Using my First Amendment Rights, these are my observations of a manager I had named Traci York when I was working at a restaurant in Mesquite, Tx called, The Blackeyed Pea.
I've had lady managers who were tough but were also polite, professional, very smart and compassionate. In fact, the greatest manager I ever had in my life was a woman named Debbie Carter which was at Neiman Marcus.
Unfortunately, the worst manager I have ever had was a women named Traci York who was vulgar, inappropriate, ill-tempered and treat people like dirt. She now works for Starbucks Coffee as a Regional Vice President of some territory of Texas.
As a proud gay man who has seen it all, I used to think she was just a misandrist, but after a while I learned that she was just a person who loved being an egotistical tyrant.
One time, when a waiter who was tired of her abuse quit early in the evening at our restaurant, I took two of his tables which meant that now I had six tables which means I had 24 people to take care of. At the time this happen she was in the back yelling and cussing at the Hispanic gentlemen who were our cooks at the time. We were very fortunate to have these hard-working men who were not paid very well.
I was a very good waiter and I never called in sick and I was always early for my shift. But when I forgot an order of child chicken fingers and didn't order them quick enough, Traci York wrote me up. But here is why I didn't jump quickly on getting the order of child chicken fingers in on our touch screens. Just when I was about to enter the order of the child chicken fingers, I witnessed one of the customers cause a mess when he accidently spilled his large glass of Coke in a major aisle that had heavy traffic. Quickly grabbing some rags, I got down on my knees and took care of the mess because I didn't want anyone to hurt themselves by falling on the red tiled floor. But when I tried to explain this situation to Traci York, she told me to shut up and that she didn't want to hear any excuses.
A week later, frustrated from the fact that our computer system was down and that we had to write everything out which slowed the rate of service, and the fact that she hadn't pushed hard enough to get the computer system fixed, I quit this horrible place and got a better job. A week later, a group of waiters and waitresses quit during a busy Saturday night.
Also, when I worked there, she forced us to have a "cleaning party" late at night but did not pay us a wage. In other words, we worked for free.
Also, she yelled and cussed at a short blonde new waitress who when carrying some small dishes slipped on a wet part of the floor and thus broken the dishes when she fell. Sad to say, Traci York was more concerned about the dishes than the person. And she was more concerned about the dishes because that could affect her store cost which could affect her yearly bonus she received.