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My Restuarant
    #1626874 - 06/11/03 06:36 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

i've got this restuarant i own. a few months back, i noticed that some of the waiters seemed to be taking in alot more money in both wages and tips than the others. well this just didn't seem right. i mean, they're all human beings with the same needs right? so i went out to change things...

the first thing i did was require that all tips be taken and redistributed equally amongst the employees. it worked a little bit. we get complaints about the service and not as many people come to eat, but it balanced out the pay a little. things went on like that for a few weeks.

that still really wasn't enough though. next, i made everyone get the same amount of pay per hour, regardless of their experience or record. it sure was tough when all the experienced waiters and hosts left for other jobs, but we got by with the new trainees, and they did an ok job.

still, some people were making almost twice as much as others. i thought about it a while and decided that the best thing to do would be to pay everyone the same amount, regardless of how many hours they worked. people just started calling out all the time, some people quit, and i can barely keep any staff on.

i've got a few guys that put in an hour a week. between them and the dishwashers we've been using as waiters, we're still understaffed. the dishwashers don't speak much english, but they don't seem to mind. the place is a mess, i've been forced to take over as chef, manager, and host, we don't get any business, and i can barely pay the bills. i think i'm gonna have to close the place pretty soon.


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Re: My Restuarant [Re: ]
    #1626891 - 06/11/03 06:41 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

:grin:


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Re: My Restuarant [Re: ]
    #1627266 - 06/11/03 09:32 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

A friend of mine had the same problem with his pizza resturant..

He had a kick ass manager who pretty much did everything for him, worked 10 and 11 hour days, did all the ordering/inventory and kept the money in line.. The manager threatened to quit because some of the delivery drivers would come in, work for 5 hours and take home more money at the end of the week than the manager..

He now pays the manager salary, $3500 a month and all employees who earn tips make Minimum wage, this is accepted by them before they take the job. Other workers make $8 an hour to start and their is a simple way for any of them to make $10 an hour three simple ways.

One is by staying 90 days for a buck an hour raise, the other two are tests which they must get 100% on. The first test is the Serve Safe Test, same one as provided by the state for Safe Food Handleing classes.

The other is a test about the menu, ALL menu items are listed on the left and employees must list the items on the right for each. Basicaly they write the menu word for word. Only 100% passes no exceptions, only after your 90 days can you begin taking the tests and only one test per month, take it as many times as you want till you pass for an extra buck per hour..

Keep your part time employees and Full time employees seperate. Part timers are a dime a dozen unless they have time vested, Full timers mean to earn a living through you so treat them well.

My friend had trouble learning proper employee relations in the beginning, then he realized that cutting cost through your staff was the biggest mistake he could make..

Dont try to make everyone happy, just make the people who count happy. Pay your cooks, dish people and managers well and leave others to fend for themselvs, let them know what to expect before they start work and things will all work out in the end.

This is a GREAT book I read on the same subject. The pic is one I took after making breakfast one morning.



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Re: My Restuarant [Re: GabbaDj]
    #1627277 - 06/11/03 09:36 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Maybe you can just let them have their tips. Competition makes for better work.


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Re: My Restuarant [Re: ]
    #1627543 - 06/11/03 11:32 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

sounds like a contrived story to try and prove some larger political point. If you have to lie to make a point then the point is probably wrong.


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Re: My Restuarant [Re: GabbaDj]
    #1627556 - 06/11/03 11:39 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

mmmmmmmmm.. Enchiladas?


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Re: My Restuarant [Re: ]
    #1627830 - 06/12/03 02:05 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

wow what a deep, insightful and practical insight into the problems of socialism, you obviously understand socialism very well and are a coherent well read individual.


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Re: My Restuarant [Re: 1stimer]
    #1628101 - 06/12/03 05:50 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

If you have to lie to make a point then the point is probably wrong.



The so called "libbies" do it all the time. Funny thing.... I don't recall you mentioning it then.


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You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for that my dear friend is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. ~ Adrian Rogers


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Re: My Restuarant [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1628191 - 06/12/03 08:08 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

example?


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Re: My Restuarant [Re: ]
    #1628277 - 06/12/03 09:07 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

i noticed that some of the waiters seemed to be taking in alot more money in both wages and tips than the others

Sounds like a load. Whenever I've been in america you always tip a set percentage of the food order. Unless he punched you in the face when he brought the food out the waiter gets the same tip no matter who he is.

Like most contrived stories the fundamental premise is horseshit. And if your fundamental premise is horseshit you can build on it to reach any conclusion you like and it will still be horseshit.


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Re: My Restuarant [Re: 1stimer]
    #1629200 - 06/12/03 05:14 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Do a bit of reading. You'll find them.

An example would be the claims Bush stole the election.


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Re: My Restuarant [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1629609 - 06/12/03 08:24 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

Do a bit of reading. You'll find them.

An example would be the claims Bush stole the election.



That's hyperbole, but not an outright lie.


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Re: My Restuarant [Re: silversoul7]
    #1629851 - 06/12/03 10:00 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

How you can say that type of crap is a mystery to me. If it's a deliberate misstatement, it's a lie.

I guess it depends on what your definition of "is", is.

That's total and complete bullshit.


Main Entry: hy?per?bo?le
Pronunciation: hI-'p&r-b&-(")lE
Function: noun
Etymology: Latin, from Greek hyperbolE excess, hyperbole, hyperbola, from hyperballein to exceed, from hyper- + ballein to throw -- more at DEVIL
Date: 15th century
: extravagant exaggeration (as "mile-high ice-cream cones")
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Sorry but hyperbole doesn't apply.


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Edited by luvdemshrooms (06/12/03 10:01 PM)


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Re: My Restuarant [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1629866 - 06/12/03 10:05 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Like that whole Taxes=Theft thing?

BTW, Im my restaraunt, which I own, I replaced all my employees with robots.


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Re: My Restuarant [Re: ]
    #1630034 - 06/12/03 11:33 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Interesting analogy, but in some restraunts the wait help split tips, and they don't go out of business.


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Re: My Restuarant [Re: falcon]
    #1630525 - 06/13/03 03:39 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Mmmm, libertarian propaganda.


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Re: My Restuarant [Re: ]
    #1631002 - 06/13/03 11:49 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

So whats your point?


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