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Old 04-02-2019, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Abuse is NEVER tolerated in the restaurant business no matter how profitable the business is.

Never, ever.

Restaurant managers go through extensive training for this very thing.

For one thing, in order for us to get insurance managers had to go through mandatory sexual harrassment training.
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Old 04-02-2019, 10:33 AM
 
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yes - there is one place in our small town that people just raved about

i hated going there because only one person was allowed to use the cash register. You paid on the way out

So sometimes we had to wait for that person to get her butt to the register. probably a part owner

this told me that they didn't trust their staff. Other small local places let all their workers check you out.

i refuse to go there
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Old 04-02-2019, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Abuse is NEVER tolerated in the restaurant business no matter how profitable the business is.

Never, ever.

Restaurant managers go through extensive training for this very thing.

For one thing, in order for us to get insurance managers had to go through mandatory sexual harrassment training.
You're clearly talking about chains, corporate ownership or a store of such size it has to be run as a corporation. Smaller places probably have little or no management training other than being the guy or couple who can sign on the checking account.
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Old 04-02-2019, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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You're clearly talking about chains, corporate ownership or a store of such size it has to be run as a corporation. Smaller places probably have little or no management training other than being the guy or couple who can sign on the checking account.
Nope. I'm talking about a private, independent restaurant.

Insurers are now requiring sensetivity training.
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Old 04-02-2019, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Nope. I'm talking about a private, independent restaurant.

Insurers are now requiring sensetivity training.
How can you speak for every restaurant? I find your previous statement so bizarre I went searching of the "Gotcha!" punchline.
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Old 04-02-2019, 03:22 PM
 
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So sometimes we had to wait for that person to get her butt to the register. probably a part owner

this told me that they didn't trust their staff...
If an owner or part owner guards a small-restaurant register like a hawk, chances are there's skullduggery - quite possibly money laundering - involved.

As for "other business", I refuse to set foot in Wal-Mart. Trader Joe's and Costco treat their employees decently, and that's a selling point for me.
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Old 04-02-2019, 03:54 PM
 
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There is a very popular special occasion restaurant in our town that everyone raves about, but we will never go to. Our neighbor's daughter worked there and was routinely cheated of her full earned pay. I don't remember the particulars (but I remember being horrified at the stories of what the chef got away with) or if she sued, but she most definitely didn't remain there and I won't go there after knowing this.

It's too bad because we can walk there from here and have a lovely dinner.
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Old 04-02-2019, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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How can you speak for every restaurant? I find your previous statement so bizarre I went searching of the "Gotcha!" punchline.
Probably because I've dealt with hundreds of restaurants from the inside in my lifetime. I'm a fourth generation restaurateur from NYC to Pittsburgh all the way down the east coast to Florida.

I just opened a brand new restaurant in Naples a couple of weeks ago.
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Old 04-03-2019, 06:59 PM
 
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Two different places

One is Steak and Shake. I was in there Christmas Eve years ago and one of the waitresses had been forced to come in and work even though she was obviously very ill. She was white as a sheet and looked like she was going to fall over. The manager that made her come in was screaming and cussing her telling her if she didn't move faster she was going to fire her bleeping bleep.

One waiter was upset over this treatment and he was the one waiting on me. He practically threw my food at me and turned around screaming at the manager, defending his co-worker. I ended up with my fries on my lap.

I wrote an email to corporate and told them why I wasn't coming back and the response made it clear they didn't even read my email.

Years before this happened I stopped shopping at Target because they were causing injury to their employees. It was a snow storm outside with lots of wind and every time the wind blew the doors opened letting lots of cold air in and it took until the wind stopped for them to close each time. The cashiers were told by the manager they couldn't wear gloves because "it didn't look right" and the one that waited on me had obvious sores from the cold and her hands were multicolored. Her hands were hurting bad from it. I haven't been back since. The manager should have let them wear thin gloves to give them some relief from the cold.
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Old 04-04-2019, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Probably because I've dealt with hundreds of restaurants from the inside in my lifetime. I'm a fourth generation restaurateur from NYC to Pittsburgh all the way down the east coast to Florida.

I just opened a brand new restaurant in Naples a couple of weeks ago.
A quick Google shows their are currently 660,755 restaurants in the US. "Hundreds of restaurants" is but a very small fraction.
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