The 21-year-old Arizona college scholar mentioned after confronting his supervisor in regards to the order wherein his hours within the restaurant had been lowered.
A black server in a restaurant mentioned his coworkers despatched him a meals order with the phrase N final month, however administration dominated it out as a joke.
In an Instagram put up on Tuesday, Rakevion White, a 21-year-old scholar at Arizona State College, mentioned the 2 workers behind the October 22 stunt on the Breakfast Membership in Phoenix haven’t but been disciplined.
As a substitute, White advised BuzzFeed Information that since he approached the incident with administration, his hours have been lowered and he was solely assigned to work a shift as a server, successfully stopping him from successful suggestions.
"They’re making enjoyable of the state of affairs and virtually proceed to permit it to proceed," White mentioned.
White, who started working on the Phoenix breakfast restaurant in February, mentioned he was working within the kitchen line as a server assistant on the morning of October 22 when he observed new order appeared on the display screen of the kitchen.
"It nearly lets me know that one other order had been entered for me to conform or not, and that was once I noticed the order and mentioned & # 39; Order of Nigga & # 39; in it," White mentioned. He was positive that the message was addressed to him as a result of he was the one one working in that space of the restaurant at the moment, he mentioned.
White confronted a co-worker who was serving the bar the place the order had been positioned and requested him to take away it.
"I requested her if she might withdraw the order or change the identify as a result of she offended me and was upset as a result of she was sending me one thing like that, and she or he mentioned she didn't know how you can withdraw it." White mentioned, including that she simply laughed and "virtually didn't case of how I felt about it. "
White mentioned that when he went to speak to a supervisor about what occurred, he discovered second co-worker had been concerned in getting into the order, however was advised that "it was greater than more likely to be a joke."
"It made me really feel uncomfortable as a result of it's like, it's okay, you're saying it's acceptable, however as they defined that they had been kidding, then I ought to agree," White mentioned.
Since then, White, who is dependent upon the restaurant's work to pay for the college, mentioned he had solely scheduled to work from 14 to 18 hours per week, a lot lower than the 25 hours per week he had been working earlier than.
Since then, White, who is dependent upon the restaurant's work to pay for the college, mentioned he had solely scheduled to work from 14 to 18 hours per week, a lot lower than the 25 hours per week he beforehand labored. He has additionally been reassigned to server assistant shifts and to work in a take-away meals kiosk as an alternative of ready tables.
Tuesday was the primary day he labored as a server for the reason that incident.
"I'm not getting cash working there," White mentioned.
In the meantime, the 2 workers concerned have simply acquired "wordings" of their worker recordsdata, however haven’t been suspended, degraded or fired for his or her actions, based on White.
Breakfast Membership didn’t reply to requests for feedback from BuzzFeed Information. The restaurant's social media pages seem to have been eliminated since White revealed in regards to the incident.
A co-worker who wished to stay nameless confirmed White's account and advised BuzzFeed Information that they felt administration had tried to cover the issue.
"Nothing actually occurred and simply flew away," mentioned the co-worker.
Each White and his co-worker mentioned that this was not the primary time that black workers had been discriminated towards within the restaurant, noting that different former co-workers had been fired for apparently minor offenses, resembling "inappropriate" work apparel or Eat in sure areas.
"Personally, I really feel that if I had executed one thing like this, I’d have been fired instantly," White mentioned. "It's not proper. Not solely was it made for me and different black workers, however for any race, no matter whether or not it really works there."