Dan Thomas wrote:To perhaps gain some insight, I just went back and read the Nov. edition of Louisville Magazine interview with Ms. Winters and came away with the conclusion that what ever passion she may have once had about running a successful foodservice operation had been replaced with contempt for her vendors and little thought about her staff. The article made her seem, well to be honest, kind of like a wing-nut.
I read this article too. If you are interested in this story as a whole, I think you should check it out. http://loumag.epubxp.com/i/89420/62
She talks a lot about doing a "happiness test" for so many people. Funny how she never did that for her employees. This whole situation stinks and I just can't for the life of me understand how someone can think this is a "proper" way to run any business. You take care of those who take care of you. Crazy high turnover affects quality and quality should, in my opinion, be the number one priority.. UGH.
I worked at Lynn's when it was on Frankfort Ave. It was my first real restaurant gig. I washed dishes. It was an absolutely brutal experience as far as workload (I wrote a funny story about it in college). I never spoke to Lynn (or anyone really) but I always remember getting there at 7 am, the night prep crew would leave ALL their pots for me to scrub, and as soon as they opened a line was around the block (I NEVER caught up. Granted I was a kid and was goofy, slow, and only cared about beer and rock and roll but man, it was an onslaught I had never seen nor would I ever see again. Including the 800+ per nnight I used to serve in Key West at the Half Shell Raw Bar. But the food was awesome. I loved scarfing down fresh biscuits during my two minute breaks and drooling while watching big slabs of country ham sizzle on the flat top...). But you did the dishes solo and it was so insane. I refused to work an unplanned night shift, walked in the next Monday and they had left me off the schedule. I assumed I was fired. No one told me anything. It was one of the best feelings ever haha..
I hope there is a sliver lining in all this drama rama but sadly, I don't see it coming.