Jean Georges Enterprises… [Part2]

August 6th, 2010 by The House

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Jean Georges Enterprises: Shit, meet Fan. Fan, Meet Shit [Part 2]:
Started: July 27, 2007. 11:50AM by *MoneyMan* • Closed: August 5, 2010 11:17AM • Archived at 40,980 Views

… CONTINUED from Jean Georges Enterprises: Shit, meet Fan. Fan, meet Shit. [Part 1]


PRIMARY SUBJECT : Jean-Georges Enterprises LLC


ADJUNCT SUBJECTS : Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Director of Operations Lois Freedman, Attorney Caroline Richmond, Starwood Capital, W Hotels, Spice Market


GIST OF TOPIC : "Famed N.Y. Chef Sued for Skimpy Wages…" etc.


SIGNIFICANCE: When we last visited this topic, New York magazine was pulling the figurative foot out its mouth and Jean-Georges Enterprises was pulling the figurative foot out its ass.

The discussion continues to speculate on subsequent events, most notably the irrationality of Jean-Georges Enterprsises official release of some kind of half-assed statement admitting to "no wrongdoing."
Ha ha ahaa OK, did you catch that? The company was sued three times for essentially the same offense against the laws set forth by Department of Labor, but they, despite settling the suits in a cumulative amount totalling somewhere in the millions of dollars, "admit to no wrongdoing."

Oh, but it starts to get really good when evidently, some attorney named Caroline Richmond implies the workers of the industry from whom their wages were stolen should drop their lawsuits attempting to get their rightfully earned money back, because this really awful economy will force all those poor poor multimillion dollar restaurants to close down, and then all these workers will lose their jobs anyway. Behold!:

"All these people that have stolen from the employees all live in multi-million dollar homes, and now they want to bitch about how getting sued over money that they had no right to take in the first place is going to hurt their businesses? Boo hoo hoo.
These assholes never gave a shit that FOH’ers were living in tiny shoeboxes with roommates all this time. I’m pretty sure that in these ‘uncertain economic times’ that these people need the $3300 more than you do, you greedy fucking bitch….

Not to mention the fact that if it had been in reverse, and an FOH’er had been caught stealing money from the house, that person would have been fired on the spot. But her argument is that the FOH should shut up and stop upholding the laws, because they’ll lose their jobs…

The workers are suing to get money that they earned, back. The owners never had a right to that money in the first place. So if anyone should be giving up anything in these ‘uncertain economic times,’ it’s the lawyers that should be giving up their fees, if they’re so worried about these businesses failing."

Told ya! We "strange, strange world"— we so smart. We even make lawyers look like jackasses!
Especially when the discussion thread progresses over several months to eventually reveal how all these poor poor restaurants that can barely afford to stay in business after giving all the money they don’t admit to stealing back to the workers— are opening new multiple ventures. All over the world.

With earnings estimated at somewhere near the "$100M" mark. <— By the way, you’ll recall we only know that amount because it comes to us via this gem: "While JG marches his way to $100M, you’ll still be standing there holding your tired basket of gripes and getting old."

Ooooh, so right. Look, here we are! Just holding our basket.


RATING: ★★★★★



WHAT THE STARS MEAN: Ratings range from zero to five stars and reflect the discussion’s entertainment value, from amusing to hilarious, with edification taken into consideration. Hyperlinks contained within are subject to change.

The archives of theForum@px.this have been edited for the sake of clarity, brevity, and squeakiness. [If you require an original unedited copy of the discussion, please e-mail]


** See also :

Jean Georges Enterprises… [UPDATE] <--- Verrry interesting discussion going on in the comments section here!

Jean Georges Enterprises: Shit, meet Fan. Fan, meet Shit. [Part 1]
GrubStreet (& Gridskipper): Ignorant (& Stupid)
“Mercer… Lobby… Screaming” starring Lois Freedman


For more on this subject, read PX Me – The Sequel to PX This – Coming Soon in the Spring of 2012



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4 Responses to “Jean Georges Enterprises… [Part2]”

  1. whats anorexia? Says:

    sometimes i really miss the forum, but i really like the blahg too!!!! :D :) i’m just so happy that all the cool funny smart people are still around!!!! :D :) you guys are awesome!!!!

  2. whats anorexia? Says:

    and jg still sucks!!!! :D :D :)

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Sous Chef Hits Jean-Georges Empire with Sex Rap

  4. Inkslinger Says:

    @ Anonymous

    Was that you who left the comment in the Post?? If so, thank you!

    :) :D

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