Upper Management needs to be fired. Half the equipment don’t work or only part of it works. Everything is old and not taken care of. Area supervisor will not fix anything unless it is completely broken and not functioning at all. Store disgusting not worth the time and drama.
Was interviewed by the GM to be a shift manager in charge of inventory management. He asked many hard and specific questions. The interview took almost an hour. Was offered the job at the end of the interview. I accepted.
What would you suggest Sonic Drive-In management do to prevent others from leaving?
After becoming a crew member, it wasn't long before I noticed that management was terrible to their employees. They would yell and degrade for small mistakes, as if that somehow made people want to work efficiently. Write-ups were handed out if you could not find a cover for your shift, despite having notes from your doctor or school institution.
When I was promoted I remember telling myself that I would change the energy that surrounded the store. It took a couple years to come to fruition, but I realized that through treating employees with care and respect we were able to keep them longer. Having a sincere interest in my coworkers and allowing them to stay home when emergencies struck (without handing out write-ups) is what kept them loyal to the store. Unlike my fellow managers, I do not believe in yelling or belittlement as a form of corrective action. When you allow your employees to vent their frustrations in a no-judgement space you can work together to make the problem easier, thus reducing the amount of burn-outs and walk-outs.
Manager wasn't flexible with my schedule, also kept scheduling me like crazy even thought I'm a part-timer. They would throw fits when I asked for days off too even though for the days I asked off It was for school because I'm a senior In highschool 😠
The hiring manager at my location asked: tell me about myself, asked if i had reliable transportation, did i want to work in the evenings or not, and if i knew how to count change.
“No you don’t not here anyway” might be my favorite answer. The folks that didn’t go to school also did not use any punctuation in there comment.