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"Hi Paul. Bad idea and if implemented would lose the respect of the best employees yo…"

Patrick O replied Mar 12, 2010 to Good Idea or Bad? Waiters required to reimburse restaurant owners for credit card fees on tips.

13 Mar 21, 2010
Reply by Paul Green

"Tim, I live in the province of Manitoba, Canada. Over the past 10 plus years, the g…"

Patrick O replied Sep 7, 2009 to Smoking Bans: More Questions than Answers

2 Sep 11, 2009
Reply by Andrew Fickert


"Ask a lot of questions, for one day you may have to be the leader and if you don't h…"

Patrick O replied Aug 23, 2009 to If you were going to give one piece of advice to a person just entering the workforce what would it be?

15 Aug 26, 2009
Reply by Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show


"Great idea and it's about time that these fast food companies got with the times. No…"

Patrick O replied Aug 23, 2009 to From Drive-Thru to "Bike-Thru"?

2 Aug 23, 2009
Reply by Patrick O


"WOW! and to think that this may go on anywhere at anytime! OUCH!"

Patrick O replied Aug 7, 2009 to PR Nightmares

6 Aug 7, 2009
Reply by Patrick O

"There is no sharing charge at the restaurant that I presently work at, although I ha…"

Patrick O replied Aug 7, 2009 to Customers Sharing Meals

12 Aug 9, 2009
Reply by Terri Hitchcock

"Gord, I had some experience years ago with the Miss Universe pageant in Trinidad an…"

Patrick O replied Aug 7, 2009 to Olympics

3 Aug 7, 2009
Reply by Patrick O

"Great question! There are those, here in my province in Canada, that would have you…"

Patrick O replied Aug 3, 2009 to How should tips be viewed legally

11 Jun 16, 2011
Reply by Giuseppe De Carlo


"Nice to know that even in this day someone can pull off a hoax...especially from a w…"

Patrick O replied Aug 3, 2009 to Totally Fake Restaurant Wins Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

9 Aug 3, 2009
Reply by Patrick O

"Can someone answer some questions for me and help me understand this discussion. Ho…"

Patrick O replied Aug 3, 2009 to Two different ways to perceive the tip credit.

4 Aug 4, 2009
Reply by George





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