FRANTZ's Story - MIAMI
Frantz Maurose - 1 year, 8 months, Kitchen Worker, Capital Grille, Miami
Hello my name is Frantz, I’ve been working at the Capital grille in Miami for one year and eight months. My first job was seafood, after six months they made me a dishwasher. I never wanted to be a dishwasher and they put me as a dishwasher, they never want to promote me.
I want to be a busser but they never want to put me as a busser, because I think they don’t like black people as bussers. I want to tell you why I’m involved with the Capital Grille campaign, there’s a lot of discrimination at Capital Grille. They don’t have black servers; they only have one black busser. I can’t believe that one day one of them called me a slave, I can’t believe that. They not only call me slave but they give me work for three people and I do it all by myself.
They only pay me $10 and sometimes when I’m still working they clock me out, can you believe that? They clock me out while I’m still working, that’s not right, they make millions of dollars a year. They pay me only ten dollars, they don’t even want to pay me that, it’s not right. They don’t pay me, they don’t promote me, they don’t respect me this is not right!
I’m a hard worker, I do my job well, I take the bus for 45 minutes to about an hour. I can’t understand why the chef shouts at me, my work is steady. They even call me slave, they clock me out while I’m working. I’m a part of the campaign against the Capital Grille. I’m a victim of the discrimination and the wage theft, the manager at the Capital Grille always tries to silence me but I will always fight for good. I’m proud to fight for dignity at Darden. I’m also happy to be a ROC Miami member.