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 say enough how much I hate waiting tables. My back always hurts and my feet kill me everyday. Not only that but I hate that I have been working in the industry for so long that I am an old lady at 24. I also hate how servers get treated like **** by tables and managers and each other. Why are servers either mean, socially inept or drug addicts? I mean I am sure that all servers are not like that, I mean I try my hardest not to be, but it seems like the majority are. It has not been all bad though, I have made some wonderful friends while being a server and had some great experiences. But for the most part it sucks. I wish every day that I didn't have to be a waitress and that I could find a job within my feild of study, but for some reason god has not afforded me that opportunity and wants me to continue my education. I think I sorta just wanted to get it all out. I hope that there are servers out there who feel like I do so that I know that I am not alone.

honey789three honey789three
22-25
5 Responses Feb 8, 2009

Nope not alone darlin; you are not alone. sigh*

perseverance pays. Hang in there .

I totally agree. You are not alone. May I suggest that you look up a blog that was turned into a book and its called Waiter Rant. It is really good and will give you a chuckle.

Cheer up. Its not so bad, at least your a server. I am still bussing tables to make ends meet. The managers won't promote me to server because they think I will leave as soon as I find a permenent job. They much rather train a young college or high school student to wait tables and keep my bussing for them. By the way, I'm 22 and out of college looking for work also without much luck.

Best of luck and be brave bad days comes in life with a lesson it is up to us that what we learn .. so learn some thing positive and trust yourself good days are waiting for you in future .. .. best of luck<br />
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Regards