service industry

Podcast

'FOH' Is a New Podcast with Savvy, Piping-Hot Takes on the Service Industry

It’s 'Chapo Trap House' meets 'Kitchen Confidential,' with a refreshingly female perspective.
Evan Malmgren
8.28.18
My First Time

The First Time I Was Paid for Sex

"I was motivated by a nagging curiosity, a voice in my head I couldn't tune out."
Kaytlin Bailey
7.9.18
10 Questions

10 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Cleaner

"The worst thing was walking into someone's flat and finding their dead father just lying on the floor."
Friederike Schütt
4.26.18
restaurant industry

UK Government Considers Banning Unpaid Trial Shifts in Restaurants and Bars

Scottish MP Stewart McDonald has called for an end to the practice that sees prospective employees perform test shifts with no payment.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
3.19.18
10 Questions

10 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Waitress

"A guest once poured champagne over her food and threw sushi around the restaurant. When I asked her what the problem was, she said, 'I've got so much money I could buy your life.'"
Rebecca Baden
2.27.18
Restaurant Confessionals

Why I Only Sleep with Bartenders

"Every single person I’ve slept with for the last four years is a narcissist with a drinking problem."
Anonymous
6.26.17
Pizza

Pizza Hut Waitress No Longer Homeless, Thanks to Amazing Customer

“That tip absolutely changed my life."
Jelisa Castrodale
1.23.17
Food

Internet Explodes After a Couple Posts Passive-Aggressive Tipping 'Trick'

“Put 5 dollars out on the table at the beginning of the dinner for the waiter/waitress to see. (Don’t say anything to them) if they mess up, you take a dollar away, and so on.”
Alex Swerdloff
12.14.16
Food

​What Happens When Your Restaurant Side Gig Takes Over Your Life

It was supposed to be a part-time job while I focused on my career. That was five years ago.
Graham Isador
12.13.16
Vice Blog

Working in a High-End Salon Made Me Hate the Rich

And turned me into a monster.
VICE Staff
12.2.16
Stuff

Things You Learn Working Retail During the Holidays

Christmastime turns an already-awful job into an actual nightmare.
Alison Stevenson
12.16.15
uk

Refugee Chefs: Roudi

Roudi Chikho shares his story of how he narrowly escaped death in his homeland of Syria, and how he found work in one of the UK's finest Middle Eastern restaurants.
Roudi Chikho
11.26.14