How much can a waiter/waitress expect to make in Tips at a moderatlly priced restruant like Chillies, Elias Brothers, etc...?
And do they retain it all or have to split it with other waiters/waitresses or even dishwashers?
Lately I've been applying to a few server jobs. Now, I don't have any experience in that particular area of work, but I would like to do some research about it so I'll have an idea of what to do. If you've been a waiter/waitress before then, by all means, please share some knowledge. Thanks! :)
Servers/Waitresses/Waiters are not robots you know. We try our best to give good customer service, but some people get picky over the littlest things. Why don't people understand that we're not robots?
I just got hired at a local restaurant and been hearing some of these horrible, horrible tales from my coworkers. So I might as well ask to the rest of the world, what was one of your worst experiences working as a waiter or waitress?
I just got a job as a waiter at IHOP. I make very little from them, and most of my money will come from tips. So I'm trying to find out how much I can make on an average 4-6 hour shift.
Aren't you supposed to earn a tip? It seems like today, waiters/waitresses expect a tip when they don't even check on my table once!
Don't get me wrong, I think if a person did a great job and checked up on me to make sure everything was find, then I tip 20?r I'll tip my barber 30?ecause he's actually doing the job of cutting my hair. All waiters/waitresses have to do is take orders, serve the stinking food and refill cups. Not exactly rocket science.
And for all of you who say, "Waiters have to make a living off just tips." Well, go find a new job that pays at least minimun wage otherwise shut the heck up. Waiters must make a decent amount if they are still working there otherwise there wouldn't be any waiters in the world right?
If the waiter/waitress did the cooking and it was delicious I would leave them 20?or great cooking....but all they do is take the food to you....Do you usually tip your mailman for doing a great job of delivering your mail?
It's ridiculous how tipping is a burden placed on the customer....$2/hour...HELLO??! Isn't there something wrong there?!? Expensive restaurants: exorbatant $$ amount for food, maybe they can pay their waiters more...Restaurant chains: multimillion dollar chains can afford to pay their servers more.
I love the responses of "stay at home and cook your own food" or "stop being cheap"...like supplementing their salaries is somehow my burden.
I've never worked in the restaurant industry so any tips on obtaining a job would be helpful. Also, I'm a little clumsy and I'm nervous I will spill food all over my customers. Is this a normal fear will I ever get over it. I am a SAHM and just need some extra cash. Thanks!
When did you finally "get it" and become an experienced server?
And should one jump right in there (to a nice restaurant with $20 ish entrees) or start smaller?
I am 20 years old. I was wondering if say, someone bought a drink and gave it to me and I begin drinking. Is it policy for waiters/waitresses to come and check my ID?
I just got a job as a server at a restaurant. I've worked fast food, but everything's practicly the same there. I now have this huge dinner menu and huge lunch menu to cram in the matter of 2 days!!!! Does any other waiter/waitress/etc have any good advise on what they did?!!
I wait tables for a living, and I consider myself pretty good at my job. However, there's always room for improvement. What do you notice that makes the difference between good and excellent service when you go out to eat?
It hurts everyone except waiters and waitresses that are likeable and attractive to the opposite sex.
Tipping turns them into contractors, sacrifices long term stability and professionalism into higher amount of short term cash.
Not to mention plain unfair on the untipped restaurant staff and workers in other industries with much lower salaries.
Why are people telling me about the token *wage* a waiter recieves, it is insignificant compared to the tips they recieve ?
As is the minimum wage paid to most other workers in restaurants.
I have been researching for quite a while and it seems that this career is often done by young people getting by their college debts or as a stepping stone towards their "real" job. However, can a person be good at it to the point that it can be done as a long term career? As a country that practices tipping, why don't people see it that it can bring more cash than some other 9-5 professions. Please, honest and serious answers only.
The job is a server for the dining hall in a retirement home, any idea what type of questions they might ask or things they may be looking for?
Yeah, so I'm a poor college student living in NYC, and I'm interested in a part-time job as a waitress. Does anyone here have any experience in waiting tables?
How do I start if I have no experience whatsoever? Thanks!
There is a new job board that only has restaurant and bar jobs in AZ. So, if you are looking for a job as a Food Server / Waiter / Waitress, Cocktail Server, Bartender, or others from Busboys to General Managers, check them out...
I worked at Olive Garden as a server.
Where should I apply (and why): Applebees, Chili's (which I can reapply to after 3 months), O'Charley's, Texas Roadhouse or Outback Steakhouse?
There is also a new Cheddars in my area, but they're uniforms are almost the same as O.G.
WHICH PLACE SHOULD I APPLY TO ? I would love to hear from people who have worked at one or more of these places. THanks.
In terms of the organizational architecture, there seems to be three aspects of it, decision rights, rewarding individuals, and evaluating their performance. I am having troubling applying this concept to compensating waiters. I would think that it has emerged to allow customers to measure and evaluate a waiter's performance and service, while providing them with an incentive...but I am not sure.
Last night I went out to dinner with most of my dad's family. There was 16 of us at a table. When the waitresses took our orders, they asked us what dressing would we like on our salads. Then they served like 5 of us with salads, and we all ordered salads. Then the waitresses told us that they ran out of lettuce. A couple of us started yelling at the 2 waitresses we had..
I wonder what they would do if they had enough salad for everyone at the table except for 1 person.
Haha. I work in retail and I always get yelled at by costumers and by some of my co-workers..everybody get's yelled at sometime in their lives for something.
I just got a new job where it's required to carry out all drinks on a tray. The regular black round trays (as well as the larger food-carrying trays). Anyone know a place I can find these at?
I forgot to add, the reason I want them is because I work at a more casual place now, not use to carrying trays and I want to buy a tray so I can take it home and practice. I start the job next week.