Really?! the downward spiral from going public

  • : Function ereg() is deprecated in /home/knaddiso/drupal_5/includes/file.inc on line 646.
  • : Function ereg() is deprecated in /home/knaddiso/drupal_5/includes/file.inc on line 646.
  • : Function ereg() is deprecated in /home/knaddiso/drupal_5/includes/file.inc on line 646.
  • : Function ereg() is deprecated in /home/knaddiso/drupal_5/includes/file.inc on line 646.
  • : Function ereg() is deprecated in /home/knaddiso/drupal_5/includes/file.inc on line 646.
  • : Function ereg() is deprecated in /home/knaddiso/drupal_5/includes/file.inc on line 646.
  • : Function ereg() is deprecated in /home/knaddiso/drupal_5/includes/file.inc on line 646.
  • : Function ereg() is deprecated in /home/knaddiso/drupal_5/includes/file.inc on line 646.
  • : Function ereg() is deprecated in /home/knaddiso/drupal_5/includes/file.inc on line 646.
  • : Function ereg() is deprecated in /home/knaddiso/drupal_5/includes/file.inc on line 646.
mattsgirl's picture
4.5
Average: 4.5 (4 votes)

i am back to tell you more of the story. like i said it didnt all happen to me directly, but it did happen to my husband and some of his past crew. as you know i was let go, due to not telling my GM i was on medication (total bullshit) well i became a stay at home mommy, since i was still trying to deal with everything that had happened to me in that past month or so. really the decision was all for the better. so my husband was a GM @ the westlake store by this time. he had gotten back into the company shortly after we moved to my hometown and started as crew and quickly worked his way up to apprentice because he had a chipotle management backround. when my previous GM had been fired he was transferred to that store as an apprentice and i was moved to another store so we were not working together. anyhow, it took them months to promote him to the General Manager status, even though he was fixing the store. getting rid of the crew that was still there because the old GM refused to get rid of them, even though they were terrible and made the store unbearable to work in. he fixed the labor issues, the P&L issues, the waste, the food cost, he turned that store around (for the second time) he brought in new crew and trained and his crew liked being there, he got along well with them , and still managed to be a boss. it was a great balance. well after months of chasing the dangling carrot in front of him the AM finally promoted him the the GM spot. once i was fired he was the family provider. we had good insurance, we were managing to scrape by renting wise, money got very tight but i was happy and my hubby was happy. this past christmas we found out we were pregnant with our second child, and we were going to be moving into a house come early spring. everything was falling into place.

during this time, there were some change-ups within management. an old fellow service manager, jessi, from my store had been promoted quickly after i was let go (again, i think that is another reason they let me go) and i guess HR had been contacted about her with complaints from crew. HR decided to remove her from that store, so she and my husband's apprentice were switched. so my husband tells me when it happens, and at the time we were friends, at the time i honestly didnt think she had anything to do with my dismissal. we were friends, we got back in contact with each other via facebook and decided to grab dinner sometime. my daughter and i met her for dinner and we had fun and chatted. we did talk about chipotle and there were some things said to me that should have thrown a big red flag in my direction but it never clicked until after what happened to my husband.

once jessi started working there my husband had come home and would tell me what a great team they had made, they rocked the store and the shift. nothing ever seemed to go wrong when they worked together. but slowly there began problems between her and the SM. who i also happened to be friends with. there were also problems growing between the apprentice and some crew members too. my hubby was often caught in the middle of it and was trying his best to resolve these situations, and for the most part it was working. occasionally the apprentice called HR, to notify them what was going on. basically she was lying to them and making the SM look like the liar and turning everything around on her. we also found out that the apprentice, jessi was trying to get the SM and KM to go to HR on my husband, for not pushing promotions and development journals enough. we only know about this because i am friends with the SM and she was only sticking around chipotle, so my husband didnt lose more time with his family (he was working up to 14 hours almost everyday he worked, and even the days he wasnt scheduled). during this time there was no AM, because he slept with numerous women within the company who were promoted, jessi the apprentice was one of them. this is a fact. she has flat out told people about it and the AM had a forced resignation, because he is now working as a GM in virginia. anyway, for a period of months there had been no AM, and the company decided to split the stores between Restaurantuers. (a step above a GM in chipotle world) this new R came in for a week straight and was up front and honest with my husband and told him what needed fixed in his store, what way he wanted things to be run, because there is never any consistancy within chipotle although they want you to believe there is. this new R told my husband he had two weeks to turn it around. my husband understood and held a crew meeting that weekend and he was logging even more time in his store. he liked this R and wanted to work and do these things to help the store. i fully supported him in it even though it sacrificed family life. well not even a week into it we was put on suspension. jessi the apprentice took advantage of the situation and threw my husband under a bus. she talked badly of him and even got some of the crew to as well. he was forcefully resigned by the end of the week. he was never even given the chance of the full two weeks that the R had given him, it was 3 days. so just like that neither of us had a job, we had just moved, and we had a baby on the way, no insurance, and had no prospects for jobs. while this bitch is single and had no family to support, and didnt have enough skills to be promoted fairly within the company. she used sex and lying, to become a GM.

both my husband and i still havent found any work. i cant seem to get hired since im 6 months pregnant, and we cant exactly afford daycare anyway. my husband is quite skilled and has several years of management experience behind him and he cant seem to find a job either. i post about what has happened to us because we are both hardworking people and had fought our way up through this company only to be dismissed over people who have no integrity, and cant get ahead in life with their skills. i am very serious about what happened and it is true. this girl who overthrew my husband did sleep with the previous AM. she also slept with two KM's one at my previous store, and the one at my husband's previous store. after she had slept with that KM she threatened to fire him and he went to HR to tell them what happened and he was told dont speak a word about the incident again or you will be fired.how is that protecting crew? isnt that HR's job? i dont understand how this girl still has a job. she always seems to be the one behind everything yet she is being promoted. from my experience working with her when we were both SM together. she was not a strong SM. she still had a lot to learn about actually running a shift and a crew. i was a seasoned SM (3-4 years) and she had just been promoted 6-9 months earlier. when she was at my husbands store, her secret shops were just good. my husbands were ranked great!

my husband and i refuse to eat at chipotle anymore. which is hard because we ate it for 5 years straight, but we feel that the company is being run into the ground in northeast ohio. the people who are running the stores are not worthy, honest , hardworking people. they do not care for anything, except the title and the money. the food has gone downhill. (we have had it once since we were dismissed) i feel that steve ells himself should come into these stores and check them out like he used to before the company went public and really see what has become of his corporation. since going public it has been shot to shit. it is not the same company i started with, that i once loved, but a corporation that only cares about profit, profit, profit.