Neil Ganic isn't the only restaurateur to make the Batshit Crazy Files this week. This morning Gawker gets their hands on an what is apparently an email from Vadim Ponorovsky, the owner of Paradou restaurant in the Meatpacking District, to all of his employees. Vadim, who by the way sends out weekly email newsletters pimping new specials and asking for Zagat votes and the like, rips into his hosts and servers in an almost amusingly severe way for not collecting enough email addresses from patrons. The screed includes gems like "What the fuck is wrong with you assholes" and "I have absolutely no respect for any of you." Here's a small highlight from the email from a Gawker tipster, but please click over for the full shebang:
Everytime we have a slow night and you make no money and you sit there bitching about how you make no money, remember its because youre fucking lazy motherfuckers. YOU SHOULD ALL BE FIRED IMMEDIATELY!!!!! ALL OF YOU, INCLUDING THE HOSTS!!!!.... He then goes on to say that servers who do not collect 20 emails per week will be fined $100; those who won't collect 20 for every two weeks will be fired immediately. Remember, it's from an unidentified tipster, so this could always be a fake. But there are a lot of tempers in this industry.
...Youre probably sitting there saying "How dare he speak to me like this. How dare he not have respect for me". Youre right there also. I have absolutely no respect for any of you....if you dont respect us enough to do the little that we ask you to do, then GET THE FUCK OUT YOU FUCKING LAZY DISRESPECTFUL ASSHOLES!!!!!
Update: Take a look at the owner's response to an admittedly harsh Citysearch review, found by a Gawker commenter. An excerpt: "You are an idiot. I am so tired of people who have absolutely no cultural or historical awareness telling people what we should eat or not and how we should behave or not...How dare you wish that I go out of business and call me heartless. How about I wish instant death to you and your family."
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