Dining Associate (Former Employee) – Long Island City, NY – May 21, 2019
When I first got hired the guy told me a typical day in the cafe would be chill. Simple restocking of utensils, wiping down counters, making coffee in the morning and checking out the customers. It was awesome in the beginning however the guy who hired me was temporary and we ended up getting a new dining manager. And BOYYYYY did things change. I really really really wish Fooda was forward about the work expectations because she came in there like a lieutenant on the first day of bootcamp. Extremely poor management. The only thing she did right was keep the place clean, daily temp logs, and micromanaging the whole cafeteria. She made us(the dining associates) do inventory and take count of all the products and goods. Last time I checked thats a managers responsibility and I know because I used to be one. With that being said I offered to help her out and step back into a more operational role if needed (especially because the guy who hired me told me that the new manager would need help and that they'd need my set of skills when she starts.... which was a huge lie lol because I later found out that the woman they hired never looked over my resume or knew my qualifications). Which makes me understand why she treated us the way she did cause the other girls had NO background in food. I loved the people that worked there in the building and the companies that came to serve food there. I just think that she came in with the wrong energy and attitude and she needs help. She talked down to us constantly, if we disagreed with her she called it insubordination and she abuses her authoritymore... when she can. I just feel bad because I got terminated for speaking up for myself but the other girls that currently work there are in fear of their jobs to speak up. I was terminated with no verbal or written on file(that I know of... that woman is sneaky and I wouldnt put anything past her). I have no bad blood towards the company because as it turns out my termination was a blessing in disguise. They offer amazing products, resources and people to work with. I met some great people there and I even was told that my presence was missed and a couple of the restaurant vendors that came to serve food there loved my work ethic so much they wanted to work with me. I hope everything works out for them.
P.S. When I emailed HR about this specific manager and the excessive labor that she was imposing on myself and my colleagues they were extremely passive about my concerns AND did not answer any of my questions regarding what was and wasnt unethical about the excessive labor she had us doing that was outside of our job description. One of the girls got hurt TWICE performing some of the labor she was adding onto our job description. If my policy says one thing, how does a new manager come and override that policy?less
Free breakfast and lunch, early shifts, 40 hrs a week guaranteed
Poor management, micro-management, excessive labor that may be OUTSIDE of your job description.