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- Location: North Los Angeles County
Like many of you guys in this thread, I have worked in the Restaurant Industry both as a cashier/host/server/busboy. I've dealt with people who are incredibly nice, and understanding, and others who are total *****. When I work as a server, I do my best to provide the same level of service to every table I can. If it's a regular, I always do my best to remember their order, and if not I always ask to make sure, and if they are a big tipper, I treat them a little bit more preferential rather than someone who is an out of towner, but I provide the same service to every guest. Like Rory has said, there are nights and days where I have gotten 300-400 easily in one night and there are some nights and days where I have made 40-50 dollars. I've dealt with customers who are drunk and crazed and have had to help another server when the guy try to fight some guy in a parking lot (this is scary and you never about people, just try to end it as quickly as possible) I've seen car accidents. People asking me if they can have their food for free because they cannot afford to pay for their meals. Strange requests. I always appreciate the tips, and unless my service was terrible, I'd be upset to if I worked my rear off and they left nothing, unfortunately that's how some people are and cheapskates at that. My boss is cool though, and turn over can be high, but we never hire much unless we have to. I remember my buddy telling me (he works at a cheesecake factory) that he had a gigantic party, and he and 2 other servers had been assigned to take care of that table. They ordered about 600.00 dollars worth of food, and every finishing and having dessert, they left no tip, pretty much shafting the three of them....my advice is, if you are a student or someone as a restaurant industry, and wait tables, just provide the same service like you would do with everybody else and it will do you wonders, and if someone does not leave you anything, unfortunately you're just going to have to suck it up and move on...If you have never worked in the food service and retail industry, you have no idea about some of the stuff we go through on a daily basis.
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