Sunday, April 25, 2010

Tampa Restaurant Review - Seasons 52

Tampa Restaurant Review - Seasons 52

My wife and I had a fantastic lunch today at Seasons 52 a trendy restaurant that serves seasonally inspired dishes that are healthy and delicious.
Our server, Haley, was very pleasant and knowledgeable about every aspect of their menu. She was attentive without being overbearing and has a great sense of humor.
However, being the employment and labor lawyer that I am, I noticed that the servers ALL seem to be under 40 years old. Statistically, given that the late Baby Boomers and early Gen X make up more than 0% of the population in the Tampa area, the 0% of over age 40 servers was to say the least, disappointing. Of course, this was my only visit to the restaurant, however, I suppose I should have seen at least one server my age from my generation.
There is not any reason whatsoever that a restaurant’s server staff cannot reflect the demographics of the surrounding area. Take for example, Luna CafĂ© located on Biscayne Blvd and 44 Street in Miami Florida. Their staff is a cornucopia of ages, ethnicities, and gender (at least two) and the food, service and ambience are top notch. Being over 40 should not preclude you from being a server in any restaurant if you can do the job.
Stephen Judge is the president of the chain and I hope he reads my blog and decides to make an effort to investigate my claim and/or to recruit servers who are over the age of 40.

4 comments:

  1. Do you happen to know if there any any laws regarding pay for hours of "side work" for servers? For instance once you are cut from the floor how long can your employer keep you working at less than minimum wadge doing side work? I work for a large chain that seems to be getting worse and worse with the added side work and I feel like they are taking advantage of their less than minimum wage employees to do all the work rather than pay a fair wage.

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  2. Is there a labour law for all positions of Seasons 53 employees to have morning and afternoon 15 breaks?

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  3. Is there a labour law for all positions of Seasons 53 employees to have morning and afternoon 15 breaks?

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  4. Pepper,

    Not sure I understand your question.

    Lowell

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