My daughter is working at the Chick-fil-A in Homewood, Alabama. She is 17 and was excited to work at her favorite restaurant- especially during the COVID to give her an opportunity to work and save money. The temperatures in Birmingham are in the 90's, and the humidity is just as bad. My problem is that the manager at the Wildwood store-or whoever makes the schedules- has had her working outside the entire time. Yes, there is a small tent, but this Chick-fil-A is so busy that she was rarely under the tent. Her shift is 10 HOURS- from 11-9pm every day. I thought that SURELY they would rotate the workers that are out in the heat, with MASKS, but they do not do this. I feel it's only a short amount of time before a worker passes out and hits their head on the concrete, and then Chick-Fil-A will change. I do not want that to be my daughter. Do you have any policies that would support the workers health and NOT keep workers outside for such long periods of time in extreme heat, (the masks, black pants, and asphalt, makes it worse). My daughter does not want to make any waves, but this is a problem that can be easily fixed. The operator is Rodney Jackson- but I understand from other workers that he doesn't come around this store that much-(he has two stores in the area). Please help. I feel that if you do not have a policy in place that protects workers from the heat, you need to start--Just as simple as saying a worker should not be outside longer than 3 hours before rotating positions...This just seems cruel during this time and these temperatures. My husband is advising that she quits (and we do not EVER tell our kids to quit) but we are concerned for her health if this does not change. It's not fair for any or the workers, not just my daughter. I just cannot believe it's allowed to happen. I'm afraid this is tarnishing our idea of Chick-fil-A.
People that care
This is corporate and the owners that let employees do that cause they want the money and not care about the employees that work hard. Look in NC store the employees have coronavirus at least three of them and they still working and the store is open they don't care but is supposed to be Christian and they supposed to care but no.
Suck it up buttercup welcome to the real world
no sir thats why they learn their lessons when some one pass out due to heat and injury them self it's OK plenty of atty to take the corporate money they way they doing it is really negligence on the corp part.
Another concerned mom
I totally understand and share your concerns as the same thing happens at the CFA where my son works in a different state. It seems that profit is put over the health and safety of tbeir team members. If you haven't already check your state laws regarding required breaks when working beyond a certain number of hours and make sure your daughter is at least getting those and is allowed to have water with her outside. . I would also try contacting your local health department to see if there are any requirements for employers with employees working outside in extreme tsmperatures. Personally I've also anonymously called my local CFA and pointed issues out to their managers. Sometimes it helps and things change and sometimes it's to no avail. I wish you the best of luck!