I Was a Waiter

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 14 People

    In College

    In college I was a waiter. I worked at two different country clubs and I did both table work and banquet work.  I loved it, made you learn how to think on your feet, plan ahead, and do more then one thing at a time.  The money was good and the people where a lot of...
    loopnscc loopnscc
    46-50, M
    Feb 22, 2008

    Summer Job

    When I was 15, I held my first summer job at a local restaurant. I got the waitering job instantly, partly, because my interviewer was rather young and looked pretty dazed at my good looks. He gave me my uniform got me to change right away and get started. I walked to the...
    Stacy8989 Stacy8989
    18-21, F
    Jul 15, 2010

    I didn’t enjoy being a waiter.

    I wasn’t a great at it. I couldn’t do the whole carrying multiple plates so well. I would have been about 18 or so and was working in a local bar / restaurant during the holidays. It was quite upmarket (trendy in a way that appealed to rich white fat men who play golf a lot...
    splashUK2014 splashUK2014
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 19, 2016

    I Was Horrible!

    I'm a very shy person and I only did it because I was desperate for money and wanted to have that experience. I thought it would help me come out of my shell. Well I realize now that I never really relaxed around the customers and was pretty uptight. I dreaded having those...
    letsrunaway letsrunaway
    26-30, F
    Jun 22, 2011

    Be Kind To Food Servers Month

          I am Sybil Presley and  I am a lifetime waitress. I have been waiting on tables for over 40 years. I created the Be Kind To Food Servers Month. To elevate the status of waiters and waitresses and to establish a positive relationship between...
    sybilpresley sybilpresley
    61-65, F
    1 Response Jul 26, 2010

    Oh, God

    I hated it. Absolutely w/o a doubt the WORST job I have ever had. And I did it for years. People are ******** when it comes to their food. It tainted my dining experience. I go between getting pissed at the waiter or feeling too sorry for them and giving them too much money. I...
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    1 Response Mar 7, 2008


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