Cracker barrel Informative - Sweat shop in disguise
I am basically a new employee (server) at Cracker Barrel in North Carolina. When I first hired in the trainer was very helpful and nice making it a good transition coming out of early retirement. I do need to work as I was recently divorced and had to surrender half of my pension. Back to the subject, the managers make it so nice for you when you first get on the floor, but after you are on board for a month, the real Cracker Barrel comes out of the walls. Besides me working my area of 4 tables and when its busy thats walking, refills, serving, busing tables, making your silverware quota and running food out to other tables. One extremely busy day, I got a drink of water and I heard my name being screamed out to me about running food out to tables. They do not talk to you they holler at you like you are some kind of lowlife lethario. I do not think or even recall when I was allowed to drink or eat a little break. I thought it was the law when you work over a certain period of time that you are allowed breaks. Well, not at this Cracker Barrel you do, and if you do your job is at stake. I actually am a nervous mess when I work as I feel that I am doing something wrong all the time day in and day out. Managers never praise you for a good job, they always look for fault and will be glad to notify you of it, believe me. I really need the job, but its a shame that business with food service is like Walmart in all means.