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Post-shift wind down...

Has anyone figured out how to come down from a hectic shift without having a drink or a smoke? I've tried stretching, meditation and hot te…

Started by Michael Biesemeyer

0 Dec 21, 2009


Waiters win court case: Password-protected comments off limits to boss

New Jersey waiters win court case against restaurant managers and corporate executives who snooped their password protected social media we…

Started by Paul Paz

1 Dec 18, 2009
Reply by Michael Biesemeyer

Excluding Line Cooks, Dishwashers & Chefs?

Just curious why After The Shift would exclude these fine folk?

Started by Jeffrey J Kingman

4 Oct 7, 2009
Reply by Jeffrey J Kingman


2009 Sante Magazine Awards - Do you know an exceptional server?

Thought this invitation should be extended to our FOHBOH group. Surely there must be some GREAT candidate in our midst! Paul 2009 Sante M…

Started by Paul Paz

0 May 15, 2009


2009 NW Food Show - Portland, OR - March 29-30, 2009

Hello... I wanted to invite/remind you of the upcoming 2009 NW Food Show here in Portland at the end of the month! I would encourage anyo…

Started by Paul Paz

0 Mar 15, 2009

Socializing is good!

After wrapping up cash last night, I headed to my car. Mind you, I work in a restaurant located in an outdoor mall. There I walked (at two…

Started by Erick F. Crawford

1 Aug 7, 2008
Reply by Paul Paz

Rude crude and socially unacceptable

Boy, can I vent? I was tending bar instead of serving last night when these two a****, trotted in and sat dead center at the bar. We have…

Started by Surfer Girl

2 Jul 11, 2008
Reply by John McGrath





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