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Waitresse and waiters
Waitresse and waiters
I went out to dinner the other night with a friend and we sat an ate and watched a couple complain about their food.
It was a salad and the lettuce was a day old, a little brown around the edges. I was having a salad also so I understood the problem. If you are paying to eat out you expect to get fresh lettuce in your salad or fresh whatever your eating.
After receiving a new salad the man unrolled his utensils found something wrong with them, got up and went over and took a new set of utensils and sat back down.
My girl friend said to me that she bets that he doesn't leave a tip and sure enough he didn't.
The point of this story is to let people know that the waitresses and waiters in my area make $2-$3.00 dollars and hour. They make their living off their tips.
The old lettuce wasn't the waitresses fault. It came from the kitchen. We watched it being served up. If you have a complaint you ask to speak to the manager not take it out on the person serving your food.
I also would like to point out that the waitresses and waiters have an extremely hard job. It isn't easy to carry everyones food and drinks to a table without spilling it. Everything has to be balanced just right on the trays that the food and drinks come out on or if they are holding the plates in their hands or on their arms, just consider how hot that must be for them.
Waitresses and waiters just don't serve food. They have to prepare some of the food that comes out of the kitchen in most cases but their work doesn't stop their. They also have to keep the bathrooms clean and clean the restaurant up during the day and after it closes. They also have to clean each table after the customer leaves if their is no bus boy/girl.
Then of course they have to put up with each and every person that sits down to eat and do it with a smile.
Yes, sometimes they are not all that good. Like our waitress that night, but that doesn't mean you can't me polite back and if you have a complaint take it to the manager. Only the manager can make changes in how a restaurant is run.
I always leave a tip. A larger tip than is necessary because I understand the hardships of the job and how little money they actually make an hour.
8/5/2006 7:27 am
I agree. I always leave a tip of about 10% of the bill rounded up. It is how I want to walk this earth..... |
8/8/2006 12:06 pm
Hear hear! having been both a waiter and a delivery guy, I can vouch for everything you just said!|
However, there is a flip side to the coin. having done both, I can spot bad service when I see it. If the place is really busy, I'll cut alot of slack, but if it's near empty and my food arrives cold and I have to find some one to refill my drink or bring me a bottle of hot sauce, then I leave no tip. I don;t expect a server to be polite and cheerful. Just bring me the food I ordered while it's still hot, don't let my drink get empty, and bring me the check in a timely fashion when I am finished. Do that, and I'll drop at least 20% every time.