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How hard is it to be a server in a restaurant?

After years of not working in food service, I have returned. I work at a car hop right now, but would like to be a server @ Bob Evans. I go to school full time and it seems making tips is the only way to survive. How hard is it to balance plates and drinks on a tray? That is my biggest fear! I'm so afraid I'll drop the stuff! How long does it take to learn?

Asked By: PlasticTrees - 12/26/2007
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OMG! I worked at Bob Evans for a year and a half while in high school as a server and it was my FAVORITE job EVER!! The people and managers were amazing, it was always a rather quiet restaraunt, and I built up a lot of muscle... More
Answered By: kelkel - 12/27/2007
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Uh very. NOT because you can't balance a tray, but because you can't control for the jerk factor. I feel like people are becoming more and more impatient every day, and that will probably be your biggest challenge.
Answered By: Lola and Roxy - 12/26/2007
 
i'm in the industry and i LOVE it! it deff takes a special kind of person to be able to handle all that comes along with the job. its not easy.... and ppl can be mean sometimes! but if you can always have a positive additude you might enjoy yourself
Answered By: Danni - 12/26/2007
 
balancing stuff on a tray is pretty easy. The hardest thing to learn is how to keep the tray balanced while removing stuff from it without losing the balance or puting the tray down... More
Answered By: mark - 12/26/2007
 
LOLA AND ROXY ANSWERED THE QUESTION BEST. THE WORK ITSELF IS NOT DIFFICULT AFTER YOU GET THE HANG OF IT BUT THE A$$HOLES YOU WILL COME IN CONTACT WITH IS THE DIFFICULT PART. PEOPLE CAN BE DOWN RIGHT MEAN, HOLD UP YOUR TABLES FOR A LONG TIME, THEN DON'T LEAVE A DIME AS A TIP. IF YOU DO GO INTO THIS LINE OF WORK TRY... More
Answered By: swanswang - 12/27/2007
 
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