Undercover Boss Finds Out Chef Isn't Being Paid

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  • An undercover executive of Best Western Hotels finds out the chef is not being paid for working overtime!
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  • Robin Richards
    Robin Richards 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +9782

    That’s IT?!? Paying for a cooking course? How about compensation for all the hours he puts in? Upgrading or at least mending the kitchen equipment? Improving the kitchen environment? Hiring more staff? I’m disappointed at that boss, seems like he should put in 80 hours a day for a few weeks.

    • IILiamIIUKII
      IILiamIIUKII 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +255

      That's business unfortunately, it's not fair but that's what a lot of CEO's are like

    • Sarah Lee
      Sarah Lee 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +499

      That’s why he is rich and the chef is struggling

    • Doolittle Firstking
      Doolittle Firstking 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +234

      That's what happens in thr UK, smh.....
      In the states they would turn the chefs life around!!

    • The Restaurant Guru
      The Restaurant Guru 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +575

      This small scene shows that the CEO is part of the problem.
      Putting him on a Cooking Course, is he blind ?

    • Doolittle Firstking
      Doolittle Firstking 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +72

      @The Restaurant Guru he obviously is!!

  • Lee Lynch
    Lee Lynch 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +2893

    At least he has this video as evidence of his boss admitting illegal practices.

    • Lee Lynch
      Lee Lynch 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +115

      @John Smith I think you are mistaken. This company is in the UK, not the US. Our laws are much stronger regarding workers' rights. It is illegal to not pay an employee for overtime as it breaks The Minimum Wage act 1988. Also, you can not be forced to work more than 48 hours in any given week by law. This guy was working 80 hours a week and being paid for 40 hours!

    • Lee Lynch
      Lee Lynch 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +32

      @Truth Seeker No they aren't living an illegal existence. Foster carers are not classed as employees. It's a disgrace that they are paid so little though.

    • Kelvin Morris
      Kelvin Morris 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      @John Smith lol yes it is because it’s a violation of state and federal laws

      *MY PLAYLISTS ARE ELITE* 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      💡ding ding ding

  • Likeggs
    Likeggs 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +480

    Worst part is the chef thought he was going to get an extra hand in the kitchen and now he's back doing it all himself.

    • WerewolfSlayer91
      WerewolfSlayer91 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +17

      Yes and having to complete a cooking course after puting inn the long hours. The CEO is most certainly not going to do it while he is taking the course.

    • David Rynberk
      David Rynberk 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      Insane! chef if your out there, please leave this hell.You are going to get sick if this keeps going on.

    • Israymer Valentin-Arias
      Israymer Valentin-Arias 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Well to be honest until someone extremely desperate comes in, everyone is going to leave after about a week of this nonsense.

    • Link Knight
      Link Knight 20 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

      I would've quit right there. Farking COOKING COURSE. Probably government funded or $200 worth

  • Toni Webb
    Toni Webb 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +3059

    Hope this wonderful, generous, patient chef has already found a better job!

      PAUL CROXTON 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +54

      I wouldn't be so patient, plus it's illegal to not pay for overtime worked.....I would have spoke to a solicitor by now if I was that chef.....I know it's illegal because I own and run a SME.....I wouldn't dream of treating my staff in such a despicable way, as staff need to be looked after.....Happy staff= better ,loyal workers

    • Dani Foucault Ethridge
      Dani Foucault Ethridge 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +21

      @PAUL CROXTON if it’s salary pay, I’ve seen a LOT of chefs be paid for less than they work. However hourly, you are correct in that should never happen!!

      PAUL CROXTON 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +21

      @Dani....that's why I never worked for a salary, Some companies take advantage of this, there should be protection for salaried staff....I make sure my staff are paid correctly, and on time...I earn a decent living, but I pay 12 quid hour for my workers .....They work at front of shop, serving customers etc...my business is small, but I believe that staff are your best asset.....They generally work a 40 hour week.....As owner I work 70+ hours , but I don't mind, as I enjoy it......Yet some CEOs of larger companies work their staff to death, and do as little as possible...It disgusts me

      PAUL CROXTON 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +17

      @josias...I'm a pagan myself, but believe ALL should be treated with respect and decency.....including Animals....I also give 5% of profits to a Animal shelter,and another 5% of profits to a local homeless charity......imagine of every company did the same.....Would go a long way to help the starving and homeless people, and help our furry freind s too...

  • Alexander Cameron
    Alexander Cameron 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +147

    That young chef was an amazing guy, humble, helpful and uncomplaining about the situation, he deserves better! I am a retired chef and opened a couple of successful restaurants after taking years of crap from owners and so called “ chefs” who treated me like sh*t. It is a rewarding industry if you are paid well and successful and, I repeat, this young man deserves more in life than remaining a slave to a franchise hotel company.

    • Josefine Yaputri
      Josefine Yaputri หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Please take him under your wings! Or introduce him to anyone you know. Save him 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

    • ahmed laari
      ahmed laari หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Hire him please

  • Head Honcho
    Head Honcho 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +4616

    That was pathetic. The CEO basically "I'm sorry this is happening to you, you're a really good guy. But it's gonna keep happening" because NOTHING was done 💀

    • Robert Belch
      Robert Belch 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +90

      Send him to cook courses to learn how to be a top chef in a kitchen that does pay, under staffed and the hardware is trash. If I was dude I would have told him that I wanted the back pay for the OT or we would be heading to court.

    • Jennifer B
      Jennifer B 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +20

      ✌🏻 out…that’s what I would have said…

    • Kenneth Walton
      Kenneth Walton 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +23

      I maybe wrong, but it’s most likely a franchise and not a corporate hotel.

    • janeen harris
      janeen harris 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +31

      @Kenneth Walton That's irrelevant. The company can afford to at least give the guy some cash.

  • Michael Taylor
    Michael Taylor 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +2453

    With a CEO like that, no wonder the restaurant is failing... Pay the man for his overtime ffs!😅

    • Diane
      Diane 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +61

      That's the problem with these employers. They want to gain profit, but they don't want to pay their employees their due! Shameful!

    • southaussiegarbo 2054
      southaussiegarbo 2054 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      I suspect this is bc of lack of staff and bc money is so tight as we are in another recession

    • Diane
      Diane 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +17

      @southaussiegarbo 2054 We haven't always been in a recession. This has been going on for awhile and using the recession is silly, what was going on before the recession????

    • southaussiegarbo 2054
      southaussiegarbo 2054 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @Diane there been allot of recessions/global financial crisis in last 20 years.

    • OM648
      OM648 6 หลายเดือนก่อน


  • Jim M
    Jim M 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +802

    I’m stunned that this CEO doesn’t care about his Chef. He sends him to a cooking class? How pathetic is that. He needs to be compensated for all of the work he’s doing. He should be given a raise as well. Unbelievable! I hope he can find another job. I’m heartbroken over how this CEO has treated his only Chef. Shame on him.

    • Haamish McGarry
      Haamish McGarry 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Needs at least 3 other chefs lol

    • draco
      draco 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      @Haamish McGarry and a dishwasher or two.

    • Jordan Todd Scott
      Jordan Todd Scott 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      There was a major recession, which is why its mentioned how its just one chef. If its franchise the building owners have to change the building, rather than the ceo

    • Thomas Jones
      Thomas Jones 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      You clearly do not know anything about the episode or the company...hell, I bet you didnt even pay attention in this short clip.
      The company is a franchise. The location is owned and operated by the owner of the building. He was there to see if they were keeping up with company standards. He cannot give the man a raise, he is not paying him, the owner of the location is and the location is not making a profit, it was losing money. Also, this CEO ran the UK branch of Best Western which is one of many of Best Western International.
      If you hate seeing things like this, offer to pay a normal price for a room instead of the cheap rates that cause shit like this to happen. Yeah, this shit happens because people want CHEAP and companies try to provide and end up in conditions like this.

    • FerretJohn
      FerretJohn 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      Also, the "cooking class" would probably be an Advanced Culinary Academy, the place Michelin chefs come from.

  • Kim Louise
    Kim Louise 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +815

    He said he’s going to send him to cooking school so he can “do even more.” Wow. Hasn’t he done enough already?

    • Gut Instincts Podcast
      Gut Instincts Podcast 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      my JAW DROPPED. LOL whaaaat

    • MrRondonmon
      MrRondonmon 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Salaried people in the USA at least, have to work the hours needed. If workers lay out the must fill in. Salaried people always get a much larger payday for that reason. Those people know the deal, they wouldn't have even allowed the showing of this had it been illegal. If they are doing no business, that guy may be there, and sitting around 60 hours. Everything is not always as it seems. He seems happy to have a salaried job, things could be worse. So, if he's making a 1000 a week, putting in 80 hours some weeks, but only working 30 hours in practice, he's probably happy. Else he would leave.

    • Valerie George
      Valerie George 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      I know right. You would think this was a prank , but it's not. He was talking to scrooge the owner who wanted him to do more for the company. This really is heartbreaking.

    • Bradley Lefika
      Bradley Lefika 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      Not defending him at all however maybe that will help him get higher certification to get a better job and we are only seeing a short clip

    • Russ B
      Russ B 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      Won't he be surprised when the course gives him a better resume' (CV) to go out and get a job for a company that knows how to take care of staff.

  • Mandy D
    Mandy D 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +153

    Landlord to Chef: Your £600 behind on your rent this month
    Chef: No problem do you accept a cookery qualification and increased self esteem as payment?

    • Jack Jonson
      Jack Jonson 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1


    • Tesla Gengar
      Tesla Gengar หลายเดือนก่อน

      what? my children are still starving because self pride is worthless to you? what an odd policy

  • Bruce Feldman
    Bruce Feldman 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +571

    So, he's giving him an opportunity to do even more. How freakin' generous. How about paying him overtime for the extra 40 hours a week he's working?

    • Isaac Leeper
      Isaac Leeper 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

      We know you're doing all you can, but we think we can squeeze a bit more out of you.

    • Edina Cloud
      Edina Cloud 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      And get the owners do start showing up and doing some work if they're not above manual labour.

    • He who shall not be spoken of
      He who shall not be spoken of 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      I agree, but the chef should’ve also spoke up, yet, he’s over here shaking the man’s hand thanking him for screwing him even further!?!? 🤣 Evil wins when nothing is done to stop it.

    • Thomas Jones
      Thomas Jones 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      You clearly do not know anything about the episode or the company...hell, I bet you didnt even pay attention in this short clip.
      The company is a franchise. The location is owned and operated by the owner of the building. He was there to see if they were keeping up with company standards. He cannot give the man a raise, he is not paying him, the owner of the location is and the location is not making a profit, it was losing money. Also, this CEO ran the UK branch of Best Western which is one of many of Best Western International.
      If you hate seeing things like this, offer to pay a normal price for a room instead of the cheap rates that cause shit like this to happen. Yeah, this shit happens because people want CHEAP and companies try to provide and end up in conditions like this.

    • Blue moon
      Blue moon หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      ​@Thomas Jones so it's the customers fault?
      What a knob.

  • Tahir Rao
    Tahir Rao หลายเดือนก่อน +12

    This guy is so fantastic, he deserves better than getting a cooking course! Somebody should hire him purely for his resilience, loyalty and committment.

  • Mr. H boxing
    Mr. H boxing 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +1097

    This show proves time and time again that these CEOS couldn't give less of a damn. You get an opportunity to help out one employee and can't even do It on live television. One employee.

    • Monica Norman
      Monica Norman 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +27


    • sunny rowe
      sunny rowe 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +16

      Thank you, I thought the same !sad !

    • town beach 360
      town beach 360 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      One / the CEO of models gave homeless girl new house 250 thousand dollars she was in the shelter with kids

    • Mr. H boxing
      Mr. H boxing 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      @town beach 360 one of them. Think about that lol

    • Lisa P
      Lisa P 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @Mr. H boxing Remember, not every CEO has the right to do such investments without the permission of the owners of that place. So you never know whether he might have fought for it but didn't get it for the chef. This behind the scenes stuff is missing in the end to tell who's to blame

  • Linda Dubnick
    Linda Dubnick 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +552

    Pay the man! And give him the supplies he needs to do a good job… A mechanic can’t fix an engine without tools, a good cook or chef needs tools too

    • DBADaddy
      DBADaddy 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      That's the job of the company he works for, the owners of the franchise, NOT the CEO or the the company the CEO works for.

    • E
      E 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      This was filmed 12 years ago. The hotel wasn't making a profit and the country was in recession, so the franchise owner couldn't afford to upgrade anything.
      He would've either been paid back pay, or in the UK you can take it as time off instead. This would've been up to the individual

    • Z4Zander
      Z4Zander 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      Most mechanics own their own tools.Some like me even own their diagnostic scanners and other specialist tools.

    • lucky lock
      lucky lock 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @E the owners were never around, didn't care about the business. That's not how franchises work, recession or not.

    • Thomas Jones
      Thomas Jones 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      You clearly do not know anything about the episode or the company...hell, I bet you didnt even pay attention in this short clip.
      The company is a franchise. The location is owned and operated by the owner of the building. He was there to see if they were keeping up with company standards. He cannot give the man a raise, he is not paying him, the owner of the location is and the location is not making a profit, it was losing money. Also, this CEO ran the UK branch of Best Western which is one of many of Best Western International.
      If you hate seeing things like this, offer to pay a normal price for a room instead of the cheap rates that cause shit like this to happen. Yeah, this shit happens because people want CHEAP and companies try to provide and end up in conditions like this.

  • hcaballero57
    hcaballero57 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +868

    How bout you actually compensate him for the OT? Hey, that's an idea worth exploring!!

    • GhostCCC
      GhostCCC 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +21

      Nah we’ll just help him with a couple $20 cooking courses and that’ll keep him happy. Pizza party anyone??

    • Bigboy
      Bigboy 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      he should have been told you are getting full back pay.....and send he n family on all expenses paid for vaca..

    • Mamori
      Mamori 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      I think the owners of the restaurant is the one not paying he, the other guy just controls the franchising

    • John Smith
      John Smith 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      He could be considered FLSA exempt from overtime. Chefs who have executive functions as part of their primary duties are exempt from overtime.

    • Fresh Pranks TV
      Fresh Pranks TV 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      the uk overtime isnt mandatory, thats the us

  • Charged Attack
    Charged Attack 26 วันที่ผ่านมา +4

    Hopefully he gets trained and moves on to bigger and better things. He truly deserves the best and more.

  • Kenneth Aarts
    Kenneth Aarts 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +110

    Guy: Works 80 hours a week.
    Boss: We'd like you to go on a cooking course so you can do more.

    • Don Ramanayake
      Don Ramanayake 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      🤣...its insane

  • Declan
    Declan 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +55

    1:19 "You shouldn't take advantage of people"
    Proceeds to do exactly that. Wow he couldn't even pretend for the camera.

    • Thomas Jones
      Thomas Jones 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      You clearly do not know anything about the episode or the company...hell, I bet you didnt even pay attention in this short clip.
      The company is a franchise. The location is owned and operated by the owner of the building. He was there to see if they were keeping up with company standards. He cannot give the man a raise, he is not paying him, the owner of the location is and the location is not making a profit, it was losing money. Also, this CEO ran the UK branch of Best Western which is one of many of Best Western International.
      If you hate seeing things like this, offer to pay a normal price for a room instead of the cheap rates that cause shit like this to happen. Yeah, this shit happens because people want CHEAP and companies try to provide and end up in conditions like this.

    • Sohan Dsouza
      Sohan Dsouza 2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

      @Thomas Jones Are people going to stay on the street if they don't get hotel rooms "CHEAP"?

  • cessieabe2
    cessieabe2 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +200

    This is absolutely disgusting! That CEO saw the horrible conditions HE'S RESPONDING FOR and did nothing for that guy. Its shameful!

    • Israymer Valentin-Arias
      Israymer Valentin-Arias 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      He offered cooking classes so he can inspire this chef to do even more work under the same conditions. That’s just too funny and horribly sad at the same time.

  • Garry Kennedy
    Garry Kennedy 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +127

    I am just about to cry because I've been in that Chefs shoes in other capacities and ALWAYS got screwed for being the nice guy!!!!!! In 3 partnerships, same thing! I've been cheated out of at LEAST 300K bucks over the years and my daughter was robbed of time I should have had with her also. My heart pours out to this AWESOME gentleman chef!! Dear Lord help us all!!!!!!!

    • Mrs. Duck
      Mrs. Duck 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Im sorry

    • Brenda Dickson
      Brenda Dickson 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      I am so sorry hope this changes

    • Life of Cooper
      Life of Cooper 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      I feel this man I was running a kitchen hitting 50+ hours per week and payslips were always fucked up had to keep fighting

    • Karina Z
      Karina Z 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      First time you’re a victim. After that you’re a volunteer.

    • Garry Kennedy
      Garry Kennedy 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @Karina Z Ooooh,, Very well said.

  • Spike
    Spike 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +265

    The UK version of this programme bosses were and still are not as generous. He should've been compensated for his overtime, and if you think about that wouldn't be a "gift" he'd worked the hours, so rightly earned it. That kitchen wouldn't have kept going without his hard work. I hope he went on that course and took those skills to another kitchen.

    • Bill Rose
      Bill Rose 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Yeah. You're right ... the chef needs kitchen improvements paid for, a full-time dishwasher, and a prep worker when he comes back from the course.

    • Kathy Schwab
      Kathy Schwab 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      He's a young man, if he's been working 80 hours a week, he should have his own restaurant after taking the cooking course.

    • Doc Johnson
      Doc Johnson 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      @Kathy Schwab with what money you im becile. 1 course and boom a restaurant? What world are you in?

    • Kathy Schwab
      Kathy Schwab 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      @Doc Johnson The world where I owned my own food business. And?

    • Richard D'Amico
      Richard D'Amico 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      True and the Canadian version was just as cheap!

  • Blaine
    Blaine 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

    Thank you for your hard work and suffering. Here's a way you can do more for us.

  • Neil MacIntyre
    Neil MacIntyre 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +435

    “I feel bad for this worker, he has no help, no resources, shit equipment and not getting paid overtime… but instead of compensating him properly, fixing the equipment or paying him for all the overtime we will send him to a cooking class” … real nice

    • Bowen Wong
      Bowen Wong 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +19

      After taken the Cooking class, so the staff could come back and contribute more during his OT without pay..., what a joke!

    • DBADaddy
      DBADaddy 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      There's no more reason for the CEO in this video to compensate the chef than the CEO of, say, IBM to do so, or for YOU. Why don't you send the chef some money, if you think other people he doesn't work for should? The chef doesn't work for his company. The chef works for a franchise of the company, a separate business. It's the owners of the franchise that owe the chef money and are letting the kitchen run down, not the company the CEO works for.

    • Dee Willis
      Dee Willis 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      ​@DBADaddy as the CEO he is the company. Chief Executive Officer. As the BOSS he could tell HR to fix it.
      They aren't sending district managers. Just loud and wrong. Clearly you are the brown nose at your job.

    • DBADaddy
      DBADaddy 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      @Dee Willis The CEO we saw is NOT the CEO of the company the chef worked for. He is NOT the boss of the company the chef worked for. He can tell them how to fix it, and they can tell him to piss off, because he isn't their boss. Franchisees are not employees of the franchisors. You failed to pay attention to the actual facts as mentioned in the clip, so it's you who is wrong. I don't expect you to admit it, because that would be the responsible thing to do.

    • stuart munro
      stuart munro 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Fairly standard for an upgrade - get your workers out while you sort out manager & plant issues. That way no grudges.

  • Winnie Pooh
    Winnie Pooh หลายเดือนก่อน

    The chef is talented and grounded. He should be appreciated and rewarded with full pay for the extra hours worked.

  • courtney hawkins
    courtney hawkins 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +805

    Ummmm maybe a cheque for all the overtime he’s been doing!

    • BCX
      BCX 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      the paid course isn’t free

    • Alec Baker
      Alec Baker 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      Yeah for real

    • Tamalina Carter
      Tamalina Carter 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +17

      In my heart he deserves more.

    • Tamalina Carter
      Tamalina Carter 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +34

      @BCX neither is his overtime.

    • Gilbert Marzett
      Gilbert Marzett 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +23

      No shit!! Take cooking course to do MORE! Back pay buddy,back pay,and at the overtime rate!

  • Brenda Dickson
    Brenda Dickson 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +26

    This is heartbreaking I hope he gets a good job somewhere

  • Tropicaltemp
    Tropicaltemp 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +65

    He should be paid up in full and given the opportunity to go on a management course, in those few minutes he displayed, dedication, resourcefulness, innovation and a faith and vision in improving the restaurant. And given the managers job.

    • DBADaddy
      DBADaddy 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      That would be up to the owners of the franchise. The CEO has no authority to set employee policies for a separate company. Maybe the CEO should look into pulling the franchise, but trying to run the franchise would rightly result in a lawsuit from the owners of the franchise for violating the franchise agreement.

    • E
      E 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Well, when this was filmed 12 years ago, the UK was in a recession (as he mentions at the start). The voiceover also mentions at the very start that the hotel isn't making a profit, so the Franchise owner can't afford to invest.
      But they no doubt got into major trouble with head office about the state of the place, although this wouldn't have been filmed.
      The UK version has limited budgets due to the gifts coming directly from the company.
      The CEO donated £2,500 to a children's hospital for another employee

    • Paul McCann
      Paul McCann 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Seems to me that he's already doing the manager's job.

    • Tropicaltemp
      Tropicaltemp 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @Paul McCann Yes, he was managing the kitchen, but he obviously displayed more than that, he just needed the validation and support.

    • Tropicaltemp
      Tropicaltemp 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @DBADaddy I'm sure the CEO and owners could have sorted out something down their Country/Golf Club.

  • 29 Lets Go
    29 Lets Go 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

    I hope he gets a new job. I’m sure there are fantastic restaurants begging for a chef like that.

  • Dcavid Gomez
    Dcavid Gomez 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +50

    Damn the CEO played the part when the camera was on and showed who he really is when he didn’t give him back pay.

  • Earl Portland
    Earl Portland 23 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I think this could be a game changer for this young man, he seemed like he was willing to do anything to succeed and I feel its likely he was fully compensated. Multinational companies don't take risks if they know laws have been broken.

  • Mark
    Mark 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +105

    This is why my son is not a chef anymore. They ate treated like garbage, wages are disgusting, no benefits. My son worked 17 hour days 7 days a week. He was lucky to be payed for 40 hours .. I could tell horror stories on the food industry

    • Jim West
      Jim West 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      Yeah it's not great. Looks glamouros on TV but it isn't.

    • Deja-Vu
      Deja-Vu 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Depends on where you work, I’m a cook but get paid decently, and our restaurant is kept up to standard. There’s always staffing issues but I don’t have a real problem with my job.

    • Donna B.
      Donna B. 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      This isn't right.

    • Life of Cooper
      Life of Cooper 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Same boat as me man

    • Mark
      Mark 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @Deja-Vu both my sons worked in pubs and 5 star dining. they are all the same. they are all under payed or dont get payed for all the hours they worked. if its so great. WHY cant they not find anyone any more to work in the food industry. restaurants are closing down NO STAFF.

  • Anita Lauren
    Anita Lauren 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +57

    I used to work in a restaurant and I too did not get paid. It's a rough industry sometimes. I hope he will be compensated for his overtime :(

    • Nom Chompsky
      Nom Chompsky 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      hope don't pay the bills... but it keeps the sheep working themselves to death...

  • Rose Bean
    Rose Bean 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +13

    His reward is training so he can work harder? Wow, some gift.

    • Thompson Smith
      Thompson Smith 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Hello Dear
      How are you doing today?

  • nomad jensen
    nomad jensen 23 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    If any of the older generation wonder why no body wants to scramble back to the work force after covid and everything that's happened, this needs to be watched by everyone. So many companies do so much screwed up crap like this its mind blowing. They will literally do anything else first before even considering paying more money for the position. So many jobs still try to reel people in for absurdly low amounts of money versus current cost of living and economy. The amount of solutions that wound up being 10x more expensive that just giving a few employees 5-10 bucks per hour more just blew my mind. My dad and grandpa's generation talked about living pretty good and they were just working class guys. You could support yourself at one time by doing all those simple entry level jobs that no one wants to even bother with anymore because the pay and the fact that everyone looks at you like a loser if that's what you do to make ends meet because they know your not making any money. Granted I want to do something a little more than dishwashing but still that doesn't mean that this kind of shit should be happening.

  • Patsy Darling
    Patsy Darling 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +166

    A paid holiday for all them hours and a fat cheque would also be great not just a course to do MORE! 😅
    The kitchen sure looks grim and bleak; good lighting would greatly and inexpensively solve that and even raise moral too... What a gem and a blessing this young man is to your company PLEASE treasure him❤️💥

  • Sajid Javid - Temple of Doom (aka Ting)
    Sajid Javid - Temple of Doom (aka Ting) 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    As an ex Chef it's the industry not just this place, every place I've ever worked or spoken to the staff it's always the same story and it's been allowed to go on for at least 40+ years because it's too profitable for the man at the top.

  • Israymer Valentin-Arias
    Israymer Valentin-Arias 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Lmao he just found out all the bs this guy is going through and in the end all he does is offer him to to take a cooking course to inspire him to actually do even more work 😂

  • L C
    L C 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    It is those like this Chef that are the ones that actually keep the world turning.
    The Brilliant Minds create the businesses, but without people like him- there are no Mansions, multiple wives and girlfriends- husbands and boyfriends, and or Yachts to be had.
    Invest time and money into your employees- recognizing the ones that come into work on time- do their jobs accordingly- make the sacrifices that are necessary, and get rid of those that do nothing but lurk, cause trouble, and cause you to have bad reviews- lose customers, and other employees.
    Even interviews today are contentious- a lot of those hiring have no idea what it is to keep that business humming, and to have a successful team.

  • August September
    August September หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    It is a damning indictment on this CEO & his senior managers they knew nothing of how some of the workers were being treated! It took an Undercover Boss episode to expose what was going on!

  • Richard Young
    Richard Young หลายเดือนก่อน

    Watching this video reminds me of a job years ago. I worked in a Cafe by myself, no one but myself. I worked breakfast and part of lunch, later 2 guys would work the dinner. One day the owner said to me that he was over paying me, so I quit. Some time later, I saw a cook who worked at the same place and he said that he quit to. The owner was making money but the problem was that he didn't understand business so he filed bankruptcy. So many owners don't understand business and I don't feel sorry for them. Some appreciate your work, some don't, sad to say the least. I have taken cook's to be CHEFS and they don't forget that.

  • Jemz Moodly
    Jemz Moodly 23 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

    This boss is unbelievable, he supposed to have rewarded the chef for all the extra hours he put it atleast . Cooking course my a$$ 😂😂

  • PhotonGamingClips
    PhotonGamingClips 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +24

    I think the idea was for the CEO to pay for an expensive chef course so he can either transfer to a better location or overall find a better job.
    He might not be able to make up for lost time, but he could give him something for his resume to find a better future.
    Unfortunately franchise 3rd party owned locations can be like this unless the owners care as well.

  • Christopher Jenkins
    Christopher Jenkins 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    We like how much effort you are putting in. Go on a cooking course we need more of that good old passion.

  • Dave's RV Channel
    Dave's RV Channel 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    Dude works 80 hours. The CEO sends him to a course so employee can “be inspired to do more” 😮

  • karen van Wyk
    karen van Wyk 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    Hope this chef found a better person to work for that would appreciate his talent and hard work

    • Thompson Smith
      Thompson Smith 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Hello Dear
      How are you doing today?

  • Richard Bruce
    Richard Bruce 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    In all honesty not only should this man have been compensated for all his unpaid hours, but every supervisor who has done Nothing to help should have been FIRED and we people brought in with the understanding that they Will now be watched!!!

  • Danni Henson
    Danni Henson 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +28

    Dang I am so used to a thankyou and a slice of cold pizza, but this one has to even cook his own pizza. After working 16 hours, unpaid and over worked. This is one hell of a boss.

  • Carolyn Rossi
    Carolyn Rossi 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    He needs to be compensated for all his hard work damn it he deserves it !!

  • SteveiB
    SteveiB 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    That's an awsome cook. I'm a electrician, and I would hire that guy in an instant!! It's a good to see someone that still cares 😌

    • USNVA
      USNVA 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      What would you hire him to do? Cook your lunches? Scramble up some wall receptacles, or bake you a breaker box?

  • Caleb Jennings
    Caleb Jennings 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    At first I was like “he’s gonna get better equipment and get compensated for all the unpaid hours!”
    Undercover boss: “cooking course…”

  • johnnycarrotheid
    johnnycarrotheid 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    I wouldn't even take that course in order to get out of there.
    I'd have stood up and straight up left.
    What a slap in the face that was 🤦

  • SirFrederick Christian
    SirFrederick Christian 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Apparently it's rocket science for this CEO to give this man actual help.

  • A Garrett
    A Garrett 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Good thing the chef has been inspired - the bank totally takes inspiration same as cash

  • Michelle Padilla
    Michelle Padilla 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Should have gave him a bonus check for all the hours he didn’t get paid for would have really helped him.

    • John Smith
      John Smith 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      He didn’t say that he didn’t get paid. He said that he didn’t get paid overtime. That’s a distinction that matters, because he could be exempt from overtime.

  • No Surrender
    No Surrender 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    That man deserved more than a cooking course

  • emsie76
    emsie76 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +15

    Pay the man what he’s due… he’s well worth it.

  • Fatima Omar
    Fatima Omar 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I hope he finds a better company that’ll appreciate and treat him better. Ridiculous he didn’t even pay the overtime the chef has put in.

  • Anthony Barker
    Anthony Barker 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Holy crap that Chef has an amazing attitude. That is the kind of employee that bosses and managers should be bending over backward to help... Otherwise, they will either burn out or leave.

  • whyisblue923taken
    whyisblue923taken 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Every time there is something like that when a hotel uses a license or a restaurant is a franchise, the parent company or licensing company can hold the smaller company liable.
    The executive could have easily gone to the board and told them to impose a penalty on the hotel and force the owner to pay the chef his backpay. I've heard about corporations taking back entire franchises for poor standards. There is no way the executive couldn't do something to get the chef paid and scare the owner to maintaining the Best Western standard.

  • Ti m
    Ti m 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    The boss' abysmal solution to the situation says a LOT about his attitude and ethics - and is probably why the restaurant is failing!! Hope the chef found a better employer. 👍

  • Marco Lewhite
    Marco Lewhite 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Imagine watching this show and then being on it and thinking "holy fuck, they can give like 250K sometimes this is gonna be great" and then you get.... Cooking Lessons. And probably one of the guys that deserved it the most?! How did this air lol

  • Bron Bryant
    Bron Bryant 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    Hey guys should we give the chef a $5,000 for everything he's been doing for our company.
    No let's give him $8,000 and we're on a TV show
    No way, I got something even better, Let's give him online cooking classes.

  • Sherry Babcock
    Sherry Babcock 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Sickning I hope he found another job that pays good and appreciates him

  • Agnese Sztojka
    Agnese Sztojka 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +16

    He can already cook. A nice cheque would be more useful, hope he's got it.

    • samantha sims
      samantha sims 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Yes compensation like holy ahhhh

  • Verena Maharajah
    Verena Maharajah 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Like most of the people watching this, I am appalled that it appears that the CEO is only sending this hardworking man on a Cookery course so he can do more!!! I can only think this program has been heavily edited so as to give this impression and that perhaps the full episode shows that the CEO actually did far more. I certainly hope so!

  • J C
    J C 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    I used to work for a major architecture firm which didn’t pay over time, I was working 50/60+ hours a week and paid for 40, when I pulled them up on it they accused me of lying on my time sheets… a couple weeks later, that manager was caught out saying she had been in when she hadn’t

  • Kingo
    Kingo 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Umm please tell me they gave him more than a free cooking course.... This is exactly why people don't care about their place of employment anymore. works 80+ hours, gets paid for 40, has a horrible boss, an ugly workspace, and the man still doesn't complain. Inspirational and Insane at the same time.

  • Est lhm
    Est lhm 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    He deserves a lot more than that keeping that place running despite all of the obstacles he's facing. Not to top it off all of the over time he's owed working and not getting paid! Offering him a cooking course 😡😡 this undercover boss missed an opportunity to do more for such a dedicated worker. Which are hard to find these days!

  • P Granka
    P Granka 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Absolutely disappointing that he wasn’t fully refunded for his overtime.

  • Olly W
    Olly W 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    Send him on a cooking course. That’ll help his self esteem! How about a cheque for overtime back pay??

  • Cosima
    Cosima 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Never understood why people stay at places that do not pay you. Also no one will ever force me to ever work any overtime. If I was given a certain shift time that is what I will be working. People really need to learn their rights

  • boltonky
    boltonky 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Amazing how often places take advantage and still happens heaps to this day, i remember learning the hard lesson of working heaps of overtime to keep a contract alive then having my hours rejected cause they didn't want to pay overtime or really our wages.....Work life balance is never equal

  • JohnsRadios
    JohnsRadios 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    It amazing me that all these undercover bosses never know what’s going on!

    • livableincome
      livableincome 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      And also that they have private conversations with a camera crew standing right there. Exactly who does the unsuspecting employee think this new guy is; complete with camera crew? Obviously something is up.

  • KpxUrz5745
    KpxUrz5745 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Hahaha. I thought the CEO was going to give the chef his own franchise! I thought the whole purpose of the show was to reveal the CEO's grateful generosity to the top employees. That CEO should have paid any price to prevent this video from ever going public.

  • Craig Bathurst
    Craig Bathurst 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Not paying a person for over time is breaking State and Federal Laws. He should report them to the authorities. If he gets fired for doing that; then that adds fire to the lawsuit; plus added reasonable attorney fees, court costs, back pay and benefits and an extra judgment from the court and the work place gets its reputation dragged through the mud.

  • Patsy Darling
    Patsy Darling 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +38

    Know your worth young man💫

  • G. Tsuji
    G. Tsuji 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Pay the man over-time, get him new equipment, give him a promotion.

    • s
      s 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Better yet, hire some minimum wage guys to do the basics so the cook can get on with his job and train the other guys to fill in so he can have days off too!

  • Gifted Observer
    Gifted Observer 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Somebody needs to give this chef money to start his own restaurant!!! This was the most inadequate response/solution to the MAJOR issues at hand I have ever witnessed!

  • Ravyne Hawke
    Ravyne Hawke 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    This is why I am a big proponent of Unions! Sure, you have to pay union dues, but this working overtime with no pay wouldn't fly if this chef belonged to a union. I hope that chef stuck around long enough to take that free course and then walked out on a very busy day, telling them to call their CEO to fill in for him. Cya!

    • livableincome
      livableincome 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Unions gave us the 8 hour day and breaks. Many many brave people died so we could all have minimum wage at least and better hours. This history should be taught in school.

  • Martha Welch
    Martha Welch 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +41

    That's it? A "free" course in cooking to inspire him to do MORE for them? Probably won't even be paid for the time he spends in the course when he's taking the course to do more for Best Western.
    It's as if Cinderella's stepmother gave her a class on how to pick up and use cow dung to heat the kitchen stove.

  • User Account
    User Account 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Being sent to a cooking course by the company is a good hint that homie is about to get a hella decent pay raise

  • Jared James - J Armada
    Jared James - J Armada 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    For all the back pay they owe him he could sign up for that bs himself. What a slap in the face

  • DanGodsman
    DanGodsman 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    He surprised him with a cooking course 🤣🤣🤣 thought he was gonna say here’s a 5 grand back pay for all the hours you’ve worked for free

  • A. Rolls
    A. Rolls หลายเดือนก่อน

    Pathetic and obscenely upsetting. They don't deserve a loyal employee like that.

  • Radmila & Sara
    Radmila & Sara 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

    This man deserves better. I hope he has found a better job by now. This is disrespect to the workers.Shameful

  • Stephen Leader
    Stephen Leader หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    "I'm sending you on a training course." In other words, you get to cook even more food and keep you working long hours but we won't pay you for it.

  • steve pr
    steve pr 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +20

    Take the courses for free then go find a job that pays you.

  • Gary White
    Gary White 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    I respect this man he is strong person for real

  • BlackJacket
    BlackJacket 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    What a beautiful man helping a very loyal hard-working employee.

    • KJ Rey
      KJ Rey 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ^^Hey everyone...found another CEO.

  • J D
    J D 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +30

    WOW here in the UsA the bosses give them a gift this chef works 80 hours for 40 pay .If anyone deserves a gift or bonus it's him.

    • livableincome
      livableincome 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      He did give him a gift. A cooking course so he can do more. Yippee.

  • Back Achers Homestead
    Back Achers Homestead 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    That guy is like gold to the company! We'll send you to cooking school so you can get better at making us money and paying you less. Come on man that's a great deal.

  • TheAwakeningangel
    TheAwakeningangel 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +58

    So he just said he will send him on a cooking course and be able to do more, did I hear right, oh and a Thank you , well I would have told him to stick it. Poor guy I hope he takes the course and uses the degree he might get for it and opens up his own place someday xxxx

    • Christina Moss
      Christina Moss 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Okay. I had to watch it twice. I can't believe that came out of his mouth. The audacity

    • Luisa
      Luisa 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      The Americans undercover bosses are very generous though. They give thousands of usd to their good employees. Shamed on the U.K. bosses.

    • Nigel Anscombe
      Nigel Anscombe 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Of course, that “more” could have been elsewhere if the cooking course gave him an extra qualification, or experience, on his resume.

    • Diane Maloy
      Diane Maloy 5 หลายเดือนก่อน


    • Diane Maloy
      Diane Maloy 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @Luisa pop

  • Truth Be Told
    Truth Be Told 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +27

    I thought the same thing. Where is the compensation for all the overtime you didn't pay him for. That's illegal to not pay him for his time. Wow he gets to go to cooking school on them to make up for what they still owe the man. POS company to work for.

    • Danni Henson
      Danni Henson 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Not even school, a cooking course. When this man does nothing but all day 🤣😂

    • John Smith
      John Smith 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      It’s not necessarily illegal. If he performs executive functions as part of his primary duties then he is exempt from overtime under the FLSA.

  • Shane Herian
    Shane Herian 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    What just happened?!? The CEO didn't do enough for the chef. He deserves more.

  • Ted Roybal
    Ted Roybal 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    The money line is when chef says "we" when referring to the company. This wonderful man is invested!!! Cheers!

  • Mary Jane Cornielle
    Mary Jane Cornielle 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    That’s nice,a cooking course on them, and a thank you. What about paying him for all those 😢 “Unpaid over time hours he didn’t get paid for?” 🎉

  • Jose Ramos
    Jose Ramos 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Hard work always pays off, this gentlemen is a great example.

    • Thanis Murugathas
      Thanis Murugathas 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      How did it pay off? all he got is a cooking course so that he could slave away at the company even more while the CEO sits reeping the benefits of his hard working staff.

    • livableincome
      livableincome 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      This man's family may be starving or even homeless. Does not look like his good work is being rewarded.

  • Theodore Bolan
    Theodore Bolan 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +18

    How about paying for his time worked.Hope this chef gets sorted and finds a place that shows that the owners care about people.

    • jim Lofts
      jim Lofts 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      yes and that would be a great follow up vlog

  • B M
    B M 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

    That cheap CEO pretty much insulted him offering to send him to take a cooking course. Can he not cook? Ditch the course and pay him for what he's worth. No wonder business is slow. I hope he finds a restaurant that can appreciate him.

  • Kathy Scott
    Kathy Scott 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Shameful that this boss does not compensate him for past duty and just wants to pile more on him.