Wendy's/First Sun Management Corp. Complaint - Dont go to work for FSMC DBA Wendy's
WILMINGTON NC / CLEMSON SC, NORTH CAROLINA -- I have some inside information in regards as to how the managers of Wendy's Restaurants which are owned by the First Sun Management Corporation of Clemson, SC.
Recently, a new store was opened in Greenville, NC. This store is so understaffed that it's not funny. The District Managers for FSMC are mandating that managers from their Wilmington and Jacksonville NC stores drive to this new store in Greenville NC to work to help the new store out. Now, normally, this is not a cause for alarm. However, there are some interesting and upsetting facts to this mandate:
1) Managers are required to go there on their day off (Managers are salaried) and not receive any pay or other compensation for their (so called personal) time.
2) These managers are required to drive their personal vehicles to this new store in Greenville. The distance from the Wendy's at Porter's Neck Rd in Wilmington NC to this new store is well over 100 miles one-way.
3) These managers are required to provide their own gas for this trip. They have not been offered any type of reimbursement for the high cost of fuel these days. FYI Regular Unleaded gasoline is our area is a minimum of 2.50 per gallon at the moment and will most likely be much higher when these trips begin.
4) These managers have been threatened witht he loss of their jobs if they do not comply with the requests of their District Managers (Officed in Clemson SC).
I think it is rather interesting that FSMC makes themselves look like such a good place to work, and then they do the old "bait and switch" like this. Personally, I would flat out REFUSE to drive my personal vehicle that great of a distance when I was required to do so to keep my job and my bosses happy and not receive any type of reimbursement for the amount of gasoline it takes to travel that far, especially for only 3 hours of work per trip.
These managers have been told this is a one time trip. What's to say that this couldn't turn into a thing where these people would be having to drive to this new store once twice or more per week?
One of their new District Managers, a former General Manager (individual store manager) has been known to remove funds from her store's safe in order to fund personal purchases and other unauthorized expenditures. In the past one or two of the Assistant Managers at this particular store has been accused of misplacing funds since their daily deposits were coming up short. I see a red flag here.
One of their new General Managers (individual store manager) has been observed using extremely vulgar, foul, abusive and violent behvaior towards his employees. He has been heard cursing at them where every customer present in the store could hear every single word. He has been observed throwing chairs at his employees and making other obscene gestures or comments.
Is this the type of people you want running a restaurant where you are eating? I would not like to eat in this type of establishment. I would not want to give my money to a company that subjects their employees to this type of behavior.
Personally, I have refused to eat at any of the Wendy's in eastern North Carolina for these reasons. My employer treats me with respect and always offers to reimburse me if I have to use my personal vehicle for any business related travel. How a company that strives on quality can treat their hard working employees in this manner, is beyond me.
I imagine that Dave Thomas is rolling over in his grave over things like this. I am sure that when he started the Wendy's legacy, he never envisioned any of his employees being treat in this manner.
If you like long hours, low pay, continued lack of recognition for any of your efforts, and being lied to repeatedly, go to work for these people.
That's it for now.