TEXAS -- Hello, I am a very upset mother. I loved Dennys, I never thought bad about the servers, cooks and hostesses until my daughter started working with Dennys. I have a 16 year old daughter that started working at Dennys since March 2006 till now - Sept. 06. She is a very smart girl, but very rebelious at this point in her life. I made a choice to allow her to work to see if this would change her ways of thinking and to become more responsible. She is wondering about who she really is. Well, its been HELL!!!! Since she has started working there, she has become comfortable in thinking that smoking is cool, cocain snorting on the job is cool, opening whip cream bottles with her co-workers to suck up the air it contains to feel wheezy, and staying at her will way beyond her punch out time,(might I add that now I have an idea as to why she might be staying there late, she might be snorting crap to feel good with the rest of the junkies), having that this goes against the Texas Law allowing a minor to work past 10:30pm on school nights and 11:30pm weekends. One time she worked from 6pm to 5:45am saying that they needed help. If she goes in at 6pm she is sapposed to stop work at 11:00pm but she is never ready when I go pick her up. She has excuses that they are short handed, bla bla bla. Maybe this drug makes her feel like staying there and not come home, but, one manager is aware of this. I have already complained to one manager that I suspected she doing drugs and she was getting it at work. I also suggested they do a random drug screening and all she told me was that if she did a random drug test that she would have to fire every employee. Then I suggested they needed to pull my daughter in and give her a great big scare and tell her drugs are not allowed in the workplace and that they are illegal and restricted in the workplace or else one would be fired on the spot. You see, I am seeking managements help to help my 16 year old make better choices and that was not what I expected coming from a manager. The smoking was also mentioned, so they said they talked with her. She is not to take 15 minute breaks outside, but they still let her. A manager should not allow a minor to work past the Texas Law requirements. They do not seem to be strict with policy and they tell her nothing, or write her up or demand she clock out at the time she is sapposed to. In other words if my 16 year old is willing to slave till the next day they will take advantage of a 16 year old. I have learned a lot of crap that goes on in that work place. I REGRET letting her work there. But now she loves her job so much and is a very dependable worker. Her registers are always balanced. These managers obviously don't really see that if they don't hear me and acknowledge my concerns for my 16 year old, then I have no other choice but to go to corporate office and clean house. I have to mention that I have been tempted to report the selling of drugs to a minor in the Denny's location. I read their employee policy handbook it does mention a drug free work place, but management is to busy or tired or even both to care about a drug free environement. Monday August 28, 2006 she came home with cocain, I did not realize it till the daylight hours that she had stayed up all night, wired. I was so angry, yes, she makes her choices but the managers have not done crap about this problem. One of her co-workers is selling it to her. This is just recent she started doing this crap. She is using all her tip money on this crap. One manager told me that she knows that one woman is a cocain addict and one guy does marijuana. I NEED VERY GOOD ADVISE AS TO HOW TO APPROACH THIS MATTER TO THE MANAGERS. I DON'T WANT THEM TO FIRE MY DAUGHTER BUT I DON'T NEED HER TO BE LED THE WRONG PATH OF JUNKY LOW LIFE PEOPLE. Those employees need strict, honest, smart, responsible and caring Managers. They set the example. I already rang a bell to the corporate office asking them what they would do if they suspected drugs in the workplace, they referred my question to the owner of this location. My daughter was upset saying that someone sent the managers a letter about cocain and now they are requesting random drug screening. She feels its her fault if any co-workers get fired. WHAT DOES ANYONE THINK ABOUT MY PROBLEM??? WHAT ADVISE CAN YOU GIVE ME???? NEED MUCH FEEDBACK. STRESSED, WORRIED, MOM.