Chase the carrot or go home
Manager (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – December 7, 2018
After being in the company for years, I will say I am appreciative of the opportunity I was given at Lupe. Unfortunately Mission Statement of people first is inaccurate. The company has been changing rapidly, constant adjustments with little communication, to penalizing management commission every chance they get. From overtimes hours being directly deducted, to trash overfill charges. The company is currently in a pretty substantial manager turnover, including Managing Partners. In my couple years with Lupe Tortilla I worked under 10 different Managing Partners, More than half of which quit the company. If you work with a good MP then everything will be wonderful, but they are rare and few in the company nowadays. Fight for a high base pay, biweekly bonuses are not as thrilling as they sound, or as achievable.
Be prepared to fight for promotions and advancement, I have seen many managers be strung along for years at the promises of becoming MP some stuck it out and were rewarded after 2 years or doing the work without the pay. Others passed and moved on to other opportunities.
You have two choices, Bleed Lupe, or ride it out until something better comes along.