and shame on anyone who thinks she cant do this.
I think she can do anything she really wants to do.
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:40 AM
Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:43 AM
I agree with Diddy. Don't lie about experience, they will know right away anyway. Chain restaurants all have training for new waiters (experienced or not) so it's then that you'll learn how things are done in that particular restaurant. If you find a server position in a privately owned place, they typically train too albeit in a less formal fashion.
Finding a friend who can get you in where they work is your best bet right now. Most restaurants get flooded with applicants so the hook is where it's at.
Tips for if you do get a position:
~check on customer's meal satisfaction in two minutes or two bites (nothing worse then needing something and your waiter doesn't come back for check on you)
~write EVERYTHING down (you think you'll remember but you won't)
~if you get slammed and are overwhelmed ask for help before it's a crisis
~the customer is always right
Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:09 AM
Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:11 AM
OK, I would go to table one and tell them I will be right with them. go to the kitchen and start fixing and warming the dessert for table 2. While the dessert is warming, bring out those appitizers for table 3, along with some bread for table 1 and a round of water. go back into the kitchen to finish the dessert for table 2. bring it out and then go to table 1 to read them the specials and take their order if they are ready. refill water, get some drinks for all tables, go to kitchen and put in app for table 1 and then go to table 4 to take their dessert order....
repeat... repeat... repeat... lol.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:18 AM
They will never know that a restaurant I made up in Massachussets, never existed. Restaurants come and go all the time. I wouldn't lie with any other position, but the restaurant isnt doing background checks.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:22 PM
no.. but if you fly enough, you may be able to recite the 'wear your seat belt' speech...
Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:40 PM
while I understand the 'I've used a program so I think I can program" type of mentions, I also think that some things can be picked up from seeing it in action. For example, someone could watch a baseball game and get enough of an understanding to be able to play the game themselves. They may not be that good at first, but with some advise from your team mates and some practice, good game skills with develop.
Nikki, with a bit of practice and advise from your new restaurant team mates, I could totally see you swinging food handling multiple tables
Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:42 PM
Hmmm... maybe get 1-20 friends as restaurant references and go to town. Heck, you could even buy a shit ton of sim cards and create all sorts of places a potential employer could call. If you need a job and food on your table there is NO SHAME.
Maybe.... offer up some work on the shit shifts(after breakfast/before lunch......) "test me out on just one table/two tables" and go from there. Since most places can review your service level by lack of complaints and the tips they see on the credit card slips your worth will be figured out in short time. Just remember to tell cash credit card paying customers who tip in cash to write "tip in cash" or do it before you turn it in.
Also....talk your friends and nice customers into doing reviews on the tons of online rating places and show your boss the links. For example, 1-100 4-5 star reviews on Yelp....you are the shit! Exploit that type of stuff with your name in the reviews and you have a ticket to $50-$100 a plate type of places.....then kick me back a little something for the "tip"
Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:52 PM
Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:17 PM
I'm certainly friendly, so thats not a problem...
Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:34 PM
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:53 PM
i found the menu
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:01 PM
I also think its a positive you have worked in Customer support(Maptech) and you remember the Bugaboo Steak house you worked at in Peabody Ma. (wink) Its to bad the building is no longer there but I still have all the information when i was a manager there And you have been working in social services for a long time. If you have patience for that you might be OK.
Highly recommend going into place you may consider and watch what the waitstaff is doing!!!