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What Would You Do With Mike The Manager?

Last night on Kitchen Nightmares, Gordon helped turn around a couple's marriage and restaurant. While there were no bugs crawling around in the kitchen, the Mixing Bowl desperately needed Ramsay's aid. The food was a minor problem; the major complication was Mike's horrible management skills. He didn't do his job, stole the waitresses tips, and was an all around pain in the butt. It made me wonder what I would do if I was forced to work with an employee like him.

How about you? What did you think of last night's episode? What would you have done with Mike the manager?


lynnypoo lynnypoo 10 years
stealing the waitresses' tips alone would have got him fired in my books!!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 10 years
Should have been gone. Keep him only if you want to go out of business.
tuscanstellina tuscanstellina 10 years
That guy should have been fired on the spot when he threw a fit in front of customers and stormed out. Their mistake was letting him walk back in. Walking out should have been the end of him. He was a phony.
Morgaine29 Morgaine29 10 years
I appreciate that we didn't get all the information, but the temper tantrum over the missing reservation seemed like a firing offense to me. I have seen dining room managers fired for scenes like this.
Diana172 Diana172 10 years
While he does seem like an evil employee, everyone can change. Maybe he had a bad day?... life?
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 10 years
we didnt really get all the history on mike and the owners. It seemed to me that Mike was a nice guy, with good intentions but had been allowed to just run wild with the restaurants finances (all those signs, and let me tell you those arent cheap) and taking most of the tips, and schmoozing with the guests. The chef/owner was a pushover, you saw him, quiet as a mouse! and the wife i think didnt care anymore. So really all Mikey needed was to be put back in his place, and he was and everything went better. You just cant go around firing people without really giving them a chance. My only huge prob with mike? WHAT A CRYBABY!!!!
Ultress Ultress 10 years
mike seemed like an insecure tip taking little buffoon. and if i were billy i wouldn't have let that douchebag talk to my wife like that.
FiestyRed36 FiestyRed36 10 years
The whole thing seems kind of shady to me. In some parts of the show, I saw him actually waiting on tables. So I'm confused as to whether he's just a manager or a manager/server. And the whole situation with the tips is kinda crazy. Why aren't the waitresses tipped by their tables individually rather than having to split tips? The whole situation seemed kind of unfair to me. Managers AREN'T supposed to be waiting on tables. They're supposed to be going around the dining room and making sure everyone has what they need. If it's busy, yes, he should have gotten drink refills and the like himself, but on slow nights, it's his responsibility to let the server know he or she isn't doing their job. I think the show portrayed Mike in a really bad light. I don't think he's THAT bad of a guy or a manager. Some things he wasn't doing in the right way, but since when is anyone perfect at their job? Woot! Do I get bonus points for the longest comment ever? lol
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