Cracker Barrel - Very rude managers
FOREST PARK, OHIO -- I only worked at Cracker Barrel about a month before leaving this abusive relationship. I was not properly trained with the side work and made to stay at least an hour and a half after every shift. If I made an error then I would get "corrected" in front of guests. I was constantly scrutinized for my uniforms and mistakes, while my team work and praise from the customers for my service would go unmentioned (aside from Jeff).
Upon my hire I made it clear I needed such a date off for my long term boyfriends boot camp graduation. A week before I was due to leave I put in for a couple extra days since his orders to be shipped out had been delayed another day. I ended up having to call off when I found out we were going to be leaving sooner than expected. As a result the female manager called me and gave me a healthy dose of her wrath. Which included, but not limited to, personal insults, raised voice, and intrusive demand to know my plans/ personal schedule, then I was informed "that wasn't a good enough reason to miss work."
The following day when the schedule was posted they didn't even grant me the time off to see my Sailor's graduation into the military that protects this great Country. (So much for a patriotic restaurant.) I received another phone call from another manager when I was on leave asking why I wasn't there. Apparently they don't check the request time off books.
In a nutshell I refused to be treated in such a lowly manner and will proceed to cut my losses and leave with my self respect intact. Please note, this is not my only complaints with my experience, but the call from the female manager made it clear just how bad that work environment is. I hope this helps.
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