Few years ago I start my 2nd job. I was a busboy at a now closed down restaurant, (no one local was the least bit surprised to hear it).
I applied and got a call back within the hour asking if I was willing to start tonight.
I told her "Yes i would, Ill be in within 20 minutes."
I walk in to hear that a waiter had walked off with tips. I should of walked right back out of the door and saved myself the massive headache.
I put the apron on and start being a busy busboy due to the Friday night, things were going great until the end when the so called "manager," told me I had Saturday and Sunday off, and to show up on Monday at noon for work. When I do I get told by the real manager I'm terminated for 2 no shows.
I explained that I was told I had those days off by "closer from hell," who then denied to my face ever saying that. At this point I am pissed but cant do anything. When I ask when I can get my check she looks at me like I grew horns and a forked tail.
It took until I called my grandma and put her on speaker and asked, "Can you help me? Hell's Coffee House) is trying to skip paying me. Can I take them to court as they are firing me right now with out paying me!"
At that she took my cell, shut it off, and told me to come in next week for my check.
It took 2 months to get my check back, and I walked right back in and informed the entire packed place, "Don't bother coming back, they will gouge and rip you off every way possible! I worked 8 hours and got $13 for my trouble and zero percent of any tips!" and walked out.
When I went back in with a friend later that year, there were no clean tables. We shrugged and sat down only to wait 20 minutes to see a waiter, and she just rushed past; throwing 2 menus on the table and huffing and storming off when we threw them back. We left a note on the table in washable marker. Sad part is it was still there 2 weeks later.