One of the most time consuming tasks a manager faces during the week is writing the server schedule.Â Hours can be spent digging up scraps of paper and consulting server availability just to get coverage for a particular shift. Â This is followed by the inevitable complaints from people who work too little or too much.Â […]
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Yesterday I discussed the disadvantages of having a set schedule.Â While I think I managed to make some valid points, it was sort of hollow.Â The primary reason I am still at my current job is because of my schedule.Â It took about two and a half years, but I managed to get my ideal […]
Â Â Â Â Â Saturday night I spent some time on the patio with one of the newer servers at my restaurant.Â He is low on seniority, but has spent more years serving than I have.Â I estimate total the two of us have between three and four decades of serving experience.Â I am […]
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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.