Reading this news makes me angry. I don’t like people holding me to hostage, especially submitting me to people who cannot speak either BM, Chinese, English, or even Tamil as Paul David on Plurk says.
Yes, times are hard. Yes, you can’t make so much money anymore. However, that is NO excuse for making the customers undergo the agony of talking to waiters who cannot understand a simple question: “Is this included with the set?”
Yes, PappaRich Kelana Jaya Mall, I am looking at you!
For goodness sake! Even the Chinese shop down the road has Indonesian and foreign workers who understand when I ask where’s my food in English and Bahasa Melayu! You franchises in upmarketplaces have NO excuse why these “small” coffeeshops can hire workers who speak the language and you can’t.
The same goes for Vivo! in the Curve. Come on, asking whether your soft drinks are “free-flow” should NOT have to involve your manager coming over to answer a yes or no question.
I am compiling a list of outlets to boycott who practice such policies. Bear in mind, this isn’t a boycott against all food outlets who employ foreign workers, but only those who employ workers who cannot speak English, BM, Mandarin/Cantonese and Tamil in their respective language eateries.
Pappa Rich, Kelana Jaya Mall
Pappa Rich, Three Two Square
All Pappa Rich Outlets till further notice/information
Vivo! The Curve
Drop by the comments to add more to the list.