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drray23

(7,662 posts)
Fri Jul 2, 2021, 06:47 PM Jul 2021

Wealthy people can be so tone deaf.

So Ari is interviewing Wolfgang Puck. Puck just is reopening his restaurants post pandemic and complaining he can't find enough waiters and chefs for one of his high end restaurant in Beverly Hills ( Spago).

He said he can't open for lunch because those chefs went to work for private people after he laid them off at the start of the pandemic.

He says they are now making more money and working less to which Ari Melber replies Spago is very expensive ( probably hinting Puck could pay them more), Puck laughs it off.

You would think a businessman would know the answer is pay your staff a competitive salary .


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Wealthy people can be so tone deaf. (Original Post) drray23 Jul 2021 OP
Puck has always struck me as a jerk leftieNanner Jul 2021 #1
thanks for the correction. nt. drray23 Jul 2021 #2
With the Boomers almost retired, early retirements increasing, shitty wages... JanMichael Jul 2021 #3
In my town, McD's is now offering $14 to start dawg day Jul 2021 #4
Good! I'm glad McD's is paying that. The "puck" chefs deserve more too. JanMichael Jul 2021 #5
Several of the fast food joints here are doing drive-up only... dawg day Jul 2021 #9
I thought that's what he said. So disappointing. we can do it Jul 2021 #6
My daughter started night shift at Wally-world (Walmart). 3Hotdogs Jul 2021 #7
I saw that XanaDUer2 Jul 2021 #8
Here's the video: Rhiannon12866 Jul 2021 #10

JanMichael

(24,932 posts)
3. With the Boomers almost retired, early retirements increasing, shitty wages...
Fri Jul 2, 2021, 06:55 PM
Jul 2021

..."gig" work that pays "Ok", and decreased immigration, there is a legitimate shortage of working people willing to work crappy jobs. It has zip to do with COVID payments.

So either pay more you sniffling fuckwad (Puck) or go out of business.

dawg day

(7,947 posts)
4. In my town, McD's is now offering $14 to start
Fri Jul 2, 2021, 07:11 PM
Jul 2021

I can imagine that experienced cooks and chefs might expect a lot more than that from Mr. Puck.

JanMichael

(24,932 posts)
5. Good! I'm glad McD's is paying that. The "puck" chefs deserve more too.
Fri Jul 2, 2021, 07:13 PM
Jul 2021

Boo hoo. He (pucker) can suck it.

dawg day

(7,947 posts)
9. Several of the fast food joints here are doing drive-up only...
Fri Jul 2, 2021, 07:50 PM
Jul 2021

Or suddenly closing because they don't have enough staff for the next shift.

So they don't have much choice but to pay.
I wonder if they'll cut that right down to minimum wage again once the labor shortage is gone.

3Hotdogs

(12,672 posts)
7. My daughter started night shift at Wally-world (Walmart).
Fri Jul 2, 2021, 07:27 PM
Jul 2021

18.50 to start, with medical, matched 401 and $75 starting bonus for showing her RonaVac card.

Two of her co-workers are Amazon refugees. "This is heaven. Fuck Bezos."

XanaDUer2

(11,148 posts)
8. I saw that
Fri Jul 2, 2021, 07:37 PM
Jul 2021

and the crack about people paid more not to work.

He did talk about people needing health insurance, though.

Rhiannon12866

(209,437 posts)
10. Here's the video:
Mon Jul 5, 2021, 04:10 AM
Jul 2021
Wolfgang Puck’s Secret To Preparing For The Next Pandemic


As the world slowly returns back to “normal,” iconic chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck joins MSNBC’s Ari Melber to discuss how the pandemic affected the restaurant industry, the changes he’ll make at his restaurants as a result of the coronavirus, where he thinks the industry is heading, his first restaurant Spago, and his new Disney+ documentary, “Wolfgang.”


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