Y'all, I’ve tried to escalate this with corporate and human resources and I’ve been met with not even the most moderate concern and there has been no urgency to remove this employee, despite multiple reports from myself and the two other Black people at our store. This isn’t the first instance of antiblackness from this employee and it makes work really toxic. So far all three of us feel virtually unheard.
Our management team has continued to train this person to be a supervisor and they expect me to fall in line and do the same. They’ve painted us three as bullies and excuse early him from his shifts whenever I clock in to close the store. None of us have received an apology and whenever the issue is talked about, all that’s mentioned is how badly he feels about his “joke.” Starbucks is such fucking bullshit. They’re continuing to employ an outed racist and are actually working to promote him to a supervising position. Similar events have happened in the past and their response has been to put the wronged employees experiencing racism on paid leave rather than fire the racist. My coworker has a friend who stood up for himself and protested racism at his own store, and he was put on paid leave until he found another job.
I shouldn’t be forced to work with a racist, nor should I fear for my job when calling out a racist. This is fucking maddening. I don’t even know what the hell I’m supposed to do in this situation.