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post #16 of 120
I would wait until the owner comes back and see if things change. Perhaps the woman doesn't do stuff like that when the owner is there.

But I would tell him about the rancid frosting. What if she tries to blame it on you? Cover yourself.

She probably was in a bad mood if she didn't know you were coming, and if you are her replacement, no wonder she acted like that. She doesn't care if the shop is 'safe' or not. Though she should care, especially about her son running around. He could get hurt.

DON"T tell them you know spanish. Let that be your little secret to see what she is telling others about you.

And if nothing changes, I'd walk out and anonymously call the health dept and turn them in. Would YOU want to buy a cake that had rancid icing? Would YOU want to buy Anything that comes from a shop where you know all of the unsafe things going on?
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post #17 of 120
I agree with everyone else, either the owner has to know about the child (sucking icing out of the tips! UGH) because it's not safe for the child and it's work--he shouldn't be there! Also about the rancid cream cheese. I guess they want to make customers sick. If she doesn't do anything about it, then I would call the health dept.

See how long you can hang in there and if you are treated badly still by Decorating Ogre, say hasta la vista and adios!
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post #18 of 120
I wouldn't be affiliated with that place. It is poorly run , since the owner failed to alert people to your arrival and why on earth should you have to work so hard at finding when you should START working there?

I wouldn't return until I talked to the owner and kind of spill the beans about the bahaviors you witnessed. "I was surprised to see a child in a commercial bakery...thank goodness he didn't fall and hurt himelf" she'll keep a better eye after that comment.

The other decorator is a moron. Letting her grubby kid poke at cakes and eat frosting from a tube. I know I wouldn't eat anything from that bakery or that woman's house.

I don't think THAT place will help your resume any. Don't go back without talking to owner, but DO talk to the owner!
post #19 of 120
I agree with the previous post. This place has BAD NEWS written all over it! I would not expect much to change-it is apparant that the "owner" is NOT an effective manager and lets everyone do as they please. I suspect they are quite out of touch with what is going on and likely do not care. Try to find something different ASAP, you will get no backing from the owner-I have seen these type of people before. Good luck!
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post #20 of 120
In the meantime.......keep daily notes to discuss with the owner shen he/she returns. If the owner shrugs it off, then forward the info to the health department. Then....start your own business!
post #21 of 120
I've been thinking about this post for a while. It all sounds a little shady from the start. No one even knew to expect you. That's not a good sign. Also, any bakery that you don't think is sanitary enough for you to eat at.... I would not want to work for. If you want a prayer of finding another job at a reputable bakery, I would not waste my time being affliated with one that is so scary!

I totally get the 4kids thing! icon_wink.gif I know that it is very tough and any job can be better than no job, but I would keep looking. Tough it out with the scary decorator and her even scarier child until something else comes up if you have to, but I wouldn't want to be associated with those people for too long. If your first day was this unorganized, the future doesn't hold much hope.

I'm thinking good thoughts for you Sweetie! Go take a nice hot bath and snuggle your Babies!
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post #22 of 120
Well PLEASE keep us posted....would love to know how this turns out when the owner gets back!!!
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post #23 of 120
COXDEX- Girl I am so SUPER SORRY, you had a bad that. I am spanish and all of all are not the same, but I tell you if you deside to leave tell that PENDEJA, that you know the language. First and forthmost, she aint got the skills you got. and what the f*&^% she is doing bringing her monster son into the bakery. Don't get me wrong I got 2 of my own and I die for them but a child got no business in the bakery in the first place.

You need to tell that HEFFER, she is the one without skills and 2nd my Girl Colette Peters is from my home town, NEW YORK CITY, Girl if you want me to take a drive or a fly to south or north caroline I will be happy. People are funny, When they do something wrong, they want to make you feel like your the one doing something wrong so they feel better F&^%$& HER.

YOU GOT GAME AND SHE DON'T. KEEP YOU HEAD UP. AND REMEMBER THERE ARE AWAYS HATEERS OUT THERE thumbs_up.gif
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post #24 of 120
Thread Starter 
Thank you everyone for your "not so kind" wordsLOL! I'll definitely keep you posted. The owner is supposed to be calling me tommorow since they're closed on Sundays. So we'll see what happens.
post #25 of 120
I'm sorry you had to go through this on your first day.

I think you should have a sit down with the owner and explain to her the entire process from the day you were offered the job. Don't be confrontational with the other employees b/c maybe the owner already knows how they are. It seems like they were having a funfilled day while the owner was on vacation. Trust me I've seen this at many other jobs where associates will "play" while the manager/owner is gone.

You say that you really need this job but sometimes you often think is this the right job for you. Maybe you could work there a little while longer and then branch out on your own. I'm sure you will build alot of customer relationships since you help save the $$$$ on your first day. icon_smile.gif

Good luck!
post #26 of 120
Thread Starter 
Today was the final straw. You know, for someone who said they were supposedly so desperate for someone with my skills, they sure don't freakin act like. I called the bakery back this morning (decided I wasn't going to wait for a call) and was told the owner wasn't there and that their family was just getting back from a mini vacation so she wouldn't be in til later this afternoon or tomorrow. So I try back this afternoon and the owner's still not there! She specifically told me she ould call me on Monday because that's when SHE WOULD BE BACK!!! I'm so damn tired of hunting these people down just to ask them a simple question. I'm always the one calling them and they don't even have the decency to call me back. Well..... the next time I talk to them will be to get my pic's back which they've held for 2 weeks and to pay me for the 8 hours I put in on Saturday. And I'm spilling the beans on every freakin person that was working that shift. And I'm calling the health dept. icon_mad.gif Damn people have some nerve!!! I'm surprised they even get any business. I tell you I'm through with this BS!!!
post #27 of 120
I've been watching this topic since you first posted and have to admit I am glad you have decided to get out of there. It is nearly impossible to work someplace where another employee has it out for you. I have been there and the stress was just not worth it. I too would call the Health Dept so that I know I have done what I could to keep people from possible illness. As far as telling about the day you had there? Why bother?? the owner obviously doesn't care, and you can leave with your head held high with dignity. Good luck finding another job!!! I am a firm believer that when one door closes another opens, and you weren't brought this far just to be dumped on your a**. thumbs_up.gif
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post #28 of 120
I'm glad to hear your outta there!
And yes, PLEASE do call the health department...I know I sure would!
I really hope you find something better elsewhere...good luck!
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post #29 of 120
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Originally Posted by Wendoger

And yes, PLEASE do call the health department...I know I sure would!



Same here!! I know that I wouldn't want to buy a cake from somewhere knowing some devil child sucked icing out of the bag!!

If I were a potential customer I would like to know things like that so I can get a cake elsewhere that doesn't have child-spit as an added bonus. The thought is making my skin crawl thinking about it... Ugh.

You'd definitely be doing the right thing. They have no reason being in business if they don't care any more about it than THAT.
post #30 of 120
I totally understand your frustration & I probably wouldn't want to work there either. But maybe the owner had no idea about some of the stuff that was going on and the employee was doing these things because she had no supervision. I wouldn't want to eat a cake where the child sucked on the tips either, but I would think you should bring it to the owners attention before you call the health department out of anger.

I own a small shop & had a lady who worked for me that made cakes, cookies, etc to sell. Anyway, she seemed to be pretty good and everyone liked her stuff, but a customer approached me & said he saw her dip her finger in the batter, lick it & do it again. I confronted her about it & she said it was no big deal & didn't understand what the fuss was. I let her go immediately. I had no idea this was going on.

I guess my point is that I'm grateful that someone let me know ahead of time so I could do something about it.
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