I love Chipotle's vision so I applied to work at one of the stores. The work is hard and the pace is fast. The management literally sucks donkey dick before store openings, during peak hours, during chip talks, all day long they suck organic, naturally raised, no antibiotics, donkey dick.
At first, they make you feel like you found a place to develop into a leader, but then the sabotaging starts. Training is off the clock. The tools for the job are hidden. Fake it till you make is the rally cry.
"You didn't cut enough onions, now we are all out!" "You are taking too long to do the dishes!" "You didn't yell at that person for not cleaning up their station!" "You didn't shame that girl for being pregnant!"
The worst is the psychological abuse served by these power tripping managers. They humiliate people for the lolz. They have no decency and demand respect. Rampant discrimination and sexual harassment.
I am a top performer. I have high standards. I am NOT empowered by my management nor crew. No one is elevating themselves, their team, or Chipotle. Yet we are on track for Restauranteur.
ALWAYS get the bowl. You can fill it up with all the rice, beans, fajitas, salsas, lettuce, cheese you want. You only pay extra for meats and guacamole.
DON't eat the lettuce, tomato salsa, or cheese.
Fun game while you wait in line. If you are in line ten minutes before or ten minutes after the hour, count how many people wash their hands. It is something we are supposed to do, yet hardly people do it.
We can prepare you ANYTHING you want with the ingredients we have, as long as there is not a line out the door or during peak hours.
Order online, or through the app. You can be in and out in no time. Unless you really enjoy waiting in line, watching your food made and telling a human being what to put in your bowl.
If you have a real complaint, call or email corporate. Rant online if you wish. But really, call or email corporate. Speaking to store management will be a waste of time.
Always Document your injuries. pronto. think you have carpal tunnel? go to a doctor, fool. Safety first ought to be part of the culture at Chipotle. Ergonomics ought to be a priority as well.
I will write part deux later.