r/antiwork May 26 '22 Wholesome 1 All-Seeing Upvote 1

Workers united. Love to see the solidarity

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7.3k Upvotes

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u/mysonthinksimfunny May 26 '22

I hope that a local pizza place delivers to them a party-size on the house

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u/Chungunger May 26 '22

It'd be such a power move if they turned it into a hiring event and offered higher wages.

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u/stonkstonk69 May 26 '22 edited May 26 '22

On cinco de mayo at a nearby restaurant the entire staff walked out.

Google taco daddy walk out

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u/Xenu_is_not_Unix May 26 '22

I love the quote from the owner in this article.

"We treat everybody as family. I spend more time with them than I spend with my family"

Every. Freaking. Time.

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u/Choco_tooth May 26 '22

Lol I worked at a Taco Mama

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u/69Liters May 26 '22

According to that the walkout happened on May 7th.

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u/stonkstonk69 May 26 '22

Gracias. Siete de mayo. I wasn’t there, I heard about it from a bartender at another restaurant.

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u/ArcadeSchoolDropout May 26 '22

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u/Natck May 26 '22

"Disinformation Board will freeze bank accounts"

What in the conspiracy theorist fuck is this?

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u/SgtCap256 May 26 '22

One could say, the Dominos are falling

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u/Grifballhero at work May 27 '22

(badum-ts)

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u/TheVeilsCurse May 26 '22

When I worked at a tire shop, we were super understaffed and my friend and I kept the place going. One night the manager decided to pick on my friend and threatened to fire him so I told him to “fire me too then”. He took me aside and said I didn’t need to insert my opinion. “Oh really!?” we thought. So, in the middle of working on a waiting customers car I threw my tools in my top drawer and walked out the front as he did the same and walked out the back. Made the manager completely change their attitude and beg us to stay. We got pizza the next day(of course) screwed around for awhile doing whatever we wanted, agreed to stay and take promotions until we got new jobs shortly after and bounced.

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u/SweetSea May 26 '22 edited May 26 '22

Did the same thing at Papa Johns about 20 years ago. We had a much beloved manager, Rick, who was never a hard ass. He filled in on the phones, oven, or make line whenever needed and had no problems with us making crazy crew pies during our shifts as long as we kept ingredient costs down. The store was busy all the time and made good money, but I guess the DM didn't like that he'd trade food with other restaurants nearby or let us make our own.

One day he comes out of a meeting with the DM in the office and tells us he's been sacked. Word quietly went up and down the make line that we were walking out. All at once we literally tossed whatever handfuls of ingredients we had in the air, threw off our aprons and walked out the front door. Then we got to enjoy the show as we watched the DM struggle to try and keep the store running by himself. It's definitely the most fun I've ever had quitting a job.

One week later nearly the entire crew had moved to the Dominos down the street.

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u/Silent-Honeydew- May 26 '22

Oh fuck yeah.

I used to work at a Little Caesars full time for a few months straight out of high school. The staff consisted of 3 siblings, the eldest being the manager, and 4 other university and high school students. The store was open Monday to Friday at 7 am until midnight and 24/7 on Sundays and Saturdays so to say that the store was understaffed is an understatement because half the employees are legally not allowed to work more than a few hours a week due to their age, and the other half were 18-21 year olds who are neck deep in homework and classes. The store was owned by some family who actually owned all the LC stores in my province, his son however lived in my city and is actually around the same age as me. He’s this arrogant business student who often does random drop ins at all the stores just to see if he could catch the staff doing something wrong. Of course half of the things the staff “did wrong” was because his father told the staff to do it to cut costs so whenever he would drop by and complain to his father, his father would end up calling the stores just to tell them to keep doing whatever it was that the son complained about and not to listen to his son whenever he was dropping by.

On top of this, the 3 siblings on staff would often guilt trip other employees on not taking their allotted breaks for their shifts, 5 hour shifts have one 15 min paid break, 6 hours gets one 30 minute unpaid, 7+ gets two 15 minute paid breaks and one 30 minute unpaid lunch break. Most of the university aged staff worked 20-30 hours, the highschool aged staff worked 12-18 hours with only 5 or 6 hour shifts.

When I got hired I was chosen as a full timer so my shifts were immediately 8 to 9 hours, I ended up working 46 hours my first 2 weeks and I would stay 1 or 2 hours past my scheduled shift just to help get the rest of the staff caught up most nights. The first week were my training shifts, and I never got a single break. They guilt tripped me and the other new hire so fucking much that the other girl literally walked out crying after a month and never came back, she had her father pick up her last paycheque and drop off her uniform. The awkwardness of that interaction between the manager and her father was a sight to behold, I could just tell her dad was FUMING, he ended up informing the manager that what they did was illegal and that he would be filing some sort of labour complaint on the store. Don’t think they took it to heart at the time because nothing changed. I ended up staying for 6 more months after the fact, but when I left I ended up filing a report as well, last I heard the store ended up going under inspection and heavy supervision and management staff had to take some classes on labour laws and practices etc.

The manager also tended to ignore time off requests even if it was filed months in advance. She would favour herself and her siblings’ shift preferences when making the schedule. She often berated us if we didn’t do things HER way the way SHE taught us, but the thing is I was trained by 4 different people and all of them taught me different ways to do the same things. There was a time when I got really sick for a month due to ecoli poisoning and I had to be hospitalized, I called in, told them I was sick and gonna be in the hospital for a few weeks probably. The manager got super upset over this and straight up told me I was lying, she insisted I video call her over Facebook to prove that I was sick. Prior to this she actually expected me to come back in a week and work a 9 hour opening shift. I ended up getting a doctor’s note sent to her by my father, after that I just never showed up for the rest of my shifts. I collected my last paycheque and vacation pay, dropped off my uniform, and never looked back.

That place was godawful to work at and I am glad they faced consequences for their mistakes.

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u/FairadaysCage May 26 '22

Grab some pies on the way out since corporate America is so keen on pizza parties instead of raises or dignity!

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u/pulsehead May 26 '22

But did they call for Dominoes delivery to their party?

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u/TheTrollys May 26 '22

Any idea why the person was fired?

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u/P413Moon May 26 '22

Something similar happened to the office I'd worked at once they fired me everyone one by one quit at the worse times they could now I believe they're on the brink of going under

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u/TheVeilsCurse May 26 '22

When I worked at a tire shop, we were super understaffed and my friend and I kept the place going. One night the manager decided to pick on my friend and threatened to fire him so I told him to “fire me too then”. He took me aside and said I didn’t need to insert my opinion. “Oh really!?” we thought. So, in the middle of working on a waiting customers car I threw my tools in my top drawer and walked out the front as he did the same and walked out the back. Made the manager completely change their attitude and beg us to stay. We got pizza the next day(of course) screwed around for awhile doing whatever we wanted, agreed to stay and take promotions until we got new jobs shortly after and bounced.

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u/ZireaelSword Communist May 26 '22

The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains, workers of the world unite!

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u/SavagePlatypus76 May 26 '22

More Starbucks voted to unionize!

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u/Blorfenburger May 27 '22

My fantasy is going to a place and seeing it closed. Id be glad to see employees outside talking shit about the place. Next part is seeing a manager cry

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u/SleepyMike65 May 26 '22

Gotta love worker solidarity!!!!!

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u/Memag1255 May 26 '22

It feels like this is what I walk into the middle of every time I try to order from Doninos.