking me to fondle her and if i had sex with men, how about her husband..then there was threats in the locker room, people just flipping out. then the new gm asked me i wanted towatch him touch him self. then he said i looked like i did coke. then the sales lady who told me i looked ilooked like i did oral on men..the hr llady implied i was priveldged and how she grew up n a group home..later on she toldme she knew i liked boys and told me how she like a certain male body,,right paul.!.all this from her, because a fellow waiter needed or wanted me to buy him a coat..ok,,i finally had to got hr...i was exausted because early on in the year i was badly shocked, i took 4 days off after a week, because i could not move..it seemd that some how the main electric power cord for the whole kitchen was not grounded..if you ever see one,it is huge and very hard to come lose. i was working and felt a shock..the electricity was going through the kitchen counter..i warned everyone.. i went back and touched it again to make sure..well, all of the power went through me. i felt it for days. i filed a accident form..after a few weeks it got worse. my feet turned red and i could not pick up my right leg,i could not lay down at night, i had a hard time walking. nobody in comand ever asked if i was okay . so,now we now we move from the begining of the year through the on slaught of insults to the end of the year were i am now in hr office.. i was now worried, about my job..2 new managers were either telling me they hated me or telling me that soon i was going to find out what it was like to lose my job after 20 years..so, i had to go to hr..i told her smallbits at a time, i said i was concerned, was something wrong?? this was a job that wrote me up for saying, good evening lady and gentlemen, because there was no lady there..or writing me up for not showing to a 6 am breakfast after all transportation was closed,snowstorm..i called in at 6am not 2 hours before..ok crazy..so, i was let go..they denied me unemployment for one made up reason after the other. then we went to court were everyone ,,including the judge was telling her she was wrong, there was no reason,i had done nothing.. she could not prove anything. even managers asked me to come back..the judge gave me unemployment in a day and back money in 2. he told me she did not like me. he told them that if it was in his power he would order me back but all he could do was rule in my favor..even my gm asked me back and apologized , nothing happened..i pressed the issue with unemployment,because unemployment does not alwayst have a clue about your case after court.. i called the hotel exec office and told them the out come. well, some people had to be let go because the hr lady had said in court that she did believe me..i was never hired back..i brought work there,, i made them first, even through family illness. ieven think they tried black balling me ,but it failed..it did help that i had friends in high places in the courts and at other hotels..the system had failed me.. nyc can hire and fire at will,,even lie and destroy you along the way..the goverment agencies do not help white 55 year old males, they kept asking me if i was black, spanish or gay..no clause for a shake down.the way to survive, was that i fought them because i was right.. i got a free advocate to go to unemployment with me. i made friends over the years and in present day that helped me find work..it is 8 months now and no ft, only seasonal and agency work..it is work and i can pay my bills, thank god for unemployment and savings..i would hate to see what would f happened if i really done something wrong...p.s. there is so much more..i landed in the bermuda triangle..i do have some promise for full time work but i have to wait a month,,slow season.
An act of kindness at work
Well I just got a raise. But everyone is really nice and understanding and we all work together as a team. We also get to choose the clients we feel we can work with depending on our ability and strength as well as capabilities.
Discrimination /Defamation of Character
I have worked for this company for 9 months. I worked 6-7 days a week 4-5 of those days were open to close. I went above and beyond there and had many regular customers who only wanted me to wait on them. This company is privately owned by Indians who were Muslims which I have no problem with. The manager and most of the staff are Muslims also, this is a Mexican restaurant by the way. But Iam not going to say what restaurant this is. A few weeks ago the owner and his wife were there because the manger was on vacation that week. Someone stole something like $200 right out of her purse. She had her purse sitting on a chair not in the office. Oh and by the way there are cameras everywhere. One of which is facing the bar where her purse supposedly was at. There were 3 of us servers working that day, dishwasher, bartender and cooks working that day. And also, someone was taking top shelf tequila missing with water added to make it look like none was gone. Everyone but me who were working that day were Indians. But Iam getting blamed for stealing her money and taking the liquor. I asked if they had proof of me doing these things on the camera because he was firing me for this. I asked outright if they had proof of me on camera going begin the bar and taking the liquor and stealing her money. Owner said no we didn't see you do any of those things on camera but the owners wife didnt feel comfortable with me there anymore. I didnt do any of the supposed things. I'm not a thief. I work very hard for my money as I was saying in the beginning of all this. After I asked if they had proof I was then told I was going to be suspended not fired. Owner then said if and when they find out who did this and if it was not me, I could come back to work. Oh and if I can do my own investigation to find out who did it I could come back. My question is why was no one else suspended for this? Why only me? By the way in half Korean, half American. I think I'm being discriminated against and they are defaming my character. Can anyone please tell me if ism right or are they right in only suspending me and no one else? I am very upset about this whole situation. And will NOT be working there anymore.
Lazy workers VS. Industrious workers
This one really grinds my gears! I am sure either you or someone you know has a person (or persons) like this where you work. Someone who only does the absolute bare minimum they have to do not to get fired. Someone who is constantly late for work, someone who is always taking long lunches, someone who leaves early several times a month...and has a friend clock them out on time. And here you are. You come to work on time, you never take a long lunch break, you never call in sick, you don't spend half your day checking Facebook or Twitter...you just do you job, and you do it very well. But, when it comes time for raises, you get the same amount as the lazy person. I ask you...where is the motivation to be diligent at a job where someone who is lazy and shiftless gets the same pay and raise amount you do? Why would you work hard? Why would you be on time? It is because you have a great deal of respect for your job and the employer...too bad most of the employers don't recognize that fact.
Is there anything else?
I've worked for over ten years and didn't get state licensed in Mass for my LSW (licensed social worker); or other certifications when I switched and worked as a counselor/clinician/therapist with females in a temporary jail diversion program that is residential. The issue is that I started very late in my career and i am considered "old" by many younger owners of agencies/hiring orgs and such.
I'm told I have so much to offer; but, each time I go to these open houses, or even get hired temporarily---it goes sour quickly. I'm not use to seeing or having workers use the "N" word or the "F" word in front of clients and towards me---a minority worker.
What happened to me isn't something new---I merely got so fed up that I left. Most people tell me I am just another loser for letting people bully me on the job and I should have reported it. But, no--where this place is and how it is run (there isn't one minority working in their administrative offices) and I am seen as a grunt worker; with little value. The organizations' attitude is, "if you don't like it here--then leave!" that's what I did.
I earned a bachelor's degree in English and a masters as a counselor and today, I live below the poverty line; owe so much student loan debt that I have gotten worn out with so much rejection in 9 years of searching to fit in.
I think I should have tried a different career track. I have learned that today---no one really wants to hear about a pity party, and no one wants to read about how I didn't make it---we are only interested in victory and celebrations---but thanks for any comments.
Fired for no reason
I worked with a company for 9 years and out of nowhere, after a full day of work, I was told by my supervisor they were letting me go. When I asked why, he said because of a disagreement we had 6 months ago. I had never been written up, told I was an asset to the company, told I would never be fired because of all I knew and how good I worked all by him. After that disagreement 6 months ago I had went to the HR person and explained and also found out he lied about what really happened. HR never documented it and turned on me also, they are friends. My supervisor had humiliated me once again because everyone new I was being fired. He even let the office staff leave early that day because of it. I was still working and wondered why everyone was leaving. Now looking for a job at 60 years old to start all over. Took me about a month to get over the shock, anger, sadness. Couldn't sleep...I was devastated. I'm still feeling it because I cannot find a job and now with this Coronavirus, things are even worse.
Thank you for listenening....
Supervisor at a fitness club
In July of 2016 I was assaulted by one of my co worker at work. I was lured back to work 2 hrs. after my shift by her and she tried choking me. My boss and manager said to just overlook it Frank, so I did. On Sept 11 2016 her sister came into the mens shower room while I was in the shower and assaulted me while in the shower. I just overlooked it again. For the next two days she told everyone at work she saw me naked in the mens locker room. On Sept 13 2016 I was let go from my job, I was not fired, just let go.
Favortism: A Desease that hurts the real worker
Ever work in a company that uses the "Good Ol' Boy Method?" Talk about a waste of money on idiot workers. It's a known fact the good worker suffers from this known decease. I can attest to this very childish game that they play. I mean, I myself growing up in New Jersey. I can tell you at 16 years of age I was made supervisor of a manufacturing line and I beat all shift production for that day. The other supervisors were scratching their heads on how I achieved the impossible. Well, to keep it simple and give it to you straight ......."I did not use the Good Ol' Boy Method." To clarify this it's simple, I had no favorites around me kissing my ass and I demanded respect and to complete the job right with quality being number one. And how does this wrap up into one word. Inspire the workers to preform better not drill them...............Gee, I don't hold no Master Degree and these stupid visors do. I always thought how stupid can you be having a nucleus of high school bull shit mentality around you. Whatever happened to the Macaurthors and Pattons.........am I alone on this?
An act of kindness at work
The best part of the job was making a few friends that I still keep in touch with.
When you are a new hire, you are not introduced to your co-workers. You are never introduced to the so called big shots either.
Your job description changes daily. You trumy to assist the customer and your are told you did wrong
My 1st supervisor there was kind, helpful and understanding. After she was teansferred to another department, the new ones had no idea how to treat their workers.
Workers are suppose to work to help the customer but.the customer has to speak to numerous agents to hopefully get their issue resolved. i suggested having the agent work from beginning to end and i was shot down. As a comsumer do you want to repeat yourself over and over. I don't. How about having an agent hang up on you. And those sgents get raises and you dont
Empty promises and treated like you don't matter
If a suoervisor sees you do something right they turn it inro something you did wrong.
Don't waste your time.working where you are treated poorly. Their products suck and so does working there