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What would you suggest Sonic Drive-In management do to prevent others from leaving?

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At my Sonic, all carhops get paid $4 an hour and are required to make a minimum of $3.25 per hour. Considering the amount of tips most girls pull, it’s fair. But, with the season change Sonic is making less money and now most are unable to meet minimum wage, causing strikes and write ups. It is completely unfair and not the girls fault. Are they supposed to lie and say they made more money to avoid termination? It is completely unfair. Also, I think there should be training days and trainers that get paid to do just that, because girls are just being thrown out there with no idea what to do. Lastly, give the people a raise that DESERVE it. I don’t believe you should be given a raise just because you’ve been there 3 years. Our shift leaders get paid to do NOTHING. They are the laziest and most selfish when it comes to taking out orders trying to make tips. I have busted my tail and earned my raise, but i cannot say the same about others who are “higher up” than me. One more thing, have enough carhops scheduled to avoid the unnecessary stress of the job. It shouldn’t be so stressful that the carhops want to just walk out on you.

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! Stop sending people home everyday when they were scheduled to actually work and then wonder why they call out because when they do find you send them home. & train your staff. Get better management

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Better communication, treat everyone as equal. no favoritism, leave personal issues outside of work

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Proper training from a manager. Not a current employee who doesn't get paid for training new employees. It is part of the managers job to train. But some put it off on employees and abuse their authority as manager.

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Give people a reason to work hard. It's a entry level job, so of course you have high schoolers who are not looking to move up in the company, meaning that these kinds of people will lay low on the radar and barely pass by without getting fired. This type of mindset harms the overall performance of the store. Carhops who work there for a long time and word hard deserve to have an increase in pay.

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Make room for moving up. At my sonic, the whole morning crew gets $6/hour, but then us night crew only gets $4/hour. I make $5 because im a trainer, but other people feel unmotivated to do good because there’s no chances of getting a raise (unless you want to be a crew leader, which is something not everyone wants to be).

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Up the pay and get a bigger crew.

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Drug test all employees and improve pay.

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Quick service

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Give me the pay rise that I am asking for please.

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