Category Archives: Teamwork

Being Rich

Jake has been on his 10-day vacation, so Whitey and I have been working his full-time schedule. This means we have to actually work instead of just sit around and count money all day while planning our next vacation. /sarcasm … Continue reading

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Throwing gas on the fire. Brrrr. That’s cold.

Thank you for stopping in with words of encouragement and a hug and a what-the-heck comment. And thanks for the emails and words of support. And… please don’t stop patronizing a business because of one person’s mistake. If you already … Continue reading

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Bravo, Pavo! Not. / UPDATED

It’s taken me a long time to settle down and write this blog post so that I wouldn’t sound like a lunatic.  I’ve since come to terms with how to address the situation that got me so riled up, and … Continue reading

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Meh. It’s just a job.

Had one of our kitchen guys give me the courtesy of a 3-hour notice that he would be leaving to work as a wildland firefighter the very next day. Never mind that he was scheduled the next day (and the … Continue reading

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A very late update: Vegas, Monday & Tuesday

—————————————– MONDAY —————————————– We left Baker City on Monday morning before dawn, and had an uneventful drive to Boise for our departure to Vegas. Jake brought only a carry-on bag. I brought a cooler full of pizza dough and cheese, … Continue reading

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State Basketball Championships

This past weekend, Baker City hosted the Oregon State 1A high school basketball championships. Every hotel room was booked, and there were more than four cars deep at a red light. That’s Baker City traffic for you. It also was … Continue reading

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6 days from now

Six days from now, I will be in Las Vegas competing in an international pizza making competition. The expo itself draws nearly 10,000 people and is targeted directly to the pizza industry. Four football stadiums filled with pizza-exclusive merchandise and … Continue reading

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Spoke too soon

The last two nights were busy at the restaurant. Saturday was controlled chaos with lots of larger groups (attending the nearby district basketball tournaments) and so we broke our sales record for the year so far. Given, we’re only about … Continue reading

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babies, teamwork

At one point, we had three bambinos in the Paizano’s oven. Freebird, one of our front gals, moved to California when her husband got a new job. We miss her and her preggo belly. James, one of our cooks, has … Continue reading

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Being a Part

Back in June (July? August?) I agreed to again donate to a local “Feed The Arts” charity here in Baker City. The local Crossroads Art Center would entice people to come in and learn to make a pottery bowl, and … Continue reading

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Homecoming = not staying Home

Last night was our local high school’s homecoming football game. Kickoff was slated for 7 o’clock, so I kept our schedule the same, meaning that we’d be staffed well at 5 p.m., and fully staffed at 6 p.m. during our … Continue reading

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Time Off

Labor Day weekend was the final week we’d have a full crew. We took advantage of it by taking 5 days off. I created an itinerary touring  as much of our state (Oregon) as we could see. We started by … Continue reading

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Ridunculous

To say it’s been hot the last couple of weeks is an understatement. Too hot to sit outside, for shizzle. I took this photo in my car after it had sat in the parking lot for about 10 minutes. That’s … Continue reading

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Hells Canyon Motorcycle Rally

Last weekend, Baker City hosted the Hells Canyon Motorcycle Rally. Our first year in business, we had very few tourists, with much more local traffic. The tourists that we did have were late-night, let’s-get-drunk-and-walk-to-the-campsite guys who we finally had to … Continue reading

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Don’t steal the Charmin

I woke myself up this morning by slapping myself in the face. I was dreaming that I had walked into a single strand of a spider web and the biggest hobo spider was crawling on my head. He wasn’t able … Continue reading

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Small-town Headhunting

As I’ve mentioned in the past, finding honest, dependable, hard-working staff is one of our biggest problems. Right now we’re very fortunate in that everyone we have is exactly that. I’ve noticed a good work-ethic in a few people who … Continue reading

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Scatterbrained

Did I mention that I got swine flu? No? The day we got back from Hawaii, I was feeling a bit sluggish. When we re-opened the restaurant on Friday, I didn’t show up. I had a feeling I was getting … Continue reading

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and in other news…

Steady day and stellar sales on Saturday. Our former ovens/kitchen guy (JC) is home from college and had mentioned to us last week that if we wanted to take a night off? He’d be our guy. So tonight? He was … Continue reading

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Mmmm Owww Eee

We recently took a trip to Maui, closing down Paizano’s for ten days. After over two years of working 7-days a week, and thinking that working an 7-hour day is a “day off”, we finally took a vacation. We figured, … Continue reading

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Mid-week Mayhem

Yesterday (Tuesday) was my day off… and I almost (almost) didn’t take off my PJs for the entire day. I’ve always wanted to “work from home” in my boxer shorts and fuzzy slippers. Unfortunately, I’m not smart enough. Backtracking…. so … Continue reading

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