- Mem Tea Imports30.Oct 2016
The owner tried to have events to raise employee morale, but the environment during work was so toxic that 'fun events' after work aren't going to make up for it.
Support from management
We would have meetings every couple of weeks, where we would be individually called out for problems. That's terrifying, to be corrected for the first time in front of your coworkers.
People talked behind each other's backs, and rarely participated.
Freedom to work independently
I was largely left to my own devices, but was regularly corrected for things like not using the number pad when typing digits, and my boss would stand next to me until I started using it.
Two of my bosses were women, but they did not like women. I was expected to act a certain way (IE quiet, subservient, and demure) and was regularly chastised for not acting like it. My male co-worker was never told to act in such a manner.
Attitude towards older colleagues
The oldest employee was the owner. He'll be 40 next year. I have no idea how they would treat actual older colleagues.
Part of why I left was the job had nowhere to go--I was not allowed to learn anything bigger in the company or take on more responsibility. There was no training.
I was salaried, and was expected to stay 45-60 hours a week. I was getting paid the equivalent of $15 an hour, and was pretty adamant about not taking work home. This was pretty much unacceptable. My boss worked 7 days a week and was not paid for weekends and expected us to volunteer to do the same.
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- CompanyMem Tea Imports
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2016