‘If your dog dies, you have to bring him in and prove it.’ Paranoid manager fired after vacation email to employees
December 6th, KCTV5 It was published An angry letter sent to employees by the manager of Olive Garden in Overland Park, Kansas.
The Grinch was clearly tired of being understaffed during the busy holiday season.
She even threatened to invade her employees’ private lives, pointing out that if an employee doesn’t show up for work due to a “family emergency,” details must be disclosed.
This Olive Garden Manager Was Tired Of Employees Taking Vacations
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So she sent a 300 word threatening letter.
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Just two days later, a spokesperson for Darden Restaurant, which owns Olive Garden, said: Confirmed Today, the manager who wrote the memo is no longer with the company.
A Darden spokesperson said in a statement, “We strive to provide our team members with a caring and respectful work environment. This message is inconsistent with our company values.”
And it was probably the right call. After all, the old adage, “Employees don’t quit their jobs, they quit their bosses” still seem to be true.according to report According to a study published by DDI, a global leadership consulting firm that helps companies recruit, promote and develop great leaders, 57% of employees quit their jobs because of their managers.
“Constant criticism, sarcasm, degrading and cruel comments… destroys morale,” said executive recruiter Jack Kelly. I have written at Forbes. “When your boss routinely downplays your ideas, doesn’t listen to you, talks about you, and acts aggressively, your work life becomes miserable and generally intolerable. .”
“Our culture puts pressure on people to work long hours and be on-call almost all the time. Being pushed to extremes by your boss creates a toxic work environment.”
“Some bosses come across [as] Instability — one moment they love you. They take credit for the positive work you do, but blame you when something goes wrong,” Kelly added.
So by getting rid of one bad manager, Olive Garden may have actually saved quite a few employees.