A manager working for Olive Garden in Kansas was fed up with staff and went on a tirade causing them to get fired.
Olive Garden’s parent company Darden took action after a memo sent out from the manager went viral.
According to KCTV5, the former manager wrote, “From now on, if you call off, you might as well go out and look for another job,” and that no excuses would be tolerated.
Angered by the increasingly high call-off rate, the manager continued, “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.”
The former 11 1/2 year employee with reportedly zero calls off in their history of working for the company was fed up over staffing shortages during the busy holiday period, stating that if an employee called off more than once in the following 30 days, assume they no longer have a job.
“If anyone calls out more than ONCE in the next 30 days, you will not have a job,” the manager said
The memo continued to say, “I came in sick. I got in a wreck literally on my way to work one time, airbags went off and my car was totaled, but you know what, I made it to work, ON TIME! There are no more excuses. If you’re here to work and want to work, then work.”
The manager concluded by saying that they too would much rather be at home with their husband and dog, but said, “I’m dedicated to being here. As should you. No more excuses or complaints.”
The manager was fired and a Darden representative told KCTV5, “This message is not aligned with our company’s values. We can confirm we have parted ways with this manager.”