The Great Hall
Why is it? The Great Hall: Why is it?
By peachcreek on Wednesday, May 02, 2001 - 05:01 pm: Edit

Why is it that in James Bond movies the bad guy has people who will maim, murder,or drive a snowmobile off a cliff and I can't get a dishwasher to show up to work?

By George (George) on Wednesday, May 02, 2001 - 05:45 pm: Edit

The other stuff is much more fun.

By Kidd (Kidd) on Wednesday, May 02, 2001 - 10:25 pm: Edit

good answer george

By Chris on Thursday, May 03, 2001 - 11:00 am: Edit

Feed him\her better and give him\her $10\hour. Trust me it's worth it.

By chefmanny on Thursday, May 03, 2001 - 12:25 pm: Edit

better answer chris!!!!!

By George (George) on Thursday, May 03, 2001 - 12:51 pm: Edit

One interesting but overlooked thing about dishwashers-

In a white tablecloth restaurant they handle more of your money that a manger does!

Figure what your glassware, silver, cups, plates, etc cost and then multiple that by the number of turns you do in a meal period, you'll see they really do handle a lot of $$$.\

By Seashell on Saturday, May 05, 2001 - 02:36 pm: Edit

Give the dishwasher a raise, some praise, make sure he/she knows that they are a valuable part of the team. So many holier-than-thou individuals in the culinary field underestimate the value of capable dishwashers/buspersons.

Ages ago I worked as a server in an Italian restaurant in Richmond. My employer called me in one day and asked why/how I managed to sell so much more than the other servers. I told him I upsell everything, and I tip the bussers. He said, "Tip the bussers? Why would you do that?" He was amazed. No one had ever tipped the busboys, so why should I tip them? ... they were only high-school kids with afterschool jobs making 4 bucks an hour.


By Seashell on Saturday, May 05, 2001 - 02:37 pm: Edit

Turnover, doofus. I praised the busboys and always asked about school and family and really cared about them. Plus I tipped. Guess whose tables were always first to be bussed and reset? Yep. Higher turnover, higher sales, more tips.

James and Durell helped me pay my tuition for my masters degree. I wonder what they are doing now? I hope they educated themselves, got married to wonderful caring women and are raising great kids like themselves and instilling them with a good work ethic and good values. Thanks guys.

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