Waiting tables, though a noble profession it is, ultimately changes a person once they wrap that apron around their waist and begin their career. Once you’ve served food for a living for more than a few months, your DNA will change and you will realize you aren’t the same person
Whether you waits tables for a solitary summer after high school or make it a lifelong career, there are some skills that are gained while wearing the apron that will last a lifetime. Plenty of people will say that waiting tables isn’t a “real job” (which we will not get
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Now more than ever, it’s not easy to make a living waiting tables. Covid restrictions have made sure that most restaurants aren’t even close to capacity and plenty of the customers who do go out to eat in restaurants are using the “times are hard” excuse to leave less than
Every single person who has waited tables has, at some point, had someone tell them their job isn’t “real.” When a server hears those words, their blood begins to boil, quickly becoming hotter than the inside of a fried cheese stick that just came out of the deep fryer. There
On the last shift I worked in my restaurant, business had already slowed to a trickle with fewer and fewer customers feeling comfortable going out in public, but it was before anything had truly been shutdown. That night, my husband and three of our friends came in to have a
There’s a dirty little secret amongst some servers that aren’t working in their restaurants right now and are collecting unemployment benefits instead. It’s not something that many are willing to openly talk about because they know how their feelings can be interpreted, but it’s there nonetheless: they don’t want to
Everyone should work in a restaurant at least once. Ask any server, bartender, barista, cook, dishwasher, buser, greeter, and they’ll agree. It’s a conversation I often have with other people in the restaurant industry. This conversation is half bitching about customers (sorry not sorry) and half enumerating all the ways that working in a restaurant makes you a better person.