Saturday, October 1, 2016
I worked in the restaurant business for and I was underpaid and under tipped and screwed out of gratuities from the managers and had child care bills and issues - I didnt contaminate people's food or drinks because they were assholes - I just smiled and continued working because it was the right thing to do . I know managers that ripped off the owners because they felt deserving of more and I knew it was wrong . I turned them in when asked and as a department manager I reported stealing by the general manager and I stuck my neck out for other employees that were being harassed sexually - why because it was the right thing to do . would I do it again - yes I would . most co workers were wonderful same with customers .through the years I have had some great managers and owners .don't get me wrong - but I was honest reliable and and proud of my work ethic and history . I challenge anyone that sees abuse in their job to report it - it is the right thing to do . at the country club I worked I turned in the manager and his friend for taking wine - or ordering thousands of dollars in wine that never made it to the wine list but to the office and beyond and got fired ,the day he fired me he and Jeffrey forced me to say he was my boss when I was the bar manager and was employed by the club and its members , but the firing was considered downsizing and they approved of unemployment insurance but I was not allowed to set foot on the premises for 3 months .and members were not allowed to ask about my leaving with threat of losing their club membership . the few that stayed in touch are very special people .