Black restaurant worker gets order ticket with N-word written on it, bosses blow it off
This week a Black Arizona State University student received a food order ticket from his Phoenix restaurant coworkers with the N-word typed across the top of it.
When Rakevion White showed the racially charged slip, which said “n***a order” to his manager and filed a complaint, instead of receiving the support he expected from the higher ups, he instead watched his work hour dropped.
“This ticket order was sent into to me by two of my coworkers on October 22nd at the Breakfast Club- Cityscape,” White, 21, who has worked at the establishment since February, wrote on Instagram.
“Apparently this was a hysterical joke about myself that everyone including management thought was ok because the two employees were ‘Only joking.’ Now I’ve been called way worse in my life but if you know me, one thing I don’t do is tolerate disrespect. But my employer allowed me to [be] disrespected and humiliated by my coworkers.”
Although it has been a full month since the incident White says there has been “no disciplinary action” taken against the co-workers responsible.
“Furthermore, since this has taken place not only myself but other black employees hours have been reduced and they have not let us serve as waiters,” he noted, stating that this apparent retaliation from management has made it incredibly difficult for him to earn tips.
“For future references please be mindful of the companies that you support!” he concluded.
White told BuzzFeed that he started working at the Phoenix restaurant in February and when he approached his coworker and asked his coworker to remove the offensive racial slur from the ticket she actually laughed and told him she didn’t know how to remove it.
“It made me feel uncomfortable because it’s like, OK well, you’re pretty much saying it’s acceptable but since they explained to you that they were joking then I should be OK with it,” he said.