service industry

12 Aug 2020

10 Times The Customer is NOT Always Right

For decades, customers have been spoon-fed the notion that no matter how ridiculous their request is or how absurd their complaint might be, the customer is always right. They’ve seen the slogan on signs in restaurants and at businesses and there is probably someone, somewhere who has the immortal catchphrase

Bitchy Waiter 1
21 Jul 2020

Waiting Tables is a Real Job

Every single person who has waited tables has, at some point, had someone tell them their job isn’t “real.” When a server hears those words, their blood begins to boil, quickly becoming hotter than the inside of a fried cheese stick that just came out of the deep fryer. There

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05 Oct 2020

The November 2020 BAS Voter Guide

Primarily researched and written by Stephen Torres with help from Stuart Schuffman. We stand at the precipice of one of the most polarizing federal elections that has ever occurred in this country. Each day brings another dash of chaos, and yet here we are, once again sifting through another labyrinthine

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25 Jun 2020

I Might Be Waiting Tables Again Soon and I’m Nervous

On the last shift I worked in my restaurant, business had already slowed to a trickle with fewer and fewer customers feeling comfortable going out in public, but it was before anything had truly been shutdown. That night, my husband and three of our friends came in to have a

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13 Mar 2020

How to Support Artists, Performers, and Service Industry Folks During Coronavirus

Let’s get real: the American system of “Fuck you, I got mine!” has been proven to be woefully unprepared for the coronavirus pandemic. What a surprise! This plague is laying bare the fact that not having Universal Healthcare or other social safety nets is terrible for society. If we had Universal

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08 Jan 2020

Bosses Inherently Suck and the ‘Cool Boss’ Myth is Bullshit

By Ian Firstenberg Bosses suck. It’s not exactly their fault. They suck for largely structural reasons — unless they’re just abusive and mean — but overall, they’re positioned to exploit your labor as much as possible. Because that’s what drives profit.  This sentiment is not new or even particularly radical,

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23 Dec 2019

What It’s Like Being A Server in San Francisco

Bob Dylan once wrote, You’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed you’re gonna have to serve somebody. As a long-time server and resident of San Francisco, that couldn’t be more true

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02 Dec 2016

Why Don’t Europeans F***ing TIP?

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY EMPEROR NORTON’S BOOZELAND THE TENDERLOIN’S NEWEST HISTORIC DIVE.  HAPPY HOUR NOON – 7PM By Jake Hart  Hello!  Oh you’re visiting NYC from Europe? So that means you can afford the cost of getting on a flying machine from across an ocean to come tool around/spend money(yours or someone

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15 Jun 2016

11 Reasons to Build Accessory Dwelling Units Before Another High Rise

Yes, the city needs more housing, and here are 11 reasons why Accessory Dwelling Units are a better alternative to high rises. The city’s housing crisis triggers endless arguments about what to do. Opinions run the gamut from the build-build-build school of thought to the protectors of the status quo, with

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