Owner's kids are ruining business
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|Fri, 07-26-2013 - 10:47pm|
I work for a great place, it's a new and different venue in our city, one-of-a-kind, potentially a huge money-making entertainment venue. The people that work there right now are the best at what they do and all get along great, there are no conflicts between employees at all...except for one.
The owners have insisted on letting their children work for the company and essentially letting them have the best shifts all the time, regardless of who it screws over and no rules apply to anything they do. They show up whenever they want to, blantaly break rules that all other employees are reprimanded for and have turned into power-hungry spoiled brats. Up to this point it was tolerated by the majority of the staff but now it's hit a boiling point and almost all the staff have expressed they are fed up and looking for other job opportunities within the next week. The children cannot be controlled, running to their parents whenever something happens they do not like and getting their way regardless of what has to happen.
In the one year that we have been open, there have been 4 different manager - rumors have it that every previous manager has been fired because they stand up to the owners (who apparently want to have no managerial role in the operation of the venue) about the obvious special treatment of the children and their unruly behavior. The owners don't understand that by letting their children run wild like monsters and disregard any and all rules, they are demolishing all relationships with employees. Speaking to them about the problem would most likely end in termintation, perhaps not immediately but most likely soon after for one reason or another, because they refuse to believe there is an issue at all and anyone who speaks out about the problem is eventually no longer employed there. The owners are really quite wonderful people but this has hit a point where they will soon be left with very few employees if this behavior continues.
What can you do about a situation such as this one? I would hate to stop working for the company because I love my job but I don't know how much longer I can continue to work with a spoiled brat who steam rolls anyone who gets in their way and their parents enable their bad behavior and don't see a problem with it. Any advice?