Rusty Monson
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Restaurant Managers help me out.

Started this discussion. Last reply by swmnguy Jan 30, 2013. 6 Replies

I have been a AM, KM and now I am working on AGM for Red Robin.  I am about to be acting GM for 2 quarters.  I have worked every position in the restaurant business sans GM.  I want to know what…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lukus Albin Nov 4, 2011. 9 Replies

Hello dudes,  My name is Rusty Monson and I am 33 years old.  I am origanlly from Lehi Ut, (the city they film footloose in) but spent most of my time in Salt Lake and a stint in New Orleans.  I…Continue

 

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Boondocker replied to Rusty Monson's discussion Freemasonry in 30 seconds in the group Freemasonry
"My reply to people is always fairly simple, something like "Masonry is designed to help men improve themselves by building their character.  The only thing that keeps Masonry secret is that so few men are willing to do the work of…"
Jan 9
Ricky replied to Rusty Monson's discussion Freemasonry in 30 seconds in the group Freemasonry
"Thank you Brother for sharing that - It is nice to know that true freemasonry is alive in some places. "
Oct 20, 2013
Ricky replied to Rusty Monson's discussion Freemasonry in 30 seconds in the group Freemasonry
"I think that anyone who attends lodge and comes away with the feeling that they have had anything but a strictly Christian experience is either not paying attention or just plain doesn't know the difference.  Candidates are welcomed…"
Oct 14, 2013
Ricky replied to Rusty Monson's discussion Freemasonry in 30 seconds in the group Freemasonry
">Just to be clear though Christians, Jews and Muslims all worship the same God That is a profound assumption -- I know many Jews and Muslims that would be very offended by that statement. If you think that way - it makes sense to you…"
Oct 14, 2013
Ricky replied to Rusty Monson's discussion Freemasonry in 30 seconds in the group Freemasonry
"The belief in a supreme being ( language of my Grand lodge ) whatever that might mean to you - and refered to as God - male - I would never refer an unbelieving man to a Masonic lodge - You would be very uncomfortable."
Oct 14, 2013
swmnguy replied to Rusty Monson's discussion Restaurant Managers help me out.
"All of the previous comments are great advice.  I'd add, Don't just tell people what to do and how to do it.  Show them why to what in what way.  Help people understand how what they do and how they do it affects everyone…"
Jan 30, 2013
David F. replied to Rusty Monson's discussion Restaurant Managers help me out.
"Great point!  I know of a General Manger of a expensive resort who will jump on the reservation phones or handle front desk check-in's if the base line crew needs the help.  There are some jobs she is not qualified to do but for rest…"
Jan 30, 2013
Derek replied to Rusty Monson's discussion Restaurant Managers help me out.
"As a guy who has been an employee under just about every boss there has ever been (I'm now in-between jobs, but I'll be a teacher shortly!), I can tell you that your employees appreciate a sense of community. The boss who says, "I…"
Jan 29, 2013
David F. replied to Rusty Monson's discussion Restaurant Managers help me out.
"Well said, the only thing I would add is show up 15 min ahead when you are expected and be sure problems are done before you leave.  Also remember the between and issue and a problem. An issue is a difference of perspective. Neither view…"
Jan 28, 2013
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Jan 27, 2013
Rusty Monson replied to Rusty Monson's discussion Getting back into the fold in the group Freemasonry
"I don't have dues card but at the end of the event I was required to pay the dues for 2012.  As far as passed goes, I think I need to pass off some memorization and grips, etc. to be official.  I guess the fact I don't…"
Jan 26, 2013
Will replied to Rusty Monson's discussion Restaurant Managers help me out.
"I'm no expert.  But:  see that the routine makes sense, and see that it doesn't change that often.  That way you avoid people not getting the right order, or on time, or done right.  Seems that when the staff struggle…"
Jan 25, 2013
Michael D. Denny replied to Rusty Monson's discussion Restaurant Managers help me out.
"1. Don't hire girls just because they're smoking hot. Hire ones that are smoking hot and actually qualified. 2. Do not, ever, ever, ever flirt with the members of the wait staff. Arms length only.  3. Have your wine supplier give your…"
Jan 25, 2013
Sean Beyer replied to Rusty Monson's discussion Getting back into the fold in the group Freemasonry
"Brother Monson, I'm going to make some assumptions: you were initiated, passed, and raised in a "regular" lodge; have a valid dues card; aren't suspended or expelled. If my assumptions are correct then you would be good to go. I…"
Jan 25, 2013
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Getting back into the fold

I have been dragging my feet for a ver long time.  I attended a Master Mason in one day event and went through all the degrees.  I am a part of a lodge in Salt Lake City but moved to another town.  After the MM in one day event I was instructed to go to the lodge in my new town and have them pass me off.  I attended lodge once and was set up with some gentleman to study in order to pass it off.  I was then promoted at work and got very busy and was unable to got back to the lodge. It has been…See More
Jan 25, 2013
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Restaurant Managers help me out.

I have been a AM, KM and now I am working on AGM for Red Robin.  I am about to be acting GM for 2 quarters.  I have worked every position in the restaurant business sans GM.  I want to know what advice you would give a new GM.Even if it is basic stuff, sometimes basic is the best.  What can I do to make us the best restaurant in town while hitting the numbers?  Commence the advice!Thanks in advance. See More
Jan 25, 2013

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Interests
I am a huge Saints fan and a football fan in general. I am equally as big of a Utah Jazz fan. When I am not watching the Saints or Jazz games I like Hunting, Cooking, Music, Hiking, camping, reading, learning, whiskey, helping others, being around good friends and family. I have many interests but that is a few. I am a restaurant manager and I spend a great deal of time reading leadership books.
Books
History Books, John Adams, The Looming Tower, On the Road, A People's History of the United States, No Country for Old Men, Common Sense, 7 habits of high effective people, It's your ship, Count of Monte Cristo, Flags of Our Fathers, Sun Tzu The Art of War, Walden, Leaves of Grass, Slaughterhouse-Five, Dharma Bums, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, 1776 by David McCullough, Death of a Gunfighter, Theodore Rex, Under the Banner of Heaven, The Prophet, Nausea, Goethe's Faust, Survivor, Ted White and Blue, Motorcycle Diaries, The Stranger, True Grit (novel), The Sirens of Titan... Too name a few.
Movies
Westerns, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Bottle Rocket, The Godfather, Lonesome Dove, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The Hobbit, True Grit, Zero Dark Thirty, Pulp Fiction, A Fistful of Dollars, Rounders, High Plains Drifter, Pale Rider, Raising Arizona. Rio Bravo. Fargo, Fight Club, Gran Torino, The Dirty Dozen, Hang em high, Young Guns, Crazy Heart, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Magnificent Seven, Miller's Crossing, O' Brother, Where Art Thou, The Wild Bunch, High Noon, Wyatt Earp, For a Few Dollars More, The Color of Money, Shane, The Searchers, The Hustler, Jeremiah Johnson, Silverado, Appaloosa, The Deer Hunter, Unforgiven, to name a few.
Music
Hank Williams III, The Talking Heads, The Arcade Fire, Hank Williams, The Bloody Hollies, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Less People More Robots, Books About UFOs, Credence Clearwater Revival, R. L. Burnside, Louie Armstrong, George Jones, T.Rex, Shovels and Rope, Townes Van Zandt, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Neil Young, Neil Diamond, Johnny Horton, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Wilco, Ennio Morricone, My Morning Jacket, The Fleet Foxes, Ween, The Sonics, Wu-Tang Clan, Eminem, Gary Stewart, David Allen Coe, 13th Floor Elevators, The Deadly Snakes, Lefty Frizzell, Dale Watson, Eddy Arnold, Wayne Hancock, Bruce Springsteen
Quote
"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost. "
-- JRR Tolkien

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At 9:25am on November 1, 2011, Ian Wilson said…
awesome quote.
 
 
 

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