Coronavirus “Pandemic” Reveals the Cost of Preexisting Issues, and Believing the Hype

“People less than 65 years old have very small risks of COVID-19 death even in pandemic epicenters and deaths for people less than 65 years without underlying predisposing conditions are remarkably uncommon. Strategies focusing specifically on protecting high-risk elderly individuals should be considered in managing the pandemic.”

These findings on the true risks of Covid 19 were released to the public by Medical Doctors at Stanford University.

Statistical analysis of deaths in Italy revealed another important fact: the majority of people who died from Covid had 3 or more comorbidities or preexisting conditions.

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The most frequent mechanism of death for coronavirus was severe pneumonia. This spells even worse news for people with asthma, COPD, and people with sleep apnea who use a CPAP, since they are even more susceptible to pneumonia.

What the Data for Covid Deaths Really Says About the Worldwide “Pandemic”

The World Health Organization and global government response, including a massive lock down of businesses and travel has gone off without much resistance, explained by the fact most people will not do any research and simply accept what mainstream media tells them to be true.

I’ve been traveling through Europe during this largely exaggerated virus threat, and many of the people with whom I have spoken simply do not have the gusto to call this what it is: a hoax. Without any concerns for the facts, the numbers, or reality of life on a planet where there are no guarantees to begin with, many folks nowadays have swallowed the lie whole.

Walking around a street in north Berlin I saw mannequins dressed in the newest, most fashionable face masks to make sure the sleeping public can be trendy at a crucial point in history. You also see people replacing their normal social media avatar picture with one of them wearing a mask.

It’s downright creepy, and pathetic.

The World Has Lost Its Mind, Willingly

My opinion of Europeans and people in general has dropped dramatically since spending the last 6 months in Western Europe. If anything, it reminds me why the original Pilgrims, as well as entrepreneurs, left the “Old World” for the “New World” of the Americas 400 years ago.

The people on this continent claim moral and intellectual superiority in all things, and they’ll be quick to try and lecture you about some mundane liberal topic, always without your solicitation. But when it comes to opening businesses, restaurants, and once-porous EU borders, there is very little sense of urgency, and re-opening news always comes with a “healthy” dose of skepticism and warning from world “leaders”.

I always thought liberals would at least be educated. It turns out they are just well-rehearsed on repeating propaganda.

And now, it turns out that 85% of American restaurants may close down completely by 2021. This hits home for me, since I waited tables for about 4 years after a college degree in political science and a police record (running from University Cops in college, having committed no crime) excluded me from more gainful employment. I eventually started a business and left the hospitality business but I still appreciate serving guests in a restaurant setting and the business experience I gained.

And now that I think about how future generations of people and Americans are being denied an opportunity to have and fulfill meaningful and useful employment, as well as the elimination of a potential fallback income source for myself to supplement my income, if necessary, I am numb to feel anything bad any more.

What has happened- the lock down, not the marginally harmful virus, has plunged the world into something that resembles the early stages of a worldwide communist takeover. Elimination of free-market businesses. Mass unemployment. A new set of social engineering rules to make you a slave. Government-encouraged rioting and looting of the main street economy.

It happened in Russia in 1917, and it’s happening now in the Western World.

From Covid 19 to Waiters to Bed Bugs- How World Governments are Failing Us Right Now

Restaurant workers suffer due to Cov 19 shutdown

World governments who allowed Covid-19 to be released onto the public from a weapons lab in Wuhan, China, have now disappointed once again with a massive martial law styled economic shutdown of about roughly half the people living on the globe.

Waiters and servers who often live check to check or day to day anyway have been put into an even more precarious situation. One restaurant in Colorado laid off all employees but 4 recently over Covid-19 due to having to switch to take-out only. Many laid off restaurant workers are resorting to unemployment insurance but that’s barely enough to survive and still pay all the bills.

So far the worldwide coronavirus death toll stands at about 125,000, which means it’s already taken a devastating .0001% of the world’s population. And the impromptu economic shutdown? Already the damage is probably going to result in tens of millions of deaths from starvation, stress, and hardship from which many businesses and jobs which will never return.

Government Response to Covid-19 IS the Problem

Economies are complex and sophisticated things which have been created over 100’s of years. You can’t simply flip a switch and turn them off and on without consequences. To make things more ridiculous, the government is sandbagging and leaking details which show a long and drawn out return to businesses being open.

And the biggest problem? Determining which businesses are “non-essential”.

And that means people eating out.

To think the US government or any other can just tell people to stay in their houses because it’s an order which negates their Constitutional rights like the 1st Amendment freedom to assembly, is absurd in reality. To ban protest as non-essential, which one police force has done, shows how willing the government is to take away your rights, and for how long?

That’s another big question on people’s minds right now. How long exactly will this shutdown, which I personally believe is insanity and against God and nature itself, last?

The fact the governments keep playing a game of “we’re about to re-open” and “we’re not gonna open anytime soon until everyone gets well” is even more dastardly when considering the thought that the entire shutdown-at-the-barrel-of-a-gun is one giant social engineering experiment being conducted by world governments, all of which are trillions of dollars in debt they can never pay back and bubbles in every sector of the economy- except precious metals.

And then, there’s bed bugs

Yes, you didn’t think I wasn’t going to get to these little pests which I mentioned in the title, did you?

What do bed bugs have to do with Covid-19, waiters, and world governments failing the people?

As the owner of this site which provides a course in how to make more tips as a waiter, server or bartender, I have also worked online helping people get a cheap, natural solution to bed bugs. Demand is usually fairly high as bed bugs are more and more common these days, but there’s a big problem.

One of the best, safest, and most affordable bed bug killers available today is in abundant supply in nature. You can literally find it at the bottom of almost any freshwater lake or pond.

And yet, the government keeps it practically illegal and unknown to the general public. Instead, the average consumer is told by the media that they can expect to pay anywhere from $300 to $2,000 to deal with their problem. This is of course with the expectation that they’d use an exterminator.

Government Interference Keeps People Suffering Unnecessarily, Again

Given that you have about an 80% chance of solving your own bed bug problem with the diatoms from the freshwater lake at a cost of about $20, the fact that it’s completely natural with no dangerous chemicals, and lasts forever as long as kept dry- you would think governments would be opening wide the gates to ensure that this type of product was universally known and adopted.

Instead, government got into the game early on, set up a very arduous licensing and approval process (which representatives of the EPA itself cannot answer questions about), monopolized the market, established strict control over label wording and advertising, and made it so that the average newcomer with an interest of creating their own product is looking at spending $250,000 just to get licensing and approval, after lawyers, and sourcing the product.

This atmosphere of strict regulation and oversight has also created an industry of shadows where the big, already established brands are wary to sub-license their existing registrations for private label due to liability and the potential for lawsuits or, once again, the government shutting them down too.

We Need to End “Shutdown Society” Now

As I’ve grown older I’ve become more cynical. I used to believe in a thing called the American Dream. After having spend the last decade in entrepreneurship, it disappointed me when I realized that the 4 or 5 main products/services I’ve ever marketed were heavily regulated by the government.

While the idea the government is there to protect the consumer sounds nice, what usually ends up happening is govt agencies shut everything down by owning the industry leaders through regulation/taxation and keep many potential innovators out.

And it all works out to some waiter who can’t get out of their apartment to go earn money, so they end up just having to stay home, sitting on the couch worrying about their future, and hanging out with bed bugs.

Top 10 Restaurant Guest Complaints – Waiters and Bad Service Accounted for 7 of Them

Consumer Reports took a survey of over 1,000 people to identify the top guest complaints when dining out in restaurants. Surprisingly, about 7 of the top 10 complaints were issues that could have been directly solved by the restaurant server or waiter themselves.

The Red Robin Burger Disaster: How Greedy Corporate Shills Destroyed a Restaurant

What Happened to a Once-Successful Premium Burger Restaurant?

Red Robin Burger Restaurant chose in January of 2018 to eliminate the busboy position to save $8 million dollars, at a time when the restaurant was valued at $711 million dollars. This move was applauded by critics and market analysts without a second thought as to how it might affect overall operations and profitablity.

The result? The stock market price of Red Robin Burgers dropped 50% by May of 2019, with “walkaways” to the restaurant increasing by 85% during peak times. The CEO, Denny Marie Post, eventually stepped down in April of 2019, and a new CEO has not been appointed, as let’s be honest- who wants to be in charge of a failed restaurant?

Short-Sighted Corporate Greed = Business Suicide

Perhaps proof that the corporate world is incredibly insulated from operational realities, the destruction of Red Robin happened in a climate of group-think and a corporate cult atmosphere.

Did they really think that the tables would clear themselves, or that the waiters would be able to replace busboys at their jobs without some type of time and opportunity cost during the course of dining hours?

Who Didn’t See This Coming?

Beyond the obvious flaws in a concept to lose 50% of the value of your company to save 8 million dollars, the CEO herself uses some strange language when describing customers and guests of the restaurant:

“Over time, we believe affordable abundance is Red Robin’s greatest opportunity to further differentiate and drive sustainable profitable traffic. By making it easier for our forecast to say yes to Red Robin any day of the week without hesitating over budget, we can unlock greater usage frequency going forward.”— Denny Marie Post, Red Robin CEO

Honestly, anyone who does not refer to her customers and guests as human beings, but rather calls them “traffic” and “our forecast” demonstrates a lack of basic human empathy, and consequently, common sense.

This is what happens when you let certain people “play CEO” of a major company.

denny marie post ceo of red robin destroys restaurant gets a tattoo and retires

Here’s a pic of the CEO getting a tattoo a month after the decision was made to get rid of busboys, after she “lost a bet to employees”. She actually got a tattoo of a Red Robin Burger.

If you were one of the busboys whose services were no longer required, just consider yourself lucky.


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Is an Integrated Approach to Bed Bugs Really the Answer?

what gets rid of bed bugs naturallyIf you have bed bugs, then you probably already know the signs: rust colored or brown splotches or stains on you bed sheets, pillowcases, mattress or box spring.

The bites are also quite unmistakable. They usually appear on areas of exposed skin in patches or lines of little red dots, and often don’t appear until hours after the bed bugs complete their 3 – 10 minute feeding time and they escape back to their hiding places.

As the years go by, though, the information on bed bugs remains basically the same. Cryptic, confusing, limited, and not revealing of any natural, long-term solutions that are proven effective.

Bed Bugs: Resistant to Pesticides

One things that keeps coming up, however, is the bed bug resistance to chemical pesticides. There are a few modern day insecticides that bed bugs are thought to have slowly gained an immunity to, like pyrethroid-based chemical sprays.

In addition to pyrethroid, bedbugs are also demonstrating the ability to overcome other common pesticides as well. However, one natural solution remains that effectively kills bed bugs as well as their eggs, and we will be talking about that today in this article.

What Works to Kill Bed Bugs?

One of the cheapest, most effective, and natural methods to eliminate bedbugs is to use amorphous freshwater silica, also known as diatomaceous earth. This all natural “dirt” is really just the fossilized skeletons of microscopic small-celled algae found at the bottom of the ocean as well as freshwater lakes.

Freshwater lakes are the primary choice for companies that produce pesticide-grade diatomaceous earth. If you’ve ever walked around the banks of a lake, you may have noticed a slightly powdery, white or greyish colored dust. When you stepped on the ground, it may have felt sturdy but a little hollow at the same time.

What bugs me, pun intended, is the fact that this all-natural and incredibly safe material and all knowledge related to its effectiveness and pest control is kept from the general public. When you do a Google search on bed bugs on the web, even the “authority” sites like WebMD will not mention this. Yet, most people who have used it can testify to its effectiveness.

Nonetheless, the material is highly successful in getting rid of bed bugs, and you should consider checking it out. There are a few types of diatomaceous earth that you can use to wipe out bedbugs: food grade and pesticide grade. Pesticide grade means the dust has a particulate size that prevents it from becoming airborne as easily as the food grade type. However, in my experience, both of them work just fine. It’s just something you may want to keep in mind if you have kids, cats, dogs, or other pets at home.

For a great website that provides the best hand-selected type of customized DE pesticide grade products as well as instructional and proof videos for dealing with a bed bug problem, visit this site to learn more about

It Will Still Take More Than Just Defensive End! to Prevent Bed Bugs

There really is no magic wand to wave over a nasty bed bug infestation and make them magically disappear. In addition to getting some type of pesticide agent (whether natural or chemical) to apply as a preventative barrier, you’re going to have to tidy up your living and sleep space if you want to stand a chance at total eradication of the little blood-sucking parasites.

Start by removing clutter and check all furniture, as well as the obvious spots like in the cracks of the mattress or bed frame. Shore up all cracks in the floor/wall with some plaster or caulk that you can get at the local home improvement or hardware store.

Take all materials and fabrics to the laundromat and wash and dry them on super-high heat. This will kill all the bed bugs, nymphs (infants), and eggs. Vaccuum your entire bed, bedroom, and mattress after going through every crevice with a stiff-bristled brush. Put the vacuum bag outside of the house in a well-tied plastic trash bag.

Final Word on Bed Bug Prevention

Because bed bugs are so hard to see and so easy to catch, be aware of your normal routine and environment and where else they could potentially be hiding outside of your home. Are they at your job? Are they coming home on your kids from schoool? Are they on the bus or the subway train? Did you go to the movies recently and pick them up there?

Any place that has people and fabric covered seats can harbor potential bed bug traffic spots. Just keep an eye out so that you’re not becoming a bed bug’s free ride home unknowingly.

Good luck and remember, there are natural solutions available that the mainstream will never disclose (unfortunately).

How Restaurant Managers and Owners Can Survive a Bad Economy

As a restaurant manager, you work long hours and practically live at the restaurant. Corporate is constantly breathing down your neck, micro-managing your every move, complaining that you’re spending too much money on insignificant items like lemons or ketchup. And to top it all off, you have to find a way to bring in new business, even during a down economy, or again, it’s your fault for that again too.

On top of all this pressure, you have to worry about your own personal finances and saving up for retirement too. If you’re lucky, you may have the option to get bonuses for sales, stock options or even the coveted 401k. But beore you go all-in on the corporate pension/retirement system, which in our opinion is far over-glorified, today we’re going to look at some ways in which you can be less reliant on traditional ways of saving for retirement that could pay off big for you.

Understanding Your 401k Options

One of the most common and popular ways to save up for retirement is the 401k. Your company will match an equal % of contributions that you make a to a managed wealth fund that usually consists of high-performing stocks and equities. The 401k is seen as the bread-and-butter gold standard among employee retirement plans, and usually no one questions their wisdom.

We like 401ks ourselves, but we know from experience that in most cases, a 401k is only as good as the current state of the stock market. If you only pay a cursory glance to mainstream financial news media, you will always assume the market is going up, everything is fine, and everyone is making a ton of money. 

Except when it isn’t, and people aren’t. Like right now, in the current crashing stock market, or the bond market, or the housing market.

How to Protect Your 401k with a Gold IRA

This bit of advice we’re about to give to you is not for the average mindless follower of MSNBC, Yahoo Finance or Fox Business. We admit, this takes a bit of creative thinking (but not that much). And while we could go on for several blog posts about how the mainstream media’s primary job is to generally make the population go to sleep so that the big banks can loot the economy and siphon the wealth out of everyone’s retirement fund, we won’t go too far into it today.

What we will say, however, is that what goes up, must come down. Just as you, a restaurant or hotel manager, instinctively recognize the inherent truth in the fact that sometimds your restaurant gets swamped with guests and customers, reservations, and unexpected walk-ins- and other times- your restaurant is like a ghost town from the Old West, where it would be nice if even a train robber decked out in all cowboy garb walked in and just ordered a single shot of whisky.

And just the same way your restaurant sees feast and famine, so does the overall economy, especially the stock market. And this is why, it’s often a great idea to transfer all or a portion of your existing 401k to a Gold IRA when you can.

This can be done upon retirement, when you change places of employment, or under other special circumstances. A Gold IRA is based on the precious metal known as gold, as the name implies, which is a hard asset whose value remains relatively constant and dependable throughout time, but tends to rise when governments print lots of money to try to save the economy (as they have in the last 10 years since the crash of 2008). 

It’s especially important to realize that it’s not enough to simply buy paper shares of iGold on the stock market itself. You want physical gold to back up your position, which a Gold IRA does perfectly. You can even take delivery of the gold yourself, should you not want it to be stored at a Brink’s secure location that your Gold IRA custodian will provide for your account.

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Whatever You Do- Do Something

It’s important that you don’t become a passive holder of any retirement program plan or employer-matching fund without understanding the risks of both the fund and the current state of the market. You cannot afford to just go to sleep and assume that everything will be ok. This is exactly what my college professors did in 2006, and they paid the price in 2008 when they came to class and informed us that they’d have to work another 10 years just to be able to retire.

Why Hotels Are Having Such a Hard Time Killing Bed Bugs

get rid of bed bugs naturallyGood night. Sleep tight. Don’t let the- you know what comes next.

The stuff of yesterday’s cute nursery rhymes and bedtime story finishing lines has now come to the forefront of the national health conversation. When bed bugs attend a city council meeting in a mid-sized town in Ohio, chasing many of the public out of the building, you know there’s a problem.

Why the Bed Bug Problem is Only Getting Worse

While it’s a little strange on the surface at least that bed bugs would be found in a government building, it’s actually easily explainable. To be honest, bed bugs will hide anywhere people congregate and anywhere there’s fabric. This is why the airport in Phoenix, AZ had to remove the seating section in one of its terminals a few years ago.

When it comes to hiding places and getting around, bed bugs are very easy-going and resourceful. They love high-traffic places to benefit from a steady flow of human visitors, because this inevitably means more dinner choices for a bed bug at the end of the day.

What can you do to get rid of bed bugs?

While you may not have much control over the seats on the bus, train, airplane, movie theater, doctor’s office, or anywhere else bed bugs hide, you can take active measures to protect your home today, even if you don’t have an active infestation.

The first and most important thing to do is to organize your home the best you can to remove clutter and eliminate hiding places for the unwanted cimex lectularius, aka bedbugs.

2nd, if you suspect an active bed bug infestation, the next step is to take all your clothes and linens to a laundromat and wash, then dry on industrial level heat all of your belongings made of fabric. The high heat will kill the bugs, but also more importantly, bed bug eggs.

A Bed Bug Exterminator: Often Unnecessary- Always Expensive

bed bugs bites picturesOne of the 2 biggest mistakes people make when battling bed bugs is assuming they need to buy some type of bed bug spray. The reason is psychological, because people assume something that is effective at killing must come in the form of a gun, which a spray emulates pretty closely.

The problem with bed bug sprays that kill on contact is that they don’t remove the eggs which are certainly well-hidden away in the cracks of your mattress, box spring, bed frame, or in the cracks of the walls or underneath the carpet.

The 2nd biggest mistake is assuming that only an exterminator is going to solve your bedbug problem. The truth is, an exterminator can solve your problem, but it may be very expensive, and they may want to use chemicals that may not be the safest thing for your family, especially if you have small children or pets that like to crawl around your home.

The big secret for killing bed bugs is actually incredibly simple. After you’ve removed clutter and sanitized your clothes, you can put down a protective barrier that actively guards your home from these unwanted guests. It’s so easy but most governments will simply not inform its citizens that such an affordable, natural and safe solution exists.

The Best Natural Bed Bug Killer Available is Only a Secret Because of Government Over-Regulation and Monopolies

That solution is known as amorphous freshwater silica. It is a special kind of dirt that is found at the bottom of lakes all over the world. It is a powdery substance that consists of components known as diatoms, which are the fossilized remains of once-living algae. At a microscopic level, they are razor-sharp which penetrates the exoskeleton and causes the bug to dehydrate. The insect eventually loses all its internal fluids and perishes.

Amorphous freshwater silica is also great because it stays good forever as long as kept dry. This means that once the life of a bed bug egg peaks at 21 days and hatches, the bed bug my inevitably crawl through it, become affected, and die. One great website that offers the best, safest, and most effective form of this natural bed bug killer is Defensive End!.

The best part about this magical powder? Much of it is so safe that humans actually eat it. In addition to this, small amounts are put into the nation’s food supply via livestock feed intended to kill the internal parasites of cows, pigs, and the powder is even thrown down on the ground in chicken coops to keep the flea, tick and critter problems to a minimal.

Remember, you don’t have to go the usual route of buying toxic chemicals and sprays or shelling out big bucks to an exterminator from now on, because this earth based powder also works on all crawling insects.

Good luck and thanks for reading this article and visiting my website to learn more about this amazing natural product!

How to be a Good Fine Dining Restaurant Male Host or Female Hostess

How to be a Good Fine Dining Restaurant Male Host or Female Hostess

1. Know what is going on at all times. You really have to know the sections, be aware and keep your eyes open so that you can measure the pace, flow and rhythm of the restaurant. The manager will assist you but you are going to have to alert bussers to clear tables or keep an eye out for steps of service finishers like entrees being cleared or checks dropping. This usually means people are leaving.

The quicker tables can be reset the more turnover and more money. You have to be miniature managers and you are the first thing people usually see, so greet and acknowledge everyone casually, and be pro-active in getting information as to how many people are in each guest’s party and try to seat them as soon as possible.

You have to be aware of where tables are in their steps of service in the various sections.

If you see that people are finishing up, suggest the waiter that maybe they’re ready for a table clear. If you see problems before they may be about to occur, throw some info your manager’s way. Give them the heads up so small fires can be put out before any potential large ones.

You really have the ability to quarterback the entire restaurant.

Multi Tasking without Losing Sight is Key to Being a Great Host or Hostess

how to be a great restaurant host or fine dining hostess2. Ability to multi-task while still devoting meaningful contact with each incoming guest.

Keeping the front area as clear or at least as orderly and good vibe-ey as possible. An organized mess where the hosts and hostesses know what’s going on is not a problem.

Suggesting the bar as an option for waiting for their table will increase restaurant and bar sales, while clearing the lobby. Directing people to the patio outside if there is one to wait to be called is another option.

It’s very important to know your software for reservations and seating backwards and forward.

You must greet every guest that walks into the restaurant. Always be the first to say hello. If someone is eating there or eating alone, don’t say “Just you?” when trying to figure out how many people are in their party. It’s very off-putting. Simply ask “how many in your party today?” and if they say “just me” or “1” “by myself” then ask if they have a preference on seating.

Too often hostesses in restaurants have done that to me and I usually never go back to a place like that. And I tip quite well and eat and drink a lot.

3. Ability to (if your restaurant allows it if no one is there to answer phones for making reservations and being the face/switchboard operator for the restaurant) stand outside the restaurant and bring in business, where ever possible from foot traffic and passersby.

The ability to strike up conversations with strangers, make funny comments or just say hello and greet people out of the goodness of your heart and just being alive, trying to have fun- can and will bring people in the door.

People are always looking for a place to eat and drink, they just need an excuse. Even if they say no, you have successfully given them a future option. This means more work and more hours for you, as well as the honing of a very valuable business and life skill.

4. Try not to have favorites or play favorites with servers. Always consider the best option for the guest and the restaurant. Many servers will come over and shmooze and try to talk sweet nothings in your ear to encourage you to give them the big party that’s coming, or double seat them while some servers may not even have a table yet… anyway try to be fair and keep things in mind. Everyone needs to work. Some are better at certain things than others.

5. Don’t be a Host/Hostess forever. In the long run a host/hostess is just a bus boy or food runner that doesn’t have to get their hands dirty. Set your sights on more money constantly. You should be thinking about making a move to waiter or server after some time succeeding as a host/hostess. It can be too easy to just stay a hostess because you’re afraid of dropping drinks or food, or just don’t want to work that much or have more responsibility.

Last Tip for Great Hostesses and Hosts: Just Get Out

And if you’re just a really great host/hostess that has zero interest in being around food directly or bartending, then maybe you need to go work at some high end club and wear one of those little things in your ears and wear a fancy suit or blazer. Or maybe you need to get into event planning or direct marketing. Think of any lateral moves you could make to apply your skills as a host/hostess to another career.

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Or else just move up in your restaurant.

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How Restaurant GMs and Managers Can Retain Their Best Wait Staff

How to be a great fine dining or upscale casual general manager or ownerAny restaurant manager worth their salt is going to read this and have some pondering to do.

Or not.

If you’re a stellar fine dining or upscale casual general manager or restaurant owner and you’re already doing record sales, have a backlog of return guests, and a super-happy restaurant staff (especially waitstaff), then this is not for you.

The point is, it is a rare thing to have a super-happy restaurant staff where everyone is satisfied with how things are going all the time.

I say this as a waiter of 4 years experience (before retiring for self-employment, crediting a lot of my own business knowledge from working in restaurants) who got to work for several different companies in different cities to include Houston, TX and heavily in Los Angeles, CA.

It is my goal to provide a few tips from the ground level of how restaurant managers can decrease waiter/server/bartender turnover and increase retention of their best employees.

So let’s get started.

Tips to Retain Your Very Best Restaurant Waiters, Servers, and Bartenders

1. Don’t play favorites with your wait or bar staff. I know many GMs at restaurants have a tendency to turn a blind eye to all sins committed by their hottest, youngest, and sexiest servers and bartenders.

Whether it’s a male general manager ogling that hot blond with big boobs whose cleavage gives the Grand Canyon a run for its money, to the female manager who cannot seem to stop being smitten by the jerk bartender with biceps and a dickhead attitude- you’re going to have to think with the upstairs head when making scheduling and disciplinary decisions.

Action Step: Have set criteria on how people get rewarded and punished. Don’t overlook your less flashy staff because they may very well be your most reliable and dependable, and least likely to lose your restaurant money during crunch time. Also look for cliques that develop among your staff and keep an eye out on if they are up to no good either individually or as a small group. These toxic employees may very well be encouraging your best staff to leave if they get away with their nonsense long enough.

2. Schedule the personnel who consistently make the highest sales and sales volume on a consistent basis. Creating an environment in which positive performance is regularly rewarded and acknowledged will make all servers and bartenders feel not only that their success lies in their own hands, but that upward mobility within the restaurant is a possibility.

That does not mean it has to be cutthroat, but give more focus on results and guest satisfaction when it comes to counting up the till at the end of the night than just how you feel about certain servers.

Action Step: Encourage servers to spend more time spieling the features and looking for opportunities to sell that 2nd glass of wine, while regularly reminding servers that the best sections and shifts will go to the top sales performers. Regularly hold contests where the sales winners receive Amazon Gift Cards. Give out a free bottle of the featured wine to the server who sells the most in a night or even a month.

3. Make personal care and human happiness a long-term goal for your staff, and prove it to them. Many-time championship winning NBA coach Phil Jackson once brought in a Yogi to have the entire Chicago Bulls professional basketball team sit around and meditate. Meditation is good for lowering blood pressure (the NBA and restaurant work are stressful) and increasing well-being.

Action Step: For a restaurant manager, it is a drop in the bucket to bring in a meditation expert to lead a 10 – 15 minute meditation session during the pre-shift meeting. If a server or waiter makes fun of the process, send them out of the room or send them home. If someone raises religious objections, tell them it’s ok to pray to God as well.

Conclusion on How Restaurant GMs and Owners Can Keep Their Best Employees

Before I left the service industry and hospitality space, I worked in every concept of Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group which is now a publicly traded company on the stock exchange, and got to practically open one of their Del Frisco’s Grills at the heart of the Santa Monica Pier in West LA.

I have seen it all. Unexpected restaurant closings (McCormick and Schmicks, Burbank CA). Restaurant declines (Zengo, Santa Monica CA). Top examples of great restaurants with the most professional and exceptional waitstaff (Del Friscos Double Eagle at the Galleria in Houston, TX). Getting fired from a Gordon Ramsay restaurant which later closed down in a class-action suit for not paying its employees (The Fat Cow, The Grove in Los Angeles, CA).

But I’m sure you’ve seen even more than me as a restaurant manager. That’s why this blog post is not meant to be definitive, but rather just to offer up some more ideas to make your life, and the life of your wait and bar staff, easier.

Good luck out there 🙂


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How Waiters, Servers and Bartenders Can Get Better Shifts + Great Side Hustles for Hospitality Workers

How Can Waiters and Servers Get Better Shifts?


1. Understand your managers’ personalities, moods, attitudes, NEEDS and history. #1 Concern should be how much are you selling. Make being a sales leader one of your goals as a server and constantly look for ways to sell more and higher priced items on the menu.

How to Get More Shifts, a Better Schedule and Great Side Jobs for Waiters and BartendersThis is why spieling the features is important to get guests in the food mood. As for your managers… Get to know them if they will let you. Pretend they are your friend and treat them as one.

2. Offer to take other people’s worst shifts if you really need the money, but ideally shoot for shifts that are still some type of good deal for you. Then you can ask to take one of their weekend shifts later and make it sound like you’re doing them a favor giving them a weekend night off. Also, you could later ask for them to switch a weekend night shift for one of your day shifts or lesser earning shifts.

3. Be a team player at work during the busiest times. People will remember you helping them unconsciously, and then you can start advertising that you will pick up some of their weekend night shifts (or better shifts) to give them a break to let them enjoy the weekend.

4. Know your customers’ drink orders when they come in (repeat guests). Your guest will eventually start talking about you with your manager when your manager comes around. Being in demand and making guests comfortable is how restaurants get people drunk, and that’s where they make their money.

5. Maximize the value of your time.

a. If you are in a terrible situation, no amount of politicking will advance your interests. Sometimes it’s best to move on and find a new restaurant. Knowing the location and typical customer influx during certain hours and days will provide you with the information how and why the money flows through the restaurant, and will help you weigh your pros and cons before making a jump to another job.

b. Come up with a side hustle during the day.

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How Waiters, Servers and Bartenders Can Get More Shifts, a Better Schedule and Side Gigs for More Money