HaHaNotTelling – May 17, 2013
I have been a server at Cracker Barrel in Nashville, TN on Charlotte Pike for over 10 years. I am an excellent PAR IV employee and cannot get any hours. There are a few servers that have been there for 20+ years and are going to loose their homes, because they can't pay their bills as well. I have been asking for a month and after three weeks of not getting scheduled more hours, The GM yelled at me and said he would do it. Am I scheduled anymore hours? NO! They just keep hiring more servers. Managers give PAR IV employees 2 tables stations and give PAR 0-3 employees that have worked there for many many years three table sections. Also, PAR 0-3 employees are getting so many hours they are begging to go home because they do not and did not ask to work doubles 4 and 5 days in a row with no break. They are exhausted and people that want hours can't get them. Hum? Sounds like retaliation, discrimination, and a whole bunch of other stuff. These PAR 0-3 employees don't take the PAR test because they know there is no benefit, they don't care, and they just want to get there money and go home- Management allows this. There is absolutely no benefit for being a PAR IV server, so don't fall for it, the PAR system is a joke and a con to get you to do more work for $2.35 an hour. Servers do not get pay raises. Also, the 35% discount does not make up for the 100% discounting that the managers do the employees. The $100 gift card is a joke! You have to use it at Cracker Barrel and it expires. Also, not worth all the disrespect. It may just be this store, because it all started to go down hill about a year ago when we got new management. JUST BEWARE!