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Originally posted by schuyler
Originally posted by WhisperingWinds
reply to post by Springs1
Quite honestly you seem like the type of customer that is picky, requesting a myriad of changes to whatever you order , and will always find a reason to complain.
No kidding! I've never heard of so many different complaints from one person. This sounds like the Customer from Hell. It would make me glad to have a sign that said, "We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone."
Originally posted by Springs1
Originally posted by schuylerNo kidding! I've never heard of so many different complaints from one person. This sounds like the Customer from Hell. It would make me glad to have a sign that said, "We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone."
That's because you all would be *********TOO LAZY AND UNCARING********* TO SERVE ME and you KNOW THAT IS THE GOD'S TRUTH, just admit it!!
It's all about LAZINESS!! TOO LAZY TO DO THE AMOUNT OF *******WORK********* FOR THE MONEY!!
You sound MEAN!edit on 24-9-2012 by Springs1 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Starwise
I love getting bigger portions especially if I am paying for it. I always ask for a box, then myself or kids have another meal to eat! Two or three for the price of ONE.
Also, find out if the customer has food allergies and be able to direct them to areas on the menu they should avoid. Knowing your menu is utmost importance to me! I hate when the waiter doesn't know anything about what they are serving.
Also, my husband ALWAYS asks for tea without lemon. We ALWAYS get the lemon, therefore less tip.
Originally posted by wondermost
Originally posted by SeriousIndividual
I don't tip. I don't believe in it. If she don't make enough money, she can quit. I don't tip because society says I have to. If they really put forth the effort, I'll give them something extra. But this tipping automatically, it's for the birds. As far as I'm concerned, they're just doing their job. Say I order coffee, all right, and she only fills my cup up a total of three times, but I wanted it filled six times. You might say she's too busy. Well I say the words "too busy" shouldn't be in a waitress's vocabulary. These ladies aren't starving to death. They make minimum wage. I used to work minimum wage, and when I did I wasn't lucky enough to have a job that society deemed tip-worthy. Don't the people working at McDonald's bust their ass just as much? You don't feel the need to tip them though. They're serving you food, but society says "Don't tip these guys over here, but tip these guys over here." That's nonsense. I'm very sorry the government taxes their tips. That's screwed up, but it ain't my fault. It would appear that waitresses are one of the many groups the government screws over on a regular basis. Show me a paper that says the government shouldn't do that, I'll sign it. I'll vote for it. But what I won't do is play ball. This non-college crap, I got three words for that: Learn to type. If you're expecting me to help out with the rent, you're in for a big surprise.
Who knows? Come onnnnnnnn...........edit on 24-9-2012 by SeriousIndividual because: (no reason given)
Really? Then don't ever, EVER go out ot eat. It's that simple. I've worked in the restaurant industry the past ten years. Always in the kitchen, mind you, never a server. The relationships forged between front of house and kitchen goes with the territory, so i will take up and fight for servers till the day i die regardless of what i come to do in the future. Most people don't understand how restaurants work from the other side. You come in, see a wait and immediately become upset because you can't come in and stuff your face right away. The ball rolls down hill from there, and now the server is too stupid or sucks at thier job, whatever you tell yourself to feel good about stiffing someone that DOES NOT make minimum wage. Yeah, i've heard it all before. If they don't like it, go get a different job. I couldn't agree more. My counter offer to those people. You don't like tipping, don't ever go out to eat. It's that simple.
To the op. Me and my wife frequently go out to eat. We see it as keeping the blood flowing in the industry. And we tip very well, even when the service is a little lackluster. The one thing i wish, was compassion from the "guests". We (in the restaurant industry) are humans, fallible humans, just as you are. We make mistakes, we have bad days. The general public walks in and automatically become definsive over the simplest of things. If you complain about your drink not being filled quickly enough on a busy night, remeber that when your boss is barking down your neck over something not getting done timely enough, and you thinking to yourself that your too busy. Stop crying about it. YOUR job isn't that hard.
I really wish that the policy "we deserve the right to refuse service" was still around, because people take advantage far too frequently when it comes to getting free meals and stiffing servers. I'm pretty convinced some go out with it in mind like its a game, because we have "regulars" who come out all the time, and complain every. single. time. Why in the world would you keep coming back if you know your food and service are going to be terrible? Free food. Its that simple.
And its not everybody. There genuinly are very nice people that come out and have a legitimate bone to pick with food and service. Every coin has two sides. I really wish that compassion was more abundant in this line of work.
end rant.edit on 24-9-2012 by wondermost because: messed up quotes
Originally posted by WhisperingWinds I was thinking the same thing, but I will give him the benefit of the doubt , because he/she most likely has never had to do the job, and doesn't realize how incredibly difficult it can be to do this job, especially at peek hours.
Originally posted by WhisperingWindsIt really makes me sad to see you write this, because I know when I did do this job, I wanted to do the best by the customers in my section, and tried to provide the best service I could
Originally posted by WhisperingWindsYou are the customer that everyone wanted sitting in someone elses section.
Originally posted by WhisperingWindsI tried my best to not compromise the service of other customers just to satisfy all the demands of one.
Originally posted by windwordServe the ladies first
Originally posted by windwordAppetizers DO come before the salad, soup comes after the appetizer, before the salad.