Any industry workers here? Need advice about some kitchen drama.
>Work at Pizza Hut, been there less than 6 weeks but thats plenty of time to know everything
>5 pizza 'chefs' in total
>3 of us are new (there for 2 months or less), one has been there a year, the other, Ronald, for several years
>Ronald is a lazy fucker and relies on the fact that he has been there so long to do no fucking work at all
>Only works lunch shifts (the easiest, but also most hours) and never preps anything that he is supposed to for the evening shift/next day
>Got raped for 6 hours yesterday evening because he didnt do his day jobs
>Pissed because I knew I was working with him today
>Today he tries to order me around because he feels superior to me whilst he does nothing as usual
>Tell him im not interested and im going to do what I want
>He starts getting angry, I can see where this is headed
>Tell him he is lazy and does terrible work so isnt in a position to tell me shit, and that Im always picking up his slack
>He loses it, starts screaming at me, kicking bins, threatening to attack me, had to be restrained and eventually asked to leave the building
Do you think this guy should be sacked? Should I refuse to work with him again? Im not scared of him, but hes a very aggresive African man and there are a lot of knives around. Id prefer him to be sacked since Id like his lunch shifts. What do?
Kitchen drama general i suppose?
I dont know how he gets away with it. When I work, a manager nearly always checks Ive done everything at the end of my shift. Perhaps because im new? He seemingly is allowed to do what he likes.
There is no reason for anyone to throw a tantrum like a fucking child in the workplace.
Take it to your manager and explain the situation, hopefully they aren't as useless as this other guy sounds and they'll do something about it..
Yeah, I used to work in real kitchens. Then I went to university, I have a masters degree from a world top 25 uni, and Im starting a graduate job in March intake, but I have debts I need to pay back between now and then and this was available.
Im just doing what I need to do to get by. Im not claiming to be a chef, im not claiming Pizza Hut is the same as working in a proper kitchen hence I put 'chef'.
Managers start around 8am, do manager shit and veg prep. Pizza maker starts at 10am and defrosts 1 set of dough for the next day and stretches all the bases for that day. Do lunch which is 90% buffet. 3pm clean down after buffet, 3.30pm defrost second set of dough for next day. Its not challenging at all.
I dont really have any say over what managers do.
You have to work at the place for at least 6 months. He's been there 6 weeks. Plus, I'm pretty sure if you're fired for not meeting your job description (within reason, I think medical issues that come up may exempt you), you don't get anything.
Your pizza hut is much different from my pizza hut.
Here manager comes in at 10:30 does everything until 4ish when evening crew comes in. Keeps working until rush starts dying 7-8ish.
Nope. Just didnt secure a September grad program. Applied to a university that was probably beyond my capabilities and couldnt dedicate time to job applications and still pass my course.
>Any industry workers here? Need advice about some kitchen drama.
My advice isn't food industry related, it's an Human Resources common sense related tip. BE CAREFUL. GET OUT OF THERE.
You don't need to do what is the right thing to do, as an employee. This person has elementary level unevolved emotions and isn't from the same path in life as you. I'm not going to tell you that a manager/owner needs to watch this guy perform or he'll be fired. Might be the owner is scared of him, doesn't want the turnover cause he'll be working harder training someone, or whatever else. Might not even care. Might be they are refusing raises and hoping he leaves on his own and they don't have to pay unemployment for firing him. Might be this guy is the manager's fix supplier or something nefarious too.
A hostile person in a workplace can be a really dangerous thing. It's not playground bullying 101 where you stand up to them and all is good really. It's the worst thing ever in the HR world. Whatever your gut is warning you about him, is a warning you should heed. If you think, hey, knives here, then yes, he's a psycho. If you aren't fully aware, someone that targets you for losing a job or even threatening action that could lead to that, can mess with your car, wait for you after work, come to your house, mess with your life and your future. It aint worth it. This is a shit tier job that is utterly replacable. Don't stand your ground or fight for this. Go around town right now, talk to a couple other places (hopefully better places not equally bad), and get the heck out of there. Do not for a minute think "ohh, he should be the one" and I shouldn't have to work with lazy people. I know enough about the industry that street justice and quiet devious stuff is how you handle idiots in the workplace. That's how it works in the kitchen/blue collar world.