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Aug 31, 2016 at 10:10 am
Your Voice

On Lonely in the kitchen: Restaurant worker shortage hits Louisville

There is not a shortage of workers. Just a shortage of employers who are willing to pay a livable wage, especially to those who have experience and a good work ethic.                     — Danielle Kinder

Maybe if the restaurants were closer to the staff base? I am not inclined to drive across town to eat at a high priced restaurant, where I’d have to struggle to find a parking place, but if they need staff, they are going to have to start thinking differently. — Shawn Marie

If you work [front of the house] right now, you go where you can make money and feel appreciated at the same time. Louvino is no fluke: If you treat your employees right, then they will stay, and that comes across to the guest as well. The people who work in this industry in Louisville are very aware of who not to work for ... Transportation is a huge problem as well, especially when the TARC doesn’t run as late as some of these places are open till ... — Joshua Mcdevitt

A lot of this is because you’re expected to work 50-60 hours a week in the back of the house ... I know tons of super-capable cooks who want 20-25 hours a week. — Holly M. McGlawn

I don’t think anyone ever thought that we would be in a place where restaurant work, other than management or ownership, was to be considered a living. It’s something people would do part time for extra money. — Michael Harpe

That’s not really true ... In larger cities, especially, you can find thriving cultures of full-time career-servers, who take great pride in their work, receive more than a living wage and have no desire or need for stepping-stone mentality. — Trent Coates

I have friends who work in the industry that also have some legal problems. Most of these restaurants do not hire felons, and most of them were rehabilitated and served their time a long time ago ... — Angela L. Caudill

On editor’s note: help protest kentucky farm bureau hatred at state fair

Stand firm, Farm Bureau. — Martha Berry

There is still hope for Kentucky. — Sean Pronay

on holly houston: Slippery slopes

As a veteran practitioner in “DNA“ court, thank you for your excellent description of the legal conundrum of balancing the best interests of the child(ren) with the individual rights of parents. Judges, attorneys and social workers valiantly wrestle with this question daily. — Sharon C. Welch