The good and the bad kinda balance out a bit.
Server (Current Employee) – Arkansas – July 19, 2017
I've been here for a month now, and while the side-work takes a ridiculous amount of time and the managers do play favorites a bit (which is just any job out there) the people I work with have been incredible and if I need anything there's always someone there to answer my questions.
I do take issue with how the training was conducted and I'm sure it's not everywhere. Most of the long term servers had left when I was hired on. Having trained for other companies, I'd love to be able to redesign the training program and make it a bit more friendly to the new hires so they can learn what they need to know rather than just trying to figure it out as they go.
I really love my job, but the money is near non-existent. Some nights my section will be 6 tables, others it will be 2-3 tables. There are normally a lot more servers than are needed on the floor and on slow days I've been lucky to turn over 3 tables. My best night so far has been 8 tables. The location just has slow traffic. I've been offered as many hours as I've wanted but the lack of tables is frustrating.
All in all, if business picks up, the money will be there. Just gotta get the people in the tables to begin with. It's a pretty good place to work.
tipped wages, low traffic