The funniest thing I’ve seen in a while is a sign at work informing the front of the house staff that if they break it, they buy it (when it comes to wine glasses).
The restaurant has been open for just about a year now, and they break on average 3 wine glasses a day – that’s nearly 1100 wine glasses that have been broken. One of the main culprits is one of the back waits who has been known on more than one occasion to wipe out 10 or 20 at a time. The guy may as well take out a loan if he wants to continue working there.
And you know what? The new policy is working. I’ve worked three nights in a row now and not one glass has been broken.