Post # 1
A co-worker called needing shifts covered. They’re really long(…well 8 hours, so long for Starbucks), so I made her tell me why they needed the shifts covered.
MY MANAGER WAS FIRED! Really? What the frick? He was awesome! I feel so guilty. We had to do a secret survey about him last week, but I never knew it would lead to this! There were no problems with him until a certain person was hired in October. I don’t even know what to say. He was great. Always on time, trained people well. All the customers liked him.
My friend was getting 5k a month as their nanny, and 15 hours at the store. Without that 5k income how will she be okay? Her fiance is unemployed and they have a 5 year old boy. !5 hours a week isn’t going to cut it! I offered her some of my meager hours, since fI is employed and we are moving out of state soon, but it’s not much.
I wonder if this girl even knows what she just did? If she tries for (and gets) his job my ass is leaving that store a month earlier than expected. I just don’t know what to do!
Post # 3
I’m so sorry. 🙁 Isn’t it funny how a good boss can make those retail/service jobs bearable? When I worked at DSW, two of my favorite bosses left about two months before I quit, and I just couldn’t take it anymore. I wonder why that girl would say something in the survey… do you think it was just for personal gain?
Post # 4
I’m sorry to hear that you and your store took a loss! It’s no secret that good management is near impossible to find!
Post # 5
awww no 🙁 that sucks.
*hugs* I cant really offer much advice tho sorry!
Post # 6
Sorry this happened to you and your friend it sounds like. I would definitely agree a good boss is sometimes hard to come by. I find it crazy they just fired him out of nowhere do you think it was more than just the survey?
Post # 7
I’m so sorry! I hope that things will work out. I do feel sorry for that girl that she didn’t get enough hours but I don’t know if it’s the manager’s fault. He might not have been fired for that though, it could have been something that you guys don’t even know about.
Post # 8
I am honestly not sure if I understand who did what or affected what or is affected by what. But I am sorry that things are difficult and that you are upset. As a fellow customer service employee, I totally sympathize with losing a good boss. Hope everything is OK for you, your boss, and your friend.
Post # 9
I’m with Amaryllis–I really didn’t follow the story, and I’m not sure what happened, but I’m super sorry that your boss is gone because it sounds like he was pretty great! I hope you feel better soon and we’re sending you lots of hugs!
Post # 10
*hugs* that really, really stinks. Especially since GOOD managers are difficult to come by!
Post # 12
Thanks for the hugs.. We didn’t take the survey until the one girl started complaining when she transfered to our store. My “old” manager told me the DM didn’t like him and was waiting for an excuse to fire him. The questions were all yes or no…no explanations or written stuff. I know there are a few people that didn’t agree with his decisions, but it’s nothing they should want him fired over! He was always really open with me about what was going on and I can’t think of anything that would have made him lose his job. = (
Post # 13
@amarylis-sorry. hmm. Here goes:
J got traded with one of my co-workers against our will in October because she was having issues at her store. She claims she was tired of the drama.
V was working for him but with us at Sarbucks, too. She bagan working for him a year ago because he couldn’t find child care. So she worked for him 5 days/week for 5k a month. She works 15 hrs/week at Starbucks. She will still be getting the same amount of hours, but without the income staple of watching his 3 kids. Thus, supporting a family just on that is why I am worried about her.
When J was hired she stared telling our DM, D that he was “leaving early”, always in the bathroom, had a bad attitude, and yelled at us a lot among other things. Nothing was wrong before J started (you may remember my post about a friend getting fired and her story of what happend being different from the shifts? That shift supervisor was also J).
So D (the district manager) made us take the survey to see what we thought-sealed envelope and everything when we were done.
does that make more sense?
Post # 14
I’m not the only one angry, I guess. There are numerous posts on FB about it already! = (
Post # 15
I follow now. Sounds like J is a drama loving biotch actually. I am sorry that she has hurt so many people. I hope things improve for V and your (former) boss.
Post # 16
Wow, I feel horrible for him, and for the workers left behind. It’s terrible when behaviour like J’s is rewarded like that; they’ll just keep doing it.