I interrupt the regular shitty-tipper coverage to bring you more about my wage dispute. Yesterday Stoner Manager made it clear that while he knows that we (the drivers) are getting "fucked over" by the new wage policy, he's not going to get yelled at for having a higher percentage of late pizzas because he didn't circumvent the dispatch system. I was once again ready to walk out. I thought I had covered this with El Jefe and that we were clear on how things were going to work. Half the problem is drivers like Goofball who know they're getting fucked and just don't care because it's easier to just do what they've always done and not fight it.
So I threw down with El Jefe again. Did I mention that this is his last week in the store? So I take anything he says with a grain of salt.
We threw down, it went something like this:
Me: Mr. Jefe, we need to talk. You told me when we talked about this last time that things were going to change. They have not. Today, even after I asked him to stop, Stoner Manager continued to check me out on deliveries while I was in the store and far in advance of the pizzas being ready. When I asked him to stop he said that he didn't care that I was getting fucked over because he needed those pizzas checked out in less than 20 min.
El Jefe: It's not 20 min.
Me: Beside the point... You need to fix this. Do I need to go to [regional manager]?
El Jefe: No, you can just unassign runs that get logged out to you like that.
Me: Why does it fall to me to be a bitch about this? Do you know how much trouble it will cause me if Stoner Manager checks things out to me and then I go over and uncheck them out? That's not my job! You need to talk to him and stop him from doing it. That's YOUR job.
El Jefe: *mumble, mumble*
Me: Does that mean you're going to talk to him about it?
There may have also been something about it being his job to care that other drivers are getting fucked over even when they don't care themselves.
If things don't change my plan is to go to the regional manager. Then corporate. Then the Texas Workforce Commission. Maybe those last two at the same time. And I'm going to tow the line because it's up to me to determine if they're retaliating (something they aren't doing right now and I would hope that they don't stoop to).
Throw in a new general manager to deal with and this problem could easily go away or it could get much much worse.
Anyone have any advice? Have you ever dealt with this?