This worker was working a second job as a greeter at a popular restaurant before the manager told them that they needed to reconsider having two jobs. When they paused to reconsider this as requested, they decided that the job at the restaurant was the one worth giving up. They went into their next shift in their street clothes and announced that they would be quitting and not coming back.
As much as we love to side with employees in these types of stories, a couple of things that stick out to me with this one that give me pause. First, the original poster admits they were consistently late to shifts at the restaurant… This leads one to think that the manager had a point about the original poster’s ability to work two jobs. People with experience in the service industry will know what I’m talking about here… If they weren’t showing up on time, you’re just making it harder on the other workers who have to pick up the slack, and it clearly wasn’t working out. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first, second, third, or fourth job; you’ve made an individual commitment to that organization and need to honor it.
Then, quitting without notice, or even finishing their shift, just because they’ve been asked to reconsider having two jobs? Pssh, come on. This is one instance where the employer was probably better off without them.
Commenters felt differently than I do here and voiced their support in the comments.
“Good on you,” said Own-Cupcake7586. “Employers who don’t value their employees don’t deserve to keep them.”
“But how will you survive the rest of your life without free salad and breadsticks? /s” quipped dwillphx.
What do you think? Was the employer in the wrong? Did they have a point here?