Friday I was met by the sous chef as soon as I punched in. He ushered me out of the kitchen while saying, "We have to talk." He proceeded to walk me upstairs while telling me that I am no longer going to be working in suites.
Why? Supposedly it is because of my schedule. The very schedule that made him say, "You'll be perfect for suites!" in the interview stage. The real why? Because I mentioned that I didn't like how sexist that kitchen was. When I brought that up the sous chef while he was ushering me upstairs, he told me not to "take it personally".
So, now I work in a different kitchen, with a different chef and different customers. I was holding back tears Friday when it happened, because there was no discussion, no asking if I was ok with it. And I was embarrassed a little bit too. But the people in my new kitchen are very nice. Very nice. Right away 2 of them came out to the line and asked if I was going to be with them now...they were excited when I told them yes.
After two days of working there, I think I'll like it. Like I said, the people are 100% nicer. The only thing is, I'm not really doing anything in the kitchen. I'm just cooking food for the buffet out front. So I'm not really learning anything, but at least it's money and at least the people here are friendlier and more helpful.
So, that's it. Because I am a woman and more because I have a big mouth I am no longer in the swanky suites. Who would have thought that this company would be so discriminatory?