About a month ago, we had a ridiculously hellish night at the restaurant. The next day, I was written up over something that happened that night, and some other people were reprimanded and had shifts taken away and such. A week later, me and four other people who felt totally screwed by that night were talking to Lapdog about what happened that night.
One of the bartenders said she thought it was ridiculous that CL wouldn't help us--she's been known to storm around saying "I am NOT clearing tables when we have this many people on the floor!" Bartender also said that it's uncomfortable for customers when they can hear managers screaming in the kitchen. Andrea, who had her Sunday shift taken away, said she thought it was ridiculous and unfair, and I don't remember what else. Lapdog almost redeemed himself for a lot of his shitty behavior, talking to us about what's happened lately to be stressing them all out, basically seeming like he was just right there with us.
This was a month ago, and yesterday Chicken Little fucking flipped out at Andrea about something unrelated--and then told her that Lapdog had told her everything we all said that night, and totally went off on her about it! CL has been stewing over the things Andrea said--which she twisted around until it became "I know you said I'm a bitch!"--and instead of dealing with it like a normal person, she just restrained it all in and blew up at her. On the floor, in front of coworkers and customers.
My coworkers all feel really betrayed by Lapdog though, and are really angry. I am, a bit, because his entire attitude was of commiseration. We had no reason to think he was going to go report back to CL about everything. On the other hand, he's worked for her for about eight years--so I wasn't about to tell him what I really think about her. I was very careful about what I said, actually; it's just habit after some of the back-stabbing incidents I've dealt with in the past.
But god only knows what she thinks I said. All I remember saying is that morale is really low and I think we all feel beaten down, and I said I didn't remember CL freaking out so much when I worked there before--which Lapdog agreed with, and said it was because of some of the changes since our company was sold last year have put a lot more pressure on her. But who knows, she could think I said she's a hysterical idiot, and she could explode on me at any time. I almost want to do something to piss her off the next time I work with her, just to get the eruption over with.