Hi, just putting my story on here to see what other MoMs might suggest to help. I currently work in a combination cafe/restaurant. The cafe bit is fine as we have supervisors that are fair and keep an eye on us all. However I am struggling with the restaurant side of things. Being night time shifts, there are no supervisors, the chef is in charge. Unfortunately, I have put him off side by going to the daytime supervisors with my problems. Now I find I am being victimised. For example, I turned up one night and the chef watched me set up the whole restaurant. When I had finished, he informed me a school group was in and I had to pack up half of the restaurant for them :/ He also does things like cook meals for other staff and does nothing for me. If I ask, I have to pay as I’m ‘ordering it, so you have to pay!’ Then giving me what I didn’t order :/ I also used to make coffee for everyone at the start of my shifts, now the chefs coffee just sits there. I applied for a permanent position and didn’t get it because of feedback from the chef. The chefs girlfriend also works in the restaurant. She doesn’t like me because I reported her for inappropriate behaviour at work. So they ‘gang up’. I am always given the worst jobs to do, ones everyone hates. I often find myself the only one working while the others are eating or chatting. So far, I’ve been coping with it, but the longer it goes on the more down I’m getting. It’s really depressing. I can’t go to the day supervisors as that’s what caused all this in the first place. It’s really disheartening to see the one person who should be mature and work motivated (the chef) the one I should be able to go to when needed,mbehaving so childishly and immaturely and making my work life hell. I’m really stuck as to how to deal with it, except quit, which I simply cannot afford to do. Any suggestions???
Posted anonymously, 20th April 2016