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BUSBOY: If You Like Challenges Then Work In A Restaurant

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Yoani talks about his job working as a busboy. He talks about his duties as a busboy and even tells us how much he makes an hour. Yoani shares how he got his job and gives advice on how to work successfully in a restaurant.

Job Title: Busboy

Job Summary: Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other

Job Description

Food and beverage serving and related workers perform a variety of customer service, food preparation, and cleaning duties in full-service restaurants, casual dining eateries, and other eating and drinking places.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$15,000 - $20,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Flexible, Long hours, Part-time, Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Hospital / Clinic, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
People skills, Strength/stamina, Teamwork, Verbal communication skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Recommended majors
Recommended Majors
Culinary Arts
Hospitality
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<span m='18660'>every day.</span> </p><p><span m='19560'>Bus boy</span> <span m='19730'>is</span> <span m='20200'>a</span> <span m='20260'>person</span> <span m='21680'>that</span> <span m='21860'>helps</span> <span m='22200'>customers</span> <span m='22510'>with their needs,</span> <span m='23420'>with</span> <span m='23875'>refilling</span> <span m='24330'>their</span> <span m='24620'>drinks,</span> <span m='25265'>picking</span> <span m='25620'>up</span> <span m='25850'>plates,</span> <span m='26435'>taken</span> <span m='26740'>them to the</span> <span m='27850'>dishwasher.</span> <span m='30151'>That's</span> <span m='30600'>what a</span> <span m='30940'>typical</span> <span m='31380'>bus</span> <span m='32030'>boy does.</span> <span m='32450'>I</span> <span m='32549'>got</span> <span m='32720'>it</span> <span m='32810'>from</span> <span m='32950'>a</span> <span m='33030'>friend.</span> <span m='33310'>We</span> <span m='33590'>were</span> <span m='33920'>going to</span> <span m='34110'>high</span> <span m='34320'>school</span> <span m='34520'>together.</span> <span m='35540'>And</span> <span m='35950'>he</span> <span m='36225'>told</span> <span m='36316'>me,</span> <span m='36730'>if</span> <span m='36900'>I</span> <span m='36930'>wanted</span> <span m='37210'>to</span> <span m='37330'>work</span> <span m='37670'>there,</span> <span m='38375'>that</span> <span m='38630'>he's currently</span> <span m='38710'>the</span> <span m='38940'>manager</span> <span m='39030'>right now.</span> <span m='40230'>So</span> <span m='40480'>I'm working</span> <span m='40900'>for</span> <span m='41040'>my</span> <span m='41430'>best</span> <span m='41720'>friend.</span> </p><p><span m='42920'>I</span> <span m='43190'>didn't</span> <span m='43400'>know</span> <span m='43560'>how</span> <span m='43750'>to do the</span> <span m='44740'>financing.</span> <span m='45500'>I didn't</span> <span m='45800'>know</span> <span m='46285'>nothing,</span> <span m='46900'>how</span> <span m='47200'>to</span> <span m='47430'>handle</span> <span m='47720'>the</span> <span m='47820'>money.</span> <span m='48170'>I didn't</span> <span m='48230'>know nothing about that.</span> <span m='49886'>So</span> <span m='50630'>I</span> <span m='50710'>got</span> <span m='50850'>into</span> <span m='51210'>the</span> <span m='51470'>bus boy</span> <span m='51700'>business</span> <span m='51910'>with</span> <span m='52180'>my</span> <span m='52450'>friends.</span> <span m='52730'>Oh,</span> <span m='53010'>well</span> <span m='53493'>I</span> <span m='53976'>would</span> <span m='54460'>give</span> <span m='54830'>the</span> <span m='55180'>perfect</span> <span m='55510'>advice</span> <span m='55800'>as</span> <span m='56672'>go</span> <span m='57110'>as</span> <span m='57370'>you,</span> <span m='58480'>go</span> <span m='58970'>dressed</span> <span m='59250'>professionally.</span> <span m='60720'>And</span> <span m='61210'>give</span> <span m='61470'>a</span> <span m='61520'>smile</span> <span m='62020'>to</span> <span m='62180'>every</span> <span m='62360'>customer</span> <span m='62760'>that</span> <span m='62950'>walks</span> <span m='63230'>in.</span> <span m='64029'>Customers</span> <span m='64319'>like</span> <span m='64590'>smiles.</span> <span m='66561'>And</span> <span m='66980'>just</span> <span m='67200'>be</span> <span m='67330'>yourself</span> <span m='67960'>when you're</span> <span m='68200'>with</span> <span m='68360'>them.</span> </p><p><span m='68755'>Well,</span> <span m='69150'>the</span> <span m='69400'>thing</span> <span m='69630'>I</span> <span m='69650'>like</span> <span m='69940'>most</span> <span m='70230'>about</span> <span m='70440'>my</span> <span m='70560'>job</span> <span m='70880'>is</span> <span m='71390'>every</span> <span m='71650'>day</span> <span m='72080'>you see a</span> <span m='72280'>different</span> <span m='72620'>person,</span> <span m='73060'>different</span> <span m='73420'>smile.</span> <span m='74100'>They</span> <span m='74405'>tell you</span> <span m='74710'>different</span> <span m='74970'>stories.</span> <span m='76445'>Some</span> <span m='76920'>of them</span> <span m='77373'>are</span> <span m='77826'>nice.</span> <span m='78880'>Some of them</span> <span m='79110'>can be mean.</span> <span m='80402'>So</span> <span m='80810'>every</span> <span m='81050'>day</span> <span m='81210'>is</span> <span m='81390'>different.</span> </p><p><span m='81930'>The</span> <span m='82030'>most</span> <span m='82490'>challenging</span> <span m='83040'>part</span> <span m='83240'>of</span> <span m='83310'>the</span> <span m='83420'>job is</span> <span m='83840'>when</span> <span m='84340'>we</span> <span m='84430'>have</span> <span m='85150'>parties.</span> <span m='85600'>There's</span> <span m='85840'>a</span> <span m='85900'>lot</span> <span m='86080'>of</span> <span m='86160'>people.</span> <span m='88045'>So sometimes</span> <span m='88870'>it gets</span> <span m='89120'>to</span> <span m='90110'>1,000,</span> <span m='90410'>2,000</span> <span m='90710'>people</span> <span m='91280'>in the</span> <span m='91720'>restaurant.</span> <span m='94050'>So it</span> <span m='94260'>gets</span> <span m='94540'>real</span> <span m='94970'>challenging.</span> <span m='95400'>If</span> <span m='95560'>people</span> <span m='95830'>like</span> <span m='96130'>challenges,</span> <span m='96430'>restaurant</span> <span m='96730'>is perfect</span> <span m='97030'>for you.</span> </p>","file":{"id":291108,"video_id":"2711569457001","name":"1139-Yoani-p-Busboy","duration":98291,"thumbnail_url":null}});