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RESTAURANT SERVER: It's Important To Be A Good Server And Communicate With People

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Sara shares with us her story about working as a server in the restaurant industry. She shares what a typical day looks like for her and how she got her job. She also talks about what she's learned about working in this industry and why it's important to be a good server.

Job Title: Waitress / Server

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
Part-time, Full-time, Long hours, Flexible
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Hospital / Clinic
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Verbal communication skills, Teamwork, Strength/stamina, People skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Recommended majors
Recommended Majors
Culinary Arts
Hospitality
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m='17490'>just</span> <span m='18472'>a</span> <span m='18930'>typical</span> <span m='19280'>day,</span> <span m='19710'>people</span> <span m='19887'>want</span> <span m='20065'>to eat.</span> </p><p><span m='20420'>For</span> <span m='21400'>restaurant</span> <span m='21910'>jobs,</span> <span m='22370'>the</span> <span m='22450'>first</span> <span m='23640'>few</span> <span m='23850'>weeks</span> <span m='24210'>is</span> <span m='24470'>always</span> <span m='24813'>difficult.</span> <span m='25910'>It's</span> <span m='26320'>not</span> <span m='26510'>even</span> <span m='26680'>just</span> <span m='26890'>memorizing</span> <span m='27690'>what's</span> <span m='28000'>on</span> <span m='28140'>the</span> <span m='28230'>menu.</span> <span m='28690'>You</span> <span m='28845'>also</span> <span m='29000'>need to know</span> <span m='29310'>the</span> <span m='29770'>ingredients,</span> <span m='30185'>like</span> <span m='31090'>how</span> <span m='31440'>things</span> <span m='31790'>are</span> <span m='32259'>made,</span> <span m='32380'>where</span> <span m='32880'>they are</span> <span m='33050'>from.</span> <span m='33956'>But</span> <span m='34300'>this</span> <span m='34500'>job,</span> <span m='38040'>this place is</span> <span m='38530'>really easy.</span> <span m='38670'>There were so</span> <span m='38840'>many</span> <span m='39020'>Japanese</span> <span m='39315'>names</span> <span m='39610'>I didn't</span> <span m='40060'>know at first,</span> <span m='40600'>but</span> <span m='40760'>now</span> <span m='41946'>people</span> <span m='42360'>ask</span> <span m='42740'>me</span> <span m='43030'>things,</span> <span m='43350'>and yeah, I</span> <span m='43710'>do</span> <span m='44060'>know</span> <span m='44150'>the menu</span> <span m='44880'>by now.</span> </p><p><span m='45712'>I had a friend</span> <span m='46130'>who</span> <span m='46620'>worked</span> <span m='46890'>there.</span> <span m='47260'>I used to</span> <span m='47600'>work</span> <span m='47720'>at</span> <span m='48000'>an</span> <span m='49280'>ice</span> <span m='49550'>cream</span> <span m='49700'>shop</span> <span m='50000'>before</span> <span m='50690'>that</span> <span m='50820'>I</span> <span m='50920'>really</span> <span m='51210'>liked</span> <span m='51410'>the</span> <span m='51900'>company</span> <span m='52275'>and</span> <span m='52670'>the</span> <span m='52780'>environment</span> <span m='53290'>over</span> <span m='53480'>there.</span> <span m='53740'>But</span> <span m='54490'>this</span> <span m='54660'>one,</span> <span m='54990'>I heard</span> <span m='55180'>it</span> <span m='55525'>from</span> <span m='55870'>a</span> <span m='55950'>friend,</span> <span m='57020'>and</span> <span m='57220'>she</span> <span m='57390'>was</span> <span m='57580'>leaving.</span> <span m='58010'>So</span> <span m='58810'>I</span> <span m='58950'>basically</span> <span m='59520'>took</span> <span m='59740'>over</span> <span m='59990'>her</span> <span m='60410'>position.</span> </p><p><span m='61040'>So</span> <span m='61310'>many</span> <span m='61650'>things.</span> <span m='64860'>I</span> <span m='64959'>want to</span> <span m='65200'>say</span> <span m='65450'>the</span> <span m='65550'>biggest</span> <span m='65990'>thing</span> <span m='66240'>is</span> <span m='66400'>how</span> <span m='66740'>culture</span> <span m='67150'>is</span> <span m='67430'>involved,</span> <span m='67910'>and</span> <span m='68430'>not</span> <span m='68670'>just</span> <span m='68840'>the food,</span> <span m='69145'>also</span> <span m='69450'>the</span> <span m='69640'>environment</span> <span m='69940'>of</span> <span m='70640'>each</span> <span m='70910'>restaurant.</span> <span m='75500'>How</span> <span m='76430'>I</span> <span m='76560'>know</span> <span m='77310'>if</span> <span m='77620'>eating</span> <span m='77840'>outside</span> <span m='78410'>is</span> <span m='78780'>healthy</span> <span m='79440'>[INAUDIBLE]</span> <span m='80030'>or</span> <span m='80180'>not</span> <span m='80430'>anymore.</span> </p><p><span m='82320'>Is</span> <span m='82785'>it?</span> </p><p><span m='85110'>Not as</span> <span m='85330'>healthy as</span> <span m='85730'>you</span> <span m='86060'>can</span> <span m='87300'>do</span> <span m='87450'>it</span> <span m='87540'>for</span> <span m='87650'>yourself</span> <span m='88030'>at</span> <span m='88386'>home.</span> </p><p><span m='89100'>The</span> <span m='89330'>advice</span> <span m='89595'>I</span> <span m='90255'>would</span> <span m='90650'>give</span> <span m='91088'>is</span> <span m='91964'>that</span> <span m='93280'>whatever</span> <span m='93850'>it</span> <span m='94215'>is</span> <span m='94580'>you</span> <span m='94790'>do,</span> <span m='95080'>or</span> <span m='95230'>whatever,</span> <span m='95960'>what</span> <span m='97350'>kind of</span> <span m='97670'>restaurant,</span> <span m='98240'>it</span> <span m='98340'>doesn't</span> <span m='98600'>matter.</span> <span m='100590'>At</span> <span m='100770'>first,</span> <span m='101030'>I</span> <span m='101120'>was</span> <span m='101650'>the</span> <span m='102930'>sort</span> <span m='103210'>of</span> <span m='103290'>not</span> <span m='103480'>happy</span> <span m='103900'>with</span> <span m='104320'>what</span> <span m='104510'>I was</span> <span m='104980'>doing</span> <span m='105250'>because</span> <span m='105510'>it's</span> <span m='105740'>not</span> <span m='107470'>my</span> <span m='107870'>profession,</span> <span m='108630'>it's not</span> <span m='109010'>what I</span> <span m='109270'>want to</span> <span m='109590'>be</span> <span m='109850'>doing</span> <span m='110530'>for</span> <span m='110620'>the</span> <span m='110750'>rest</span> <span m='110980'>of</span> <span m='111040'>my</span> <span m='111200'>life.</span> <span m='111480'>But</span> <span m='111640'>this</span> <span m='111850'>is</span> <span m='111940'>something</span> <span m='112970'>I</span> <span m='113090'>decided</span> <span m='113640'>to</span> <span m='113750'>be</span> <span m='113970'>good</span> <span m='114150'>at</span> <span m='114610'>anyways</span> <span m='115140'>because</span> <span m='118410'>this</span> <span m='118600'>is</span> <span m='118700'>something</span> <span m='119030'>that</span> <span m='119070'>we all are involved</span> <span m='119220'>with.</span> <span m='120590'>We</span> <span m='120770'>all</span> <span m='120980'>go</span> <span m='121190'>out.</span> <span m='121410'>We</span> <span m='121705'>all</span> <span m='122000'>eat outside.</span> <span m='122640'>And</span> <span m='122970'>it</span> <span m='123120'>is</span> <span m='123420'>important</span> <span m='123720'>to</span> <span m='124020'>be a good</span> <span m='124320'>server</span> <span m='124620'>and</span> <span m='124920'>communicate</span> <span m='125220'>with people.</span> 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