Friday, May 11

Boycot "Mul Yam"

Today's Ha'aretz carries an amazing article, which just goes to show how much employers care about their employees' safety and health:
Mul Yam, a very fancy and expensive seafood restaurant in Tel Aviv's harbour is owned by Shalom Mahrovksy, who's most proud of keeping the names of his clients, some of them quite famous and others perhaps rather infamous, confidential, even when they try to abuse his employees.

According to the article in Ha'aretz, two female employees who volunteered to stay working late after the restaurant closed (and the rest of the employees had gone home after a long day and night of work), but a party was still going on in one of the private VIP rooms.
Both employees were offered a sip of wine by the client whose name is kept confidential by Mahrovsky.
Soon after that fateful sip, they started to loose consciousness. Another employee, who had not tasted the laced wine, managed to release one of the employees, when the guest tried to push her into a waiting taxi.
The other employee was too much out of it, to even close the restaurant.
Te next days both employees woke up after many hours, dizzy, confused and unable to remember anything from the previous evening. Symptoms consistent with so-called "rape drugs", like ketamine and others. The victims went to the hospital, but as these drugs break down quickly in the body (which is exactly what makes them so "attractive" for pervs and creeps) obviously it was too late to detect any signs.
Both employees were sacked (to be returned to their work later, when Mahrovsky understood all of the 48 man strong staff were very angry with him because of the victims' dismissal).
At the same time, Mahrovsky stated he keeps the name of the client confidential, but told him "not to come to his restaurant any longer". Which basically proves two points: Mahrovsky KNOWS exactly who the guy is, and protects him and his own business rather then his replaceable employees.
I suggest hitting him where it will hurt him most: his pocket. Boycot "Mul Yam".


11 comments:

J.P. said...

Ghb the " date rape drug " leaves the body in about 9 hrs.

yudit said...

They went after more than 24 hours. they didn't remember a thing (which is a part of the symptoms) and so only learned about what had happened to them, after they were told about it. By then there were no more signs of drug presence in their bodies.

ee said...

Even worse, in the article it specified that said customer came back and sat at a table as if nothing had happened.
When the proprietor noticed he was there, he sent him a discreet little note, instead of escorting him to the door.
I sent the article to our HR to warn them not to send visitors from abroad to patronise the place. I'm not so naive as to think that everyone is an "ekronist" like me, but if they know what's safe for them and the visitor's - they'll steer cleer of a place that shirks all responsibility for such serious crimes.

Perdix said...

EE this planet Ekron, is it in a way related to Melmac in table manners?
No wonder to find this over crowded cat population around/in Tel Aviv.

ee said...

I don't think it's unmannerly to escort would-be rapists who have already been named persona non gratis right out the door - on ANY planet. But that's just me. Of course I realise that the boss was thinking how not to make a scene in his precious restaurant.
I like your sense of humour, Perdix, but I'm still not exchanging belly-button lint with you...

Luke said...

If he would have made a scene he would have shown some charakter towards his employees and visitors.
Being the owner of this shack locating an unwanted person justifies you to show this person the door/window (depends on the reluctance of the former customer), or is there someting I do not understand in these modern times?

Perdix said...

EE relax, am Morgen ein Joint und der Tag ist dein Freund!

ee said...

I'll skip the joint, and save the day singlehandedly.
When we become indifferent about these cases - we'll know that we're in trouble.

J.P. said...

EE the Rainbow Warrior!

Perdix said...

Excuse moi, WE?

ee said...

I meant WE as in a society relating to social issues.
Whether you care about it or not as an individual is your own business -
and you're excused.