Being a waitress/ waiter may be one of the most trying jobs a human being can have. Bad tippers is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the things you have to deal with waiting tables. These are a few brief things I learned in my year of being a waitress.
Always Be Moving
Serving the actual tables is the least of your responsibilities. I learned that there is never such thing as down time . When the kitchen needs to be stocked, silverware needs to be rolled, and tea always needs to be brewed. It’s like a metaphor for life: just when you get comfortable and relaxed, a curve ball will be thrown at you, which might consist of an entire little league team.
Keep Your Business To Yourself
Don’t you hate when your waitress hovers around your table? Constantly interrupting your family time with their stories or asking if you need anything. Never in my history of eating out have I ever wanted to know a waitress entire life story. Same goes with bank tellers, grocery store cashiers, or people on the street. Moral of the story: Keep your business to yourself, most people DO NOT care.
You Can’t Please Everyone
In my year of serving I realized no matter how much effort, free desserts, or trips to get the table things you cannot always please everyone. Same goes for life: not everyone will like you and that’s okay because you wont like everyone in return. Don’t beat yourself up about it.