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Hot Schedules Reviewed: Part Two

Hot Schedules is coming.  Its rapid growth has it on track to become the dominant scheduling system in restaurants.  As a user for several months, I want to provide a frank and unbiased view of the system.  These opinions are mine alone and in no way represent the company that I am employed by.  They […]

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Hot Schedules Reviewed: Part One

A few months ago the restaurant I work at (and who my opinions in no way represent) began using the Hot Schedules program for scheduling.  For those of you not familiar with this system, it is a web based system for scheduling employees.  It is experiencing incredibly rapid growth and is becoming more commonplace within […]

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Set Schedules As A Manager

One of the most time consuming tasks a manager faces during the week is writing the server schedule.  Hours can be spent digging up scraps of paper and consulting server availability just to get coverage for a particular shift.  This is followed by the inevitable complaints from people who work too little or too much.  […]

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The Advantages of Set Schedules

Yesterday I discussed the disadvantages of having a set schedule.  While I think I managed to make some valid points, it was sort of hollow.  The primary reason I am still at my current job is because of my schedule.  It took about two and a half years, but I managed to get my ideal […]

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The Disadvantages of Set Schedules

Saturday night I spent some time on the patio with one of the newer servers at my restaurant.  He is low on seniority, but has spent more years serving than I have.  I estimate total the two of us have between three and four decades of serving experience.  I am pretty high on seniority at […]

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