I'm a waiter at a restaurant; although I was born in the U.S., my first language is Spanish. All of the cooks at my work place speak Spanish and it is the defacto language in the BOH (back of the house.) We speak Spanish, not to inhibit or exclude others, but rather to expedite orders and correct errors. Today, we (servers) were specifically instructed to ONLY speak to the cooks in English. Apparently, one of our cooks let loose a few foul words in Spanish and a customer complained stating that, "there's too much foul Spanish words flying around because THEY feel that no one is listening to/understanding them." I'm all for a cleaner speaking work environment, but is it wrong that they isolated "Spanish?" I have no problems speaking English to the cooks; shit, they kinda enjoy it. But I feel somehow violated. There are multiple managers that constantly converse in Tagalog because of their Phillipino background, yet Spanish is apparently off-limits. Thoughts, tempers?!?!?