What do you enjoy most about your dishwasher career?

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What do you enjoy most about being a dishwasher? What do you dislike the most? Is it challenging? Are there many opportunities to learn and advance?

What keeps you at your job?

Ricky in Atlantic Beach, Florida

90 months ago

joanna in Lachute, Quebec said: i hate washing forks and knifes its long

No doubt, silverware is an absolute pain in the ass

Kyle in Tallahassee, Florida

86 months ago

I've been washing dishes for 3 years now, and the thing I'd have to say I love the most is... being able to go upstairs and get crap faced every day so WASHING DISHES is actually fun! What do I dislike the most...? Uhhh.. washing SILVERWARE and running clean plates over to the cook every 15 minutes because his lazy ass can't do it himself. I stay at my job because I get free alcohol, I can skate on my breaks, and I get paid almost 400 dollars every week.. couldn't ask for much more while only washing dishes.

dan in Ottawa, Ontario

58 months ago

Host said: What do you enjoy most about being a dishwasher? What do you dislike the most? Is it challenging? Are there many opportunities to learn and advance?

What keeps you at your job?

I sort of like being the dirty monster who goes to war with the dishes. If I had to do it sober, I'd probably quit, but luckily I go to work completely stoned *every* shift. And the bonus is I'm pretty sure everybody in the banquet hall knows I'm a total pothead, but they keep their mouths shut because I can kick some dish-ass. And whoever said ramicans suck is completely right. But the word ramican is awesome. I like saying it.

Mr. Rob in Moab, Utah

51 months ago

Kyle in Tallahassee, Florida said: I've been washing dishes for 3 years now, and the thing I'd have to say I love the most is... being able to go upstairs and get crap faced every day so WASHING DISHES is actually fun! What do I dislike the most...? Uhhh.. washing SILVERWARE and running clean plates over to the cook every 15 minutes because his lazy ass can't do it himself. I stay at my job because I get free alcohol, I can skate on my breaks, and I get paid almost 400 dollars every week.. couldn't ask for much more while only washing dishes.

Wow, that is good money.
You can't get that with a Master's degree where I live, no matter what you know how to do.
Plus $800/mo. rent for a ssshole apartment. A dishwasher might make $800/mo if you worked at two places.
Just don't cut yourself or ruin your hands and you have the makings of a career right there.
Yours truly,
Rob M.

ChumpSchmoe in Kihei, Hawaii

47 months ago

Been doing it for a few months. -Its cool because I have benefits, a daily meal, could be high or drunk and show up late without much reprimand. -It sucks working 4pm-1am, dealing with oblivious servers who cant stack like-things together, I hate silverwear, I hate ramicans, I hate finding silverwear in the ramicans and in reverse. I hate random high volume parties and being busy as funk possibly getting carpal tunnel, I hate finding shat hiding because nobody cares if I can see it. I hate the cook's disregard for any order I obviously have for where shat should go. I hate having to shut down, clean/drain the machine out twice a night while still getting dishes piling up. I hate needing to pick up hot pans and scrub them in a hurry to bring them right back to dirty every 25 mins. I hate when my partner wanders off to do the trash and funks off for 10-15 smoking a cigarette (I don't smoke). I hate the cooks pouring liquid in the trash "because it will clog the sink's pipes" because I hate to lift that shat and pray it won't burst. I hate getting steam in the face and grabbing hot dishes with cut fingers because there's only space for 3 racks or the machine turns off. I hate being wet, sore, soaked, burned, sleep deprived and picking up everybody's slack. Funk dishwashing for all that. Otherwise it's just fine.

Worst job ever in Vancouver, British Columbia

47 months ago

Dish *itch that is basically what is comes down to bust your ass for little shifts of 5 hours and then screwed on tips and pay. Well others get to stand around and eat food. Then get pissed off as your not going fast enough as they need to close the store soon. Been doing this for a whole two weeks, never again. I hate this job with a passion.

Nick in Fredericton, New Brunswick

46 months ago

Well dishwashing is not a terrible job but it is a less respectable job, although your to expect that, I enjoy my job because I can keep social with the kitchen staff, they bring stuff to me instead of me going to grab it from the kitchen which makes it easier on me, but although the shift drags on sometimes and you have to be in a groove most of the time if you stop for a minute or several minutes you could end up with more dishes than you would if you kept working 5 hours straight. Sometimes the waiters can be inconsiderate but whatever. I make a fair wage, but I love to work it right now, and it is not a bad job because no one tells me what to do, if something is dirty that I have put out they just bring it back and that is that, they don't put out dishes they feel are dirty so the customers can't complain I only have to maintain my section clean, I don't clean the kitchen that is the chef's jobs.

Alec in San Jose, California

46 months ago

Uhh that's what most of us do buddy. I bring everything up as well, take out the trashes, mop my area, sort silverware, etc etc because that's the job. I totally agree that it's hard work but I'm only sixteen (been working a full year) and I don't think it's that bad. And if you're only getting one shift a week try applying somewhere else (smaller???). You already have experience and owners love hiring people they don't have to spend time and money training. Or try learning the kitchen and move up! Or get a different job.

Luke in Osseo, Minnesota

46 months ago

Same man, my co workers make it fun! haha

Mel in Royersford, Pennsylvania

45 months ago

I've been a dishwasher for 2 days and I absolutely HATE IT!! I have to scrub everything with soap and a scrub pad first, and then run it through the dishwasher twice because it doesn't actually clean the plates and crap if I don't. Where I work is secluded and in the back. I love standing there washing dishes for 6 hours without anyone to talk to, it's great! Plus, I have to stack the dishes into plastic crates and put them down in the dishwasher. The crate for the glasses is up high, so I can barely reach it. On my first night, I reached up to get it, dropped it and broke glasses. I was not expecting to have to be able to lift 45 lbs worth of glasses off of a high shelf. Needless to say, my muscles hurt. Another thing that I hate is that I have no air conditioning in the back, so I have to stand in front of a window to cool down. I hate opening the dishwasher to be met by a large cloud of steam when it's 95 degrees out. If anyone wants my job, they can have it. I plan on quitting as soon as I'm offered another one.

chuk fitz in Saint Catharines, Ontario

45 months ago

im the only dishwasher in a restaurant/best western & banquets gettin over 50 hrs a week i make more than 2 of the managers but i think the key is strong work ethic, respect and havin a good reputation...if u have that evrybody will love u and u will feel alot better at your job nowing u are appreciated. i do 200-300ppl weddings while maintaing regular dining on a seperate floor in the building dining sum nights i challenge any1 here to a dish-off lmao

Alex in Dover, New Jersey

44 months ago

I'll admit, I never thought that there'd be a forum for us dishwashers. I'm only paid $7.50 an hour so you guys getting paid $10 are lucky. I really like the staff and the managers are all awesome but my God is the work depressing. Theres just so much crap to clean and incompetent servers who can't stack or clean plates piss me off. Closing time is a nightmare because all the various tools and pots/pans that were used throughout the night are thrown at you all at once. Even worse is the incompetence of the other dishwashers. I work at a fair sized restaurant so there's usually 2-4 dishwashers at once. The problem is that they always show up HOURS late or not at all. All of them either quit or get fired because of their stupidity. I'm one of the two original dishwashers there because all of the others left. The new guys we're hiring now don't even last a week and the other vet guy I mentioned might quit also. The good thing is that we get a home-cooked lunch and I occasionally get free food from the chefs. All the the chefs like me and despite my short time working here, I've gained the respect of all the managers. I've only been working here 2 months so when can I ask for a raise?

Anyhow, I'd really like to hear the rest of you guys' stories

thedishwashinglegend in Niagara Falls, Ontario

44 months ago

dishwashing is by the far the hardest job a teenager can get. Bussers just stand around and work occasionally. Bussers have no heavy lifting, they go home dry, they get to lean on tables/sit down and talk to other co workers, they make tips and are more respected. I know dishwashing is harder than bussing cuz ive done both jobs and i will always regret leaving my bussing job, i lovvvvvvvvvved slacking off and doing nothing. The best part about being a busser is when u see that u got 15 mins of work to do and your pissed, but than turning around and looking at what the dishwasher has to do (all the pots and dishes) it just makes your day.

MrTaylor in United Kingdom

44 months ago

I am a dishwasher and I work all of my weekend so I dont really have time to go out. I work the longest hours because the chefs leave as soon as there finished and so does the waitress which leaves me with all the pots, pans, plates and everything aswell as the bins to take out, t-towels to wash and dry, dishwasher to take apart and clean and put back together and sweep and mop the floor. I do all this for minimum wage and everyone gets paid tips apart from the dishwashers? How is this fair? Is it against law for potwashers not to be paid tips when the waitresses and chefs are, or is it managers decision? any info would be great :D

Travis Pinder in Apopka, Florida

43 months ago

Kyle in Tallahassee, Florida said: I've been washing dishes for 3 years now, and the thing I'd have to say I love the most is... being able to go upstairs and get crap faced every day so WASHING DISHES is actually fun! What do I dislike the most...? Uhhh.. washing SILVERWARE and running clean plates over to the cook every 15 minutes because his lazy ass can't do it himself. I stay at my job because I get free alcohol, I can skate on my breaks, and I get paid almost 400 dollars every week.. couldn't ask for much more while only washing dishes.

where do you work?

guitarguy1793 in Brewster, New York

42 months ago

i dont mind washing dishes. its the chef that annoyes me. Plus i work with great people and get great food.I learn how to cook and prep food. Its all fine by me

Nath in Riverwood, Australia

42 months ago

I like getting paid and having the option of moving to the bar when I am 18.

I don't like working with some idiots and people that slack off every 10 seconds, working extremely ridiculous hours, standing up for the whole time, getting 10 minute breaks for 8 hrs work, and cleaning ramicans.

bestjobever in Kitchener, Ontario

42 months ago

My favourite parts are having 8 hour shifts without a break and the heavy lifting which involves carrying up to 150lbs around at a time, sometimes upstairs. Getting f bombs dropped on you from your boss for standing still for 2 seconds after working 7 hours of hell without a ******* break. Meanwhile everyone else at work has been sitting down for the last 2 hours. I also love that everyone else gets you to do the jobs that they physically aren't strong enough to do or refuse to do because it's too gross for them. And of course I like getting minimum wage without tips, even though everyone else does and they get free food which you don't. Getting absolute zero respect is also a plus. I've been at this ****hole for a year now cause I can't find another job and I'm absolutely loving it!

ThatGuy in Reedsburg, Wisconsin

41 months ago

123123 in Everett, Washington said: Yea, I have had a dishwashing job for 3 days now.
I make minimum wage and work from 5pm to 10:30pm.
I like the job because the other people that work with my are cool people. The things that tend to get annoying are probably the cooks cutting meat right next to where I wash dishes... or when a little girl wanders passed the ladies room into the room im in and I have to take her to her family. Yep, that ones annoying -.-

I've had my dishwashing job for 3 days too, i work at a mexican restaurant though. I make $700 every 2 weeks and i dont get paid hourly. Likes: I get to eat free food whenever i want, i get a 2 hour break. Dislikes: When im trying to clean dishes and sometimes the cooks or the waiters get in my way, when customers mix the salsa bottles with the soda cups. having to tiny of a work space with only 3 sinks and when it gets busy all 3 sinks fill up fast, and having a broken faucet right next to the dishwasher and it would be a back saver if it actually worked...My manager is a cool guy and all the other workers are nice...other downside: i work with all guys.

ramicansrule in Cleveland, Ohio

41 months ago

I was just offered a dishwasher job in Cleveland, OH. Nothing is certain yet so I don't know how much will I get paid. What to expect?

Anonymous in Erie, Pennsylvania

40 months ago

What do I like about being a dishwasher?

1) $10 per hr + tips.
2) I work with the actual owners of the restaurant.
3) Everyone is really nice to me.
4) I'm pretty much my own boss, no one is constantly over my should telling me what to do etc...
5) I have my own personal system down pact so good that the job isn't even a job to me. The workers think I'm such a hard worker, but to me it's like a walk in the park.
6) I can get a free meal each day I work + a free drink.
7) There's room for quick advancement, but I choose this job because it's what I excel at + it's the best overall job.
8) I don't just wash dishes, I bus tables & help the waitresses, bartender & cooks so time usually goes by pretty quick because I never stop working from punch in to clock out.
9) Everyone that I work with is easy on the eyes.
10) I like the fact that we usually have music playing while working.

Things I dislike.

1) Smelling like a hobo at the end of the night!
2) Always having to buy clothes every so often because my clothes get stained and won't come clean.
3) The heat in the kitchen during the Summer, luckily we have a fan that somewhat helps/ :)
4) Not enough hours.

That's about it in a nut shell.

Anonymous in Erie, Pennsylvania

40 months ago

I forgot to add the following to the dislike section...

5) Cutting yourself, burning yourself & grinding your finger nails down to the bone from scrubbing..., but you get used to it.
6)Finding time to go to the bathroom.

Dishy dish shtein in Union, New Jersey

40 months ago

Ricky in Atlantic Beach, Florida said: No doubt, silverware is an absolute pain in the ass

why not soak them for like 2 min in hot soapy water first. try $h1t to make ur job simpler as long as it gets done!
Psst I'm much faster when I have a system n order in my cramped workspace.

Dishwasher-extraordinaire:3 years n counting.. Losing my fingerprints here :(
hope I find decent white-collar work n fast.

jt in United Kingdom

40 months ago

DROp-kick-JErry in Sheridan, Wyoming said: NEGITIVES....

Dish washing, Long days, Wet, tired and sore.
Cold water, leaky faucets. No water pressure. A plastic sprayer that leaks water on your shirt. Servers who can't stack plates. Scrubbing crusted flour, Running silverware, cutting yourself with knives. Screaming hostile co-workers. Shiiti Minimum wage.... No tips. When it appears you do the most work.

Postives

Working completly hammer'd and stoned. Holding an occupation.

i hear the poitives bruv the amount of states ive rocked up to work in is unreal

Bill in Collingwood, Ontario

39 months ago

bestjobever in Kitchener, Ontario said: Expect to get screwed over big time.

need a change email me midlandman03@hotmail.com we can talk

Bill in Collingwood, Ontario

39 months ago

Nath in Kellyville, Australia said: Love getting almost fired because work hires a apprentice chef that does cleanup duties for 1st year.

need a change email me midlandman03@hotmail.com

Bill in Collingwood, Ontario

39 months ago

chuk fitz in Saint Catharines, Ontario said: im the only dishwasher in a restaurant/best western & banquets gettin over 50 hrs a week i make more than 2 of the managers but i think the key is strong work ethic, respect and havin a good reputation...if u have that evrybody will love u and u will feel alot better at your job nowing u are appreciated. i do 200-300ppl weddings while maintaing regular dining on a seperate floor in the building dining sum nights i challenge any1 here to a dish-off lmao

If you want a change email me midlandman03@hotmail.com

Bill in Collingwood, Ontario

39 months ago

Alex in Dover, New Jersey said: I'll admit, I never thought that there'd be a forum for us dishwashers. I'm only paid $7.50 an hour so you guys getting paid $10 are lucky. I really like the staff and the managers are all awesome but my God is the work depressing. Theres just so much crap to clean and incompetent servers who can't stack or clean plates piss me off. Closing time is a nightmare because all the various tools and pots/pans that were used throughout the night are thrown at you all at once. Even worse is the incompetence of the other dishwashers. I work at a fair sized restaurant so there's usually 2-4 dishwashers at once. The problem is that they always show up HOURS late or not at all. All of them either quit or get fired because of their stupidity. I'm one of the two original dishwashers there because all of the others left. The new guys we're hiring now don't even last a week and the other vet guy I mentioned might quit also. The good thing is that we get a home-cooked lunch and I occasionally get free food from the chefs. All the the chefs like me and despite my short time working here, I've gained the respect of all the managers. I've only been working here 2 months so when can I ask for a raise?

Anyhow, I'd really like to hear the rest of you guys' stories

Need something new email me at midlandman03@hotmail.com

Bill in Collingwood, Ontario

39 months ago

Travis Pinder in Apopka, Florida said: where do you work?

would you like something a little different let me know midlandman03@hotmail.com

YoungAndJaded in New York, New York

39 months ago

access to free dish soap. opportunities to gain hands-on experience in dishwashing sciences. room for advancement to manager of dishwashers. masochistic satisfaction of being put down as the sludge of the Earth even though I am just as hardworking as everyone else.

Bill in Collingwood, Ontario

39 months ago

Mary Julia in Osage Beach, Missouri said: Willing to work flexible hrs/ weekends as steward/ busser for $8+/hr. Avilable, mature HELP ME!!!

If you are over 19 years of age and want a change email me midlandman03@hotmail.com no its no illegal lol

katherine in Yelm, Washington

38 months ago

Sheila in Southampton, Pennsylvania said: I feel like I'm being taken advantage of. I am a waitress and I am paid $2.50 an hour. Along with serving customers, and some food prep, I am expected to wash all of the dishes, pots and pans etc. I take out all of the trash and vacuum and sweep and mop. Some days there are very few customers. Yesterday I made $22 dollars in tips and did all of the other work I just mentioned. It does'nt seem right. I've never heard of a restaurant where the waitresses do all of that and still get paid $2.50 an hour. Am I a fool?

Yes - who ever heard of a waitress getting $2.50 a hour in the first place. Even if you are new to the job you deserve training wages of at least $6.00 a hour. Find another job!

If yu are in a mom and pop restaurant or cafe then I understand it. But, you need more money and Yes, you are a fool if you stay.

katherine in Yelm, Washington

38 months ago

Fred in Laurel, Maryland said: Sheila, if your tips do not bring you up to the minimum wage your employer MUST make up the difference. I think it is complete BS how restaurants pay their staff with this below min wage crap and then have customers make up for it with tips.

It is illegal to pay anyone less then min wage. There are 2 exceptions - if you are hired as a trainie or as an independant contractor. But, it all boils down to the person doing the work. If they are working for family or desperately need a job they may not say anything. I would be looking on the side for a job and then put in my 2 week notice!

katherine in Yelm, Washington

38 months ago

MrTaylor in United Kingdom said: I am a dishwasher and I work all of my weekend so I dont really have time to go out. I work the longest hours because the chefs leave as soon as there finished and so does the waitress which leaves me with all the pots, pans, plates and everything aswell as the bins to take out, t-towels to wash and dry, dishwasher to take apart and clean and put back together and sweep and mop the floor. I do all this for minimum wage and everyone gets paid tips apart from the dishwashers? How is this fair? Is it against law for potwashers not to be paid tips when the waitresses and chefs are, or is it managers decision? any info would be great :D

Waitress decision.

katherine in Yelm, Washington

38 months ago

Nathaniel in Mapleton, Maine said: I have been working as a dishwasher for the past 4 months, like most of you I have to sweep and mop the entire kitchen, sort silverware and deal with crappy wait staff who couldn't do my job to save their life. I recently found out that because of work I now have not only carpal tunnel but also possible peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage in my hands because of hot water exposure) not only does my boss not care that I have these 2 problems because I am overworked, she blames me for the damage to my hands and is doing everything she can to not pay me for the 9 days and possibly more to come because I cannot move my wrists repeatedly without causing my carpal tunnel to become more severe than it already is. She is also making me see a doctor who doesn't even take the time to do more than a couple tap tests on my wrist to tell me what's wrong with my own body....that is not what a doctor is supposed to do and my usual doctor who I went to see first about it was very helpful and took the time to see the actual problem but since it's now a workmanship comp case I can no longer see him about it....my advice to anyone who wants to be a dishwasher, chose who you work for carefully because you may end up like me, with nerve damage that could adversely affect the rest of my life and a boss that could care less about making sure I get the treatment I deserve and desperately need before the damage gets any worse.....oh yeah, I'm also only 19 so this pretty much messes up all of my plans for the future because everything I am good at requires full use of my hands

l a w a y e r theraphy - great for bosses and workers in the know.

Wswen in Greensboro, North Carolina

38 months ago

I am looking a Restaurants Dishwasher jobs of Kitchen worker

Dishwasher in Auckland, New Zealand

37 months ago

Never knew that there was a forum for dishwashers I have been a dishwasher for 3 weeks on a Saturday night from 5 clock till all the dishes are done and I don't hate the job it's my first job so I didn't expect much but my boss is pretty nice most of the time and get a free meal and drink but it gets really hot back in the kitchen and I hate doing silverware

Dishwasher in Auckland, New Zealand

37 months ago

Never knew that there was a forum for dishwashers I have been a dishwasher for 3 weeks on a Saturday night from 5 clock till all the dishes are done and I don't hate the job it's my first job so I didn't expect much but my boss is pretty nice most of the time and get a free meal and drink but it gets really hot back in the kitchen and I hate doing silverware

Nath in Sydney, Australia

37 months ago

Hate the ramicans dude! Silverware is easy! Chuck it in the tray and bam, into the washer

Brock Burch in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

36 months ago

I've been a dishwasher at a truckstop/buffet for 2 days now. I ****ing hate it. We're severely understaffed in the back and the dishes pile up QUICK. There's no air conditioner and they make me prep food and bus tables too. The waitresses are ****ing b*tchy and stupid and will only bring me one or two things at a time while I have to go get the ****ing bus tray. I go home sore, wet and miserable. I make $8 an hour but I wish it was at least $10. The cooks don't try to scrape any of the food out of the pots and trays and it hardens on like cement. I also have to stack all of the dishes and supply the buffet plates. Customers are all fat and greedy and waste ungodly amounts of food, and the waitresses stuff napkins and food down into cups that still have drinks and ice in them. I'm allowed free drinks and food at half price, but because I'm so busy I haven't eaten lunch or dinner in 2 days. Also, I was supposed to get off at 9 the first night and 10 last night, but because I'm having to wash so much I have to stay an hour and a half over. The cooks and preps don't pour water out of treys after preparing raw meat and fish, so I have to deal with it. The dishwashing area is too small to accommodate all the dishes and crap. I dread going to work in half an hour, I could just cry thinking about it.

Chris in Bronx, New York

36 months ago

I work at a place called Bubba Gump Shrimp and I make $9.00 an hour. I don't really hate the job, I just hate the way they go about some things in the place. I work from 6pm to when ever the hell we finish up the dishes. I started about a month ago. I get along with the group of managers pretty well. The servers seem lazy as hell throwing plates on the table with me having to sort out the dishes afterward. Silverware is a pain in the ass, but sorting out the silverware and working the table seem to make time fly by unlike working the machine, assorting the dishes that some out of the machine and washing the pots and pans that constantly pile up. What I do hate though is when the managers take a couple of people from DMO and send them to Prep and other places WHEN WE BARELY EVEN HAVE PEOPLE WORKING IN DMO! And not to mention we don't get any breaks (we go outside and get a drink only to be rushed because the people in the back think you are being lazy)

Dishwasher in Orlando, Florida

36 months ago

I'm paid 8.50 an hour and my job sucks. I don't get any tips while doing all the heavy work. The bus boy makes more money than me and does half the work I do. Everyone at the restaurant is lazy and doesn't scrape the food, I'm standing for 8 hours min and never take breaks or else the dishes pile up. Everyone else gets the stand around and do hardly any work while i'm in the back slaving and constantly moving. I personally have to carry 50+ pounds of dirty dishes everytime since noone brings the dishes to me. Dishwashing is the worst restaurant job because you get zero tips even though your doing all the heavy work, you get soaked and have food all over your shirt, hands, pants, and sometimes in your hair. If you ghave a choice of being a busser or dishwasher take the busboy job cause your doing half the work a dishwasher does and you get tips and you actually get to interact with people rather than being secluded in the back with one to talk to but yourself and some dirty dishes.

Dishwasher in Orlando, Florida

36 months ago

I'm paid 8.50 an hour and my job sucks. I don't get any tips while doing all the heavy work. The bus boy makes more money than me and does half the work I do. Everyone at the restaurant is lazy and doesn't scrape the food, I'm standing for 8 hours min and never take breaks or else the dishes pile up. Everyone else gets the stand around and do hardly any work while i'm in the back slaving and constantly moving. I personally have to carry 50+ pounds of dirty dishes everytime since noone brings the dishes to me. Dishwashing is the worst restaurant job because you get zero tips even though your doing all the heavy work, you get soaked and have food all over your shirt, hands, pants, and sometimes in your hair. If you ghave a choice of being a busser or dishwasher take the busboy job cause your doing half the work a dishwasher does and you get tips and you actually get to interact with people rather than being secluded in the back with one to talk to but yourself and some dirty dishes.

np in Tiffin, Ohio

35 months ago

2.50 in this case would be minimum wage to someone who also makes tips. So you are just complaining about nothing the restaurant i work for seats about 100 people plus they have banquets all the time. I wash tons of dishes every day, do prep work, take out trash and mop. It's not hard at all.

Dishwasher in Golden, Colorado

35 months ago

My first day of dishwashing was on fathers day, at a very busy italian restaurant just outside of Denver. The restaurant is at the entrance to Red Rocks, which is a huge attraction. Nobody taught me, they just showed me where to get aprons and towels, and I did eveything else myself. 11 hours on my first day, and i even did all of the closing. Dishwashing is easy as ****, even when its busy. The negatives of the job are that it's boring for half hour then really busy for 10 minutes, it's hot as heck, you inevitably get soaked and dirty, and half the staff speak spanish faster than i can. The benefits are that i don't get told what to do, i get all the free food and free drinks (even beer) that i want, everybody is fairly easy on the eyes, i make 10 bucks an hour, and i can talk to the bartender through my window and watch the tv when theres no business. Overall it's easy, rhythmic, and boring.

Nath in Sydney, Australia

35 months ago

^ Sums it up well, but you forgot the part where you burn all the nerve endings off your hands and cut your hands to pieces if you get too distracted.

richard in San Diego, California

35 months ago

let me get too work

Joe Gagill in Monticello, New York

35 months ago

I can't believe there's a forum on dishwashing....92 comments.

Allright.....raise your hand if your an illegal.

Just wondering...are these dish washers bigger than the ones in a person's home?

Nath in Sydney, Australia

35 months ago

Joe Gagill in Monticello, New York said: I can't believe there's a forum on dishwashing....92 comments.

Allright.....raise your hand if your an illegal.

Just wondering...are these dish washers bigger than the ones in a person's home?

Often they are industrial type washers, like this one - www.commercialdishwashers.biz/images/commercial-dishwashers.jpg - where you slide the tray in and close the lid and bam it goes. Usually it has a sump of water that detergent is added to every cycle and clean water is used on the rinse. Takes about 1min for a wash and 30s for the rinse, so it is damn quick.

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