Outrage over this WhatsApp message from a hotelier to a waiter

One of the debates of the moment, at the gates of the months of July and August, is why hoteliers (or at least some) are having difficulty finding waiters for the high season.

Many employers say that it is simply that people are no longer willing to work on weekends, as is required in the hospitality industry. Meanwhile, the workers argue that the working conditions are completely terrible.

The Twitter account @soycamarero shows signs of the latter almost daily. The last one, this Thursday, is causing great outrage on the social network.

It is a WhatsApp message that a hotelier has sent to an applicant to work in the business in which he details the conditions of the offer.

The message is resounding from the beginning: “I’ll explain a little before making an appointment and we won’t waste your time, you and me and you”.

“The schedules are rotating (they can be openings in the morning from 6:00 to 16:00. Closing from 16:00 to 2:00 or matches from 12:00 to 16:00 / 20:00 to 2:00)”, he points out before warning that it is only released once a week, which has to be compulsory or Tuesday or Thursday.

“The salary is based on the experience you have and demonstrate, so from the beginning I can tell you that it is between 1,000 and 1,200”, he concludes.

@soycamarero has uploaded the message along with some ironic words: “We can’t find waiters”.

That tweet has provoked a wave of indignation and has motivated the response of the CCOO union, which has written: “We must demand that the employers unblock the negotiation of the labor agreements. #hostelry to reverse these situations.

“It is not that there are no waiters, what there is no longer is the desire to work in precarious conditions,” he pointed out.

These are other responses that the message has generated:

The Clink Restaurant



After opening its first restaurant in 2009 in Surrey (United Kingdom), this foundation has expanded its network of establishments to reach four locations. Created by Alberto Crisci, The Clink initiative aims to train inmates before they are released by helping them find employment after serving their sentence.

“This is a fabulous project that provides hope, ambition and a second chance. The three of us thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The food was delicious and served with great taste and class,” writes TripAvisor user Spursbird. To which Jon_Whycer adds: “The food, prepared by the prisoners, was spectacular and of the highest quality. The service is unbeatable, also provided by members of the inmate community, who are very friendly and attentive. A project that is certainly worth it.” worth supporting.”

Pi Pizza Boat



The chef Tara Bouis and her partner, Alexander, a mechanical engineer, dropped everything to create this food truck water in the British Virgin Islands, more specifically in the island of Saint James. The menu is tailored to diners and fresh local produce is always used, including gluten-free options.

“Who would have guessed you can order pizza from a boat? We were staying at the Ritz Carlton and I realized Pizza Pi was the #1 restaurant on St. Thomas, so we decided to give it a try. It was delivered to me right on the beach (a just a few steps from our room),” says user Barry T.

The Rock



The Rock restaurant is exactly what its name says: a restaurant on a rock facing Michanvi Ringwe beach on the southeast coast of Zanzibar, Tanzania. It is quite small, but if you are lucky enough to get a table, you can enjoy unforgettable views of the sea and the coast. It was originally a fisherman’s stall and is now specialized in fish and shellfish. The Rock is accessible on foot at low tide hours and boats are required on high tide days.

“The enclave is unique. The food is very good and although the restaurant inside is simple, the experience of walking through the low tide or by boat when it is high gives it originality. And from the windows you can see the different types of blue that the lagoon offers. It has a pleasant terrace where you can finish the meal with a cocktail,” writes Beatriz P.

Ninja New York



Users of this Japanese restaurant located in the New York neighborhood of Tribeca describe it as a place where entertainment prevails. “It’s a basement restaurant set in a ninja village,” says Villanu, who describes the food as exquisite.

Heart Attack Grill



This establishment is famous because it serves free food to those over 150 kilos and its motto is “fighting against anorexia since 2005”. It holds the Guinness record for having the most caloric hamburger: 9,900 calories.

“It’s a typical dining room of the place, the funny thing is that it simulates a hospital for people with eating problems, they put you in sick gowns and the waitresses are all dressed as nurses, the funny thing is that if you don’t finish your plate you have a punishment. It is highly recommended to have a fun time and eat very delicious hamburgers. Excellent attention, “writes Adriana L.

InGalera restaurant



Located in the facilities of the Bollate prison in Milan (Italy), it began as a new and innovative way to rehabilitate prisoners. This establishment, which is open to the public for lunch and dinner, gives inmates the opportunity to train in the culinary arts, both in the kitchen and in the dining room, thus preparing them for reintegration into society and the competitive job market.

“The initiative is indeed commendable and the restaurant is certainly worth a visit, if only to support the project. The service is efficient and the staff is very attentive,” says user atram93.