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(For my previous posts on Tom Emmer, click here) For those of you who haven’t been following the Tom Emmer story in the last week, let me bring you up to speed. Last Saturday in one of the most patronizing publicity stunts I have ever witnessed, Tom Emmer “waited tables.” I put this in quotation […]
I covered this issue in yesterday’s post, but have since ran across several interesting pieces of information I wanted to pass along. MN Gov Nominee Tom Emmer said in a recent stop at the Eagle Street Grille that the owners had told him three of their employees were making over $100,000 a year as a […]
A brief disclaimer: This is not a political blog. I am not looking to get into politics with it. I will only enter the political realm when it is specifically relevant to servers. This is one of those cases. Tom Emmer is a State Representative in Minnesota and the presumable Republican Nominee for Governor. In […]
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David Hayden was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. He took his first serving job in 1996. Since that time, he has worked for over a dozen different restaurant companies. He has held both hourly and salaried positions at independent and corporate restaurants. He has waited on over 100,000 guests and trained hundreds of servers. He has been named "Best Server in Kansas City" the last three years by the local weekly paper.