Monday, November 10, 2014

Crappy Craigslist Restaurant Jobs

Good restaurant jobs are almost as hard to get as an acting gig here in Los Angeles.  Craigslist provides many opportunities to try and find some of these wonderful pits that we call employment and I have found some that are worth sharing and commenting on.

Crew - Dickeys Barbecue Pit (Pasadena)






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compensation: $9-10/hr
Dickeys Barbecue Pit in Pasadena is hiring!

We are looking for people that wants to be part of a growing new business. Get in early and be part of our team. Growth opportunities available.

Dickeys serves the best Texas style barbecue in town. With over 350 stores in the US and growing. We are the first in the SGV.

We are looking for people that want a stable position, fun and face pace environment.
At Dickey's, We are passionate about the art of great barbecue!!!

Applicants should have experience in fast food or Quick Causal Restaurant.
Duties: Cashier, Food Prep, FOH, BOH, dish washing, no servers.

Knife skills a plus!

To apply, bring a resume to the restaurant, best time between 2pm-5pm.
Where do I begin with this?... Dickeys. UHG! BBQ is a passionate business, (ask anybody in Texas,) but adding a "fast food," or "Quick Casual" element to it is a tangy recipe for disaster. (See what I did there?) And why are people constantly trying to create new hybrid atmospheres for restaurants? Casual fine dining. Quick casual restaurant. What's next? Fine dining fast food? People need to hit the brakes as far as how fast the food needs to be delivered to the customer. If you're in that much of a hurry to have your food cooked, then maybe you should eat astronaut food.

"We are looking for people that want a stable position." So clearly, if you're an insecure person, who's from a broken home and is not flexible, then this is not the place for you. But they want people who can do it all. They want someone who can be a cashier, food prep, FOH, BOH, and a dishwasher. But nobody who just wants to be a server. That's just lazy. AND, the best part of all, if you are skilled with a knife, you will get special consideration. The last person you want to have "knife skills" is someone who has to work in the service industry. I'm glad I don't have knife skills, or I might be in jail right now writing this post.

 Flaming Saddles (8811 Santa Monica blvd)






compensation: Will be paid based off of hiring
part-time
Flaming Saddles is Hiring all positions. Bartenders who can dance, dancers who can bartend, barbacks, security and cooks!
Friday 11/7-Saturday -11/8
12pm-4pm

Ah, Flaming Saddles. The name just says it all. But apparently, you have a be a "jack-of-all-trades" to work there. I've joked both onstage and in this blog about how being your server is much more than just being your server. Now potential employers are finally saying just that. "Bartenders who can dance, dancers who can bartend..." Why stop there? They should include these: Hostesses who can do root canal. Food Runners who can do Lasik Surgery. And, Managers who can shoe a horse.

Even though my restaurant is painfully slow right now, I'll stick with what I have... for the moment.

Until next time... Server's don't pay their rent with compliments.

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