A long time ago I worked for the Outback for about a year. The Outback was in Mesquite, Tx.
I worked in the bar area. And although I had to buss my own tables and clean them I still had to pay the busboy with my tips. I politely told my head manager that I thought that this was unfair and I was written up. A few weeks later when I told two of my fellow employees that I was ***, they told everyone else and about three weeks later I got fired for something that I never did which was being rude to a customer.
I'm a very polite person and I'm always professional. I worked very hard to do a good job and I was always on time. My regulars liked me. Later on one of my former coworkers who liked me told me that I was fired because the head manager and the second manager in charge hated queers and couldn't stand to be around one.
If you have a *** friend or relative please don't eat at the Outback. Like many restaurant chains they exploit the waiter with a thing called tips shares. Example: Lets say that I sold 700 dollars in food and the tipping rate is 20 percent. Twenty percent of 700 is 140.
So I should have made 140 in tips. However some people especially in Mesquite, Tx would tip ten percent or even lower. So lets say I made 90 dollars in tips. Based on my sales (700) I had to give three percent to the host/hostess busboy and bartender.
Which based on 700 dollars in sales would be 21 dollars. So then I would take home 69 dollars in tips.
How evil! Your company should be sued.
Product or Service Mentioned: Outback Steakhouse Manager.