One TikToker shared the story of her unpleasant work experience at the Olive Garden in Florida, which she called “the worst workplace ever.” The video’s catalyst came when she posted an announcement about her two weeks at the restaurant. Instead of giving her two weeks, her manager allegedly took her scheduled shift off and fired her.
In the video, Cheyenne (@chydupreij) details her experience working at the Olive Garden in Clearwater, Florida. She said she worked for two weeks after dealing with management issues and felt like she wasn’t being paid enough for all the work the servers do. Cheyenne said that managers – one in particular named Felix – would play favorite games, make demands on employees for seemingly no reason, and be rude to employees.
She told of a time her roommate seemed to have an upper respiratory infection. Even though they have a doctor’s note, they are still said to have written a note from the manager.
When Cheyenne gave her two weeks, she asked Felix why her shift was no longer available. He apparently said he was “no longer resigning for two weeks” and she was done.
@chydupreij don’t get me started with $7.99 endless soup and salad. more work for less tips lmao #fyp #foryou #olivegarden # serverlife @ Olive Garden Superluv – Shane Dawson
The video has racked up more than 1 million views in four days, and the comments section shows support for the creator.
“Normalize not giving notice to crooked managers because 10/10 this is how they react no matter what type of job. Get a new job and just leave,” one person commented.
Another said, “girl, that’s a good thing, you got fired and now you are eligible for unemployment!!!”
The video also inadvertently inspired commenters to leave negative reviews on the restaurant’s Google review page of Felix.
“Felix threatened to call ICE on me when I asked for more bread.. I was born here,” one review read.
Another wrote, “When I asked Felix for more parm, he proceeded to remove my socks/shoes and grind the back of my heel onto my pasta. needless to say, I won’t be back. ”
Cheyenne asks people not to bomb the restaurant because she has friends who are still working there. She said the review bombing would affect them and that she also didn’t want it to affect her chances of future employment. Cheyenne wrote a comment telling viewers that “the company is handling things in store.”
In a statement to the Daily Dot, Cheyenne said she has not been contacted by the company or Felix since she was terminated by phone.
“I heard from friends of mine who work there that the company went to that Olive Garden the day after I posted my video, saying that they interviewed individuals in the building on the subject of Felix and the house. general merchandise,” she said. “I’m not sure what other actions were taken, if any.”
The Daily Dot has reached out to Olive Garden via its press email.
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*First published: February 27, 2022, 4:09 p.m. CST
Moses Mendez II
Moises Mendez II is a recent graduate of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. He’s a freelance journalist based in New York City, writing about everything from music to LGBTQ issues.
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