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LOL. I'm pretty sure I had a post here somewhere?

 

 


I remember seeing this scene decades ago, but did not appreciate it then as much as I just did. Thanks!

 

Now I gotta Netflix the movie so I can watch the rest of it.

 

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post #302 of 483

My pet peeve is when the servers defend their actions or try to explain what happened.  Whatever it is, it's wrong -- get it off my table and make it right.  Don't tell me that the bartender made the drink wrong (deflecting blame), the kitchen is backed up, I should speak more clearly, I don't know what's in that drink, that is broccoli rabe on my plate (when it's clearly not). 

 

Hello, my name is Barbara and I'll be your guest tonight.  Please treat me as one.

 

High on the list is the server's introducing themselves.  I don't want to find a new friend, I want to have a nice dining experience with the friends I brought with me.

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My pet peeve is when the servers defend their actions or try to explain what happened.  Whatever it is, it's wrong -- get it off my table and make it right.  Don't tell me that the bartender made the drink wrong (deflecting blame), the kitchen is backed up, I should speak more clearly, I don't know what's in that drink, that is broccoli rabe on my plate (when it's clearly not). 

 

Hello, my name is Barbara and I'll be your guest tonight.  Please treat me as one.

 

High on the list is the server's introducing themselves.  I don't want to find a new friend, I want to have a nice dining experience with the friends I brought with me.



You actually get peeved if they introduce themselves?

 

I can agree with the first one though.

post #304 of 483

I wouldn't say I exactly get peeved. But I agree with Mensh's basic point. The whole "Hi, I'm Joe and I'll be your server" thing leaves me cold. As she says, I am not there to make friends with the server.

 

One interesting thing I've noticed is that places which make the biggest deal about the "Hi, I'm....." thing are the ones most likely to have others actually serve the food. You know, Joe takes the order, but whoever has a free hand actually delivers it.

 

Servers in the best places, in my experience, do not introduce themselves. They just do their jobs properly.

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post #305 of 483

WOW. Some of you get upset that a server is polite. 

"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."

I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin'.

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post #306 of 483
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WOW. Some of you get upset that a server is polite. 


IceMan, without these people, who would the waitstaff bitch about. I'm sure these people are a real pleasure to serve..............I have been to hundreds of restaurants around the world and never had a problem, I guess my standards are low.................
 

 

post #307 of 483

Iceman, politeness and good manners are a form of ingrained behavior. Following a set speech you've been told to use is not being polite; it's merely following the boss' instructions.

 

And just how polite is it for one person to introduce themself as your server, and that's the last you see of him or her?

 

Billy: Given Mensh's and my posts, what possible reason would the wait staff have to bitch? Nobody said anything about voicing our concern. It's not like I'm telling the server, "I don't care what your name is." All either of us said is that the "Hi, I'm Joe...." thing bugs us.

 

On the other hand, one of the best waiters I've had in recent memory was at Jonathan's in Lexington, KY. Despite having two large parties to cope with, he was at our table as often as he needed to be. And while he was with us we were treated as if we were the only people in the place. But you know what? He never offered his name. What he offered, instead, was superlative service. And his tip reflected it.

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Iceman, politeness and good manners are a form of ingrained behavior. Following a set speech you've been told to use is not being polite; it's merely following the boss' instructions.

 

And just how polite is it for one person to introduce themself as your server, and that's the last you see of him or her?

 

Billy: Given Mensh's and my posts, what possible reason would the wait staff have to bitch? Nobody said anything about voicing our concern. It's not like I'm telling the server, "I don't care what your name is." All either of us said is that the "Hi, I'm Joe...." thing bugs us.

 

On the other hand, one of the best waiters I've had in recent memory was at Jonathan's in Lexington, KY. Despite having two large parties to cope with, he was at our table as often as he needed to be. And while he was with us we were treated as if we were the only people in the place. But you know what? He never offered his name. What he offered, instead, was superlative service. And his tip reflected it.


 

Billy: Given Mensh's and my posts, what possible reason would the wait staff have to bitch? Nobody said anything about voicing our concern. It's not like I'm telling the server, "I don't care what your name is." All either of us said is that the "Hi, I'm Joe...." thing bugs us. 


Let the little people do their job, bitch to the management. It kills me that it would bug someone just because a server is doing their job the way the company wants it done. Would you rather know the persons name or call her, "Hey big busted lady, I need more tartar"...................I walk up to my customers all the time," Hello I'm Chef Bill", hows everyone doing tonight..............Not once did anyone tell me, We don't care about your name, just do your job. I guess I have understanding customers..........What if you liked the server named Mary and you came back a few night later. You could say, is Mary working tonight, she did a great job a few nights ago and we would love to be in her section again, if possible........................Hi, I'm Bill

 

 

 


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post #309 of 483

If I went to a reasurant for first time and received a bad service, I will never ever go to there and will warn my friends about this. I hate waiting for long time in resturant.

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I'm with KY and Mensch;  it's the whole fake friend thing made even more irritating when followed  by the "corporate speech" they have had to memorize.  It's not the server's fault, but that doesn't make it any less irritating.

 

We recently had a waiter who said "no worries" absolutely every time he came to the table, except when he was saying "no worries at all".  It got to the point where I didnt' want to say thank you because he'd have to say no worries.  What ever happened to the plain old "you're welcome"?

 

And to further prove to some that I'm even a bigger *itch, here's another one.  We were at a local restaurant, medium expensive, usually very good.  The husband of the couple we were with ordered something and the server asked what pasat he'd like with it.  He said linquine and she said they didnt' have it.  He asked what kind of pasta she had and she told him the list was on the menu and she just stood there.  The poor guy was searching the menu in the dimly  lit dining room and still couldn't find it so he asked again and she said it was right there at the top of the page (of a 6 page menu).  Still couldn't find it, so I asked her if it wouldn't be easier for her to simply tell him what they had.  Again she told him where to find the list, but I guess she got tired of him being so stupid and wasting her time that she did end up listing the FOUR choices.  Could have saved us all some time if she had just said that in the first place!

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Could have saved us all some time if she had just said that in the first place!

 

Now, Lentil, let's not be too harsh. She was probably so busy giving the "hi, I'm Mary, I'll be your server tonight" speech she didn't have enough time to  actually do her job.

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post #312 of 483

Ok, I had a fun one. I love this stuff, as I knew from her face she knew what she was doing and the house was in on it...

 

I watched a server who was belittled by a drunk who came in to sit from the bar area and demanded to see her chest, slurring every word in the book in a mean way. She got a plate of pasta loaded with butter, parmesan and anchovy paste and waited for the right opportunity to dump it all over him.  The manager called the police to get rid of the bad drunk, where he probably went to a cell where others were appreciating his finite odor.  

 

Hahahah!  I doubled my tip - you can't pay for that.

post #313 of 483
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Could have saved us all some time if she had just said that in the first place!

 

Now, Lentil, let's not be too harsh. She was probably so busy giving the "hi, I'm Mary, I'll be your server tonight" speech she didn't have enough time to  actually do her job.



Nah KY;  she was just being surly.  ;-)  When she brought the check, she set the book on the edge of the table where it promptly fell on the floor.  She walked away without picking it up.

 

Someone above said that they go out all the time and never have a problem with service.  I wonder if that has more to do with a sunny and non-critical personality.  I have neither.

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The worst thing a waiter can do is charge you credit card for more than you actually tipped. This happened about 4 months ago at the new Cheddars that just opened up.
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The worst thing a waiter can do is charge you credit card for more than you actually tipped. This happened about 4 months ago at the new Cheddars that just opened up.


Oh my heck, if you're going to start talking about criminal behavior, then skimming your card would have to be a bit worse.

 

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1. After being seated, the "server" begins a canned speech in an industrial monotone with "My name is X and I will be your server tonight. Tonight we have, yada, yada", which already has tainted the food as being "industrial" and about as original as the unimpressive server.

2.returning to ask if another round of drinks ( unless a bottle of wine had been opened and served) would be desireable before ordering.

3. Not being attentive after the meal had been finished.

4. Nor maintaining eyecontact with the patrons in an attempt to be one step ahead.

6. Nose, lip cheek and eyebrow piercings. Visable tatoos.above the collar.

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1. After being seated, the "server" begins a canned speech in an industrial monotone with "My name is X and I will be your server tonight. Tonight we have, yada, yada", which already has tainted the food as being "industrial" and about as original as the unimpressive server.

2.returning to ask if another round of drinks ( unless a bottle of wine had been opened and served) would be desireable before ordering.

3. Not being attentive after the meal had been finished.

4. Nor maintaining eyecontact with the patrons in an attempt to be one step ahead.

6. Nose, lip cheek and eyebrow piercings. Visable tatoos.above the collar.


As for the canned speech routine....this is mandated by corporate or manglement. I agree with 2, 3, and 4.

As for the multiple piercings and tattoos......unfortunately these are a sign of the times.

Trying to find employees without them is going to be difficult in the future......

By the way.....what's #5?

 

post #318 of 483

#6 was a typo.

 

#2 should have read "NOT" returning....

#3 needs further explanation.. the server not returning in a reasonable amount of time to see if their patrons would like desert, coffee or an after dinner drink. The response would give the server a clue as to whether or not to present the bill.

 #5 needs clarification. If you are selling  tacos, burgersand pizza, OK. If you are dropping $150-$200 for two on a five-star meal, then the management must be prudent about the appearance of those he hires as servers.

post #319 of 483

LOL. Check out Michael Symon, Michael Voltaggio and/or Kevin Gillespie. See what they look like. I'm pretty sure they're putting out 3-star or better food. Please name for us some 5-star places that have less than quality servers. 

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If you are dropping $150-$200 for two on a five-star meal, then the management must be prudent about the appearance of those he hires as servers.

 

"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."

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post #320 of 483

My biggest pet peeve is the server showing preference (an inordinate amount of time) schmoozing a 6 or an 8 top when it's me and my two children at your other table.  Yes, our check will be smaller, but I tip extremely well for excellent, attentive service.  If you ignore us, I have no problem tipping 5%, if anything.

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6. Nose, lip cheek and eyebrow piercings. Visable tatoos.above the collar.



 

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LOL. Check out Michael Symon, Michael Voltaggio and/or Kevin Gillespie. See what they look like. I'm pretty sure they're putting out 3-star or better food. Please name for us some 5-star places that have less than quality servers. 

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Last time I was in DC, I made the trek out to Frederick and had the pleasure of being a guest at Volts kitchen table. Amazing meal. All of the servers were sporting brown Converse Chuck Taylor Allstars and quite a few of them had visible tattoos.

 

Made me feel really good.

 

A certain amount of counter culture has always been associated with the service industry dynamic. More specifically the BOH, but its working its way out to the FOH as well. This includes tattoos. Piercings. In some places even drug use. It is what is it.

 

I have two full sleeves of tattoos. Does that affect my ability to be professional to guests? Does it affect my palate? Does it inhibit my ability to recommend a bottle of wine to a table, or design and serve a top notch tasting menu? No to all the above.

 

Just because I choose to put art on my skin that means something to me, does not make me bad at what I choose to do for a living, nor does it mean that compared to someone that is without tattoos or piercings, my product is substandard.

 

Just because a server does the same, does not mean that he or she is automatically going to give you horrible service. On the contrary, I would expect them to give BETTER service based on the people that DO judge based off of appearance alone. Those people have to work harder and be more attentive to every little detail because some people, especially the older crowds have this misconception that just because you have made the decision to put holes in your body or ink under your skin, that you are a moral and social deviant.

 

If you go to an establishment and your tip is based off of what your server looks like, as opposed to the QUALITY of service you are given, your heart, and your money is in the wrong place.

 

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If you go to an establishment and your tip is based off of what your server looks like, as opposed to the QUALITY of service you are given, your heart, and your money is in the wrong place.

 


Just to play a little devil's advocate here, I don't think you can tell someone that their heart is on the wrong place if they tip based on what the service looks like.  Mainly because the fact is that the overall experience of the visit can be affected by the appearance of your server...  Now, this can go one of two ways:

 

1) The way you described -- you have a holey, tatted up waitron and you get some outstanding service which goes outside of the expectations of societal norms and it winds up becoming a great conversation piece for the water cooler that week at work.

 

2) The guy has a chain that runs from rings attached to his ear, to his eyebrow to his nose and my kids get weirded out by it and it makes them uncomfortable and that becomes a negative conversation piece and, potentially, bad advertising for your establishment.  I mean, lets face it, children decide a very large part of where a family's income is spent - if it's a night I decide that the family is going to eat out, my first question is, "Hey, kids... where do you want to eat tonight?"

 

So, is the diner supposed to tip ONLY based on quality of service?  I don't.  It's certainly a large factor, but the experience of the overall meal definitely plays a mitigating (or supporting) role in how much I tip and if I even decide to visit the establishment again.  To cut to the chase, while I don't think you can say, "You shouldn't tip based off of appearance," I think it should be more along the lines of, "Go ahead and tip based on the overall experience and choose to dine elsewhere next time around if you want."

 

I mean, much like an owner or chef does when they choose the decor, plates, and music for their establishment, so are the servers just as much a part of the image you wish to portray and the clientele whose custom you seek.

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You want to get paid, be it wages or tips? You'd better cater to MY tastes, not yours!

 

We're in a "service business" and the customer pays the bills, all of the bills!

 

Keep the customer happy and we'll all be happy as well.

 

The converse is also 100% accurate.

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post #324 of 483
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When a server blames anyone else (granted, it's usually the kitchen) for anything that has resulted in poor service to the consumer it's a transgression in my opinion and for two reasons.  First, and most importantly, a server shouldn't be in the business of giving any excuses.  If a server allows something to go out that they know is wrong, it becomes their responsibility.  If it's wrong, fix it or communicate the problem to the person who can fix it before it goes out.  Whatever the problem, it shouldn't make it to the table to become the consumer's issue.  If it does, it should simply be taken care of immediately.

I 100% AGREE with this.

 

 

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In another instance the server seemed distracted when memorizing our order.  As I suspected, when the order came out it was wrong (i.e. I ordered steamed vegetables and got a baked potato; my husband ordered a baked potato and got french fries).  When I mentioned it to the server he told me the kitchen had been messing up orders all night.  Granted, I have no way of knowing whether the kitchen read the ticket wrong or if the server put the order in wrong, but from experience I'd gamble on the latter.

 

If the order was delivered by your server, then you already know whose fault it is for "SERVING" the wrong items to your table.  If it was another server, then it was THE OTHER SERVER'S FAULT if your server put in the order correctly.  With this said, that means it's NEVER the kitchen staff's fault for a wrong side dish since either your server put in the order wrong or the person delivering the food(no matter if it's your server or another server) either didn't verify the written order or ticket with the plates of food or just truly made a mistake, either way, the kitchen staff is not at fault.  Now if the order was put in correctly, but the person delivering the food caught the mistake and didn't "SERVE" it in that manner, the delay of the food getting to you was the kitchen staff's fault 100%.

 

So in other words, by delivering the wrong food to a table is NEVER, EVER, EVER, EVER the kitchen staff's fault since either your server put in the order wrong to begin with or the person delivering the food didn't notice or didn't try to notice the wrong side dish.  The kitchen staff has NOTHING to do with "DELIVERING" the food to your table.

 

post #325 of 483

For me, having to wait for change from my bill ruins a good meal.  How many times have you been left sitting there waiting for what seems like hours for change?  Why provide excellent service during the meal and poor service afterwards?

 

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You want to get paid, be it wages or tips? You'd better cater to MY tastes, not yours!

 

We're in a "service business" and the customer pays the bills, all of the bills!

 

Keep the customer happy and we'll all be happy as well.

 

The converse is also 100% accurate.

 

I agree, but its rare that a server picks his or her guests.

 

Servers are there to serve. To provide the best dining experience that they can.

 

If that server does everything in their power to ensure that they DO have the time of their lives at the establishment...but the guests were unhappy because of the servers tattoos (providing they do no violate some sort of social code of ethics..like swastika tattoos or something like that), that just seems to be kind of petty to me. As in..it should not be something that ruins a meal you are paying 80$ a person for. 

 

That person was hired at the establishment to do a job either by the F&B Director, the owner(s), or by some sort of interview process. They are in a place to interact with you and cater to your needs by virtue of someone above them thinking that they had what it took to be a great server and an effective member of the team.

 

If he or she couldnt do that job and do it effectively, they would not be in that position...tattoos/piercings or not.

 

Most, if not all fine dining places that I have worked have and enforce a very strict dress code for the FOH, to include long sleeved shirts, and do not allow shorts on the DR floor, and if someone does have facial piercings, they are to be removed and spacer put into place while on the floor.

 

That takes care of the arm and leg tattoos and "tacklebox" look.

 

If it is a tattoo that is above the collar...then dont look at it! Have an open mind, dont be too critical because that person made a personal decision to get a tattoo that is visible no matter what and try to make the most out of your meal and dining experience.

 



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Just to play a little devil's advocate here, I don't think you can tell someone that their heart is on the wrong place if they tip based on what the service looks like.  Mainly because the fact is that the overall experience of the visit can be affected by the appearance of your server...  Now, this can go one of two ways:

 

1) The way you described -- you have a holey, tatted up waitron and you get some outstanding service which goes outside of the expectations of societal norms and it winds up becoming a great conversation piece for the water cooler that week at work.

 

2) The guy has a chain that runs from rings attached to his ear, to his eyebrow to his nose and my kids get weirded out by it and it makes them uncomfortable and that becomes a negative conversation piece and, potentially, bad advertising for your establishment.  I mean, lets face it, children decide a very large part of where a family's income is spent - if it's a night I decide that the family is going to eat out, my first question is, "Hey, kids... where do you want to eat tonight?"

 

So, is the diner supposed to tip ONLY based on quality of service?  I don't.  It's certainly a large factor, but the experience of the overall meal definitely plays a mitigating (or supporting) role in how much I tip and if I even decide to visit the establishment again.  To cut to the chase, while I don't think you can say, "You shouldn't tip based off of appearance," I think it should be more along the lines of, "Go ahead and tip based on the overall experience and choose to dine elsewhere next time around if you want."

 

I mean, much like an owner or chef does when they choose the decor, plates, and music for their establishment, so are the servers just as much a part of the image you wish to portray and the clientele whose custom you seek.


Again, I agree. Its all apart of the dining package.

 

It would seem unlikely that you would find such a server in a fine or even family dining place, but, ok, I will bite.

 

If nothing more, its a great way to expose your kids to cultural diversity. A teaching tool, if you will.

 

Who knows...the kids might enjoy having the server that IS different.

 

 

Here is I guess the point I was trying to make to the OP - If the meal is great then its great. If the server exceeded the service standard, then it was exceeded. Tip accordingly. Dont take points off just because their choices in life are not something you agree with. I doubt they are trying to convince YOU to get a tattoo...so why should that even be a factor?

If the server has a visible tattoo...I cannot rationalize how that falls into the category of "The worst thing a server can do to make you mad".

 

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I agree, but its rare that a server picks his or her guests.

Perhaps you misunderstood my post, as a "restaurant guest", I get to pick the server, not the reverse!

 

As a restaurant owner, I get to pick the server, not the reverse! And, for my target clientele, I cannot afford to hire anyone with tattoos, piercings, or other "choices" that my target clientele finds objectionable.

 

If one wishes to choose tattoos/piercings or other appearance altering choices, that's their choice, just do not expect others to accept or tolerate those choices. You may believe that "appearance" should be irrelevant, but, IMHO, that does not entitle you to dictate the behavior of others, no matter how unjust you may think that is. You made the choice, live with it!

 

If my clientele changes, my hiring practices may change as well, but I'm "in business" to pay the bills and make a living, not to accommodate the whims and personal choices of my employees, no matter how right they believe they are!

 

You desire to work for me in my restaurant? You keep your personal lifestyle choices, be they tattoos, piercings, clothes, politics, religion, soul-mates, lovers, beverages, smoking, etc., out of my restaurant! You don't pay my bills, my customers do!

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Perhaps you misunderstood my post, as a "restaurant guest", I get to pick the server, not the reverse!

 

As a restaurant owner, I get to pick the server, not the reverse! And, for my target clientele, I cannot afford to hire anyone with tattoos, piercings, or other "choices" that my target clientele finds objectionable.

 

If one wishes to choose tattoos/piercings or other appearance altering choices, that's their choice, just do not expect others to accept or tolerate those choices. You may believe that "appearance" should be irrelevant, but, IMHO, that does not entitle you to dictate the behavior of others, no matter how unjust you may think that is. You made the choice, live with it!

 

If my clientele changes, my hiring practices may change as well, but I'm "in business" to pay the bills and make a living, not to accommodate the whims and personal choices of my employees, no matter how right they believe they are!

 

You desire to work for me in my restaurant? You keep your personal lifestyle choices, be they tattoos, piercings, clothes, politics, religion, soul-mates, lovers, beverages, smoking, etc., out of my restaurant! You don't pay my bills, my customers do!

You are 100% correct. Its YOU choice to hire the servers.

 

So is it fair for someone to be mad at a server that made the choice to get a tattoo, or, should they instead blame the ownership that hired them and be mad at them??
 

Again, I bring Volt up.

 

Fantastic experience.

 

It makes me sad though that people would think less of a place, especially in this day in age, because someone may have a tattoo on their neck.

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...It makes me sad though that people would think less of a place, especially in this day in age, because someone may have a tattoo on their neck.

Yes, it may be "sad", but in an area where "neck ink" is predominately displayed by those connected with criminal street gangs, it is financial suicide for most employers of service employees.

 

Personally, I have little problem with those who make choices that I wouldn't. I have severe problems when those individuals expect me to ignore, nay accept, those choices when those choices have the potential to destroy my business.


As both a chef/owner and as a restaurant guest, I have little tolerance for ANY restaurant employee, or owner for that matter, who chooses to flaunt their personal choices in any manner that forces a guest to accept something the guest disapproves of, regardless as to what the choice(s) may be.

 

Perhaps there is a need for warning signs? laser.gifCAUTION! Some may find the appearance/beliefs/personal choices of the employees contrary or objectionable, enter at your own risk!

 

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Yes, it may be "sad", but in an area where "neck ink" is predominately displayed by those connected with criminal street gangs, it is financial suicide for most employers of service employees.

 

Personally, I have little problem with those who make choices that I wouldn't. I have severe problems when those individuals expect me to ignore, nay accept, those choices when those choices have the potential to destroy my business.


As both a chef/owner and as a restaurant guest, I have little tolerance for ANY restaurant employee, or owner for that matter, who chooses to flaunt their personal choices in any manner that forces a guest to accept something the guest disapproves of, regardless as to what the choice(s) may be.

 

Perhaps there is a need for warning signs? laser.gifCAUTION! Some may find the appearance/beliefs/personal choices of the employees contrary or objectionable, enter at your own risk!


 

Do you put that into open table when you reserve somewhere?

 

"Please give us a server who does not have any neck or above the collar or cuff line tattoos. They are icky and make me feel unsafe."

 

Or would one call ahead: "Hi, yes, this is Mr. Smith. I have reservations for 4 tomorrow night. Tell me, does you establishment employee people that have any showing tattoos, or may at one time in their lives been involved in any "shady" activities, or crimes of any sort?"

 

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