Equal Pay for Equal Work and Dedicated Service
EL PASO, TEXAS -- I am a retired U.S. Army Disabled Vet and also a retired Civilian Law Enforcement Officer. I have been regularly visiting Dennys, located at Montwood and George Dieter, El Paso, Texas, for nearly four years. Since this time, I have gotten acquainted with nearly every manager, Cook, Server, and even dish washers. One of the things and most important, things I have always done a a Leader/Supervisor, is to reward my employee(s) as needed, based upon their performance; as well, disciplined those that did not perform.
One of the things that most bothered me, was a cook by the name of Juan Cook. I have gotten to know him quite well, not as a friend, but an acquaintance. During my discussions with him, I found that he has been a dedicated cook with Dennys for over 20 years.
I, having been going to Dennys for nearly four years, without any doubt, found Juan to be above and beyond, the best of cooks; not only as a cook, but the amount of time it takes him to provide a multitude of orders at a time.
As I conversed with Juan, he shared his salary and amount of pay he has been receiving. I was most astonished, Dennys, being a large franchise, paying this cook, dedicated to Dennys, such a minimal salary. Especially, knowing there have been several other large restaurants attempting to recruit him.
I want to express that I am not a friend to this cook, but only an acquaintance, as I am with all employees.
Going further, this Dennys has gone through a large turnover, due to the new Managers on board. Presently, Alex is the acting Manager. He as well, is truly a professional, and has made changes better for the restaurant. However, while he may agree, does not have such authority to increase ones' pay.
Once it goes above local level, the Manager and cook are at the mercy of regional and corporate level.
Dennys, being such a large franchise, can surely identify those such as Juan, and at least, increase their wages, as an incentive for their dedication, devotion to duty, and services they provide the customers.
I assure all, if they devote a little time to evaluate these type employees, it is advantageous to the Dennys restaurant.
Hoping a little time will be invested, and this individual will be rewarded as such.
Thanking you for your time.
Disabled Vet, Retired U.S. Army