It has been revealed that a manager at an Olive Garden establishment in Overland Park, Kansas, who is now, as per the parent company of Olive Garden, no longer a part of the workforce, is facing criticism for an alleged attempt to enforce a devious policy regarding sick leave.
Communication from Olive garden manager to her staff
The manager is accused of drafting a memo to employees explaining the new sick leave policy and dispatching the memo.
A portion of the memo that reads, “We will not accept ANY justification for absenteeism any longer,” was obtained by a local news station and is available online. If you claim to be unwell, you must report to work so that we can validate it. If your pet passes away, you are required to bring it in for verification. If it’s a ‘family emergency,’ and you can’t refuse, then it’s your own responsibility.”
The memo proceeds by declaring that any employee who reports sick more than once within the next thirty days would be dismissed as it is widely known that an individual can only be unwell for a single day at a time while they are indisposed.
And if a restaurant is dealing with insufficient staffing levels, terminating employees is the most effective solution I can think of for the situation.
Her Counteraction: A Legal Correspondence to the Company
The manager is reported to have indicated in the alleged letter that she had personally come in for shifts when unwell and had even made it to work on time after being involved in a car accident.
Do not disclose that to others! It is an embarrassing statement! No one should be that concerned about their profession. Find another passion in your life and prioritize it. The quality of those breadsticks is not exceptional.
It is always advisable to inform your employees that you will not value them unless they sacrifice everything for Olive Garden, followed by the question, “But we’re fine, right?” This approach will never have negative consequences. Your subordinates are truly enjoying it, and there will be no negative comments about it.
The Cause of Olive garden manager’s Termination in Kansas
The manager of an Olive Garden establishment was relieved of her duties after threatening her staff for taking time off, informing them that they would “need to come to prove it to us” if they were unwell or if their pets had passed away.
The staff at the Olive Garden in Overland Park, Kansas, was recently reprimanded by their manager for taking time off at what the management referred to as “an alarming rate.” The staff has also been cautioned that no justifications will be accepted in the future.
Based on a report from a local affiliate of CBS, KCTV5, an unidentified supervisor sent a message to all team members, admonishing them that if they called off from work in the future, they “better seek alternative employment.”