Hey everyone; Ten days ago I was hired as the cook in a vegan cafe. I'm not vegan, but have experience with vegan cooking. I took over the prep, cooking, inventory, the works. There was also lots of baking, something I didn't have tons of experence in. But I just jumped in and got the job done. I was told that Fridays were pay days. Okay, fine. I go in this morning, and I find out that one of the girls working the counter hasn't recieved her last two pay checks. She also said that you have to keep on the owners and bust thier chops to get your pay checks. One of the owners comes in and I say, "so when do we get payed, I'd like to run to the bank". He just looked at me and said that he didn't know. Whenever the "office" gets the checks, he'll give them out. And he walked away, and then commented on how he wants the cheesecake to be just as good as the last batch I did. I saw fire; I said, no pay no work as he walked away. Ten minutes later his son shows up and wants to clear up any miss communication. Long story short, he said that I wasn't getting paid for the days I worked last week. The day I trailed I didn't expect to get paid, of course not. But the next day, where I was alone the whole afternoon and the next day where I was alone cooking again. He tried to tell me that was just training. Are you kidding me??? If they wanted me to trail those days, fine. Then I wouldn't expect to get paid. But I was working as the only cook. All the circle talk he was feeding me was killing me. In the end the bull**** was getting to high, and we both agreed not to continue my employment. Now I know why the last cook left. It was a shame because this is what I was really looking for. I'm willing to put in the hours, and do fine work. Plus being a vegan cafe, there was a chance for me to work with products that were new to me. I guess I'm just venting and thanks for listening to my rant. I guess it's back on craiglist looking for a job. Have a good night everyone.
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5/29/09 at 7:47pm