I've mentioned before how my genius managers hired more people when nobody was getting enough shifts to begin with. Then the regional manager informed them they had to cut 100 weekly labor hours just from front of house. So now, we have too many servers, the patio is closed so they were scheduling one less per shift anyway, and they had to cut out another person every single shift.
So how did they approach this? Did they tell the hostess who just finished training that she'll have to wait for shifts? Or maybe tell the girl who refuses to work more than twice a week (and has for at least a year) to shove off? Maybe schedule the new, weaker servers a little less and keep the experienced ones on more often, since we're running a short floor anyway?
Oh, no. Of course not. I think their decision making process involved a spinning wheel and some darts. Other than I overheard Lapdog telling three or four of my coworkers that he tried to not cut their hours, because they have kids. If I hadn't been so busy, I probably would've shot my mouth off and gotten in to trouble with my coworkers, because it pissed me off. Other people decided to spawn, so I get screwed out of my shifts?
It's not like I want children to starve, of course, and I'm sorry for all of my coworkers who have kids and are struggling. But not having children doesn't make me less worthy of survival, goddammit.