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The Workplace can turn out to be a hassle.

Updated on August 6, 2015

My experience...

I was a shift manager in food service. I was the support for our Guest Service manager and was actually being trained to take over. But then with all the changes and transfers of new managers it turned out I would stay the support for the new manager. Our General manager and owner had made it a point to be very particular about our restaurant so much to the point we needed to have bi-weekly meeting. I won't mention names or what the restaurant is but all you need to know is it is a fast food franchise. The point is things were getting tense, we were losing money, not making money. But we were in a location that proved really difficult. So what was the obvious reason? Everyone was stealing. Not just crew but managers as well. Now I was in charge of keeping track of cash sheets and the deposits managers make. But suddenly I was being accused along several others. And then I wasn't. But it wasn't just this. It was the lack of accountability. There were people of certain race being hired particularly because our upper management and owner were of the same. They caused all sorts of problems to us lower management, they felt entitled to not do what was required of them and "do their own thing", take longer breaks all because they were friends with higher management.

Upper Management sometimes don't know anything.

There are always going to be times when we will hate our jobs. Especially when our jobs have management that don't know how to treat their employees respectfully and like they're adults. The problem with today's management or at least upper management is they don't have the basic soft skills to communicate with their employees correctly. In fact these days companies are trying to fight with colleges about teaching their students these soft skills. They want to know what is being done to get these kids ready for the world that isn't ready for them.

What I've discovered in these interesting and unique times is that depending on what industry your in is what you'll discover management wise. Sounds like common sense right? Well if you're in the food industry for example most people will find that upper management is less understanding then your regular shift manager. In my own experience I have seen things that are certainly illegal. Such as no given breaks on a eight to nine hour shift. Back to back shifts being scheduled which is referred to as a "double" which can be a tricky thing. Now in my state there is supposed to be a minimum of eight hours between shifts.

There is so much more and I won't go into detail about it like I already have, but the point is there seems to be this sort of standard in the food service industry. I have a couple of friends who could almost tell the exact same story. But really it's anywhere. There's a certain double standard, a lack of accountability. Sometimes they can be just plain ruthless. Even working for a company who has managed to let go of thousands of people right before the holidays and right after the New Year. Do we even know what workplace ethics are anymore? Or do we put in place these ethics only to ignore them later? How much longer before we decide that enough is simply enough? Because an employee in fact does have rights. Check your states laws, it might prove to be helpful.

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How do you feel about your workplace environment?

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