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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

What Was It That Attracted You To Waiting on Tables Or Bartending?

For me it was the cash. Having money in your pocket at all times. Not having to wait for a cheque every two weeks.

Anyone else out there have a different reason why they got hooked into the business?

7 comments:

¸.•*´)ღ¸.•*´Chris said...

I think that was the main attraction for me as well was the money. Instant gratification, if you will. Where else can you pocket decent bank but in this business (legally!)?

I love having cash on me and being able to afford the little extras, knowing if I want something, it won't kill me to get it. We certainly will never become millionaires but we are rich in the fact we like what we do and take pride in it. With the weekend coming up, may all our tip jars be overflowing.

waiternotes said...

I wanted to be a writer. Most written advice I found said to get a job that didn't require a heavy load on your psyche, so you would be fresh enough to write. Waiting tables fit the bill. And, of course, it was 3X the money I was making at any other job I'd held till that point.

K.H. said...

The constant cash flow.
The flexible schedule.
The ability to pay my bills while working a mere 15-20 hours a week.
The moderate exercise that serving provides.

purplegirl said...

I just sort of fell in to it; I had a job clearing tables at a local restaurant, and right after I graduated they needed another server. After that it was mostly a matter of flexibility with my school schedule. I'd rather have a set amount every two weeks than the unsteady money in my pocket, but the part-time jobs available around my schedule don't pay enough.

LW said...

I am a full time student so the restaurant industry offered me the flexible schedule I needed for classes.

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

Chris....instant gratification , nothing like it.
Waiternotes...you can do this and still have time to do something else as well like write.
K.H...I like the exercise part too.
Purplegirl...the flexibility is awesome.
LW...Flexibility too.You cannot beat it.

I have to add too that you are never really out of a job.

SkippyMom said...

My friends' parents owned a restaurant and they hired me as a salad girl. I was promoted to dishwasher, then busgirl and finally I ended up a waitress.

I waitressed for years throughout college and when my kids were young because of the flexibility of schedules and the instant cash was nice. But I didn't set out to be a waitress when I was hired as a salad girl in H.S. - just happened I guess.