IHOP Informative - Harassing Management
VININGS, GEORGIA -- I have worked for IHOP for nine years. Today I was fired.
I was set up from day one. My life has never been perfect. It's far from that. However, I have always been a faithful employee. I loved my job and still do. All I wanted was to succeed.
But others made sure that it did not happen.
I was rehired because of the promise I showed for the company. I took a two year break before that so I could look at other aspects of the Hospitality Industry. I came back to IHOP because of my love and experience for the company.
I was sent to a store that needed to be helped because of all the problems they had with staffing or at least that was my impression.
I went in there with high hopes that I would be finally trained for a management position. Hopefully a GM slot would open when I finished.
However when I arrived I was put into a server's position. Which was fine I knew I had to prove myself. I gave every inch that I could spare to them. They did not care for my input or opinions and I was put on the back burner.
My past was still an issue with the current General Manager. He classified me as a drama queen with too many issues.
The past is the past and I was just trying to move on with my life and finally have something I could be proud of.
The servers at that location ran the store and all the manager did was look back at them and watch. He cursed at us. He belittled us every chance he got. When I asked he for help with my recertification he refused and brushed me aside.
The servers cursed back at him and he still to this moment in time won't do anything about it.
This angered me and I said something about it. He said to wait after the new year and he would take action then.
The new year and he still has done nothing.
An unfortunate thing happened with me and a customer right at the beginning of the year.
A lady came in and tried to sit in a closed station. I went up to her and asked if she would like to sit in another station because their was no server and she said she wanted to stay there. I said okay and turned and saw another server bringing her menus. I figured she was going to wait on them.
This server and I did not get along because this person had a very negative attitude. Did not care about her job and talked to everyone with disrespect. She got talking to the lady and the next thing I knew that lady was calling me a Racist. She called over the MOD and then started calling her a dirty, greasy white lady.
To make this long story short I was considered by my manager and this lady to be a racist. Never in my life or career have I been called that. I got along with everyone at some degree.
Anyways I was fired on the next complaint that this manager received over eggs. I went to the back because one of my coworkers was wanting to quit. The General Manager told me to get the hell out of his kitchen and I gave him a look and started to walk out. He then followed me and told me to run my checkout papers.
He had no right to talk to me or anyone that way. But that was the deck I was dealt.
My main reason of this complaint is simply because I was set up for failure. I was yelled at and cursed at since the first time my first day. They be held responsible for his actions.
But he won't because he never is. I was told to call and talk to whoever I wanted because it would do no good. Just because your a manager that does not give you the right to be unprofessional and unethical. Something should be done about this reoccurring problem.