Olive Garden manager fired for tirade about time-taking

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Olive Garden manager fired for tirade about time-taking

A manager at an Olive Garden in Kansas has been fired after he made a tirade about employees taking too much time off, according to a local report.

The restaurant manager told employees in a written note that if anyone calls out, you might as well go out and look for another job, according to KCTV 5, which obtained a copy of the memo.

If you're sick, you need to prove it to us. If your dog died, you need to bring him in and prove it to us, the now-fired manager said.

The team leader claimed that staffing shortages had left the management fed up with the amount of time that workers were taking off.

I came in sick. I got into a wreck literally on my way to work on time, airbags went off, and my car was totaled, but you know what, I made it to work ON TIME! The heated note was read. If you want to work and you want to work, then work. The manager told workers that if they have to take off for a family emergency, they need to disclose details.

If you can't say too bad, they wrote, before saying that if anyone calls out more than ONCE in the next 30 days, you won't have a job. The ultimatum ended up backfired, leaving the manager unemployed for the holidays.

The parent company of the restaurant, Darden, confirmed to the outlet that the manager has been fired.

A company spokeswoman said we strive to provide a caring and respectful work environment for our team members. This message is not aligned with our company's values. We have parted ways with this manager.