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Posted By: Larry S In Response To: *ALL* restaurants suck (Nathan Haines)
Monday, 27 March 2006, at 10:02 p.m.
In Response To: *ALL* restaurants suck (Nathan Haines)
What you are saying probably explains why a large percentage of restraurants prefer to hire Mexican workers that are illegal immigrants. They sure are easier to keep than American workers and will work hard even when faced with deplorable working conditions. I often feel sorry for them because they work from early morning to late night and most likely get paid below minimum wage.
> as anyone who's actually been in the business can tell you.
> It's a HUGE frickin' ball of stress, with low profit margins, low wages
> and no thanks whatsoever. For some reason or another, the public doesn't
> think that really have to pay anything for their food. If you're in this
> biz, be aware that the general public demands the impossible: Stellar,
> cuisine for peanuts. If it costs more than a grocery store is charging,
> it's got to be a rip off. Everybody wants luxury food. Nobody actually
> wants to pay anything for it.
> Staffing is another impossibility. Trying to keep servers around is darned
> near impossible. The generaly public tends to treat servers like some sort
> of subhuman slave who is obligated to perform any deamining little whim
> they can think of, in exchange for a couple measly bucks. Prostitutes
> generally tend to get more respect, and most sane people quit rather than
> endure the stress and humiliation needed to make a full-time living in
> this position.
> Kitchen workers are even more diffucult to keep. There's no money to pay
> anbody anything. The only people who show up have criminal records,
> drug/alcohol problems, mental problems, or otherwise can't go get a real
> job with real benefits and money that they can actually live on. Cooking,
> cleaning, washing dishes is NOT some easy-peezy foo-foo job. It's plain
> old, grueling work that doesn't pay poop-poo. The average cook works his
> butt off for, maybe 20ish a year. Dishwashers are required to handle
> material that would make a cat walk up a wall, backwards, hissing all for
> like $6-7/hr. In their spare time, they are required to every degrading,
> menial oddjob management can concoct.
> Suffice it to say, people aren't exactly lining up at the door for these
> The hours and schedule are a nightmare. Everybody wants to eat on Saturday
> nights, and holidays. Food service workers must work in a mad frenzied
> pace, simply to accomodate everyone who show up at the door during these
> times. It's just plain hectic, stressful, and relentless.
> Basically anybody in this biz is working their behind off for prison
> wages. Have a lil' empathy.
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