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Forum: General Discussion Today, 03:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,767
Posted By FlyingScot
Better would be training a couple of guys, then...

Better would be training a couple of guys, then paying the better one an extra dollar or two to stay
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:02 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,021
Posted By FlyingScot
One thing that economists on both sides of the...

One thing that economists on both sides of the aisle have pushed for over the past 5 years has been higher bargaining power for working class Americans. Trump's immigration policies, Biden's covid...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 05-08-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,031
Posted By FlyingScot
This is what Danny Meyer (one of the country's...

This is what Danny Meyer (one of the country's most successful restauranteurs) tried in the Times article I posted on the Summer labor thread. It failed.
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 05-08-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,031
Posted By FlyingScot
Understood--see my posts on kitchen staff...

Understood--see my posts on kitchen staff compensation in the Summer 2021 labor thread.

I also recognize it's a lot easier opining as an armchair quarterback than actually running the game while...
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,021
Posted By FlyingScot
Yes--it's an old quote and not related to covid...

Yes--it's an old quote and not related to covid as the issues you point out are. But it is an accurate description of how low wage labor in America has been hammered over the past several decades...
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,021
Posted By FlyingScot
Kind of weird that you expect a person to have...

Kind of weird that you expect a person to have data on NH restaurant pay?

But for those without some sort of chip on their shoulder, and genuine interest in the issue....

Here's a quote from...
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,653
Posted By FlyingScot
Exactly. The whole thing has this whiff of the...

Exactly. The whole thing has this whiff of the proponents asserting it's not really going to make a difference to anybody, when, obviously, airplanes landing while make a significant difference to...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 05-08-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,031
Posted By FlyingScot
I think you're put your finger on the two key...

I think you're put your finger on the two key issues:

No doubt Washington has not helped--both parties responsible here, with Trump banning immigrants and Biden sending cash relief.

But closer...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,058
Posted By FlyingScot
Excellent! I am not quite brave enough to be in...

Excellent! I am not quite brave enough to be in such a large close group in September, but I agree is it awesome that they have attracted Robert Cray. A number of other old theatres in small towns...
Forum: Boating 05-07-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,720
Posted By FlyingScot
Exactly! Ironic that some people prefer boats...

Exactly! Ironic that some people prefer boats that are bigger than houses or houses bigger than inns (recent $20MM thread), when it's so obvious that something smaller would give more intrinsic...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,653
Posted By FlyingScot
Tough to negotiate a discount when you arrive via...

Tough to negotiate a discount when you arrive via chopper;)
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,021
Posted By FlyingScot
This is a great story, and I'm sure your daughter...

This is a great story, and I'm sure your daughter is terrific. But she is not working for minimum wage, she's working for minimum wage plus tips.

The minimum wage rules do not apply to people who...
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,653
Posted By FlyingScot
Like RBG, I don't quite get the logic. Lots of...

Like RBG, I don't quite get the logic. Lots of boat traffic. Plus, why there? It's not any sort of destination, and there are other nearby places with much less potential conflict, such as Mirror...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 05-05-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,853
Posted By FlyingScot
Coincidentally, I just did the math on my...

Coincidentally, I just did the math on my electric bill for the past 12 months, and I fell off the chair at how much I'm saving with mini splits, solar and an electric car combo. Over the past year,...
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,021
Posted By FlyingScot
I feel your pain! My daughter is a few years...

I feel your pain! My daughter is a few years older and I tried a similar trick, also telling myself it conflicted with my conservative views (not to be confused with my liberal political views,...
Forum: Covid-19 Discussions & Information 05-04-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 9,523
Posted By FlyingScot
Separate issue from covid in particular--I love...

Separate issue from covid in particular--I love that you walked on your jobs. So many people talk a big game about how tough and/or righteous they are, but then don't have the stones at crunch time....
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,820
Posted By FlyingScot
CowTimes--nice job forecasting early in this...

CowTimes--nice job forecasting early in this thread! :)
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 05-03-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By FlyingScot
We have a Kinetico RO system from Secondwind...

We have a Kinetico RO system from Secondwind Water in Manchester--it's excellent and the service is great. Water quality is equivalent to bottled, at a fraction of the price and a 1/1000 of the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,128
Posted By FlyingScot
I like BroadHopper's response. Failing...

I like BroadHopper's response. Failing that--smash the disk drive, and take everything else to Best Buy for free disposal anytime
Forum: Covid-19 Discussions & Information 04-30-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 9,523
Posted By FlyingScot
We are already at, or maybe over, 50% of US...

We are already at, or maybe over, 50% of US adults vaccinated.

Still too many sitting on the sidelines, but they're coming around.

No masks outdoors in Mass today!:)
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,313
Posted By FlyingScot
Awesome post, 8545. Think echoed something my...

Awesome post, 8545. Think echoed something my Dad said to me when I was a little kid--it takes a very special person to go into a burning building.

As I understand it, one huge economic dilemma...
Forum: Site Support Forum 04-28-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,180
Posted By FlyingScot
It's hard to imagine ApS or FLL posting anything...

It's hard to imagine ApS or FLL posting anything that would make a reasonable person so angry that they would quit.

It's even harder to imagine how any regular poster could be anything but...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,304
Posted By FlyingScot
Robert Cray--nice! Steely Dan, Counting Crows,...

Robert Cray--nice! Steely Dan, Counting Crows, and Dylan have all been terrific in recent years.

I agree that concert prices are brutal, but it says something that a person can hold a night of...
Forum: Covid-19 Discussions & Information 04-22-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 9,523
Posted By FlyingScot
I understand the history. White America screwing...

I understand the history. White America screwing your ancestors in hundred different ways, including medical experiments, is real, and a good reason to pause for a moment or a few days. But to skip...
Forum: Covid-19 Discussions & Information 04-22-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 9,523
Posted By FlyingScot
Of course I didn't mean that. But I will change...

Of course I didn't mean that. But I will change "these groups" to these "vaccine resistors"
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