The Waiters

There are some things they may never find out. Set in a world of bistros and bars, smoke and mirrors, Martin Armiger's The Waitersis an irresistible comedy of manners, telling a tale of passion, style, appetite and intrigue.

Author: Martin Armiger

Publisher: Orbit Books

ISBN: 1876485574

Category: Australia

Page: 280

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William Nott meets Vivien Edges one summer night at a party. He is the maitre d' at Bistro Franco. She is a student, a designer of sorts, and a bad waitress. She is also looking for a husband. 'Will you,' William asks a few hours later, 'do me the esteemed honour of becoming my wife?' Here begins a curious love story. She might be the woman of his dreams, if he had those sort of dreams. He might be the best waiter in town, but Franco's isn't his restaurant. There's a lot they don't know about each other. There are some things they may never find out. Set in a world of bistros and bars, smoke and mirrors, Martin Armiger's The Waiters is an irresistible comedy of manners, telling a tale of passion, style, appetite and intrigue.

The Waiters

The kitchen stayed in one continuous uproar all that day , with waiters constantly
coming and going . It resembled a huge public playing field where over a
hundred players were engaged simultaneously in six or seven soccer games in ...

Author: William Fisher


ISBN: UOM:39015008240296

Category: African Americans

Page: 295

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The World of Waiters

A dozen waiters with their coats off, showing their sweaty armpits, sat at the table
mixing salads and sticking their thumbs into the cream pots. The room had a dirty
mixed smell of food and sweat. Everywhere in the cupboard, behind the piles of ...

Author: Gerald Mars

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429673573

Category: Social Science

Page: 158

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Originally published in 1984, The World of Waiters provides a close look at the area of everyday working life, focusing on the profession of waiters. The book addresses the complex world of waiters, look at the insecurities, hierarchies and ‘the politics of serving’ that come into play in the everyday working life of a waiter. The book addresses the issues facing waiters in everyday life, including the placing and spacing of customers, the process of ordering and tipping, and customer complaints – all of these are looked at through the lens of the rules adhered to by waiters. The book is created from data compiled by the from 5 English hotels at varying grades. This book provides an interesting case study of the restaurant industry, and will be of interest to any academics working in the field of sociology, in particular the field of the sociology of work and anthropology.

Four Novels

All the waiters came from this village and knew Rodrigo Paestra . The policemen
also came from the village . They questioned one another . The waiters stopped
serving . . The manager intervened . Be careful not to say anything bad about ...

Author: Marguerite Duras

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 0802151116

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

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Long acknowledged as one of the most important literary figures in France, Marguerite Duras has garnered worldwide praise for her work, from the acclaimed screenplay Hiroshima Mon Amour to the best-selling novel The Lover. In this volume of four short novels, Duras demonstrates her remarkable ability to create an emotional intensity and unity by focusing on the intimate details of the relationships among only a few central characters: from the park bench couple in The Square (1955) to the double love triangle in Ten-thirty on a Summer Night (1960), each novel probes the depths of human emotion, of love and of despair. Exceptional for their range in mood and situation, these four novels are unparalleled exhibitions of a poetic beauty that is uniquely Duras.

Unemployment Compensation Interpretation Service

who is or who is not to furnish the waiters ” ; that those who engage the hotel
company to serve meals at the auditorium do not know who furnishes the waiters
. Richmond further testified that when the hotel company is to serve a dinner or ...



ISBN: UIUC:30112109638509



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The Freemason s Chronicle

1351 . 26th year of 18sue . 7 PRICE THREEPENCE . 1319 per annum , in
advance would place them in a much better light with their customers if it were
known that waiters tips were not recognised by the Proprietors . As it is now , the
ordinary ...



ISBN: CORNELL:31924069234965



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Annual Report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the State of New York for the Year

the respective union office and they shall not hire any one at saloons , and wages
for the same shall be : Waiters , $ 2.50 , bartenders , $ 3 , but they shall not
receive wages unless actually employed . Fourth . In case of bad weather or
festival ...

Author: New York (State). Dept. of Labor. Bureau of Statistics


ISBN: UIUC:30112078003818

Category: Labor


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The Gripsack

SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAITERS . The hotel waiters of New York have a very
serious grievance , they think . It is the rule there that they shall be shaven
smooth and clean . Even the luxury of side whiskers is denied them . This rule
they ...



ISBN: HARVARD:32044098655194



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The Westonian

There are four weeks they are appointed waiters , the tables , and each waiter
serves one of them . other two who have only served one At half past seven the
waiters are sent week are continued with the addition of from the school to fill the
tin ...



ISBN: PSU:000053513984

Category: Society of Friends


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100 Ideas for Early Years Practitioners

Waiter,. waiter! “I love being the waiter at snack time. It's a really important job,
and you have to wear a special hat and apron. I make sure that everyone says
thank you too, or I don't let them have a snack.” All children love responsibility.

Author: Lucy Peet

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472906335

Category: Education

Page: 120

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An excellent, easy to use tool for those new to working with this early years age range, as well as more experienced practitioners.

Nightmare in the Limbo of Halloween

I took a look at the plates the waiters had brought. They were all covered with
golden lids. My servant stepped forward and began serving me a variety of foods.
I really cannot remember ever eating anything more delicious. Each dish was ...

Author: Behzad Almasi

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781504934848

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

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After more than eight years of writing, the authors first book (Nightmare in the Limbo of Halloween) was finished. He believes that this book is the essence of eight years of thinking of a teacher who desires the best for all the people in the world. Every sentence and every scene in the story has a special purpose, and the major theme of the story is the worth of life, truth, belief in God, and trust in God.

2005 ASTD Training and Organizational Development

Awaiting the Waiters • Performance problem . Waiters at a high - end restaurant
in San Francisco have been continuously late for the lunch shift . Upon analysis ,
it was discovered that there were two reasons for the tardiness : ( 1 ) For two of ...

Author: Mel Silberman

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 1562864017

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 293

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This book presents a comprehensive toolkit of the most important topics facing organizations today including managing change, launching organizational initiatives, facilitating teams, goal setting and planning, creative problem solving, building cooperation and trust, and team development.

Typographical Journal

Burial was at Mount Pleasant cemechestra music was surnished by union mu
tery . cians ; that the young women who served the On May 18 an oil painting of
the late Richast of the evening were union waiters , and ard Lewis , the well
known ...



ISBN: SRLF:A0001557818

Category: Printing industry


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Dishing It Out

Waitresses and Their Unions in the Twentieth Century Dorothy Cobble, Professor
Dorothy Cobble. CHAPTER SEVEN " Women ' s Place " in the Industry How
come that the Bartenders and Waiters are looking after the morals of the
waitresses ...

Author: Dorothy Cobble

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252018125

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 327

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"Rich in detail, studded with telling anecdotes, Dishing It Out is just as vivid and evocative as its title suggests. . . . This book speaks with clarity and good sense to the major debates in the history of work and gender and will become a landmark in our growing understanding of the relationships between the two." -- Susan Porter Benson, author of Counter Cultures "In this imaginative study of waitresses, work, and unionism, Cobble challenges us all to rethink the conventional wisdom about the relationship between craft unionism and the possibilities for women workers' collective action. Women's labor history will never be the same." -- Ruth Milkman, author of Gender at Work: The Dynamics of Job Segregation by Sex during World War II

Awards Third Division National Railroad Adjustment Board

Thus the position of Dining Car Steward falls squarely within the meaning of the
words “ supervisory and inspecting positions ” as used in Rule 4 ( h ) of the
waiters and waiters - in - charge agreement . Dining Car Stewards on the
property of ...

Author: United States. National Railroad Adjustment Board


ISBN: CORNELL:31924069242737

Category: Arbitration, Industrial


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Musing in the Footsteps of Jesus

Jesus noticed that the two waiters were once again setting up the six water pots.
They were now empty and had been thoroughly cleaned and dried. Jesus
continued, “I suggest to you that the son's instructions are fltting not only to
wineskins ...

Author: Charles David McCally

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449742652

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

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Musing in the Footsteps of Jesus beckons you to interact with the real and imaginary characters involved in events of Jesuss early ministry. Witness the life-changing effect on a tent maker and his two young sons as Jesus receives baptism in the Jordan River accompanied by the voice of God introducing him as his beloved son. Be with Jesus in a cave for forty days, preparing for the attack by Satan and his airborne, warring angels. Marvel at how a bear and an owl contribute to Jesuss survival. Enjoy the sense of humor of the fishermen who joke of the Messiah as their big catch. Later, as Jesuss full-time disciples, they cheerfully confess they are the ones enmeshed in a net. The wedding in Cana turns comical when a renowned chef finds the wine unworthy of his recipes. Jesuss new wine proves to be the best wine ever to touch the gourmets palate. A Pharisee ruler comes to Jesus at night. As the schooled priest asks Jesus of the secrets of heaven, the mans conflicting thoughts reveal his character and spirituality. The woman at Jacobs well appears to be a repentant sinner yearning for a Messiah. The vision Jesus sees of her past explains why he tells her, before all others, that he is the Christ. When a rich man asks Jesus how to get to heaven, Christ answers that he must part with his riches and serve him. The man leaves with a sad countenance. Hear the mystical voice from a whirlwind, see the rich mans fanciful flight on a horse to the moon, and you will understand why he chose to obey Jesus and serve him. This storyteller prays these dreams will increase your hunger for deeper understanding of the Holy Scriptures.

Searching for Che

“Yeah, probably.” “Come back and visit us, okay.” “I will. Take it easy, Mr. D.”
Scoop rushed to the northwest corner of the cafeteria where the waiter's tables
were. The waiters already had the glasses of milk lined up on the rectangular

Author: Harold Anderson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469144269

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Searching For Che is about a mans quest to find a childhood friend somewhere in Latin America. This novel follows a high school teacher from school tragedy on the hallowed grounds of a New York prep school to the remotest pueblos of Latin America. Will Dunlop is a high school teacher at the end of his tenure. Distracted by his impending divorce, he takes the blame for a tragic school shooting by one of his students. To save his career, he must travel to Latin America to find a childhood friend: Amy Phipps. Amy is the estranged daughter of a wealthy New England family. Obsessed with Che Guevara, she ran away from home to follow the steps of the late revolutionary figure. Using cryptic letters she sent her mother, Will travels from Mexico to Cuba to Guatemala to Bolivia searching for the girl who does not wish to be found. As he travels from pueblo to pueblo, he begins to think hes being followed. Could it be the same person following the Phipps girl in her letters? Or could it be the effects from the malaria pills that have been giving him such strange dreams?

Documents of the Senate of the State of New York

at work , without orders or permission from a keeper , except to answer the calls
of nature ; one or more necessaries are placed in the corners of each shop , with
suitable tubs , which are emptied in the river by the waiters , and cleansed as ...

Author: New York (State). Legislature. Senate


ISBN: UCAL:B2883046



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Employment Law

At the Paradiso and Inferno restaurantin central London, the waiters com- plained
that for many years in the 1980s they had not received their entitlement to a
minimum wage. For workers in the catering trade at that time, a Wages Council
fixed ...

Author: Hugh Collins

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191018909

Category: Law

Page: 288

View: 454


This updated edition offers a fresh approach to the law governing employment relations, emphasising the contemporary policy themes of social inclusion, competitiveness, and the rights of citizenship in the workplace. It acts as a succinct and accessible overview for those new to the subject as well as an excellent summary for students. Employment Law covers all the main areas of the subject including contracts of employment, anti-discrimination law, trade unions, industrial action, and human rights in the workplace. It also discusses how UK law, under the influence of EU law and international protection of human rights, has been transformed for the twenty-first century by pursuing new goals such as helping to achieve a better balance between work and life, to improve the competitiveness of business through partnership institutions, and to provide superior protection for the basic rights of employees in the workplace. Offering frequent comparisons with the law of other countries, including the United States, the book also discusses the effectiveness of employment regulation as well as examining the different national and transnational methods available.