For those of you who have been following my blog for awhile now, you may remember me working at a Mexican restaurant for a few months last year. It was my first time waitressing ever!
What I didn't really share with you all is that the owner never paid me fair wages. I would get my tips, but he never paid me for those times when the tips didn't equal the hourly wage. He kept telling me he would "get back to me," but he never did.
The manager there normally called me every day to tell me if they needed me to come in, but a day or two passed before I realized they hadn't been calling me to come in. You know, because I was in the midst of filing for custody of my niece. Well, those days turned into a week or two, and before I knew it, I had someone calling me from the Department of Labor (I think?) and the restaurant was shut down.
I always wondered what happened to the owner and the guys who worked there. Not only was it our favorite Mexican restaurant, I was very close with the guys/gals who worked there. (Except for the owner!)
Wouldn't you know it, that I was at Walmart today, talking away on my cell phone, someone came at me with his hand waving in my face saying "'ELLO! 'ELLO!"
It was the manager from the Mexican restaurant! I was so happy to see him that I hung up my phone and hugged him. I asked him what he had been up to and what happened to the restaurant. He told me the owner didn't pay them either, so he filed a complaint. He's now working at the same place. I noticed it just recently re-opened under new management. I can't wait to stop back in for dinner soon.