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(KTAR Phoenix)   Remember Amy's Baking Company? The owners are now making all employees sign contracts forcing them to work weekends or pay a $250 'no-show' fee. And employees must hand over all tips to management   (ktar.com) divider line 71
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2013-07-03 08:15:20 AM  
They actually found employees willing to sign that contract? Wow.....I hate this recession. I hope their restaurant goes under. In the long run, it would be doing their employees a favor.
 
2013-07-03 08:24:49 AM  

Peepeye: They actually found employees willing to sign that contract?


Even more important, they found "journalists" willing to write about them, "news outlets" willing to publish stories about them, and news readers willing to continue keeping them in the limelight by submitting their story to news aggregators. And they did all that for free!
 
2013-07-03 08:39:53 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Peepeye: They actually found employees willing to sign that contract?

Even more important, they found "journalists" willing to write about them, "news outlets" willing to publish stories about them, and news readers willing to continue keeping them in the limelight by submitting their story to news aggregators. And they did all that for free!


True. But it really was a sh*tty contract.

"One rule on the Bouzaglo's contract notes that if an employee resigns or is terminated, they are not to work at "any competitor within a 50 mile radius of ABC within one year of termination or voluntary resignation," which is virtually unheard of in the service industry."
 
2013-07-03 08:50:29 AM  
They're doing it again?
 
2013-07-03 08:54:47 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Peepeye: They actually found employees willing to sign that contract?

Even more important, they found "journalists" willing to write about them, "news outlets" willing to publish stories about them, and news readers willing to continue keeping them in the limelight by submitting their story to news aggregators. And they did all that for free!


repeatedly
 
2013-07-03 08:58:55 AM  
OMG who cares. Everyone already knows that it's not a restaurant, but a playset for the crazy biatch. That's just to ensure her toys are there on weekends when she really needs to play.
 
2013-07-03 09:32:47 AM  

scottydoesntknow: OMG who cares. Everyone already knows that it's not a restaurant, but a playset for the crazy biatch. That's just to ensure her toys are there on weekends when she really needs to play.


Personally I thought the place made a lot more sense if you thought of it as a front for her husband for a bit of money laundering.  The fact that he didn't let employees use the register and took their tips (which are surely all declared for properly, amirite?) heavily point in that direction to me.

But then the fact that he'd go on a reality show doesn't make complete sense to me in light of that, so perhaps not.
 
2013-07-03 09:37:51 AM  
Repeat?

Repeat.
 
2013-07-03 09:37:57 AM  
Yes we remember cause this story is a repeat.
 
2013-07-03 09:38:58 AM  

whyRpeoplesostupid: They're doing it again?

 
2013-07-03 09:39:24 AM  
Power tripping idiots write unenforceable contract, super.
 
2013-07-03 09:39:35 AM  
How does this place have employees or customers?
 
2013-07-03 09:39:54 AM  

Peepeye: Pocket Ninja: Peepeye: They actually found employees willing to sign that contract?

Even more important, they found "journalists" willing to write about them, "news outlets" willing to publish stories about them, and news readers willing to continue keeping them in the limelight by submitting their story to news aggregators. And they did all that for free!

True. But it really was a sh*tty contract.

"One rule on the Bouzaglo's contract notes that if an employee resigns or is terminated, they are not to work at "any competitor within a 50 mile radius of ABC within one year of termination or voluntary resignation," which is virtually unheard of in the service industry."


Yeah, and who's gonna run the store [into the ground] when they're in court with some ex-waitstaff? Good farking luck there.
 
2013-07-03 09:40:26 AM  

Andromeda: the fact that he'd go on a reality show doesn't make complete sense to me in light of that



Yeah, but you forget how incredibly stupid people are.

Incredibly. Stupid.

You actually may be on to something.
 
2013-07-03 09:41:04 AM  

Andromeda: scottydoesntknow: OMG who cares. Everyone already knows that it's not a restaurant, but a playset for the crazy biatch. That's just to ensure her toys are there on weekends when she really needs to play.

Personally I thought the place made a lot more sense if you thought of it as a front for her husband for a bit of money laundering.  The fact that he didn't let employees use the register and took their tips (which are surely all declared for properly, amirite?) heavily point in that direction to me.

But then the fact that he'd go on a reality show doesn't make complete sense to me in light of that, so perhaps not.


Well, he has been banned from a few countries in Europe on drug charges if I recall correctly, so there's that
 
2013-07-03 09:41:12 AM  
Crazy?  I was crazy once.  They put me in a padded room.  I died there.  Worms grew in my body.  Worms?  I hate worms.  They drive me crazy...
 
2013-07-03 09:41:37 AM  
reality TV show!!
 
2013-07-03 09:42:37 AM  
I hope they accept my resume'!
 
2013-07-03 09:43:59 AM  
Dear "journalists":

This is not a story anymore. It was a story at first because they really are jackasses who behave poorly and operate outside the confines of even the most flexible of realities. Now it's just two dickweeds attention whoring for promotional purposes.

Stop writing about them.
 
2013-07-03 09:44:06 AM  
I would sooner sign a contract with Mephistopheles himself. At least you get something out of the deal in that case.
 
2013-07-03 09:44:11 AM  

Peepeye: "One rule on the Bouzaglo's contract notes that if an employee resigns or is terminated, they are not to work at "any competitor within a 50 mile radius of ABC within one year of termination or voluntary resignation," which is virtually unheard of in the service industry."


Who the hell is going to enforce this?  Any breach of contract suit is going to get laughed right out of the courtroom.
 
2013-07-03 09:44:14 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Peepeye: They actually found employees willing to sign that contract?

Even more important, they found "journalists" willing to write about them, "news outlets" willing to publish stories about them, and news readers willing to continue keeping them in the limelight by submitting their story to news aggregators. And they did all that for free!


You really believe that "any publicity is good publicity" bullshiat, don't you?
 
2013-07-03 09:44:32 AM  
Didn't the Supreme Court just find that a contract waiving your right to sue is binding even if the company then breaks the law?

Being a buisness owner in this recession is about to get a lot more interesting.
 
2013-07-03 09:44:58 AM  
This is either an amazing troll, or this biatch is the worst person in the world.
 
2013-07-03 09:45:08 AM  

Peepeye: They actually found employees willing to sign that contract? Wow.....I hate this recession. I hope their restaurant goes under. In the long run, it would be doing their employees a favor.


Yes, apparently some of their employees know lawsuit bait when they see it.
 
2013-07-03 09:45:30 AM  

Cyrus the Mediocre: Who the hell is going to enforce this? Any breach of contract suit is going to get laughed right out of the courtroom.


There's plenty of precedent. It's common practice in the tech industry.
 
2013-07-03 09:45:43 AM  

bambi121899: Andromeda: the fact that he'd go on a reality show doesn't make complete sense to me in light of that


Yeah, but you forget how incredibly stupid people are.

Incredibly. Stupid.

You actually may be on to something.


I think we have seen it before how some of these criminal "masterminds" think that they are untouchable. IIRC there was the guy that went on the Millionaire Matchmaker that was wanted for running scams and the guy that had his daughter on My Super Sweet 16 that was wanted for bilking people in some oil investment scam. This is a trainwreck I would like to watch but I never will for the fact that it will give them money an more fame and they will think that people love them.
 
2013-07-03 09:45:55 AM  

Andromeda: But then the fact that he'd go on a reality show doesn't make complete sense to me in light of that, so perhaps not.


Makes perfect sense to me. If it had gone well, they could have claimed way more revenue because "Gordon Ramsay made us famous" and laundered even more money than they could have gotten away with otherwise.
 
2013-07-03 09:46:52 AM  
Stop giving these jerks press. They're trolls like any other.
 
2013-07-03 09:47:13 AM  
Are they paying them with ATM debit cards instead of a paycheck? I hear that is the newest craze for low paying jobs.
 
2013-07-03 09:47:38 AM  
I'm not sure who is worse.  The owners for coming up with such a farked up contract or the employees for actually signing it and not telling the owners to go fark themselves.
 
2013-07-03 09:47:39 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: You really believe that "any publicity is good publicity" bullshiat, don't you?


Or he's mocking "journalists" and "news outlets" on "Fark.com".
 
2013-07-03 09:47:54 AM  

skozlaw: Dear "journalists":

This is not a story anymore. It was a story at first because they really are jackasses who behave poorly and operate outside the confines of even the most flexible of realities. Now it's just two dickweeds attention whoring for promotional purposes.

Stop writing about them.


But how will entertainalist make a living?
 
2013-07-03 09:48:28 AM  
I worked for jimmy johns for 2 days and they had a non compete clause. But is was only 2 miles
 
2013-07-03 09:49:48 AM  

Copper Spork


Cyrus the Mediocre: Who the hell is going to enforce this? Any breach of contract suit is going to get laughed right out of the courtroom.

There's plenty of precedent. It's common practice in the tech industry.


Right, and those tend to be shot down - i.e. impossible to enforce - because a previous employer cannot interfere with an individual's ability to earn a living.
 
2013-07-03 09:52:19 AM  

qorkfiend: How does this place have employees or customers?


That's what I'm wondering. The sheer shiatiness of this place is not a secret.
 
2013-07-03 09:52:29 AM  

silverjets: I'm not sure who is worse.  The owners for coming up with such a farked up contract or the employees for actually signing it and not telling the owners to go fark themselves.


Don't leave out the idiot customers who would actually give them their money, maintaining the whole circus.
 
2013-07-03 09:53:16 AM  
One rule on the Bouzaglo's contract notes that if an employee resigns or is terminated, they are not to work at "any competitor within a 50 mile radius of ABC within one year of termination or voluntary resignation," which is virtually unheard of in the service industry. almost ALL industries.

FTFY

skozlaw: Dear "journalists":

This is not a story anymore. It was a story at first because they really are jackasses who behave poorly and operate outside the confines of even the most flexible of realities. Now it's just two dickweeds attention whoring for promotional purposes.

Stop writing about them.


So, before they were jackasses, but now that they are making people sign a contract to get screwed over "legally", it's no longer a story? Restaurant work isn't always about traipsing all over town for a month trying to find the absolute bestest place to work, and whittling down your possibilities. A lot of the time, it's about finding the closest place to home where you can make decent money that has job openings. Paying for a bunch of gas, or riding an hour ech way on the bus isn't worth it to work a suck job in your 20's. I wouldn't have touched this place, but it doesn't mean that them legally screwing thier employees isn't news.

Sure there's the "There's no such ting as bad press" thing, but these people haven't done themselves a single favor, and this story isn't going to bring them any business, either.
 
2013-07-03 09:54:01 AM  

Copper Spork: Cyrus the Mediocre: Who the hell is going to enforce this? Any breach of contract suit is going to get laughed right out of the courtroom.

There's plenty of precedent. It's common practice in the tech industry.


You're right.  Let's just call these jackasses jackasses and be done with it
 
2013-07-03 09:54:09 AM  

Cyrus the Mediocre: Peepeye: "One rule on the Bouzaglo's contract notes that if an employee resigns or is terminated, they are not to work at "any competitor within a 50 mile radius of ABC within one year of termination or voluntary resignation," which is virtually unheard of in the service industry."

Who the hell is going to enforce this?  Any breach of contract suit is going to get laughed right out of the courtroom.



Any contract is fully enforceable unless the terms are illegal. However, if those two twits fail to have a notary witness, they're screwed. So, there's that.
 
2013-07-03 09:55:23 AM  

Copper Spork: Cyrus the Mediocre: Who the hell is going to enforce this? Any breach of contract suit is going to get laughed right out of the courtroom.

There's plenty of precedent. It's common practice in the tech industry.


It is enforceable if they can prove trade secrets are at risk. I don't think there is going to be anything at risk with a waitress.
 
2013-07-03 09:57:32 AM  
I remember this from Monday
 
2013-07-03 09:57:46 AM  

soupafi: I worked for jimmy johns for 2 days and they had a non compete clause. But is was only 2 miles


I can understand for tech industries, but how do they rationalize it for service industries ?
 
2013-07-03 09:59:37 AM  

Peepeye: "One rule on the Bouzaglo's contract notes that if an employee resigns or is terminated, they are not to work at "any competitor within a 50 mile radius of ABC within one year of termination or voluntary resignation," which is virtually unheard of in the service industry."


Those are usually pretty easy to get around.  You can tell the judge that Amy's is a Baking Company, whereas the new place you're working at is a "restaurant".  The two are not in competition.  That said, you have to be reasonably articulate to state your case, reasonably intelligent to know your rights and live in a state that is not Arizona where you can trust the judicial system is not corrupt.
 
2013-07-03 10:01:54 AM  
So, an employee works, has dinner in the restaurant (because where else will they eat?), Amy purposely under cooks their food, they have food poisoning, can't work the weekend, Amy fines them $250, plus not pay them for time off, and said employee basically works that week for free.

Is the $250 for the any part of the weekend or per day?  Is missing Saturday and Sunday because of the flu (when you shouldn't be near other people's food to begin with) a $500 fine?
 
2013-07-03 10:02:06 AM  
So this is an "update" to last week's

Remember Amy's Baking Company? The owners are now making all employees sign contracts forcing them to work weekends or pay a $250 'no-show' fee. And employees must hand over all tips to management

thread?


// can't wait till next week's Remember Amy's Baking Company? The owners are now making all employees sign contracts forcing them to work weekends or pay a $250 'no-show' fee. And employees must hand over all tips to management thread.
 
2013-07-03 10:02:20 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Peepeye: They actually found employees willing to sign that contract?

Even more important, they found "journalists" willing to write about them, "news outlets" willing to publish stories about them, and news readers willing to continue keeping them in the limelight by submitting their story to news aggregators. And they did all that for free!


At least it gave me an excuse to link to this again.
 
2013-07-03 10:03:09 AM  

Peepeye: Pocket Ninja: Peepeye: They actually found employees willing to sign that contract?

Even more important, they found "journalists" willing to write about them, "news outlets" willing to publish stories about them, and news readers willing to continue keeping them in the limelight by submitting their story to news aggregators. And they did all that for free!

True. But it really was a sh*tty contract.

"One rule on the Bouzaglo's contract notes that if an employee resigns or is terminated, they are not to work at "any competitor within a 50 mile radius of ABC within one year of termination or voluntary resignation," which is virtually unheard of in the service industry."


I marvel that they apparently found an attorney willing to WRITE such a blatantly illegal and unenforceable contract.  The tips being the property of management is a direct violation of federal labor law , and the non-compete clause would get laughed out of court as way too restrictive for what amounts to an unskilled labor position.  They are literally begging to get fined by the Department of Labor , federal and state for violating the FLSA at this point
 
2013-07-03 10:03:12 AM  

lacrossestar83: Andromeda: scottydoesntknow: OMG who cares. Everyone already knows that it's not a restaurant, but a playset for the crazy biatch. That's just to ensure her toys are there on weekends when she really needs to play.

Personally I thought the place made a lot more sense if you thought of it as a front for her husband for a bit of money laundering.  The fact that he didn't let employees use the register and took their tips (which are surely all declared for properly, amirite?) heavily point in that direction to me.

But then the fact that he'd go on a reality show doesn't make complete sense to me in light of that, so perhaps not.

Well, he has been banned from a few countries in Europe on drug charges if I recall correctly, so there's that


And during the Kitchen Nightmaresepisode, when he's in a screaming match with Gordon Ramsay, he yells "You fark with me, and I'll fark with you! You're not a gangster, I'm the gangster!" I thought that was a bit telling.
 
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2013-07-03 10:03:29 AM  
"One rule on the Bouzaglo's contract

why am I not surprised this guys last name ends with an O

I've worked with a few and they were slimy to say the least.
 
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