A little background first- im a sous chef at a small high-end restaurant, the owners, head chef and employees are all great people and i really love working there for the most part. I have been there for 5 years and im the only one who does everything there from the line to the baking.
So this is the start of the busy time of the year and i normally end up working a lot of day shifts which start at 4am for prep/ baking. There are only 3 deciated day people that do all the prep for sauces, baking, pastries, and things like pounding veal, all the frying stuff etc. Well its a rough time for then especially with everyone having to have 2 days off. So i normally fill the gap.
Well this week he had me scheduled for my normal shifts at night which start at about 3-11. Every night this week he has asked me the night of to work in the morning as well and pull doubles, which of course i said yes, one i like working and two i need the money. Well after a very short week of sleep and long week of work the owner starts freaking out about my hours, cuts me yesterday during the day at 11 and then yells at me for not having completed everything that day, as well as me getting bitched out by the chef because my night shift wasnt covered.
Then today my chef tells me not to come in until 5, i get there nothing is done with 140 reservations and 2 hours behind. I come to find out that the day guy couldn't make it and that ray ( the owner) was working and decided to not do important things like fabricate and pound the veal scallopini, make veal glace, stock, or our braising liquid for our poached shrimp pasta dish. So on top of my normal prep and work throughout the night I'm having to do this stuff to order.
Once i serve the last reservation at 9:15 he immediately comes back and tell me to i have to go.
Some of this sounds like bitching which i may be but the main problem i have is the coming in to help out and working back to back with no sleep to only be cut and not even getting overtime. I understand he has to keep payroll down but when and employee helps you out i would think it would be right to allow him overtime, i mean if i would have known they were gonna cut me at the end of the week i would have said no i cant work.
am i overreacting to this or do i have a right to be upset?