Firstly, i am not a coward. well, okay... i just dont this to be traced back to me because i still work there and really need the skrilla, so yeah. here's my story.
a chipotle had opened two towns over for where i lived. I am a high-school student who had been job-hunting via craigslist with zilch results. So, when an ad for positions at a new chipotle popped up, i was convinced it was a godsend. i called the GM, who, over the phone, was nice, helpful, and overall friendly. I went there before the opened, got interviewed,and joined their workforce. I'd like to add that i live in a not-so racially diverse place, i am the youngest member on crew, i am black, and also a female. They hired a bunch of college-aged kids who seemed pretty cool to me. we went through orientation pretty fast, got accquainted with the managers, and our uniforms were handed to us. we went through long, dreaded hours of training until we memorized everything for steak temp to mise en place. But that wasn't even the hard part.
two weeks into opening, we are constantly flooded, but this is what we were trained for, right? we'll you wouldn't guess that in a million years if you were back there. First off, the managers, with the exception of two, are just retarded. They have no idea what they're talking about half the time, while the other half is spent flirting with the crew. The males on my crew treated me like an irrelevant little kid, and when i bit back, they acted like i was some crazy bitch! They constantly ignored me, humiliated me, and just overall put me through the wringer (i.e., one day i was eating my steak bowl and bit into something black and crunchy. i pulled the guy working grille that time to the side to talk about it and he promptly dismissed me by syaing "maybe you should just cash customers out, because thats what YOU do best." whenever I dared asked for a little help from being the ONLY person on tortilla 1 and 2, with a 45 person line, they told me to just "get through it" even though six people were behind me doing NOTHING. I never had a linebacker, so i always ended up getting what i needed on my own. if i did that, i would be scolded for leaving my station. If i asked someone to get something for me, they would say they were too busy, which they werent, or tell me to get it myself. Also, we had people who were eating off line front of customers, touching hair/face, then touching food going on line, people cursing in front of customers, people directly disrespecting customers, and we always run out of shit!
honestly, the pay is pretty good for nine an hour, the food is fresh depending who preps it, and we keep a clean environment, but they need to clean house with crew members.