To the restaurateur: You’re not a very good employer. Take, for example, one of the several times you didn’t pay your staff on time. And the dishwasher cried because he didn’t have any money. How do I know? You told us at pre-shift. And you laughed. Or when you had employee times adjusted, and lied to the Department of Labor about it. You have events and call them “benefits” so you will have a fresh pool of women to grope and to give yourself an opportunity to demean your staff publicly. But you don’t need to throw a benefit to do that; you belittled a culinary student in front of a crowd at a public event, so clearly, the venue isn’t an issue. Stop charging your neighbors for ice and black pepper and pay attention to your wedding parties that you screw up and haven’t once apologized to. So much for ladies and gentlemen serving ladies and gentlemen.
Illustration by Ron Pitts