Bartender, Asbury Solomons - November 14, 2015
After being hired, Asbury sounded like the job of my dreams. They hammer in the notion that "the residents come first" and since I strongly agree with this way of thinking, I jumped on board. Unfortunately I would find out that wasn't the case. I worked in the new pub and I worked under a company that runs the kitchen/grille/pub/dinning room called Sodexo. Sodexo is a poorly managed company who sees no need in becoming exceptional, mediocrity is their creed. Their management lies blatantly to the residents and I found out that putting the residents first was not high on their check list as "this is a business" or so I was told. My concerns that the residents expectations were not being met seemed of no interest to the management team. I was working on weekends mostly alone with no management anywhere in sight. When I would be asked by residents "where is your help/management? " I would tell them the truth, that there was no help/management in the building, then I would be told by management not to tell the residents that. "There is always a manager here" is what I was told to say, which was a lie and I would not conform to their incessant half truths and blatant lying. So once I handed in my 2 week notice, they messaged me to call and after working 2 shifts after putting in my notice they told me that my services were no longer needed. No exit interview and the "director of dinning" never spoke to me after I put in my notice. I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful the residents at Asbury are, they were the only reason I stayed as long as I did, they are intelligent, kind, sweet and uplifting! Unfortunately Sodexo is none of these things, they put on a good show for banquets and catering but day to day management is lazy and incompetent.