A Kansas City Olive Garden Manager was terminated after sending a not to employees, instituting strict policies for taking time off. The note was sent out after the Manager noticed a “staggering rate” of employees calling out.
“From now on, if you call off, you might as well go out and look for another job. We are no longer tolerating ANY excuse for calling off,” the manager said in the note.
“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,” they continued. The manager even went as far as to say that any employee who called out in the next 30 days would be fired, and claimed that they had not called out once in their more than 11 years working for the company.
According to a representative from Olive Garden, the note is not aligned with the company’s values and that Olive Garden had “parted ways” with the manager.
A link to a tweet with the full note from the Olive Garden manager below.