Art-is-in's formal response to recent online discussions...

Another non-response from someone who is desperately trying to run damage control. Art-is-in has essentially taken time to reflect upon their HR practices (which were non-existent), and decided that it isn't their fault that they treat their employees poorly. Art-is-in feels as though providing their new employees with a more comprehensive welcome package will prevent their employees from being fired for literally no reason. Does this package include a detailed introduction on how to work for an unpredictable owner whose expectations change daily? Over the course of the year that I worked at Art-is-in, one person in the kitchen left on two weeks notice. Out of the dozens of other employees (so many that it became comical, to the point where there was no point in learning someone's name because there was a chance they wouldn't be back the next time you worked), whether it was cooks, preppers, or dishwashers, not one left on good terms. Walk-outs happened on a weekly basis, almost always because of a petty reason the owner dreamed up. Some really great cooks worked at Art-is-in, people who came in and worked day in and day out. At the end of the day, those cooks moved on to much much better places, restaurants that actually treat their employees with respect and dignity. This might be hard to believe for some people on reddit, but there are restaurants that respect their staff, and in return the staff work hard and respect the restaurant.

Art-is-in has paid a third party to create a welcome package for new employees outlining what is expected of them. Is this third party also teaching the owner how to treat his employees in a professional manner?

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