Post # 1
My SO and I have been living together for 4 years. We both just got full time (“big-kid”) jobs, we got a puppy, and he bought my engagement ring (which I haven’t received yet). We are really starting to grow and build our lives together. We were also working part time at a restaurant as supplemental income. SO really depends on that money right now until he is actually making money in the real estate biz…which essentially means that WE depend on that money because we live together.
I got a phone call yesterday on my way to a work training… SO got fired from the restaurant job. He went into work, paid for parking, and called his dad to bring down his work clothes (there was a car swap during the day). He walks into work and the manager said that someone needed to talk to him. They pulled him aside and basically told him that they were given instructions from the restaurant Groomsmen (who is a total tool anyway) to fire SO. The managers explained that they didn’t know the reason he was being fired and that he would have to discuss it with the Groomsmen who was conveniently not there.
As I listened to this… I started to worry about my job because I am only there one day a week. I was supposed to pick up a shift for someone else and asked her to OK it with the managers. When she called, the manager told her that “it isn’t a good idea” and that someone else would take the shift. The manager also informed this coworker that she had just finished a conversation with my boyfriend regarding his employment with the restaurant. The restaurant never called me to actually fire me, they just told another employee that my status was no longer valid.
Not only am i pissed about the lack of professional courtesy, but I’ve never been fired from a job in my life! I have been working since I was 13 and have held over 20 different jobs… and i have NEVER been fired! I am also terrified… we are going to be living off of my income as a state social worker alone…
I am so stressed out! [email protected]!)@!)*@$
Post # 3
That’s so unprofessional for them to fire you through other co-workers. Can they even do that? Hang in there, girl!
Post # 4
awww i am sorry this is happening to you guys!
can you guys survive on your full time “big kid” job in the mean time?
Post # 5
So you both got fired from the restaurant job? What are the rules in PA about having to give reason for firing someone? I know here in Cali it’s at will so they can lay you off with out telling you, not positive about it but I think they have to tell you if they’re going to fire you why they’re firing you (don’t you have to tell unemployment why?). Either way maybe I watch WAY to many 48 hour mystery type shows but it seems VERY fishy that both of you got fired. Did anyone else get fired? Something doesn’t seem right. Is it a chain restaurant? Usually there’s a coporate HR rep maybe you could talk to them?
Post # 6
I don’t know about where you live, but where I live restaurant jobs are fairly easy to find once you have some experience working in one. Maybe you can try to find a job at a different restaurant fairly quickly.
Post # 7
@aug6bride- we can barely survive on my salary… we are in a ton of debt right now (that we both attributed to) which we were trying to pay down before we started planning a wedding, etc. I can make the minimum payments on a lot of bills… but we have a lot on our plates right now.
@cricket1524- it isn’t a corporate restaurant and my SO actually works with one of the investors at his real estate agency, who was as surprised as we were that we were canned…
Post # 8
That really is unprofessional. Yikes. I’d need to know what the reason is for this treatment. I’d also begin looking for other positions. Restaurants are the best place to get a part-time job if you have experience because the turn over rate is so high.
Post # 9
PA is an at-will state, so they aren’t required to show cause for termination – but that’s about as unprofessional as you can get! If it’s important you, I’d say you ought to stop by when you know the Groomsmen will be around and inquire in person, but otherwise just write these guys off.
As for $$ – are there other restaurants where one or both of you can apply until tings pick up? Does your Fiance have other options for a non-commission based job?
What sort of debt are you in? Student loans, credit card, mortgage?
Post # 10
@teaadntoast- all of it is in credit card debt, we actually were going to buy a house over the summer but couldn’t because the debt to income ratio is too high. luckily, my parents paid for my entire college education! i am going to hit the pavement tomorrow and see what i can find, my only concern is that I couldn’t be at a second job until at least 5pm and most restaurants in Philly have a 4pm night shift start time.
Post # 11
Unfortunately, that is just how that company rolls….. And it is independently owned so they just do as they please…. BOOO that shiz!
Post # 12
Wow. That’s terrible. I’m sorry that they did that to you guys.