lost my job.

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i must say, i am so so so very happy to see that i'm not the only person who has been treated this way. chipotle was my first job. i was hired in october of last year, to open a new store. i went to swat, everything seemed great. i was quite slow at first, but with a few months of experience, i quickly became one of the best employees on the line and could close the line by myself in 40 minutes. during development journal conversations, i was told that i had improved tremendously but that no matter how fast i got, i could always be faster. instead of just leaving the area blank for where i needed to improve, they just told me to write speed. i decided that i wanted to train on prep. i wasn't trained at all. i was thrown in the back with someone else who barely knew what they were doing. managers would constantly talk about how slow i was, in front of me. i should have expected it, since they all talk garbage about each other, but it still hurt. i ended up being put in the back by myself on a saturday night because my SMs wanted to "teach me a lesson." the next day, the schedule had been posted (the SM had done it, for the first time that week, of course) and i had 16 hours. i had been getting 32 hours for 7 months, since the store opened. mind you, out of those seven months, i was only late once, covered for EVERYONE, never called out... my SMs sat me down that day and presented a write-up. they told me i was disrespectful, had a bad attitude, and was too slow. they told me that looking back at all of my development journal conversations, speed had always been a problem for me. i couldn't believe it. it was like i had been set up. at the end of the night, my GM ripped up my write-up and told me not to worry, that he would give me more hours, that everything would be fine. i ended up covering a few shifts, closing the line by 10:30 every night, even training a new girl how to close tortilla on a saturday night because the idiot SM didn't know what he was doing and had to ask me. sunday night the schedule wasn't posted. my friend (who was hired based on my trustworthiness and great performance) and i asked if it was going to be. we were told to stop by the store around noon the next day, and it should be up then. i came in, my friend didn't. they asked me where she was. i told them i didn't know... they ended up firing me. i assume they were going to fire her too. she was never warned, never told anything negative about her performance, in fact when she was on the line was the only time we ever got a great secret shopper rating. i asked why they were firing me, they said it wasn't a specific incident. some bull about how we got negative web comments, not about me specifically, but about the team and the team needed to get better. i told them i'm on of the fastest people they've got on the line, and asked why they wouldn't just put me there. more bull. i eventually just left and never looked back. i called the AM, got no answer or callback. the best part about the story is, a few days before the write up, i had my performance review. was told i was exceeding expectations. got a raise. my raise was applied on friday, i got fired three days later, with no logical explanation. i love chipotle as a brand. i love the food, the concept... but it's nothing without the employees. there is no open door policy. there is no honest communication. managers talk about each other, employees, everyone. it's a negative environment, and as much as i love the concept, i'm so glad i'm out.