“You can’t call yourself the boss if you don’t (bleep)-ing pay them!”
-Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay
“Hotel Hell” premiered on Fox last night, bringing potty-mouthed celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay into the underworld of mismanaged hotels and their restaurants. On his other shows, Ramsay usually offers some enjoyable brain-rot as he formulaically transforms the mismanaged establishments and their hard-headed owners with cutting, blunt talk that culminates in the owner’s teary-eyed realization of the errors of his or her ways. A transformation of character results, usually aided by a free restaurant makeover thanks in part to our sponsors.
Instead, Monday’s episode (which ended in a cliff-hanger) was a textbook example of rampant wage theft at the Juniper Hill Inn, in Windsor, VT.
It’s a beautifully appointed hotel whose owners have spent a fortune on antiques and art for rooms but who don’t pay their own staff regularly. Read more