Chili's...Fair or Unfair???

United States
December 4, 2006 11:54pm CST
Ok so Thursday night I ended up getting trashed with my friend Sean. Well a mixture of cheap vodka and the fact that i chugged more than half the bottle in under 20 mins ended up with me blacking out the whole night. I woke up the next morning not really knowing how I got into my bed. Well I get dressed and go into work. When I get there I get called to the office where they proceed to tell me that I am lucky that I still have my job because aparently I came to Chili's that night and threw up all over the bathroom. Well luckily since this was my first offence they didnt fire me right on the spot but they did tell me that I was no longer aloud to come into chili's when I was not working and that I was to now be a "model" employee and that one lil mistake such as forgetting to shave, or put in my clear eyebrow ring or the wrong shoes. Now I dont agree with this exactly. I could see if I had made the a habit or even if I had done it before but no I have been doing and above and beyond job up until this event and they are treating me like I am some alcoholic who comes into Chili's all the time to puke in the bathroom. I just feel like I am getting a little over punished here but maybe thats just me. What do you think??
6 responses
• United States
5 Dec 06
You're kidding... right?
• United States
5 Dec 06
no seriously
• United States
5 Dec 06
Chili's is a business establishment. They are there to make money. You, as an employee, whether on the job or not, represent that business. Especially if you are on the premises. You have harmed this business establishment. You made a mess; you made the place stink of vomit; you probably behaved yourself in a completely inappropriate way; you probably offended customers. Why would they want to keep you? In addition to that, your behavior says something about your maturity, character, etc. If you are going to act that way, they have no reason to think of you as a responsible person/employee. You are very lucky you still have a job. In fact, you might want to go ahead and start looking for another one because they will use the first excuse they get to let you go.
@brokentia (10394)
• United States
13 Dec 06
Hun, just lick your wounds and continue to do your job as you have been..."above and beyond". They obviously think you are a valued employee and that is why they kept you. And given future happenings of being a model employee...the person was just angry and trying to get his/her point across. The best way to handle it then would have been just to apologize and move on to prove that you want your job. Everyone makes mistakes. But the key is learning from them. :)
• United States
12 Dec 06
Yes, that is a little ridiculous. You are allowed to work there for them but you aren't allowed to be a paying customer???? HA! What is this world coming to?
@dragono (21)
• United States
12 Dec 06
OMG that iscrazy... you know we dealing with a bunch of a$$holes thereso there is so much more to deal with... hell look what happened to me and I was sick...lol... time to start lookin for another chilis lol...
• United States
6 Dec 06
I think that you're right. you are being overly punished. It wasnt entirely your fault. You're friend is also a great deal at fault. more so than you I think. He should have known better and been looking out for you. not to mention chili's is seriously overreacting.
• United States
5 Dec 06
If I were you I'd be very embarrassed by such immature actions and not post such things on a public forum where you can't remove it. You are VERY lucky they didn't fire you, I know if I had been your manager you'd be gone.