I Am a Waitress

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 191 People

    I just became a waitress at a little Indian

    restaurant and I love it! I love the people in the back because they make me laugh, even though I hardly ever know what they're saying. I love my managers: my step mom is one and the other one is so funny, we joke around all day when really should be doing work. I love the...
    TheRealLWord TheRealLWord
    18-21, F
    Jan 3, 2014

    My Experience: A year ago I was a complete

    hermit. I left the house only to go to the shops, but I tried avoiding going all together. That in combination with the anti-social nature of a stoner gave me a rather bad case of social anxiety. My circumstances changed and I had to start working, so I chose waitressing. I...
    Lullacus Lullacus
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 3, 2014

    "Are You New?"

    So before asking this question I'm just kind of going to set the scene of the craziness that went on during my last shift. My company did a mass recruitment yesterday, which ended in 20 new unexperienced people, who hadn't done a days waitressing/waiting before, let alone...
    Jadesc Jadesc
    22-25
    2 Responses Apr 7, 2013

    It is generally understood that

    if a restaurant has sign right by the host desk asking you to please wait to be seated it does not mean seat yourself and get mad when no one pays you any attention. For example today I had a stack of glasses against my shoulder see two new people sitting at a table naturally...
    firecat23 firecat23
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 22, 2015

    Catastrophe!

    Last night, was the worst night of my very very short and recent career serving food.  It started off very very badly when I forgot to take my thirty minute break, and had to tell my boss, who was upset but understanding. Then, a girl called in on extreme short notice like...
    BigRedHat BigRedHat
    18-21
    5 Responses May 1, 2010

    Wow...just Wow.

    I had a pretty bad night at work, but overhearing the following conversation went a long way towards redeeming the evening: Pastor of local church: "Aren't you worried about the rapture?" Steve (my favorite co-worker): "Not unless they figure out how to open doors." Pastor...
    StellaDiBellezza StellaDiBellezza
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jun 1, 2011

    I am 15 years old and I work

    as a waitress in a four-star restaurant by the sea. I am content with my salary and I'm pleased that I am allowed to work there. Not many teens my age get the chance to work somewhere and gain experience. The reason why I work is because I need to save up money for my future...
    beautifulcities beautifulcities
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Aug 27, 2015

    A Bad Pick Up Line

    I can say that when serving the public you really do not know what might come next. I am a vey chatty person and always have been even when I first starting serving. I was never shy to say the least and not much ever got to me when I first started out. I have never been one to...
    Babycakes1979 Babycakes1979
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 16, 2011

    Tips Are Greater Than You Think.

    I got a £5 tip yesterday on a breakfast shift, which is extremely rare (no-one tips in the morning!) and although I was already surprisingly happy that day, it brightened my day even further. It gave me a boost to continue being happy and working hard, knowing that some people...
    FadedSilhouette FadedSilhouette
    18-21, F
    Aug 15, 2013

    Story #90 I Was A Waitress, When I Was Much Younger

    I have been a waitress in greasy spoons, fine dining establishments and at A&W when they still had car hops taking the food out to the cars. Yup, just like in American Graffiti, minus the skates. Well, this story is about when I was working in the fine dining establishment. It...
    Serenitree Serenitree
    70+, F
    4 Responses Aug 11, 2011

    Things To Keep In Mind When Dining Out.

    I have a few pet peeves when I'm working as a waitress. This video addresses most of them. http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7388992n&tag=contentMain%3BcontentBody Sadly, it won't let me actually embed the video.
    StellaDiBellezza StellaDiBellezza
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Nov 21, 2011

    YAY

    i am so glad that i finally finally finally quit my hell hole of a job. i hated that place more then anything really. i was tired of people treating me like i was beneath them or stupid or whatever. and i was really tired of my job not working with me on my schedule. they just...
    MissThang420 MissThang420
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 6, 2009

    I try to flirt really hard with the older male

    customers for the extra tips. Little hand on the arm or cute smile does the trick. I typically dont do it when they bring their significant others though.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Jun 26, 2015

    I Am a Waitress With a Bachelors Degree

    I am a waitress and I have been since I was 19. I starting waiting tables when I was in college. I recently graduated from college and I have been unable to find work in my feild. I am going to go back to school to get my masters because of the recession. I can't...
    honey789three honey789three
    22-25
    5 Responses Feb 8, 2009

    Cheerios

    Waitress Thoughts... I hate it when people ask if they can have something...after they've already said they don't need anything else. It's mildly (actually, very!) irritating when people tell you that they're missing something or they need something...after you've just told...
    frankiewalkingdeadgirl frankiewalkingdeadgirl
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Apr 2, 2009

    Waitress Hero

    I find myself going to work every day wishing i was going to another occupation. but , once i get there i am reminded why i stay. i love to work with people and somtimes all a person needs is a good meal and a friendly smile to make on off day on. i am currently seeking another...
    candisb candisb
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Oct 21, 2009

    Resturaunt Celebrities & Campers!!!

    so at the resturaunt i work at we have a few nick names for particular types of people .   1. celebrity- the person who dresses to the 9's brand name cloths, orders the most expensive thing on the menu and needs extra attention and tips nothing. ( exp. 3 women sat in my...
    candisb candisb
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 21, 2009

    Technically, I'm a waiter.

    And it's awesome. High end fancy Italian cuisine.
    TheOnetheOnly8414 TheOnetheOnly8414
    22-25, M
    Jul 3, 2015

    I'm sorry we did take two steaks to your table

    but no one was there and Ina resturant of 130 customers it is easy to assume you had left or changed tables. Maybe instead of ordering 2 rare steaks and playing pokies for 45 mins you should wait for your food or let someone know you will be in the gaming room. Coming back and...
    firecat23 firecat23
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 9, 2014

    The Ultimate Tip

    Greetings fellow soldiers in the Great Food/Service Army! You are my people and I have literally trained thousands of you in my time. I wish you all the best and I have something for you...After twenty five years of service in the great food service army in at least fifteen...
    theultimatetip theultimatetip
    46-50
    Jun 19, 2013

    I am worried about how to remember what dish to

    give to which customer. How would u suggest to recall?
    loveWatters loveWatters
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 18, 2014

    Okay so I became a waitress recently

    and quit recently. lol I worked there for a little over a month. The restaurant I got hired at had major issues. Which is probably why no one I know in our small city ever mentions going there because no one does! It is attached to a hotel and theater so it still gets quit a bit...
    loveWatters loveWatters
    26-30, F
    Aug 17, 2014

    True story: I had a table of 7 last night.

    They had been out celebrating one of thems birthday and were completely rat assed. One of them kept saying I was not intelligent because I worked as a waitress at Waffle House. Getting louder and louder each time he said it. Little did he know, a couple of very good friends were...
    DawnedTooLate DawnedTooLate
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Dec 14, 2015

    Tired of It

    i am so tired of being a waitress. yes, already. i am tired of rolling silverware everynight for 2.13 aN hour after making only 30 dollars alllllllllllllllllll saturday. last weekend i made freaking 60$ all weekend. 60 dollars. that is pathetic. the waitresses at my job and i am...
    MissThang420 MissThang420
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Mar 11, 2009

    If you're attractive(not looking like you're

    conceited), and you are cleaned up really well, have a good attitude, and respect the customers, then this will happen in 3 days of working. Granted I work 50 hours a week, but this isn't even half the money I made from working 8 days straight. $300 from wed-fri. Everybody...
    TheOnetheOnly8414 TheOnetheOnly8414
    22-25, M
    Jul 3, 2015

    Waitressing Nitemares.

    I like my job.  I like that I have a job.  I dont like this part of my job.   These are the people that make you drink after work. Here are just some descriptions of people who are server nightmares. A person who comes in and sits at a dirty table when there...
    serenity23 serenity23
    22-25
    8 Responses Apr 30, 2009

    I just got a new job!

    I make only $4 an hour, yet I still love the job. It's something to keep me busy on weekends, and I get tips, too (my first two days of work, I made close to $100 including tips). The restaraunt I work at is a small eatery that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, complete with...
    sunatdawn214 sunatdawn214
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 13, 2014

    I've been working at a busy Korean restaurant

    for less than a month now, and after being trained in the back for three weeks, I recently started serving customers. Today I had this really bitchy customer that asked for a "not burnt but crispy" kimchi pancake. Everyone knows that a kimchi pancake OR ANY OTHER PANCAKE FOR...
    alicebunny24 alicebunny24
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 28, 2015

    I just got hired for a job

    as a waitress at the local pizza place. And I have never done food service before. I got hired on the spot, the boss was okay with me never having been a waitress, but I am so nervous. I really need the job. But what if I can't handle it? I get overwhelmed easily and I think I'm...
    akrysrose akrysrose
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 19, 2014

    Chive On

    Re tip the amount you last received over the grat
    smeagolette89 smeagolette89
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 30, 2013

    I passed out at work

    and I was the only one there. I was taking this woman's order and for really confused & just blacked out and she chewed me out like it was my fault and people kept walking out without paying. I was so embarrassed.
    misspriss69 misspriss69
    18-21, F
    May 31, 2014

    Yes you have to wait

    for your food just like everybody else, if you wanted "fast food" you should of went to macdonalds. Waitress life!
    Smalltowngirl15 Smalltowngirl15
    18-21, F
    Dec 17, 2014

    A Few Tips I Have Learned Along The Way :)

    I finally have written a small book based on my 10+ years of serving experience to help other servers capitalize on their tips. I hope it helps some of ya :) http://amzn.com/B00FPH8AB4
    victoriousarmy victoriousarmy
    31-35, M
    Oct 16, 2013

    HAVE YOU EVER HAD A CHEF THAT WAS SUPER ANGRY?

    ! Do you know a chef who is always losing their temper? Always swearing and shouting? If so, we want to hear from you. TV show Britain Sees Red: Caught on Camera, shown on ITV, are looking to film an angry chef for our upcoming series. You can contact me on 0207 430 4483 or...
    BritainSeesRed BritainSeesRed
    31-35, M
    Aug 5, 2015

    'Thank You' And Children

    I love kids- they hold a special place in my heart. As a waitress, though, children walking through the door can make me want to groan. On the other hand, sometimes they are beautifully behaved meaning that the parent has had to put a lot of work into their upbringing...
    beinganexample beinganexample
    16-17, F
    Feb 6, 2013

    Family Dining Since 1953

    The restaurant I work in started as a couple's pet project in 1953, a burger/milkshake joint hidden up in the woods. For years it was a famous drive-in and now it's just a family restaurant with cute old customers (some who have been coming since it opened in the fifties!) and...
    prettytrees prettytrees
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 3, 2008

    I work as a waitress at Bertucci's.

    I've been a waitress for a few months now. Its hard because you need to be polite to your customers and I am a very technical person. I actually was fired from Unos for correcting too many customers. Pretty embarrassing. I'm getting better at holding my tongue though.
    ElizaKate ElizaKate
    18-21, F
    Jul 13, 2014

    Can't say I love the job,

    but it gets my bills payed more or less. Happy day you waitresses all around the world and America. Hope costumers don't spill their drinks and kids don't throw out food.
    nevercouldmeansomuch nevercouldmeansomuch
    22-25, F
    Apr 9, 2015

    Not My Problem

    I work in a 24hr diner. So the other day, the day after Black Friday, my manager expected not to be super busy, for reasons that are unclear to me. She sent two people home at the beginning of second shift which left me and only two other people on the floor. Well, you can guess...
    LeGirl LeGirl
    22-25, F
    Nov 28, 2012

    So I now tend bar and waitress previously I was

    just tending bar and I've noticed my feet are absolutly killing me and the pain spreads up my shins and behind my knees someone suggested getting new shoes but I'm not sure if that would help and I'm working doubles for the next 2 weeks anyone have any tips and tricks?
    firecat23 firecat23
    22-25, F
    Sep 25, 2014

    How To Be A Good Customer.

    Every waiter/waitress comes across customers who are hard to deal with and make things harder for them, sometimes intentionally! If you are actually decent enough to care about the stress, mental capability and workload of another person, read these things to do and not to do...
    FadedSilhouette FadedSilhouette
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 15, 2013

    My name is Genna and I'm a journalist working

    for the national press. We are looking to run a story about the extreme lengths customers have gone to to try and get a free meal. For example, The Sun published an article this morning about a woman who planted her own hair in her food in order to try and claim a free meal...
    GennaLeona GennaLeona
    22-25, F
    Apr 16, 2015

    Bad Boss And Bad Customers

    This is my very first waitress rant. Let me start by saying that I work at a dive in the middle of the ghetto. When people walk through the door, I know that I have about a 50/50 chance of getting a tip even if I give good service.I was never racist before I worked in a...
    Meechiegirl Meechiegirl
    31-35
    3 Responses May 29, 2012

    "What Type Of Waitress Is She"

    so i have been a waitress for over 3 years and tonights experience blew my mind. i was waiting on these three teenagers who gave me attitude as soon as they tried to place their order. the one girl spoke to me like i was 4 years old breaking down the word sour cream by syllables...
    britbrattt23 britbrattt23
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Oct 6, 2010

    Product To Assist Waiters/Waitresses With Carrying Hot Plates

    Hi everyone, Seen as the majority, if not all of you, have experience in the waiting industry, I was just wondering if you could give me your valuable opinion on a product which makes it easier and safer to carry numerous hot plates at one time for waiters and waitresses. I am...
    PFordy4D PFordy4D
    18-21
    Jun 24, 2013

    Izzys Classic Pizza Buffet

    I have worked for Izzys on and off for eight years. I love my job and it is the one thing in life that keeps me half ways sane. Lols Although their are days I just want to scream like when I have to serve people that think they are better than me or that I am no good. Days...
    AmericanAngel04 AmericanAngel04
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 22, 2008

    I'm not a waitress! but I love the movie

    waitress!!! cute movie : )
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 29, 2015
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