A restaurant run by one incompetent reprobate after the other. When a group of unqualified, parsimonious, unethical, immoral lowlifes band together to run a business, this is usually the result. The exorbitant waiting hours for orders coupled by the fact that they aren't even prepared right in the first place are enough to close this place down, but add abusive managers into the mix, and this KFC/Taco Bell becomes nothing short of toxic. In a faltering economy and a poor state like Vermont, one would think employees would be eager to hang onto their jobs, but the Brattleboro KFC/Taco Bell is always hiring...maybe because they can't seem to acquire any longterm workers. It took this place several complaints, harassed teens, and tears until they had no other choice but to terminate a blatant narcissistic pervert from their management team, but I can assure you the countless tales that will haunt that restaurant remain alive and well. Of course, the remaining managers who refuse to do their jobs or treat employees with respect remain on board, perhaps because someone hasn't tried hard enough to stand up to the indecency that permeates this business. When countless serious complaints are made against managers, and the owners simply appease past employees with $50 gift certificates instead of taking proper action by terminating degenerate staff in a timely manner, they become just as liable in the long-run. If it takes state intervention and a legal team to give this place its necessary adjustment, then so be it. Do not eat here and fund these complacent, vile excuses for human beings.
I was an assistant manager for kfc/taco bell in Brattleboro, Vermont. I was sick for 1 day and required to get a Dr.'s note. Knowing I didn’t have insurance. Owners son runs the place and did not require his girlfriend to get a Dr.'s note when she was sick. When asking owners son's girlfriend on how she can do this or do that and get away with it, she claimed that she was "expletive" the boss!!
Owner took his girlfriend who was suppose to be working on a joyride and the restaurant got extremely busy and i was short handed. When they finally came back to the restaurant they saw that some orders took longer than they should have and we were doing the best that we could given being short staffed. The owners girlfriend was marching around the restaurant in front of the crew and she was badmouthing the Store manager. I told her that it was enough!!! She then went to her boyfriend (owners son) and complained about me.
Not more than 5 minutes later I was called into the office and sent home without my manager keys and told to think about my job. I was basically demoted seeing how i was responsible for opening the restaurant the next day. I came to work the next day and worked as a crew member, did my job and left when my time was up. The owners son was not there working while I was.
The next day I was scheduled to open again and when I got there I was called into the office and told that he was going to try to lower my pay to crew rate and demote me but he couldn’t do that so his only option was to fire me! He said since i worked in an "at will" state he didn’t need a reason.
I filed for unemployment and he took his time sending out the information that he was responsible for and the department of labor told me that he should have done his part a while ago. But I expected this because he has never rushed to do any of that in the past with other employee's.
A couple of weeks before I was terminated The owner's son called me and 2 shift supervisor's into the office and told us that a former employee was most likely contacting the labor board because of a disagreement she and the owners son had. He said that the labor board would most likely investigate and show up at the restaurant wanting to see some of our files. He instructed us to basically lie to whoever showed up and tell them that all the files were at the main office, when they were in the file cabinet right there in the office.
Also, the work week is Sunday through Saturday and the schedule is not posted until Saturday afternoon. This gives nobody any time to make plans for themselves and to have a life outside of work.
The owners son has also brought his firearm into the establishment and kept it in the office. He has also greeted people at the back door with it after dark. I believe that this guy really needs some psychiatric help and fast.
There is a long list of complaint I could make!! I would like any advice on how to properly make some of these complaints so this can be taken care of and not allowed to go on anymore and to anyone else!!