service industry

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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05 Sep 2014

Why San Francisco’s Obsession with Food Has Gone Too Far

These flowers and fungi will set you back a mere $248 So I just returned from a two-week vacation in New York and Nashville, most of my time was spent imbibing gods’ sweet nectar and eating my weights worth of everything these two great cities had to offer. However, after

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02 Sep 2014

The Absurdity of Gratuity: Why Our Culture of Unpaid, Tipped Work is Bad for Our Society

Last week, I read a thoughtful article on this site by Jamal Frederick entitled “Tipping While Black- The Struggles of a Black Barman.” I encourage you to read it. It offers keen insight into the racial attitudes and discrepancies characteristic of tipped service work. It also reinforced the strong opinions

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25 Aug 2014

Tipping While Black – The Struggles of a Black Barman

I tip because I’m a part of this industry, but more importantly I tip because I’m Black. It’s a lose-lose at times because I’ll have the urgent need to make sure that I leave a good impression…

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07 Aug 2014

Broke-Ass of the Week: The Bitchy Waiter

Every week we feature a different person from the community shedding a little light on their life of brokeitude. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something about the human spirit — probably not.

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