This woman did not expect her boss to stumble upon her complaints about her meager salary on the internet and or the chaos that ensued.
The service industry happens to be an absolute headache for employees due to low pay and hectic work schedules. Deli workers for example have to juggle with number of different tasks such as stocking shelves, managing the deli counter and more. An overworked and underpaid deli worker has taken to the internet for voicing her complaints and struggles of being a single mother while sustaining on a minimal wage. Reddit user u/Jacq1987 who recently quit her job at a local grocery store deli shared her woes on the subreddit r/antiwork.
u/Jacq1987 titled the post: "My boss was mad at me for posting online how much I make per hour and threatened to fire me, so I quit." The woman clarified that she had quit her deli job for good a day before making this Reddit post. "I made 12.50 an hour and was talking on Facebook about how hard it is to live, especially as a single mom, only making about 450 a week. She texted and said 'Take it down! I know managers that make less than you and I'm tired of hearing about it. You're just trying to stir sh*t up.' I told her I wasn't going to take it down and if management makes less than me, they should be mad too," the Reddit user narrated.
"She then told me that I just needed to budget my money better. So I told her that I quit and she had the audacity to be like 'You can at least train your replacement.' Then she called me today and demanded that I come to the store to talk about my post and I told her again that I quit and hung up on her. Why do these people think that they can just talk to you any way that they want? There have been other things that have made me want to quit, but this was the last straw," the post concluded.
Bored Panda had a chat with u/Jacq1987 to delve into the finer details of her story. "This was just the final straw in my decision to quit. I’ve worked for the company for 3 years, and the only reason I make $0.50 over minimum wage is because I used to be the assistant department head of the meat department with my soon-to-be ex-husband," the woman revealed. "We separated, and I thought it would be best to switch departments. He is still the department head of the meat department and makes $2 more than I do. Once you go back to part-time, you will not receive any more raises."
"My manager’s response made me angry, and I decided that I don’t get paid enough to keep putting up with the abuse. I think companies that don’t pay their employees a livable wage but brag about making record profits should not be in business and if they are upset about people finding out about how they treat their employees from a public post, then maybe they should treat their employees better," she concluded. The community supported the Reddit user's decision to quit and some even shamed the behavior of the boss who had the audacity to tell u/Jacq1987 to train her replacement.
u/XR171 joked and wrote: "Go back as a customer with a shirt that says 'I made $12.50 an hour. How about you?'" u/EatLard chimed in and commented: "That amount of money is not livable anywhere in this country. You don’t budget your way out of poverty at $12.50/hr." u/RTMSner advised: "Never ever ever ever add people from your work to Facebook. No good will come of it. At the very least you should block your bosses so they can't ever see your stuff."
According to Zippia, an average deli worker's salary in the United States is $28,578 per annum. Deli worker salaries typically range between $21,000 and $37,000 yearly. The average hourly rate for deli workers is $13.74 per hour and the rate fluctuates depending on factors like location, education and experience of the worker.