Cousins! An Olive Garden manger has learned the life long lesson that if you play silly games you will most definitely win silly prizes. After attempting to enforce his own rules in response to employee call outs with a zero tolerance policy, a manager has ultimately found himself a spot on the unemployment line!
According to CBS News, an unidentified manager of a Kansas located Olive Garden restaurant near Overland Park had taken extreme measurements of threatening employees for calling out of work at alarming rates. While also declaring that no excuses would be tolerated for any reason.
“From now on, if you call off, you might as well go out and look for another job,” the unidentified manager wrote in a message to all team members, reports the outlet “If you’re sick, you need to come prove it to us. If your dog died, you need to bring him in and prove it to us.”
The manager doubled down in saying that they had never missed a day of work within their career of working with the company. “I came in sick. I got in a wreck literally on my way to work one time, airbags went off and my car was totaled, but you know what, I made it to work, ON TIME!”
The message continued, “There are no more excuses. Us, collectively as a management team have had enough. If you don’t want to work here, don’t.”
Following circulation of the email the company of Darden Restaurants which owns Olive Garden and a chain of other similar establishments issued a statement.
“We strive to provide a caring and respectful work environment for our team members. This message is not aligned with our company’s values. We can confirm we have parted ways with this manager,” reads an official statement from a spokesperson for the restaurant chain within an email.
Cousins, does you think the manager took things a tad bit too far?