Tag Archives: Waiter

A Lesson from the IRS for Students Starting a Summer Job

Courtesy of the IRS School’s out, but the IRS has another lesson for students who will be starting summer jobs. Summer jobs represent an opportunity for students to learn about the tax system. Not all of the money they earn will be included in their paychecks because their employer must withhold taxes. Here are six […]

You’ve had too much Quality Assurance when…

1. You ask what the Cafeteria’s core competencies are. 2. You decide to reorganize your family into a “team-based organization.” 3. You consider dating as test marketing.

NO NURSING HOME FOR ME!

About two years ago my wife and I were on a cruise through the western Mediterranean aboard a Princess liner. At dinner we noticed an elderly lady sitting alone along the rail of the grand stairway in the main dining room. I noticed that all the staff, ship officers, waiters, busboys, etc. all seemed very […]

If Restaurants Functioned Like Microsoft…

Patron: Waiter! Waiter: Hi, my name is Bill, and I’ll be your Support. Waiter. What seems to be the problem? Patron: There’s a fly in my soup! Waiter: Try again, maybe the fly won’t be there this time. Patron: No, it’s still there. Waiter: Maybe it’s the way you’re using the soup. Try eating it […]

Rules to Live By

1. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night. 2. Don’t worry about what people think, they don’t do it very often. 3. Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian anymore than standing in a garage makes you a car. 4. Artificial intelligence is no match for […]

The True Value of Consultants

A lesson on how consultants can make a difference in an organization. (Is this the real reason Anderson went out of business?) A while back, we took some friends to a new restaurant, ‘Steve’s Place,’ and noticed that the waiter who took our order carried a spoon in his shirt pocket. It seemed a little […]