Olive Garden reportedly 'parts ways' with a manager who instituted a hardcore sick-leave policy: 'If your dog died, you need to bring him in and prove it'




Sign outside an Olive Garden restaurant
Sign outside an Olive Garden restaurant  
  • An Olive Garden manager is out after telling staff who called in sick to find another job.

  • The manager told staff in a message they'd need to "prove if their dog had died," KCTV5 reported.

  • An Olive Garden spokesperson told KCTV5 the message didn't align with the company's values.

Olive Garden has reportedly parted ways with a manager who told workers to prove they were sick if they called out of a shift.

In a message seen by KCTV5, an Olive Garden manager in Johnson County, Kansas, censured employees for taking time off and said that if they needed to do so, "you might as well go and look for another job."

The manager began the message by saying people were calling out at a staggering rate, then said calling out sick was mostly inexcusable.

"We are no longer tolerating ANY excuse for calling off," the message said. "If you're sick, you need to come prove it to us. If your dog died, you need to bring him in and prove it to us. If its a 'family emergency' and you can't say, too bad. Go work somewhere else."

The manager said an employee would lose their job if they called in sick more than once in 30 days, according to the letter. The manager added that they hadn't missed one day of work in their 11 ½ at Darden, which owns Olive Garden.

"Do you think I want to be here until midnight on Friday and Saturday? No," the manager said. "I'd much rather be at home with my husband and dog, going to the movies or seeing family. But I don't, I'm dedicated to being here. As should you. No more excuses or complaints."

In a statement to KCTV5, an Olive Garden spokesperson confirmed that the restaurant chain had "parted ways" with the manager who wrote the message.

"We strive to provide a caring and respectful work environment for our team members. This message is not aligned with our company's values," the spokesperson said.

Olive Garden did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider.

COMMENTS

More Related News

Domino
Domino's manager mimicked a slave owner at work and was later promoted, feds say
  • US
  • 2023-02-03 20:45:50Z

A Black employee quit because he didn't feel safe working at the Domino's in New York, a lawsuit says.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

  • sale on brands
    (2022-12-14 09:14:50Z)

    ECS brings the best online shoe brands on sale in Pakistan. Grab women’s shoes on sale online from the ECS store today. The best shoes sale on brands is available with ease from ECS. The perfect women’s shoes on sale online are available in the best colors and designs. So, check out all the best shoe brand sales in Pakistan.

    REPLY
  • cape shawls for women
    (2022-12-14 10:52:22Z)

    Borjan is the place where you can find perfect cape shawls for women. They are the perfect accessories for women. All the cape shawls are available in different designs and colors. We have a large variety of women cape shawls in Pakistan.

    REPLY
  • bell bottom trousers
    (2022-12-14 13:11:07Z)

    Etisal offers their customers an amazing range of bell bottom trousers. The latest trousers designs are available online on Etisal. Etisal brings the latest cambric trouser designs and Tulip Shalwar for their customers. Get simple trouser designs today.

    REPLY
  • luxury formals
    (2022-12-14 15:32:24Z)

    Check out the best collection of luxury formals dresses for women at Sifa. Explore the variety of formal dresses online at Sifa. Order your favorite luxury dresses online at reasonable prices.

    REPLY
  • sale on brands
    (2022-12-14 16:37:27Z)

    Highway Fashion brings an amazing collection of sale on brands online in all over Pakistan. The Highway Fashion store constantly offers their customers amazing sales on different brands. So, Grab your favorite dress today at discounted prices.

    REPLY
  • winter clothes
    (2022-12-15 13:48:00Z)

    Buy winter clothes for women at the best prices online in Pakistan. Discover the latest winter clothing dress from Jazmin online. Start your online winter shopping now.

    REPLY
  • PaybyPlatema
    (2022-12-20 18:37:30Z)

    Have you ever heard of PaybyPlateMa? It is a new and innovative way to pay bills online. Instead of sending your invoice by mail, you can use your PaybyPlateMa account to pay immediately with a debit or credit card or even with your mobile phone.

    REPLY
  • MyCenturaHealth
    (2022-12-20 18:38:40Z)

    MyCenturaHealth patient portal offers benefits, medical records, bill payment, messaging feature, reminders, test, reports. We've given you MyCentura login guide here.

    REPLY

Top News: Latin America