– Your parents are in the hole a quarter of a $1,000,000. – Sounds like I’m an ass (bleep). – You’re a lazy (bleep). – Where were you? – At the house, getting
ready to come here. – Was he? Or was he in bed? – He was in bed. – So she woke up this
morning, went to work. – Yes. – This kind of (bleep) rest with me. Where were you this morning
when she went to work? – At that exact moment, I was in bed. – You were in bed, what about the day before, where were you? Where was he then? – I don’t remember but. – Where was he likely? – Probably in bed. – I think you’re a freeloader. – Wow, really? – I do, and so does she
sometimes because we talked about it, now it’s time for you to come clean. Are you disappointed in him? – Uh, Yes. – Did you know that?
– I work my ass off. – Did you know that she’s
disappointed in you? – I did not know that. Well, one, she doesn’t
always tell me everything, how she feels. – Do you care. – Absolutely I care. Obviously. – So your wife, goes unstable – Sure – While she leaves with you in bed. Two, she feels that she
can’t have a child because of your shortcomings. And your lack of a desire to work. Correct? – Yes. – Three, she has no home because your in bed. Do you understand that your
wife thinks less of you today, than the day she married you? Do you understand that? – I do not I guess– – That’s serious stuff. – Yeah (bleep) – And if you don’t fix that, you’re gonna lose a
lot more than this bar. Correct? – Mmm-hm. – So do you man up? Or do you continue to be a big shot songwriter on her (bleep) money? – Wow. I’m… – You’re either ignorant, or
you just don’t give a (bleep) which is it? – Obviously, I’m at a point where I don’t know what the (bleep) I’m doing. – Well you’ve got every
excuse in the world but at the end of the day, she trusted in your
– Yes. – Ability to provide a home,
stability, and a family and you struck out. Zero! Not one of the three. When do you own it? – So what I wanna do now
is I wanna understand a little about what’s going on here. Alyssa, how long have you been here? – Six years. – And you’re sort of the head bartender? – Yeah. – So what does that
responsibility give you? – I do the schedule, and
that’s pretty much it I think. – [Man In Suit] Do you have the freedom to do the schedule as you choose to do I? – Nope. There really isn’t any management ultimately it’s his decision,
and I don’t really have any authority at all. – So, does that frustrate you? – Absolutely. – I’ve never seen an owner enable more nothingness than Frank. So between no ownership,
and no supervisors, of course the bar is gonna fail. I have an owner who’s
not providing you with the rules to be successful, support each other
– The rules are lax there’s a difference between no rules and lax rules. – Don’t play semantics with me
– I’m not playing semantics – You’re just making excuses again – You’re wrong. – I’m talking and you’re gonna listen. – Okay. – What do you think Alyssa? – I think that we need
a little more authority if people don’t show up for their shifts, there needs to be consequences. – Do people show up late now? – [Alyssa] All the time. – Who? – I think everybody Abby comes in late, Kenzie comes in late a lot. – Why do you allow that Frank? – People show up late all the time in the bar business
– Of course they do – I’ve been in bar business
my whole life, people show up late all the time
– I’ve been in 35 years. Yeah you know when they
show up late all the time? – Then you know that people show up late. – When they work for guys like you. When they work for guys
like me they’re never late. That’s the difference. – You owe 20% of the $300,000 business. You’re sitting, with equity at 60 grand. – 60 grand, yeah. – [Man In Suit] Now did
you put up any dollars? – No. – So what was your responsibility
when the bar opened? – My responsibility was to do the labor hours and eventually that would pay off my percentage. – Okay, so sweat equity we would call it. – Sweat equity, yeah. – Okay, so you guys put up the money, and now your stepson – Yes. – Is gonna run the business, for both of your investments. – Correct. – Dan, when you bought the
bar, were you making money? – No. – Has there ever been
a month that you didn’t put money into it? – No. – What happens if this bar closes? – Everything I’ve worked for all my whole life is gone. – So your life is going up in smoke. – Absolutely. – I come in here last night, where was Chase, your managing partner? – Across the way, taking shots. (deep bass music) – Walked across the street, had a drink. – Two. – What does that make you? – One lousy person. I did what I felt was the best for me. – He does what he wants
to do, comes and goes however he pleases.
– How often? How often does that happen? – I couldn’t give you a number. – You can give me a number. So you let them invest the money, – Yup. – What did he tell you? He was gonna take care of things, wasn’t he. – He’s had previous experience, he was promoted to manager position where he had several people working below him, looked like he was perfectly qualified to handle a smaller vain such as this. – He might have the experience to do this job, but he’s lazy and doesn’t care. That’s the difference. – Two (bleep) bartenders can one of y’all grab one? – You need to stop being lazy, – I’m not. – And do your (bleep) job. – It’s not my job to stock the bar.
– It is your job. – When we’re busy, it is your job. – Don’t look that (bleep) busy to me. – He’s just trudging through this. – Bingo. – She’s picking up your slack tonight. – Picking up my slack of what? – Can you not do dishes? Can you not bring up stuff? Do we need ice? – Destiny I just wish
James had our passion. – When you see a staff talking to their manager that way, they respect him? – Absolutely not.
– Not at all. – Two short haired old angry women. – This is outrageous, this guy can’t control this business, he’s fighting with his mother, his mother is really telling him to step up, but if he doesn’t step up, his family loses a quarter of $1,000,000 his parents lose their retirement, I’m gonna make him step up. I’ve seen enough disrespected tonight. After watching this bar, I’m guessing it’s management that I think is destroying this bar. James needs to prove to me, and his parents that he cares. – Hey, there he is. – You’re Tony? – Yes I am Tony. – Will you come talk to me? – Absolutely. – Come on out please. – James! – Yes sir. – Boy, you look like a
manager tonight, don’t you. You’re really dressed for the task. Is that the look of a successful manager? – No it’s not. – Do you wanna eat food that he’s touched? – No. He should have a collared shirt on, and long pants. – Does the staff respect him? – No they don’t. – Jon Taffer. – Nice to meet you sir.
– Nice to meet you. So, come over here. Quick question for you. How come your son has been here nine years and he says he can’t run this place? – Uh– – Can I tell you why? He does what he wants to do. – Your retirement is on the line. If he wasn’t your son would you fire him as manager?
– Oh, yes. – Yes. – So why is he here because he’s a charity case? – That’s a little (bleep) rough. – What? – I think that’s a little stretch. – Well you’re here five nights a week. I had people who worked for me 30 days can run a place. You’ve been here nine years and you’re telling me you can’t do it? What the hell have you
learned in nine years? Other than how to blow your parents money. – Learned a lot of things, but I’ve been trying my best. – Your parents are in the hole a quarter of $1,000,000. – Sounds like I’m an ass(bleep) – You’re a lazy (bleep) who let them down. (high intensity music)