Take A Look At What It Is Really Like To Work In The Restaurant Industry
Missy aka Tizzy
On 20th June 2018
As a customer, you might think that restaurant workers have it easy. After all, they just have to take your order and bring you food and drinks. However, working in a restaurant is a lot more complicated than that. You have to deal with ornery customers, customers who do not tip, and a stressed our work staff. It is far from easy. Here is a funny look at what restaurant workers have to deal with on a daily basis.
The Dinner Rush
The dinner rush at any restaurant can be stressful to a server. You have all of your tables filled and you have to keep up with their orders and keeping their drinks fresh. It can feel like a war zone.
Sucks To Be You
As a server, you cannot wait for your shift to be over. Afterall, you have been on your feet all day and your nerves are frayed from dealing with difficult customers. So, when a co-worker asks for help when you are on your way out the door, you are likely to pretend that you did not even hear the request to begin with.
Checking the Schedule
Working at a restaurant his stressful, so when you are on shift, you want to be sure you are working with people that are great at what they do in order to make your shift run as smoothly as possible. Unfortunately, there are some bad seeds in the bunch that will make your shift super miserable.
Back in the day, you only had the occasional vegetarian sit at one of your tables. Nowadays, people are so picky about what they eat, that it can make your life hell.
Am I Psychic?
We will never understand how people expect restaurants to be able to predict the future. It would just be better if you find a place that takes reservations if you are worried about having any wait when you are ready to have dinner.
Get the Manager
When you are good at your job, you can usually handle most customer complaints. However, you will still get those stubborn customers who still insist on talking to the manager. It gives you a bit of a rush when the manager tells the customer the exact same thing that you just said. You feel validated and on top of the world.
When you are a server, you have to plaster a smile on your face even if you are having the worst day, ever. It is important to not take your bad day out on your customers, especially if you want a decent tip. However, you can turn that smile upside down the second they can no longer see your face.
Surviving the Rush
The most stressful part of your day when working in a restaurant is during a meal rush. It is stressful for everyone from the hostess to the kitchen staff. Everyone suffers. Once it is over, the restaurant looks like a war zone, and everyone is exhausted.
Unless you work in a slow restaurant and have regulars, chances are you are not going to remember someone's regular order. It is easy for them to remember you, but you see so many people come and go that it is almost impossible to remember their orders.
Like we have said, several times, working in a restaurant is stressful. So, picking up an extra shift is not always something that you want to do, but you do it anyway because you likely need the extra cash.