Take a minute to introduce yourself to waiters network. Introductions only, Please.
Hi! I'm Linda ad I've worked as a hostess in a neighborhood bar and grill for 6 years. I love what I do and I 'm sure a big reason is because of where I work. The owner of the restaurant is great to work for and most of us that work together really do like each other. When the manager needs a shift covered I often work for her and I enjoy that, too. I don't claim to be a bartender but when I manage I do get to help out a lot behind the bar. I like it, and in doing the small bits that I do behind the bar I've gained even more respect for the bartenders! I love to write (and have posted a few blogs here) and am hoping to get the chance to inject a lot of humor into future blogs, sharing the good, the bad and the just plain amusing sides of working in the food service industry.
I was out of this business for a long time. I was a homemaker and when it came time to get back to work it was hard because of my age to find a position as a server. I worked at a Walmart before finding a server job.
Hey guys, name's Evan, I've been serving for a year and a half now, and being still pretty fresh into the industry I gotta say I love it :) I dropped out of college after deciding my psych major wasn't for me (I don't agree with half of what they teach as fact) and serving lets me still interact with people and use my keen senses of behavior and emotion to benefit my money while making above what most other jobs I'd qualify for can offer me. I am currently back at my first serving job here in Cincinnati, a delicious Southern BBQ restaurant by the name of SmoQ (If it's legal, we'll SmoQ it... that's the tagline, although for some of the staff there's no legal limitations >.>). About a year in, I had the opportunity to go serve seasonally on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, which was a blast! I put up a thread with more details are far as that went.
Anyways, I'm getting serious about getting a solid resume in the service industry, including bartending, and in the future moving to other areas with seasonal work to see the world :) So I found this site, and hope to help get a good community going where we can all network and share stories. Glad to be here!
How do you keep your main job and travel to seasonal jobs?
Been in the restaurant industry for more than 10 years. Left for about 7 when i finally got a job that i LOVED!! I learned to be a Vet Tech because i LOVE animals. SOOOO much more than people...the general dining public to be exact. This was in South Florida. Well, i moved to Rural Tennessee 4 years ago and there just aren't any Vet Tech jobs out here. There aren't many animal hospitals and i'm really out in the middle of nowhere, so, travel over 30 minutes is just not an option. This had led me to get back into an industry that i had SWORE off. So here i am.
My name is Robby and I am returning to the world of being a Server, so far not much has changed other than the tips got worse lol
I was away for 17 years and have noticed that the tips have gotten both worse and better. (I'm in an all you can eat salad soup situation --we run our asses off shlepping all you can eat to an overfed public!) Anyway,I used to get almost always 15-20%. In five years at my old place, stiffed twice. Now, I routinely get $5on a $15 check or five percent or three percent or 50% or stiffed pretty often too. It makes no sense, but whatever, I love the work.
Also, nothing else has changed for you? How long were you out of it? I've noticed that many people are meaner and/or dumber!
My name is Lisa Schnaider and I'm from the Colorado( The best state in US) I've been in restaurant business for 3 years and I like it but...
I like The Waiters Today, here I can relax and everybody can understand me.................
Hello there guys,
I'm a kiwi hospo girl in new zealand and came across this app in google store. The ideas and everything behind this is soo amazing it's helping me out in everyday worklife. Currently am maitre d @ Boardwalk beach restaurant and bar also doing a bit of restaurant management as well. Main roles are floor, bar and barista, also when i am needed kitchen as well. I do enjoy seeing customers looking relaxed and happy and also find the challenge of doing functions a thrill as well.
Looking forward to see what is on the site. TY for this!
I have a blog, sometimes funny, sometimes sarcastic, but always for entertainment....check it out
Hi My name is Anne and I am in my 25th year in the hospitality industry. I have been a server for most of my career and have recently become a corporate trainer for a fast growing restaurant group in Minnesota.
I have never wanted to get into management and training has been an exciting way to move up in a company without having the stress of being a manager. I create and edit training material, teach classes and mentor front of house staff during shifts. Most recently my team and I have taken over the hiring process for new store openings. This job opportunity has brought me to Miami and Cincinnati in the past year.
I will always be a server at heart. I have just completed my 4th restaurant opening in the past 11 months and will return to serving part time next week after a 3 month hiatus. I can't wait to get on the floor again!
People are rude, overwhelming, honest and sometimes just asses but the industry gets in your blood and stays there.
Great story welcome !!!!!!