Hello RHU, Yuka here again.
I've been ranting here and there on the RHU Facebook page but I thought I'd make one big update here too. My first tenure as a waitress has come to an abrupt end because I reported my manager to the Ministry of Labour about his Employment Standards Act violations. So even though I'll be getting money at minimum wage with the taxes finally deducted, he fired me due to "complaints" against me and says that because I was on probation, he can fire me whenever if it was within 3 months. Mind you, this man is a fucking liar and I shall explain why.
A) There was no written contract. To be under probation, it has to be explicitly stated in a written contract and he never did that. He said, "We'll try you out for a few months and see how it goes before we officially hire you." He didn't even use the word "probation" in the verbal thing. As for a written contract, because he wanted me to work for under minimum wage under the table - both of which are illegal - the probationary clause would've been rendered null and void anyways because he's asking me to do something outside the law.
B) He lied about complaints. He said because I had complaints against me, he was letting me go. My customers told me that I was a pretty good waitress for my first serving job. My coworkers told me I was doing a pretty good job. The OWNER was talking to me about increasing my hours for this week before this shit storm happened. Why would he talk about giving me more hours if I was going to be fired soon? It makes no sense. When a newer girl was having issues with a delivery, he was trying to make her hand the phone over to me because I was way better at the job than she was and he knew it. And hell, on top of that, at every other job I've had where there were issues with me, I was taken aside and they were addressed to my face. One of them, I got fired after two weeks but they still tried to correct my issues.
C) He tried to blame everything on me. He said he asked me for my SIN card and gave me forms to fill out when I first got hired but he never ever ever did. I was talking to one of my coworkers who had been there a lot longer than me and she told me he never asked her for her SIN either. And say he did give me forms and I happened to forget to fill them out, why didn't he ask and ask and ask until I returned them? That's a pretty damn incompetent manager if you ask me. Mind you, he told this to my fiance when he called him. During this conversation, as soon as he heard the reason for why my fiance was calling, he started yelling. Incompetent AND immature, and he's a married father going up against a 19-year-old. Are you kidding me?
Also, the bastard is gonna try to deduct money I happened to lose while I was still trying to get the closing thing down. He absolutely cannot do that unless I gave him written consent and I didn't do that. He wouldn't listen to me when I told him that. Hell, he wouldn't listen to me when I told him how things work with the ESA and was convinced whatever he said was right. He had that attitude again when I went in today to return the tax forms to him. Even had my fiance with me and when I said he was my arbitrator and he speaks on my behalf, he initially agreed and tried to force me to speak instead. Fuck no, you bowl me right over, I'm gonna have the kid with ADD talk to you instead. >.<
So yeah, while the issue with the money is almost settled, I would totally pay to see the look on his face when I file a second claim against him for wrongful termination.
Until next time, RHU.
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