|Wider issues in dining.
||[Feb. 13th, 2010|11:19 am]
I've decided I want more from a coffee shop than decent chips and non-deafening music. After following the story of Brodie Panlock, who took her own life after relentless bullying from other cafe staff at Cafe Vamp in Melbourne, I want a cafe with an effective Workplace Harassment Prevention Policy. |
If something like that had come out about Aromas, I would have been shattered. I would have felt guilt by association. I emailed a feedback form to Dome early in the week and asked what they did to deal with bullying issues. I hadn't got a reply by yesterday, so I stayed back and asked a young waitress while she was packing up.
I'm happy to say she knew bullying issues were part of OHS conditions, and what her rights were, and this is her very first job. She had been given a booklet as part of her training that covered racism, bullying and other issues. She felt that the manager was approachable and that new staff were vetted well during their probation period.
I was going to suggest another coffee shop if I hadn't liked the answer. I'm glad I didn't have to, everyone seems pretty comfortable here. Except the comfy chairs get the full brunt of the sun at five o'clock so right up the back is the best spot.