Friday, November 20, 2009
Times are tough in the restaurant biz, and while we understand restaurateurs need to think outside the box to get people in seats, this one right here takes the (*&%$#@#$%^?! cake:
Vadim Ponorovsky, the owner of Paradou in New York's famed Meatpacking District, fired off a "team-building" email to employees that was so full of expletives it made even us blush.
Here's a sample:
"How many times do we have to tell you how important it is that you collect emails. Everytime (sic) we have a slow night and you make no money and you sit there bitching about how you make no money, remember its (sic) because youre (sic) f**king lazy motherf**kers. YOU SHOULD ALL BE FIRED IMMEDIATELY!!!!! ALL OF YOU, INCLUDING THE HOSTS!!!!"
Oh, honey, it gets much worse! When one of the employees sent his crazy-ass email to Gawker.com, he decided to turn his anger on the New York media outlet to take out further frustrations on editors.
Word to bar and restaurant owners, if you want customers, this is not how you get them!