Outback Steakhouse Complaint - How Rude? No Manners. Temper Tantrum
WEBSTER, TEXAS -- I was hired at the Outback located at 481 W. Bay Area Blvd.Webster, TX 77598. I was told to dye my hair because my roots were showing. I said that it was not a problem and that I would have it done immediately. This was on a Monday. I was told to come back on Wednesday at 3pm to take a test over the menu. I studied and I was prepared. My brother was in town from Indianapolis, so I sent him on a fishing trip for the day since I had this test. An hour before the test I received a text message from the Outback trainer. She was TEXTING, how unprofessional, to "remind me" that my test was Thursday at 3pm. She sent me a text message saying that was the date all along. I called her because this was incorrect, and if she needed to change the date at least she could have called and told me what happened. She then explained that she was busy and had other plans. How was this my fault? Then, she was irritated at me. I could hear it with her attitude and the tone of her voice. She set the date. I wrote it down when she told me. When I went in the following day to take the test she escorted me to a booth where I could take the test.
Then, she told me again that Mark the manager said I needed to dye my hair. I stated that I had just dyed it. I pulled my hair to show her the roots under the light. I started to take the test. I was almost done when [snip] the manager came out and said that I needed to dye my hair. I was confused so I asked why. He spoke to me in a tone that I did not care for. He said that my hair was to pink and that no one has the color of red I had in my hair. It had to be natural. I then asked if he wanted it more brown. I was trying to find out if I could still have red hair. He grabbed the test out of my hands, and continued to yell at me. He taunted me saying that, "You didn't even have the job 3 days and you're fired." He was smiling about it. He enjoyed humiliating me. I could tell that everyone there was scared of him.
The bartender that was there hid behind the computer and gave me the I'm sorry look. I was only trying to understand what color was acceptable. He talked to me in a manner that was simply unacceptable. I really needed the job, but I could never work for a person like that.