Friday, December 13, 2013

Don't be THAT server vol.1

Servers are not perfect. As infallible as we like to think we are, there are some things we can work on. Things that our guests cannot see. I've compiled a small list of a few common foibles and bad habits servers have that makes our experience a rougher ride. Though serving is not the ultimate career choice for most of us, it is still a means to an end. You are still apart of something greater than yourself and you should give your all. Hopefully after reading this you will be inspired and make an extra effort to be the best server you can be.

Don't be the server that runs their own food and no one else's.

  •     No one else will run your food and as a result your food goes out lukewarm at             best.

Don't be the server that doesn't do running or closing side work.

  •     You will be public enemy number one. All eyes will be on you, and your                     incompetence will lead to less shifts. Your fellow waitstaff will not respect you. 

Don't be the server that complains about everything and everybody

  •    Your fellow waitstaff will hate to see you coming! Always a victim. Its never your      fault. Everyone will eventually see you cry at least once and will never take you        serious.

Don't be the server that broadcasts all of your good deeds and hard work

  •      So what you you've done everybody else's side work? So what you're running            everybody else's food? We see you! The proof is in the doing and not the saying.      Humble yourself. Hard work never goes unnoticed.

Don't be the server that brings their home issues to work.

  •   Your dog died. Your gf/bf left you. Your toilet is stopped up. I get it. It sucks, but     you also have a job to do. You'll get your sympathy, but please keep the moping       and moaning locked up. Especially if you're a man....

These are just a few. Feel free to add more and discuss in the comments section.


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