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  • Ok so I almost lost my job today...

    for something totally not even CLOSE to my fault.

    Last Friday (a week ago) we got secret shopped. If you don't know what that is, the company hires somebody to come and grade you on your performance. Problem is, you don't know you're being graded until you get the report back.

    So anyway..last week we were shopped at my job. Somebody (the boss isn't sure who)got shopped who wasn't wearing her nametag. That's like 10 points off, plus another 5 or so off for a 'bad greeting' (i.e. not saying How are you doing today, or something to that effect). Which wouldn't have been so bad if those were the ONLY points we lost.

    But due to the way the food was prepared, we lost another 50 points,making our total score 50 point something. When the head managing partner of the resteraunt found out, he wanted to fire EVERYBODY who worked that shift, kitchen and cashiers. Even though it wasn't the cashiers' fault we lost all those points.

    My boss was able to convince the partner NOT to fire us and told me that if we got fired from this resteraunt the company would make it damn near impossible for us to find any other job. Ever. Which has made me seriously scared. I don't like being this nervous.

    So..I'm off to Monster.com to see what jobs I can scare up. Wish me luck!

    TOV


    Hit 'em where it hurts..right in the sales aisle.Help support the 'girl-cotting' of A&F. Pass the word..tell your mom,your sister,your wife and girlfriends.Show your support for women everywhere by supporting the girl-cotting of Abercrombie.

  • #2
    Oh no!!

    Good luck on the job hunt! Hopefully you find something quick!!



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    • #3
      Well, I have been subbing part time for the local school system as a lunchlady. I want to do it fulltime but there aren't any fulltime spots open right now. HOWEVER..they are building a NEW school about 15 min from my house. I'm calling the head of Child Nutrition tomorrow to ask about it.

      TOV


      Hit 'em where it hurts..right in the sales aisle.Help support the 'girl-cotting' of A&F. Pass the word..tell your mom,your sister,your wife and girlfriends.Show your support for women everywhere by supporting the girl-cotting of Abercrombie.

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      • #4
        Best of luck!!


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        • #5
          Best of luck to you, Those Secret shoppers are the worst sometimes. At a retail store I worked at we figured out who the secret shopper was(obviously Secret no more) It sucks when You miss offering service with a smile, Greeting someone, Offering add-ons, or Offering Credit. Because It could be your "off" day when a person gets relaxed about the work. It's real easy to fall to. Best wishes in your job hunt.
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          • #6
            Oh those secret shoppers... it's such a hit and miss thing.

            We get secret shopped about once a month... the first time we got secret shopped, I was part of the reason we got points off (for a really stupid thing, I should have known better :P - in my defence, my points were really minor compared to the other things we got marked off on) the second time, I was our saving grace.

            It's such a hit and miss thing, I'm surprised that the head managing partner wanted to fire everyone and start over. Really not a good managing practice!

            Best of luck in finding a new job!

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            • #7
              Also, if I'm not mistaken about this (and I don't think I am) there is no legal way that an ex-employer can slander you to the point where you can't get another job. I believe about all they can say when contacted by your prospective employer is, "yes, she worked here." Score one for the lawyers.

              Am I correct on this?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by speederscout
                Also, if I'm not mistaken about this (and I don't think I am) there is no legal way that an ex-employer can slander you to the point where you can't get another job. I believe about all they can say when contacted by your prospective employer is, "yes, she worked here." Score one for the lawyers.

                Am I correct on this?
                I know it is policy where I work to only ask what the individual's duties were and if the former employer would hire them again. I know it is based on law but not sure if the law is so specific.
                I didn't say a word.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by speederscout
                  Also, if I'm not mistaken about this (and I don't think I am) there is no legal way that an ex-employer can slander you to the point where you can't get another job. I believe about all they can say when contacted by your prospective employer is, "yes, she worked here." Score one for the lawyers.

                  Am I correct on this?
                  As someone who is occaisionally in a position to give job references (now isn't that a scary thought), my basic rule of thumb is to follow the old addage, "If you can't say something nice about someone, don't say anything at all." Of course, if you don't say anything, is that code for saying, "don't hire this guy?" Fortunately I haven't had to do that yet ....
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TheOtherVillainess
                    Well, I have been subbing part time for the local school system as a lunchlady. I want to do it fulltime but there aren't any fulltime spots open right now. HOWEVER..they are building a NEW school about 15 min from my house. I'm calling the head of Child Nutrition tomorrow to ask about it.

                    TOV
                    wow.. you want to work in that.... What kind of food does your school serve.. (mine serves crap.... sometimes it is barely edible... sometimes the teachers get the same thing..)

                    good luck finding the right job...

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                    • #11
                      From what I've seen (and I"ve only worked in Elem. schools..so I don't know if the middle/high schools get different things..), it's not all that bad. My favorite so far was the Fruit Poppers (kind of like McDonald's Hot Apple Pie..yum!).

                      And hell yeah I wanna work in that! I'd be making MORE money for doing a helluva lot less work. PLUS I'd get every school holiday off and summers. I'd never have to work nights again, either. Who wouldn't want that?

                      I'd also get benefits (medical, dental, etc) that I'm not getting through my current employer, which is a major perk for me also.

                      TOV


                      Hit 'em where it hurts..right in the sales aisle.Help support the 'girl-cotting' of A&F. Pass the word..tell your mom,your sister,your wife and girlfriends.Show your support for women everywhere by supporting the girl-cotting of Abercrombie.

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                      • #12
                        Good Luck TOV I hope you get the job you want...It sounds like a good move for you anyway, who wants to work for someone that treats them like that....
                        procrastibating

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                        • #13
                          Good luck TOV.

                          Don't you wish we could have secret shoppers for our lawmakers? I mean, how many points could be taken off for the stuff they do?

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                          • #14
                            Watch out for the Secret shoppers at those schools... they can be tricky...

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                            • #15
                              :lol: Figment! I wish you the best of luck in ALL of your endevors TOV!
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                              • #16
                                ekkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk.............

                                I am sure they cant prevent you from getting another job....

                                your bosses partner seams like a Hothead....

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                                • #17
                                  Even with all the sympathy and point sharing, sounds like you were doing a lousy job anyway. Your heart most likely isn't into serving crabby patties either. What is your dream? What job or business would make you excited every day? It isn't on Monster. Does your dream include a greasy nametag? NO! Or secret shoppers using your apathy to get theselves promoted? NO! Dump the Crusy Crab and follow your passion, not the patties.

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                                  • #18
                                    My mom and I were a secret shopper once for a Red Lobster. The last time my mom and I went it was the first time she was able to give the 2 $50 gift checks to a store and the waitress was very surprised and the manager was very proud.
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                                    • #19
                                      I can totally relate TOV! I used to work at a major bookstore and we were secret shopped all the time. If anyone in the store received less than 100% on the report, we'd immediately be put on probation. Everyone was always in constant fear of being secret shopped. It was horrible. Luckly, I was never personally secret shopped since I worked mostly nights and weekends.

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