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Paul Paz and Susan Czubek are now friends
Nov 24, 2013

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Paul Paz posted videos
Jul 17, 2013

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Paul Paz replied to Paul Paz's discussion Eliminate Tipping... Hourly wage rate for FOH to substitute tip income?
"Thanks Mark! I'm with you. Customer tipping favors both the staff and house. Tipping is performance based and goes way beyond just hitting the "steps of service". It's about meaningful customer engagement initiated by the staff…"
Jul 17, 2013

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Mark Moreno replied to Paul Paz's discussion Eliminate Tipping... Hourly wage rate for FOH to substitute tip income?
"I am old school on the subject of tipping, it is a process that I have not only believed in, but one in which I paid my way through school, and the son of a single mom that bought my diapers with tip money, and a grandmother who bought dinner from…"
Jul 12, 2013

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Paul Paz posted a discussion

Eliminate Tipping... What would be the entry level hourly wage for FOH?

Restaurant operators, patrons question tipping (NRN 7/11/13)The American tradition of giving gratuities for good service is up for debateQUESTION: What hourly wage to substitute FOH tip income?The debate on eliminating tipping at restaurants is going viral.Nations…See More
Jul 12, 2013

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David Farkas and Paul Paz are now friends
Jun 17, 2013

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Paul Paz liked Waitrainer's blog post Child’s Play— The Do’s and Don’ts of Serving a Table with Kids
May 13, 2013

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Paul Paz and Lee Godden are now friends
Mar 22, 2013

Profile Information

Title
Career Waiter, Author, Speaker, Gangster Entrepreneur, Coach: Service-Sales Strategies & Tableside Tactics, Waiter at the Last Supper! Social Media Administrator
Company
WaitersWorld TM
Website
http://www.waitersworld.com/
What best describes my company
Casual Dining
Interests
Career Advancement, Consulting, Discovering New Food, Discovering New Wines, Finding Investors, Making Friends, Networking
Personal Quote
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence." Martin Luther King, Jr.
Biography
Paul C. Paz
WaitersWorld
503. 524.0788
www.WaitersWorld.com
Tips@WaitersWorld.com
Facebook: WaitersWorld - Paul C Pa

MISSION STATEMENT
Make It Fun... Make It Easy... Make Some Money !!! TM

Published Author
Service At Its Best: Waiter/Waitress Training
Prentice-Hall Publishers (ISBN: 0-13-092626-4)
2nd Edition Scheduled for Release 2009

Pet Peeve: Hospitality members who are not hospitable to their customers or peers.
Years in the Industry
Head Waiter at the Last Supper!

Paul Paz's Videos

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Paul Paz's Blog

Saturday Market Theory of Waiting Tables

Posted on May 3, 2011 at 11:09am 3 Comments

THE SATURDAY MARKET THEORY OF WAITING TABLES ©

by Paul C. Paz

It's my morning…

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"Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays"?

Posted on December 3, 2010 at 8:42am 2 Comments

Me"Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays"?

It's a…

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Front Door Dynamics & The Eleven Deadly Sins For Hosts

Posted on August 7, 2010 at 11:15am 3 Comments

FRONT DOOR DYNAMICS

by Paul C. Paz – www.WaitersWorld.com

Seasoned Views Magazine August…

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A Year-and-a-Half After CBS News First Visited, Town Hit Hard By Recession Still Struggling to Bounce Back

Posted on March 30, 2010 at 5:08am 5 Comments

I posted the original CBS newstory documenting the economic crush and its impact on a small Illinois restaurant and the staff. Here's the link to a follow-up story. There's also a link to the original story for more background.

Paul



In Elkhart, Few Signs of Recession's End

A Year-and-a-Half After CBS News First Visited, Town Hit Hard By Recession Still Struggling to Bounce Back

By Seth…
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Paying credit card tips via payroll checks instead of the customary practice of paying out at the end of each shift

Posted on January 30, 2010 at 10:16pm 13 Comments

I have heard that some employers are considering paying tips added on credit cards via the company's regular payday cycle in paychecks instead of the usual and customary practice of paying these tips out in cash at the end of each shift.



In light of all the restaurants failing and leaving employees empty handed on the outstanding pay checks for hours already worked, is this practice evolving to enable restaurants to "float" the cash from these credit card tips for the period of the… Continue

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At 7:40am on July 17, 2013,
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FohBoh
said…

Paul, thanks for posting those great videos from Bastille Day in Portland...very cool

At 11:12am on December 8, 2011, Michele Wagaman said…

Hi Paul. Cool statuses and photos! Thanks for sharing!

Michele

At 11:18am on April 21, 2010,
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Jean-Michel Boulot
said…
It will be my pleasure to assist you on any matter I can,
Let me know if you have any question,

JM
At 11:59am on March 22, 2010, Janice said…
I'm glad you posted this link on Facebook and am looking forward to contributing, Paul.
At 7:32am on March 22, 2010, Cindy Heilman said…
Hi Paul. I will be happier when website is launched, very close. Love to hear about your new position.
At 2:54pm on March 21, 2010,
Non-Operator
Patrick Maguire
said…
Thank you, Paul. I wish I discovered this forum earlier.
At 6:27pm on February 5, 2010, Jeffrey J Kingman said…
Aww - thanks!
At 5:37pm on January 30, 2010,
Non-Operator
Dean Small
said…
Same to you, I appreciate your warm welcome!
At 8:44pm on January 28, 2010, Pat Trank said…
Paul -

Good to hear from you. Hope you are feeling better. Are there still plans to touch base in the next week or so?
At 10:15am on January 20, 2010, Leah said…
Thank you Paul! I look forward to gaining new info and yes, new friends! Looking forward to learning lots here! :)
 
 
 

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