I am still incredibly grateful for my recent guest post on tipping.Â It inspired my response that discussed the economics of tipping.Â It also raised a few other interesting points that I am now learning are common misconceptions about restaurants.Â For people who have never worked in a restaurant, these misconceptions can easily be mistaken […]
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Refuting Emmer’s Myths
(For my previous posts on Tom Emmer, click here) For those of you who havenâ€™t been following the Tom Emmer story in the last week, let me bring you up to speed.Â Last Saturday in one of the most patronizing publicity stunts I have ever witnessed, Tom Emmer â€œwaited tables.â€Â I put this in quotation […]
Fighting For The Server Wage
A brief disclaimer: This is not a political blog.Â I am not looking to get into politics with it.Â I will only enter the political realm when it is specifically relevant to servers.Â Â This is one of those cases. Tom Emmer is a State Representative in Minnesota and the presumable Republican Nominee for Governor.Â 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.