Since then, there have been very few days where we've received ANY food prep tasks at all. To clarify, when I work in the "utility" shift, there are two workers per shift about 3/4 of the shifts in one week. With two people working, we receive various tasks to do, and they usually go in this order. 1. wash dishes, clean and close the dish room 2. Take all of the trash out for the department 3. Spray and was hbakery carts filled with buckets, trays, etc. 4. Do about a couple of hours worth of food preparation (Chopping, slicing, and peeling veggies, cleaning fryers, etc.) 5. Do other various cleaning tasks. When there is one person in utility, we are expected to do 1, 2, and 3 - that's it. It's still much harder though of course!
With two on utility, usually, we are able to prioritize and finish 1, 2, and 3, and sometimes a bit of 5, and when we do 4, we usually are able to fit in 1 - 3 out of the 4 - 5 tasks that are written for us to do each night. We fit this in according to the amount of time we have available, and when we have slow parts of the night. Each of the food prep tasks take between 15 minutes to 45 minutes, depending on the task.
But after engaging fuckhead the boss, we have seen a few days where we had a couple of food prep tasks to do, and about 7 or so days with NOTHING at all expected of us. THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE, EVEN DURING SLOW PERIODS.
This is a great victory for us, as it erases like 30 - 60 collective minutes of work off for both workers, for each of our shifts! It makes our nights smoother, and we don't have to rush 1, 2, and 3 so much, which makes our workplace condition in general safer and even better, it emboldens my coworker and I much more, as well as it makes others at work feel more confident and backed-up.