Originally posted by Juggernog
reply to post by Scuzzlebutt
You mention "slave" and the way you talk you act like wait staff are slaves to the restaurants and arent free to look for other employment, maybe
in a field where you wouldnt have to whine so much.
How much skill does it take to carry a tray of food to people and fill their glasses with tea?
Wait staff are unskilled workers and should be paid unskilled wages, which is minimum wage.
How hard is it to bring someone their food!!?? Waiting tables is one of THE hardest jobs on the planet.
I get a section consisting of 5 tables on a Friday night. Two 8 tops, and 3 four tops. At 7pm, all of those tables will be full. Thats 40 people that
I must serve AT THE SAME TIME, and I must do this in under 20 minutes.
So inbetween me taking orders, I have to bring all my tables soup/salad\drinks as well as whatever stupid things you want like a coffee refill,
ketchup, or some other asinine thing. I must do all of this with a smile on my face and I must use every second to my advantage so I can make sure
your food is piping hot and served on time.
I must memorize the nights specials...all TEN of them, including all ingredients and preperations because assholes like you need to question every
aspect of your $20 steak. Of course, you will complain when it comes. It'll either be too pink, too cold, or whatever other crap you can think of to
complain and get a break on the bill.
This waste of both our time will lead the table next to you to have to wait even longer for their "slave" to return and refill their water.
I also have to memorize every single beer brand, liquer brand, and wine brand. Not only that, I must be able to answer all questions regarding those
wines. What type of grapes were used, region it comes from, dry, wet, and what meals on the menu go with certain wines.
Tell me oh Wizard of Smart...where do you get off telling me my job is easy?? Are you capable of doing any of the above? Can you memorize whole
menus of specials in the ten minutes you have before your first table sits? Can you carry a tray, one handed, which has four entrees, condiments,
drinks, through a crowded room without dropping it? Could you wait on complete strangers, listening to their asinine gripes for 10 hours and give
proper service? NO.
Waiting tables is far more than grabbing a sandwich off the line and carrying it to a table...grow up.
You are tipping me because in spite of all the bull I get from complete strangers, I will go get you ice on your whim with a smile. I will go out of
my way to make sure you are happy despite the fact of what my personal feelings of you are.
You tip because I could ignore your constant stares trying to get my attention because you have another complaint.
If you have money to eat out anywhere, you have money for a tip. Its redundant to claim that you are too poor to leave a tip, but have enough to eat
out. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, its a duck. The priest is an asshole plain and simple so quit serving this thread # and calling
And dont claim my job is "easy" and anyone could do it because you most assuredly could not with your current attitude.