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Horrible managers! No respect for co workers, took hours and days off.

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GM at the Terre haute facility has a conflict of interest with the assistant GM this makes punishments unfair and they are understaffed to boot. You know it is bad when you sit for 20 min and don't get you order taken. The place has gone downhill bad since I left.

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I really got tired of the disrespectful co workers.

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Steak n Shake is way too understaff.Server is too lazy don't clean there tables.We're so understaff to the point i literally have to do two jobs and run back n forth throughout the restaurant to do dishes n seat people.RIDICULOUS!!!

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Server got promoted to Operations Supervisor and used our friendship to overwork me (scheduled for 5 hour service shift, would leave the store after 10+ hours) and eventually led to emotional manipulation. GM wouldn't do anything about the problems when I complained. OS eventually broke into my apartment after being told to leave by my roommate (I was out of town on my one day off after 14 12+-hour shifts). I complained and he threatened to sue me, so I left, 45 minutes before my shift.

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I left for a few reasons when my mother got put in hospital when I text and told GM i wasn’t able to work for the next 2/3 days. she didn’t have the respect to reply back.
However, a few weeks back the GM had been making smart comments about everything I was doing. She got upset at me when someone didn’t show for orientation and wanted to know why I didn’t call and see why they didn’t show so I think when I felt disrespected about my mom it was time to go!!! All the other employees and managers where great. I believe she took on the GM but wasn’t really emotionally all she seen was $$$.

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Poor management.

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I moved after my brother death.and i quit.just couldn't handle things.am still going threw alot.but i love my bosses i had.i didn't let them know i quit because i went threw a Depression.and they wouldn't understand what am still going threw.my mom got sick after my brother death.and still sick.i wish i could go back.i loved working there.i miss it.

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Moved to. a different town. Way understaff not enough help which led into exhausted and frustration.

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As a server, management does not offer enough support to the servers or BOH staff. I am typically the only server and one (occasionally two) BOH cook/drive thru crew member. No one to make Shakes, Servers end up making all the shakes, cleaning the entire restaurant: including dishes and barhrooms. I finally quit when they expected me to be the only Server, and work drive-thru, and act as a hostess, run the cash register and make shakes, beg for food from the one cook that also had multiple “job requirements”. All of this meant the customers recieved slow service and I looked like a mess - trying to make shakes (and getting ice crem on my uniform) and wearing a drive thru headset and getting dish water spashed on my pants. My tips went from $10 a table to $1 or $2 a table as soon as I was required to put on a headset and work BOH & FOH.

I was hired to be a Server and my livelyhood depends on tips. Once the tips started to decline, I was just a fool making $2.13 an hour.

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