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Re: How do we solve the employment crisis? Ideas provided and welcomed.
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2022, 04:24:12 PM »
That is a great story, Scott. I did my Placement Training (like the turf equivalent of student teaching, but well paid) in 1980 at Medinah Country Club, west of Chicago. I lived in a dorm on the grounds (800 acres) with 22 Mexicans. Some of them had been returning every year for as much as 40 years; all of them at all ages expected it to be their last job. Great guys, fed me well, taught me a lot and knew many tricks that were not in the books and university classes.
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« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2022, 05:08:00 PM »
I think going forward we may have bigger issues with slowing in spending than labor force. i constantly watch labor force conditions in my city and lately things are not as desperate as it used to be in terms of labor demand. I do not see desperation in restaurant industry as it was even 6 months ago. only thing not slowing down is demand Uber eats and door dash drivers. Bad operators are going to get thrown out but it will create opportunity for better ones in 23 and some part of 24.
Here kitchen is dominated by Hispanics and front with college kids ( with drama of course). 
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« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2022, 08:07:47 PM »

About a year ago he gave me the painful news that his church had gotten together and raised the funds to loan him enough money to purchase a failing take out pizzeria in the same building as their church.  He left me and now has a very successful pizzeria of his own.  His wife, 4 cousins, and sister in law all still work for me.  He promised that he would not take any employees with him and he lived up to that promise.  I fully expected ALL of them to leave with him, and was devastated when I got this news.  In his own words, he really thought he would be working for me for the rest of his life.  He is still a great friend and helps me when im looking for new employees, which is rare, as most of my hispanic kitchen staff apparently want to stay with me for many years.

Wow. What integrity. Would you be able to share their pizzerias information? I'd love to follow along for the journey.
The What's Good Dough Podcast talks to pizza makers about how they built their pizzerias and social followings.

Check out my episode with Brian Spangler who talks about dabbling with the pizza he grew up with (not the stuff he sells every day):
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Check out my episode with Craig from June's pizza who blew up in the pandemic and then got shut down by the health department:
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« Reply #23 on: December 14, 2022, 08:34:29 PM »
Of course.  Its called New York Tacos & Pizza in Waltham Ma.   There isn't much, if anything to follow on line yet, but if your in the area the pizza and Mexican food is great! 

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« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2022, 08:38:36 PM »
Of course.  Its called New York Tacos & Pizza in Waltham Ma.   There isn't much, if anything to follow on line yet, but if your in the area the pizza and Mexican food is great!

Iíll hit it up if Iím in the area ever. Wouldnít mind hitting your shop up either! Whatís yours sir?
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« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2022, 09:59:20 PM »
My pizzerias are are Stoked Wood Fired Pizza Company (food truck & brick and mortar) in Brookline MA (close to Fenway park), and Stoked Pizza Company in Cambridge MA (just outside of Harvard Square).  Please give me a heads up if you are ever in town.  I would love to meet you and say hi in person.   
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« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2022, 11:35:45 AM »
Of course.  Its called New York Tacos & Pizza in Waltham Ma.   There isn't much, if anything to follow on line yet, but if your in the area the pizza and Mexican food is great!

Why did they name it that? It looks like tacos are just one of about 9,000 things on the menu?
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« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2022, 03:27:15 PM »
I talked to him about not liking the name as well.   I hear ya!   Yeah too much stuff... but its still great to see him busy, which he is.  I think eventually he will remove a lot of those items that were there on the menu when he purchased it.

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« Reply #28 on: December 15, 2022, 09:37:23 PM »
My pizzerias are are Stoked Wood Fired Pizza Company (food truck & brick and mortar) in Brookline MA (close to Fenway park), and Stoked Pizza Company in Cambridge MA (just outside of Harvard Square).  Please give me a heads up if you are ever in town.  I would love to meet you and say hi in person.   

Scott, I will happily take you up on that. Maybe you can let me make a pie?  :-D Sneaking my way into the ovens
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« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2022, 09:46:28 PM »
Lets do it!

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« Reply #30 on: December 16, 2022, 09:22:12 PM »
Now I just gotta find a way to get my wife to vacation to Boston without her realizing itís for this :-D

To get back to the topic at hand, Iíd say itís obvious that valuing the employee and making them feel truly valued is key, but at the same time this is all from the perspective of the entrepreneur.

Thereís some really good examples in here and itís awesome to see folks make it work.
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