Wrong on So Many Levels
BAYTOWN, TEXAS -- I was just fired this morning, from my job as a server, at Chili's Bar and Grill, in Baytown, TX 77520. I started working there on October 24, 2011. I arrived to work everyday groomed, clean, looking great, positive attitude, huge smile, and ready to make money for my company and myself.
When I started this job, no one at work knew I was being physically abused at home. The bruises were always under my clothes, and hidden. I left him finally in November, moved and he found me shortly. I had to tell my manager when he started breaking in my house, throwing bricks through my windows, and choked me out. He once drug me down a flight of outdoors stairs, pulling out chunks of my hair, stomping my head till I was unconscious. I had bruises all on my back, neck, sides, and legs. When I called in that morning, one of the managers questioned my honesty about the situation in front of everyone... After all that, I pulled up my shirt and showed her and everyone else how my entire torso was a huge bruise. She never apologized for calling me a liar. I was written up for not giving an appropriate amount of time before my shift before calling in. Are you serious???
I showed them copies of the police reports, my Emergency Protective Order, and the bruises, cuts, and was STILL written up, because she said that despite my "personal problems", Chili's still had to run.
Throughout the following months, I moved three times, had the cops called numerous times, beat every time my ex found me, had a life long friend die, and eventually had the ex put in prison for three years. During all that, I only missed one day of work, and I was late a few times. I had no vehicle because my truck had bullet holes in it(still does), maybe had one guest complaint, never had a table walk out on a tab, always had a positive attitude, and I got fired for what????
I am so disgusted because I always loved Chili's and was so excited for a new start when I got hired. This has shown me that the corporate world truly has no heart. The touch of humanity is almost completely lost to all of us.... Smh...