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RESTAURANT HOSTESS: You Have To Be Organized

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Rachell works as a hostess at a popular restaurant chain.
She talks about the various job responsibilities that come along with hostessing, how she got her job, and the skills she needs to deal with people.

Job Title: Restaurant Hostess
Employer: Applebees

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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m='12365'>else.</span> <span m='13280'>But</span> <span m='15640'>we</span> <span m='16379'>do</span> <span m='16540'>that.</span> </p><p><span m='17960'>We</span> <span m='18500'>take</span> <span m='19200'>care</span> <span m='19540'>of</span> <span m='19630'>the</span> <span m='19750'>bathrooms.</span> <span m='20030'>We</span> <span m='20240'>have</span> <span m='20450'>to</span> <span m='20550'>clean</span> <span m='20930'>it</span> <span m='21200'>every</span> <span m='21720'>30</span> <span m='21970'>minutes.</span> <span m='23080'>And</span> <span m='24370'>we</span> <span m='24620'>bus</span> <span m='24710'>tables.</span> <span m='25790'>If it's</span> <span m='26040'>busy,</span> <span m='26360'>we</span> <span m='26680'>do</span> <span m='26820'>that.</span> <span m='28840'>We</span> <span m='28970'>help</span> <span m='29260'>the</span> <span m='29360'>servers</span> <span m='29830'>out</span> <span m='30860'>if</span> <span m='30980'>it's</span> <span m='31340'>really,</span> <span m='31620'>really</span> <span m='31900'>busy.</span> </p><p><span m='32966'>I</span> <span m='33460'>wanted</span> <span m='33620'>to</span> <span m='33860'>find</span> <span m='34090'>a</span> <span m='34500'>job,</span> <span m='34975'>and</span> <span m='35450'>it</span> <span m='35600'>was</span> <span m='35925'>hard for</span> <span m='36250'>me</span> <span m='36440'>to</span> <span m='36610'>find</span> <span m='36870'>a</span> <span m='36950'>job.</span> <span m='37870'>And</span> <span m='38060'>then</span> <span m='39200'>I was</span> <span m='39465'>like,</span> <span m='39730'>OK,</span> <span m='40000'>I'm</span> <span m='40310'>going to</span> <span m='40750'>apply</span> <span m='41005'>for</span> <span m='41260'>Applebee's.</span> <span m='41570'>I</span> <span m='41690'>wasn't</span> <span m='42000'>sure</span> <span m='42350'>if they were</span> <span m='42610'>going to</span> <span m='42890'>take</span> <span m='43180'>me.</span> <span m='43520'>But</span> <span m='43740'>they</span> <span m='44000'>did,</span> <span m='44300'>and</span> <span m='44360'>I was</span> <span m='44800'>like,</span> <span m='45240'>yay,</span> <span m='45680'>they</span> <span m='45970'>took</span> <span m='46350'>me.</span> </p><p><span m='47040'>And it was</span> <span m='47440'>really</span> <span m='47650'>cool,</span> <span m='47890'>because</span> <span m='48180'>my</span> <span m='48590'>sister</span> <span m='48960'>works</span> <span m='49930'>in</span> <span m='50030'>the</span> <span m='50130'>restaurant</span> <span m='50530'>industry.</span> <span m='51080'>And</span> <span m='51450'>she</span> <span m='51630'>would</span> <span m='51800'>always</span> <span m='52290'>tell me</span> <span m='52605'>these cool</span> <span m='52920'>stories.</span> <span m='53440'>And I'm like,</span> <span m='54320'>all</span> <span m='54760'>right, I</span> <span m='55200'>want</span> <span m='55300'>to</span> <span m='55530'>do</span> <span m='55670'>it.</span> <span m='55800'>So I</span> <span m='56650'>did it,</span> <span m='57010'>and</span> <span m='57370'>now I'm</span> <span m='57980'>here.</span> </p><p><span m='58630'>You</span> <span m='58980'>have</span> <span m='59360'>to</span> <span m='59470'>be</span> <span m='59820'>organized.</span> <span m='60480'>And</span> <span m='63510'>you</span> <span m='63690'>really</span> <span m='64019'>do have</span> <span m='64390'>to</span> <span m='64470'>be</span> <span m='64670'>patient</span> <span m='65140'>with</span> <span m='65269'>people.</span> <span m='66030'>Because</span> <span m='66620'>sometimes</span> <span m='69940'>they</span> <span m='70060'>want</span> <span m='70360'>something</span> <span m='70660'>else,</span> <span m='70960'>and</span> <span m='71260'>you</span> <span m='71560'>have</span> <span m='71860'>to be</span> <span m='72160'>like,</span> <span m='72460'>all</span> <span m='72760'>right,</span> <span m='73360'>OK.</span> <span m='76060'>That's 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