Jim Hammond was a nice guy.
No, that’s not true – Jim Hammond was an asshole. As the Food and Beverage manager for the Peabody Hotel, Jim was responsible for the management of bars, restaurants, banquets, service delivery and the costs associated with all food and drink sold at the hotel. That responsibility included purchasing the product, hiring employees, setting schedules and menu prices. He distinguished himself by bringing a level of profitability that had never been recognized in the history of the hotel. He also distinguished himself as being the most hated member of the Peabody Hotel Management Staff.