The Year of the Rabbit is off to a lucky start!

February 10th, 2011 · 37 comments

…at least that’s the spin the managers of this Atlanta restaurant are going with.

Great news! Terminated one server today! More shifts for others, keep up the good work!  Len & Lili

(Thanks to Nicole and her friend Sam for submitting.)

related: Recession incentive plan

FILED UNDER: Atlanta · fired · now that's management · restaurant


37 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Jib Jab

    Maybe they lost their job because knowitall tip/service industry/ maven Chesire (sic) Cat whined to the owners.

    Feb 10, 2011 at 7:49 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Canthz_B bang

      Or maybe they weren’t as good a server as the one we had at a local restaurant the other night.
      It was her first night on the job, and she was wonderful.
      We called the Manager over to let him know how well she treated us, and gave her a $20 tip on a $58 check.
      I guess she hasn’t yet become cynical about patrons, because she was a very nice young lady.

      We’re going back this weekend, and we really hope she’s our waitress again.

      Alexis, you were GREAT!!! I hope you get some sorry fired server’s extra shifts!! ;-)

      Feb 11, 2011 at 12:52 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   oi

      AAh! “Proud of spitting in food” guy! We missed you on the indoor/outdoor cat thread.
      Seriously, go check it out.

      Feb 11, 2011 at 9:58 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Talia

    They’re taking the glass half full approach a bit too far, don’t you think?

    Feb 10, 2011 at 7:51 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   lupanime bang

      Great News!
      Grandma was “terminated” today!
      More room in the house for others,
      Keep up the good work!

      Len
      &
      Lili

      Feb 10, 2011 at 10:20 pm   rating: 43  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   liddy

      omg!! thats hilarious!!

      Feb 12, 2011 at 9:26 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Kay

    I had to read the note three times before I could figure out what they were talking about. I thought they were talking about computer servers. Huh? Time for me to get out a little more. Ugh.

    Feb 10, 2011 at 7:53 pm   rating: 37  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   tish

      i did too!

      Feb 10, 2011 at 8:17 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   Xenobio

      OK, glad to see I’m not the only massive nerd.

      Feb 10, 2011 at 10:14 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   Denise

      yep that is what I thought too.

      Feb 11, 2011 at 7:30 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   orionsmark

      yeah, computer sever was my first thought also.

      Feb 11, 2011 at 8:37 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.5   unholyghost2003 bang

      me too

      Feb 11, 2011 at 9:09 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.6   Janellionaire

      Why would they “fire” a computer server? And were they leaving a note for the other servers? Can they read? I don’t know much about that part of computers.

      Feb 12, 2011 at 12:02 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.7   The Elf

      Maybe they thought it was “set fire to”.

      Feb 12, 2011 at 7:48 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.8   Kay

      Janellionaire – That’s why I read it three times. I couldn’t figure out what they were saying about the computer servers!

      Thanks to all the other geeks for ‘fessing up too.

      Feb 12, 2011 at 11:49 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.9   clumber

      raises hand Yeah i had to re-re-read it trying to figure out how they had narfed their server. We have a couple we often talk about taking to the gravel pit to shoot… setting them afire would be smelly.

      Computer server. Well, actually, my comment may apply to all types…

      Feb 14, 2011 at 10:33 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.10   The Elf

      I don’t have enough familiarity with servers to feel that strongly about them, but I do know a printer that I’d like to go all “Office Space” on. I’d “fire” that in a heartbeat.

      Feb 14, 2011 at 10:43 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Tracy

    Kay- perhaps so. lol

    Feb 10, 2011 at 7:55 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   bec

    I wish Len & Lili wrote obituaries.

    Feb 10, 2011 at 7:55 pm   rating: 66  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Jim

    Good to see a note that’s actually passive-aggressive and not overtly hostile.. love it!

    Feb 10, 2011 at 7:55 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   JetJackson

    This sounds much better if read with an Arnold Schwarzenegger voice.

    Feb 10, 2011 at 8:09 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   The Elf

      “Consider that a divorce!”

      – Total Recall

      Feb 11, 2011 at 12:40 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   JetJaguar

    I was using a ‘funny chinese restaurant owner’ voice

    Feb 10, 2011 at 8:13 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   VerityBrown bang

    Well, consider that the restaurant may have:
    a) had too many servers for their current level of business, leading to a lack of hours for all employees
    b) gotten rid of a server who was disliked by most of their fellow employees
    or c) both a and b.

    I can easily imagine a situation in which this note would make perfect non-p/a sense!

    Feb 10, 2011 at 9:18 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   moonbait

    at this rate, the restaurant will be running itself in no time!

    Feb 10, 2011 at 10:29 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Canthz_B bang

    Great News!
    Terminated one server today!
    More shifts for others,
    Keep up the good work…or there will be still more shifts for others.

    Len
    &
    CiCi

    Feb 10, 2011 at 11:27 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Nunavut Guy

      Drop one more won ton and it’s back in the crate!

      Feb 11, 2011 at 8:45 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Mrs.Beasley bang

    Yeesh. This one’s got that “Heads Will Roll!” vibe.

    Feb 10, 2011 at 11:55 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   Denise

    I do wonder about the back story to this. Could be like someone said above a disliked coworker…..and not enough shifts to go around in the first place.
    Thought that after I realized they weren’t talking about computers.
    That or they’re wackos.

    Feb 11, 2011 at 7:33 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   unholyghost2003 bang

    Oh to be a fly on the wall when the termination took place…

    Len “Great news!”
    LiLi “we approve all the time off you wanted!”
    Len “and then some!”
    LiLi “I am sure the other servers will be happy to cover your shifts”
    Len “For the duration of your life”

    With this kind of good news for people who love bad news I wonder if the shitcanned server even knows that s/he was terminated or if s/he is going to walk in on Saturday night and ask “ooooh, who got fired?” awkward.

    Feb 11, 2011 at 9:18 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   oi

    Terminated? wow! I use terminated when I trample down spiders and roaches with my foot. Of course shoe covered foot.

    Feb 11, 2011 at 9:41 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   unholyghost2003 bang

    “Terminated one server” Does this mean the rabbit died?

    Great News indeed!

    Feb 11, 2011 at 10:23 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   paw print pet tags

    Good news – you’re fired. You can sleep in tomorrow.

    Feb 11, 2011 at 4:41 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   Canthz_B bang

    A note similar to this was the inspiration for “Death of a Salesman”.

    Feb 11, 2011 at 4:55 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   liddy

    …is the last sentence a veiled threat? If so, then it gives a whole new appreciation for the P.A.-ness of this note!

    Feb 12, 2011 at 9:31 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Divvitar

    Am I the only one who thinks that a note like this could lead to a “going postal” episode? Len and LiLi sound like the bosses from hell!

    Feb 13, 2011 at 3:09 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   smash

    Very much along the lines of “Beatings will continue until morale improves.”

    Feb 15, 2011 at 12:32 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     

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