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elvie in Sterling, Virginia

Updated 89 months ago

Tips for waiter/waitress interviews. - 5 Replies

Do you have any tips to help prepare for an upcoming waiter/waitress interview? Are there common interview questions that come up again and again?

Wind and yardage consultant in Scotland. in Leicester, United Kingdom

Working as a golf caddy in the US.

I will shortly be arriving in the US to work as a golf caddy. I will be travelling under a H2B temporary working visa and will be employed by the...

Galaxy in Saint Paul, Minnesota

percentage taken out of tips

I work at a restaurant and they take 2% of each charge tip for a processing fee for credit cards. Nowadays, a lot of restaurants are following suit....

Ellen H. in Baltimore, Maryland

i need a job

Okay so I am a college senior. I usually get aid so I have never needed a job but suddenly this year I lost my aid (due to the economy and school...

whatwhat in Brooklyn, New York

Updated 91 months ago

Two Server Job Offers - Which one to pick? - 1 Reply

I recently moved to NYC with little to no serving experience. However, I have been actively searching for a serving job and recently got two offers....

madihaun in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Updated 91 months ago

The life of becoming a Waitress - 1 Reply

Ok im 18 years old, about to go to college, need some money asap,im planning on waitressing at Applebees.This would be my first job if i make it...



i live in mississippi and i make 2.13 hr. 20 years ago i was making the same hourly wage. when will we ever get a break!!!!

Jamal in Brooklyn, New York

Updated 94 months ago

Tips - 2 Replies

Hey- I just started working at a restaurant. Am am a college student and have never worked in a place using tips before. My income is 4 an hour and...

Lj in Ypsilanti, Michigan

Updated 96 months ago

I need suggestions - 1 Reply

I am currently a Flight Attendant with a major airline. I commute to work wich means being at the city I'm based from a day before a trip and...

jmcrawford3248@*****.*** in Middletown, Pennsylvania

Updated 96 months ago

Use to be a waitress at Fly J Truck Stop. - 2 Replies

I enjoyed beening a waitress, because i'm a people person i like meeting and enjoying myself and people loves me. my kids enjoyed my tips of coures...

Kate in Rosedale, New York

Updated 97 months ago

Starting Out In NYC - 3 Replies

Ok here's the deal. I'm currently unemployed and have made the decision to try to break into the NYC restaurant scene. I fear I face an uphill battle...

JTR in Santee, California

Updated 97 months ago

Who's better, restaurant waiters or banquet waiters? - 2 Replies

I've seen both the good and bad in both kinds of waiters. They're sometimes brash, sometimes opinionated, and all the time a "pain in the butt!"...

Msriss in Cedar Falls, Iowa

Updated 97 months ago

is 20% where we should start now - 7 Replies

I went to www.86BadTips.com today and they have a "Top ten rules for customers". They stated that I should always tip 20%+ regardles of service. What...

JeffYT2402 in Alpharetta, Georgia

Aloha in Restaurants

I just got fired for using the wagon wheel scam at a restaurant I worked at. They had printed out evidence of what I did and there was no way out. ....

Rman in Saint Louis, Missouri

Highest Paying Restaurant in Clearwater, FL

Getting ready to move to Clearwater, FL. Anybody have advice about which restaurants servers make the most at? My initial thoughts would be...

Salvatore in New Hyde Park, New York

Just landed a job as a "Catering Waiter" at a fancy steak and sushi restaraunt and need some tips, please!

I replied to an ad on craigslist, the owner called me in for an interview and within 20 minutes, i was hired as a catering waiter. They have this...

Salvatore in New Hyde Park, New York

Just landed a job as a "Catering Waiter" at a fancy steak and sushi restaraunt and need some tips, please!

I replied to an ad on craigslist, the owner called me in for an interview and within 20 minutes, i was hired as a catering waiter. They have this...

Ieshia in Silver Spring, Maryland

Updated 102 months ago

not paying tips - 7 Replies

I just start working at an Italian restaruant in Bloomingdale and was told that if no cash comes in at the end of the night we can't collect our...

LEX in Indianapolis, Indiana

Updated 102 months ago

credit card tips - 2 Replies

our employer in akron ohio takes 4% of our credit card tips as a convience to us. whatever. its more convienent for me to get cash. is this legal....

katy in Brooklyn, New York

Updated 104 months ago

best places to serve in nyc - 1 Reply

I am planning on moving to nyc in august 2010. i currently live in fl and have about 6 years serving experience. where are some of the best...

Ryan in Kenner, Louisiana

Claiming Tip Jars

I was recently reading an interesting article about tip jars, which makes me wonder is, by law, do you have to claim the tips you take home that are...

ej in Brooklyn, New York

Servers getting paid for training!

I've been in the industry for over 20 years & just moved back to nyc. I have never not been paid to train even if it's a lousy free meal off the...

May in Madison, Wisconsin

Updated 106 months ago

is it legal for the restaurant to ask the server to pay half of an unpaid meal? - 3 Replies

Recently had a table leave without paying. Don't think it was intentional, but this sometimes happens, at all restaurants. Is it legal for the...


Updated 106 months ago

I've been a server for 22 yrs. in casual dining. How do I move up to fine dining - 2 Replies

I have worked in casual dining restaurants for 22 years. I would like to get into fine dining serving. Am I to old? I'm 40. Do they like to hire...


Updated 106 months ago

Best month to look for waitressing jobs? - 1 Reply

I'm moving to Vancouver some time this summer and will be looking at waitressing jobs. Do you think it would be better to go at the end of July or...


Updated 106 months ago

server tips per hour - 5 Replies

Did you know that ok is the lowest paying in server hrly wages? We have stayed at 2.14 for about 15 yrs that sucks. There has got to be something we...

jaqueline in Lenexa, Kansas

Reporting Waitress/Waiters Tip

I have a daughter who is a waitress. She's worked for the same company now for over 4 years. Recently they changed ownership and changed payroll...

newbie in Calgary, Alberta

Updated 108 months ago

where can u make the most $ as a waitress? PHX AZ - 3 Replies

In phoenix Az do waitresses make more money workig at a place like Hooters & Tilted Kilt or working at a sports bar like padre murphys or Santisi...

Sarahhhreaa in Frederick, Maryland

Updated 108 months ago

I want to get a waitressing job BUT - 3 Replies

My anxiety and nervousness ruins my chances of getting one besides although I can speak English very good it is my second language..I'm somewhat...

Timothy in Seattle, Washington

Updated 108 months ago

how to become/encourage someone to become a successfull waiter/waitress - 3 Replies

Im missing so many things with my waiters at my lodge.Things like good commucation skills around guest,smiles,commitment and the willingness to go an...

Timothy in Seattle, Washington

Updated 108 months ago

WAITRESS - 3 Replies


Timothy in Seattle, Washington

Updated 108 months ago

waitressing - fine dining - 3 Replies

I was hired and told 13.00 per hour. The 18 percent gratuity is added to the bill but I don't receive it. Is this a normal practice?

Jim in Duluth, Minnesota

Updated 109 months ago

Careers - 1 Reply

Why isnt waitering/bartending seen as a serious career option, if your a waiter/bartender your seen to be on your way to somthing else (an actor,...

wqert in Elk City, Oklahoma

Updated 109 months ago

Does this type of thing happen to everyone starting out? -- Costumers leaving : ( - 4 Replies

Okay, I'm pretty new to waitressing (less than a year) and I usually get a pretty small (and slow) section on the weekends, because my manager knows...

Mary inTampa in Tampa, Florida

Updated 111 months ago

$100,000 for a waitress is Freeport, IL?!?!?! - 2 Replies

I just have to say that i typed in waitress in my zip code in the indicator on the home page and it said that a waitress in freeport, il could make...

rmdyjoe in Conroe, Texas

Updated 112 months ago

How Much is he making? - 2 Replies

Hi folks, interesting site, and hope you can trust me. I dont' want to get too personal but if I may say so, I would like to guess at what my son...

kema00032 in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Updated 113 months ago

subjucts you take for the job - 1 Reply

guys, i really wanted to be a waiter, but what are some of the subjects you take for such a career?

marryhi in Bay City, Michigan

Updated 115 months ago



Shirley Barandiaran in Exeter, New Hampshire

Updated 115 months ago

waitressing and knowing how to treat customers - 1 Reply

Hello,I have done waitressing,prep-cook,frylator and I enjoy the food/beverage buisness.I first waitressed at a place that used to be called...

Cassidy in San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Give please. I really enjoyed it. You have done a great job. Help me! Looking for sites on: Opalescence pf directions, necessary forces of...

Geo in Bronx, New York

Updated 116 months ago


Being a waitress for many years, I sometimes think I have seen and heard it all. I would love to hear some of the experiences other waiters and...

Looking for Waitresses in Spokane, Washington

Updated 117 months ago

Wanting waitress' stories for a book - 2 Replies

We are currently writing a book and are looking for your experiences. There is no pay for this, but you will recieve your name in the book when it...

Sara in Aurora, Colorado

Trying to find server job, what to expect

So, I was a host at TGI Fridays for 9 months. I took some time off, and now that I'm 18, I'm looking to get a job as a server. I want to work...

lorna in Reading, United Kingdom

job roles

im a college student ive started a catering course and i just cant find any thing on the internet.... i was wondering if any one could tell me what...

vlsred@ sbcglobal.net in Dallas, Texas

waitress job

i have been doing this work for along time.i am capable of handling any job in that field. cashier,openening,closing,hostess,and running shifts....

Archer in Astoria, New York

Hoorah! Someone is looking out for us!

I found a site where there is database for starting a restaurant job search. You can search restaurants by the tips the waiters make! ...

Bfinkish in Brookfield, Wisconsin

Serving/Waiting tables at Disney world

I would like to know if anyone knew any information on this. I love serving food and getting tips. Does anyone know how hard it is to get a job as a...

Sam in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Article on Tipping

Hi guys. My name is Sam Watson. I'm writing a magazine article on the art of tipping. I want it to be about the little things, or the unique things...

cherry in London, United Kingdom

Updated 122 months ago

What are the best waiter/waitress qualifications and training to get ahead? - 2 Replies

What is the best training for becoming a waiter/waitress? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective...

me in Phoenix, Arizona

Updated 125 months ago

pen clips breaking - 1 Reply

I'm taking a survey for my engineering design and development class. I'm trying to find out if it really is a problem that pen clips on pens break...

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