Treatment of Employees at Sabai Sabai

Treatment of Employees at Sabai Sabai

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Alan Henry

Oscoda, MI

#1 Jul 19, 2012
I know a server who quit on the first night the restaurant was open because the owners keep all of the credit card tips. If you go there and use your credit card be sure to tip your server in cash otherwise the owner will pocket it. Are there any other server's there who have had this problem? If so and if it's legal for the owner's to keep the credit card gratuity I sure hope that they are reporting it as income to the IRS. I believe that it's a federal crime and with the new homeland security laws anyone can be deported. I have a daughter who worked her way through college as a waitress and the owners NEVER kept the credit card tip. I also work for the government. If this is happening to anyone else please comment and leave your information on this site. If they are taking advantage of vulnerable people, it's called discrimination and it's illegal. If any connection can be found with similarities in the type of people they hire it will be in their books. Even if it isn't people will talk and the government uses lie detectors which even though they can't be used in court they can be used to see who is telling the truth. Parent's of anyone who works at Sabai Sabai;Have your children or teens had problems receiving their pay? If so please make a civil complaint with the Saginaw Police Dept. or take them to small claims court. They are already being looked at by other agencies but it wouldn't hurt for you to call the IRS also. Don't count on them receiving their pay any other way. The person who quit for not receiving her tips on the first day was told that she was seen doing something illegal in the restaurant to intimidate her into not taking the issue further. This apparently is how the overseers of this establishment work.
Gerald McShaw

Saginaw, MI

#2 Aug 10, 2012
What has Saginaw come to? It astounds me and is absolutely outrageous that a nice well known family business would do such an act? This family is not just well known in the food industry but also to the community. It is dissapointing enough to have money taken from your business. What kind of person steals and then tries to keep collecting? To bow out silently instead of convicting woman was a hard choice for this family run business. This woman is a thief and should be held accountable for the monies stolen. To take the time to sabatoge is ashame. Parents talk to your children about drug abuse and addiction.
USCA

Tawas City, MI

#3 Sep 5, 2012
This is defamation of the worst. Untrue, and Pure Evil. There is no validity to these allegations. If there were She would be behind bars or under investigation.Food is judged on Presentation, creativity, Taste, and ingredients. Sabai Sabai presents all. It is unfortunate that "palates" of Saginaw are not seasoned for such. Casting pearls before swine , as they say. I have been to dozen of Asian restaurants/takeouts nationally and few could compare. Very brave of the owner to showcase such cuisine to a unrefined community that feasts on "Panda Express" or "Taco Bell". Please stay and continue to feed our senses Sabai Sabai regardless of the mindless reviews that seem to have spawned across the internet from possibly someone you may know. God Bless
former employee

Saginaw, MI

#4 Oct 20, 2012
unfortunately, i quit after a couple weeks due to the questionable ethics of the management. i was a server, and honestly enjoyed my job- most of the customers were very understanding and polite, the other servers were friendly and the hours worked well for a college senior trying to balance school, extra-curriculars, an unpaid internship and a job. however, the managers were completely unprepared to open when they did and it was obvious. the customers took it out on us servers, and management often made us pay for meals customers refused to pay for, due to long prep time and overall poor taste. so, thank you to all the tables that walked out. i had to pay for your meal. in addition, the management keeps all credit card tips at the end of the night and we get a portion back in our checks. we all did the math, though, and all credit card tips were not accounted for. management is lining their pockets with our tips, in addition to charging us for customers who walk out. to top it all off, this place is a sexual predator's dream! sexual harassment, cooks/mgmt spanking female employees, pinching their butts, pressing them against the wall, rubbing against our breasts, etc. i have kept records of all my hours, sales and tips and have already contacted an attorney.
Smg

Saginaw, MI

#5 Mar 15, 2013
Can't believe anyone could not agree on the great taste of the food! It's hard enough opening a resturant in today's economy ! This girl needs a lot of appraise she is a terrific chef and has done wonderful things to this place! It's too bad there's so many people who don't have anything better to do in life than to try and take a pot of gold from someone who's doing good in the community! Keep up the good work and hold your head high you deserve it!
bus29

Plainwell, MI

#6 Aug 7, 2013
alot of these people are just hateful x employees i have also worked for sabai sabai and never experienced any of these untrue statements above what i have seen is the owner release former employees for stealing out the cash drawer and for employess having drug dealers come sell them drugs at work. these our just angry people trying to damage the reputation of a honest hard working women, the owner deserves serious props great food and now great employees sabai sabai is a great place to dine at and too work for!!
bus29

Plainwell, MI

#7 Aug 7, 2013
well your friend is a liar and prolly one of the one's the were caught stealing!
Alan Henry wrote:
I know a server who quit on the first night the restaurant was open because the owners keep all of the credit card tips. If you go there and use your credit card be sure to tip your server in cash otherwise the owner will pocket it. Are there any other server's there who have had this problem? If so and if it's legal for the owner's to keep the credit card gratuity I sure hope that they are reporting it as income to the IRS. I believe that it's a federal crime and with the new homeland security laws anyone can be deported. I have a daughter who worked her way through college as a waitress and the owners NEVER kept the credit card tip. I also work for the government. If this is happening to anyone else please comment and leave your information on this site. If they are taking advantage of vulnerable people, it's called discrimination and it's illegal. If any connection can be found with similarities in the type of people they hire it will be in their books. Even if it isn't people will talk and the government uses lie detectors which even though they can't be used in court they can be used to see who is telling the truth. Parent's of anyone who works at Sabai Sabai;Have your children or teens had problems receiving their pay? If so please make a civil complaint with the Saginaw Police Dept. or take them to small claims court. They are already being looked at by other agencies but it wouldn't hurt for you to call the IRS also. Don't count on them receiving their pay any other way. The person who quit for not receiving her tips on the first day was told that she was seen doing something illegal in the restaurant to intimidate her into not taking the issue further. This apparently is how the overseers of this establishment work.
bus29

Plainwell, MI

#8 Aug 7, 2013
she is not a thief these are x employees who are simple trying to bash the owner of this fine establishment, these people have been fired for stealing out the cash drawer and buy/usuing illegal drugs at work and thats why they were fired. i am also a former employee there and have witness these people doing these acts.the owner is a very hard working individual and doesn't deserve these false allegations against her. these other people need to just grow up!
Gerald McShaw wrote:
What has Saginaw come to? It astounds me and is absolutely outrageous that a nice well known family business would do such an act? This family is not just well known in the food industry but also to the community. It is dissapointing enough to have money taken from your business. What kind of person steals and then tries to keep collecting? To bow out silently instead of convicting woman was a hard choice for this family run business. This woman is a thief and should be held accountable for the monies stolen. To take the time to sabatoge is ashame. Parents talk to your children about drug abuse and addiction.
bus29

Plainwell, MI

#9 Aug 7, 2013
wow this is really sad that you have to lie on this poor women because you were no longer needed,i've worked for this women and have never witness the lies you speak of. no sexual harresement of employees nor the manager stealing the cc tips, i did witness some of the serving staff stealing out the cash drawers but those where the ones that were let go.
former employee wrote:
unfortunately, i quit after a couple weeks due to the questionable ethics of the management. i was a server, and honestly enjoyed my job- most of the customers were very understanding and polite, the other servers were friendly and the hours worked well for a college senior trying to balance school, extra-curriculars, an unpaid internship and a job. however, the managers were completely unprepared to open when they did and it was obvious. the customers took it out on us servers, and management often made us pay for meals customers refused to pay for, due to long prep time and overall poor taste. so, thank you to all the tables that walked out. i had to pay for your meal. in addition, the management keeps all credit card tips at the end of the night and we get a portion back in our checks. we all did the math, though, and all credit card tips were not accounted for. management is lining their pockets with our tips, in addition to charging us for customers who walk out. to top it all off, this place is a sexual predator's dream! sexual harassment, cooks/mgmt spanking female employees, pinching their butts, pressing them against the wall, rubbing against our breasts, etc. i have kept records of all my hours, sales and tips and have already contacted an attorney.
AJM

Bay City, MI

#10 Aug 10, 2013
I find it interesting that someone who "once worked"for the restaurant not only would place a comment refuting what was already written, which for the record would have been sufficient defense, but then goes onto respond to each individual posts. I believe there is probably some truth to what was stated. Of course how much we will not know. Also I think it's a thinly veiled attempt by probably the owners to make their accusers look less credible. Overkill bus29.

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