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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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Very unprofessional. Lack of management skills

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To many young kids not wanting to work then the ones that been there awhile try to be a boss everyone trying to boss everyone basically to many chiefs not enough indians its sad cause i could run it way better... Way better i took 6 mths bussiness management and ive managed other bussiness its sad to see..i had to quit it was not managed right

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