One Olive Backyard supervisor’s excessive method to worker time-off has backfired spectacularly.
The unnamed particular person emailed a rant to workers at her Overland Park restaurant in Kansas over the “staggering charge” at which employees had been calling off work, which was subsequently ridiculed extensively on social media.
The supervisor knowledgeable employees that “ANY excuse” for not coming in would now not be tolerated, together with household emergencies, diseases and pet deaths.
“In case your canine died, you’ll want to convey him in and show it to us,” it learn. “Should you’re sick, you’ll want to come show it to us.”
The supervisor informed employees that in the event that they couldn’t deal with it they need to go work elsewhere, including “I hope you select to proceed to work right here, and I believe we [management] make it as straightforward as we are able to on y’all.”
The supervisor additionally cited her personal monitor report of taking zero days off over her 11 and a half years working for Olive Backyard, including that she’d labored whereas sick and was even on time for work regardless of a crash that “totaled” her automobile.
“Do you suppose I need to be right here till midnight on Friday and Saturday?,” she continued. “No. I’d a lot somewhat be at house with my husband and canine, going to the films, or seeing household. However I don’t, I’m devoted to being right here. As do you have to.”
A screenshot of the rant went viral, sparking discussions round dangerous managers and presenteeism, the act of continuous to work with lowered productiveness as a performative measure.
A number of customers on Reddit introduced up that working whereas sick would put different workers and even prospects in danger, particularly within the restaurant business. Others identified that zero days off in 11 years was “not a flex,” and never “one thing to be pleased with.”
“The hilarious half to me is that they fired her. She had a lot ‘dedication’ and poof, all for naught,” one other consumer wrote.
What occurred to the supervisor?
The supervisor was promptly fired by higher-ups at Olive Backyard on Tuesday, reported by native information station KCTV.
A spokesperson for Olive Backyard stated that the message was “not aligned with [the] firm’s values”.
“We attempt to offer a caring and respectful work setting for our workforce members… We will affirm we’ve parted methods with this supervisor.”
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