Waiting Tables Isn’t All That Bad

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  1. Never having to go to the ATM.
  2. That after-shift cocktail when you hang out with your co-workers and shoot the shit.
  3. Always having change for a twenty.
  4. Being able to trade your shift with someone when you don’t want to go to work.
  5. Not having to decide what to wear to work each day because you wear a uniform.
  6. Unlimited soda.
  7. Not having to be at work before 10:30 AM.
  8. Being able to eat your meals on the clock.
  9. Always having quarters to do your laundry.
  10. Working with a crazy group of people who you hate and love at the same time.

29 thoughts on “Waiting Tables Isn’t All That Bad

  1. Julie Alford

    I recently started a job in a small town bar/restaurant, the “cook” makes double what I do per hr,and literally bullies me into splitting my tips,owner is very aware and refuses to do anything, and allows the cook to sit and drink for free and I make his drinks..
    Is this wrong,or is it me?

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    1. Courtney

      I would tell the cook to fuck off. He cant FORCE you to split your tips. They make way more than servers and the fact he can even “bully” you to give him tips shows that you’re just weak lol. Get it together..

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    2. Brookelynn

      Umm no! Simple go in there pull him and your boss aside, and ask your boss in front of him, am I suppose to split my tips? If he says no, throat punch the cook and find a new job! It won’t get better!!

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    3. Shawna

      Girl keep your tips!! Your earn that money fair and square. He doesn’t give you part of his check on payday. He gets enough perks from his job. Good luck standing up for yourself. P.s. what they are doing is illegal,maybe mentioning that may help,hopefully

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    4. Anonymous

      If the owner won’t do anything, just quit. You just started, you can find another, less shitty job just as easily.

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    5. Deb Rector

      This is very wrong! I’m sure there are plenty of server jobs elsewhere.Go somewhere where you are appreciated not a slave or maid! Karma is a bitch…they will get their dues!

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    6. Renee

      Does his fat ass tip you for making his drinks? I’m betting not. They are creating a hostile work environment by forceing you to split tips. Is he claiming them. I bet not call the labor board & IRS or at least threaten too. Have you kept track?

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    7. Dave

      Way wrong! The cook is extorting money from you unless it was part of the arrangement before you started. If there’s another restaurant to work for, I’d go there. Even though it’s wrong, if the owner isn’t interested in fixing that screwed up kind of situation there’s not much that can be done really. Except making sure others know about what it’s like to work there.

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    8. Ben

      In pretty much every state, it’s illegal for cooks/hourly workers to have a share in the tip pool. Managers as well. Do some research but you’re probably getting screwed.

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    9. Megan

      Wait if the cook is making more than you, step up your game and become a great server. . . It’s all in your hands. Litteraly.

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    10. Jeannie

      That cook is an effing Tool…. don’t be bullied!!! I know it’s easier said than done….but remember the bigger the bully …the more his is a puss. …one day be brave and give him a taste of his own medicine….he’ll most likely stop intimidating you!!!! …if that doesn’t work…put a drop or two of visine in his drink….trust me he will be sorry and get the picture. ….Never Never Never give him any of your tips!!!!! This guy is a creep…..please get another job….the owners sound like assholes too!!!!

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    11. Melissa

      Tell him to fuck off. What a dick. That’s illegal considering he’s paid as a non tipped employee & isn’t claiming the tips you’re splitting with him, go about it that way with the owner, once he hears this could affect him he’ll listen. All income has to be declared & I’m sure this loser isn’t claiming any of this money he’s stealing from you.

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  2. Lizz Sines

    I stopped waiting tables in September and, while I love my new job, I do miss it. I mostly miss my coworkers and my regulars. And I also kind of miss the days where it was so busy that the day was a blur and it was over just as quickly as it started.

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  3. Emily

    Half of this isn’t even true for me. We aren’t allowed to drink after work, there’s never anyone to cover shifts cause we never hire new people. We don’t have a uniform at my job and sometimes we are told to stop eating on the clock.

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      1. Deb

        You are extremely rude! If you don’t have anything nice to say…scroll past and keep your rude ass comments to yourself!

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  4. Kayleen

    Eating on the clock isn’t that great. Most the time you have to eat as fast as you can. Many times it’s a pain the butt to switch shifts with someone and so it’s almost not even worth the hassle. Sick? Lol calling in sick at a restaurant is a no unless you bring that doctors note or if you actually puke on the job. I’ll miss the money, but some of these are not really that big of a deal to miss. Wearing a uniform sometimes sucks if you only have a couple, so it just means you have to do laundry just for a clean uniform. Definitely inconvenient if you don’t have quick access to a washer and dryer. Most restaurants make you bring your own change so I often had to use my quarters to give back my change. My new job has tills we can use, which is awesome. It’s rare though.

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  5. Dick Wiggles

    OPINION THAT SOUNDS LIKE A GENERALIZATION ABOUT ALL RESTAURANTS BUT REALLY IT’S JUST MY WAY OF INTERJECTING MY SUBJECTIVE EXPERIENCE AT MY RESTAURANT

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  6. Anon

    We get no shift drink, or shift meal; we’re not allowed to switch shifts, or cover our own shifts…..
    It sucks.

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  7. Bryan

    Never having to go to the ATM. (Sure that’s nice)

    That after-shift cocktail when you hang out with your co-workers and shoot the shit. (They are all drunks, it’s best to avoid this if you have a loved one or children)

    Always having change for a twenty.(That’s nice too, but I rarely have singles)

    Being able to trade your shift with someone when you don’t want to go to work. (Those of us who show up to our scheduled shifts and have four coworkers ask to trade a shift in one day, this is actually more annoying than anything)

    Not having to decide what to wear to work each day because you wear a uniform. (This is infact nice, except we supply the uniform with our own money. This is annoying.)

    Unlimited soda. (Not where I serve.)

    Not having to be at work before 10:30 AM. (Yet never having an evening off)

    Being able to eat your meals on the clock. (Not where I work, we hide in the dry stock and eat crackers like a terrified mouse because we just worked a split shift with a ten minute break)

    Always having quarters to do your laundry. (Rarely do I mess with change serving at my job)

    Working with a crazy group of people who you hate and love at the same time. (Accurate)

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