“Americans can eat garbage, provided you sprinkle it liberally with ketchup, mustard, chili sauce, Tabasco sauce, cayenne pepper, or any other condiment which destroys the original flavor of the dish.” -Henry Miller
Monthly Archives: January 2013
“No wonder Tom grows fat, th’ unweildy Sinner,
Makes his whole Life but one continual Dinner.”
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Poor Richard’s Almanac
I got the job. No surprise there. Apparently knowing more than the managers is critical for this restaurant. The managers want to collect the living wage pay check for knowing absolutely nothing about the business they’re in while the people who do have a clue are forced to work for nothing. I refuse to work that hard to be that poor.
I’m not taking the job. The wife and I did the math last night and after Uncle Same took his cut and I paid for gas I’d be bringing home less than $20 a week.
This has been absolutely maddening situation for me.
I’m absolutely willing to take a job to help build up the funds I need to convince a bank to give me a loan but I’m absolutely not willing to work for nothing.
That seems to be the direction corporations are heading now a days. They want to do more with less. Cut down the number of employees, pay them less, do more, get more profit… It’s sickening really.
I have this crazy dream of opening a restaurant and have no expectation to make money. Now let me tell you why:
- I want to pay people a decent, living wage.
- I want to help people go to school.
- I want to help people grow as individuals and be a part of helping them achieve their dreams, whether that’s in the restaurant industry or else where.
- I want to help feed the poor in my area.
- I want to provide opportunity where none would otherwise exist.
That’s just some of what I hope to accomplish.
It would seem, however, that in order to get anywhere, I’d have to be as greedy and demanding as other businesses. But I can’t. It’s not in my nature to crush a human being to line my pockets with money.
Butter is “…the most delicate of foods among barbarous nations, and one which distinguishes the wealthy from the multitude at large.” -Pliny
It would be nice if the Food and Drug Administration stopped issuing warnings about toxic substances and just gave me the names of one or two things still safe to eat. ~Robert Fuoss