I worked at a restaurant for almost 1 year. They didn’t pay overtime pay or public holiday pay. Every holiday, I was the only person who would go and talk to the company and ask for my public holiday pay.
It was happening to everyone, but most people worry if they ask for their rights, they will get fired. They know they are owed money, but nobody wants to talk with the employer. We are working so hard, killing ourselves. 50 people working in the restaurant times one year of public holiday pay. How much is the restaurant making off their employees?
I am fighting to get the money back. That’s not their money, that’s my money. If I had the money before Christmas, I wouldn’t have to put everything on my credit card. I want to show other people that we can stand up. I want to make sure that this employer doesn’t keep doing the same thing to other people. Restaurants shouldn’t treat employees like this. And the government has got check each restaurant so that employers don’t break the law like this again.