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Friday, February 19, 2010

Thanks But I Will Just Stick To Buying My Own Beer

Last night was not one of your busy nights. I had 3 tables going and then I was cut and walked out with $46. So I planted myself at the bar and ordered myself a couple of staff beers and watched our Canadian hockey team eke out a shootout win over the mighty Swiss. For those of you who don't know what that is like it would be like watching an English Premier League all star team barely beat out a team of factory workers by day that plays pickup football by night.

Anyhoo my fellow co-worker pulls up a stool beside me and tells me that the supervisor is buying him a beer cause he received compliments from 3 out of 5 tables that he had during the evening.

Now that makes me think. If I was to mention that all my tables were extremely happy with my service would I also be entitled to a free beer and if so would I need all my tables to be happy or just 60% of them? Not saying his other two were not happy and to his credit he is a good waiter but do you have to actually tell people that someone was happy with you.

I like to go by the way of not tooting my horn too much and just doing a bang up job everyday where everyone goes away happy. I like to quietly enter and leave on the same note.

My reasoning is this and that is if I have to mention that a table was extremely happy that means there might have been some tables that were not as happy.

As mentioned in a previous post I am for comment cards because it is a hard copy of what someone thinks. Then it can be passed on to management and kept in your record.

My trade off is they are kind with my schedule so I would rather have that than a free beer.

In the meantime I will trudge along quietly and stick to buying my own beer....


SkippyMom said...

I have no problem with a guest taking time out to compliment me to management - they went the extra step to do so instead of just me knowing through my tip and their thank yous.

I do however have a problem with being bought a beer for making my customers [extra?] happy. Isn't that, after all, my job.

And 3 out of 5? Whoop-dee-doo [I am sure he is a nice guy]

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

SkippyMom...I agree , it is after all my job but then I am not even sure whether he just said the guests were happy or they actually went to the supervisor and told him. If they did it was because he asked them to. Nothing else. He knew he would probably get a free beer for it.

Yum Yucky said...

When I really appreciate the great service of a waiter, I don't necessarily speak it out loud. I show my appreciation in the tip. Money talks. That's my motto when it comes to getting great service.

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

Yum Yucky....there is only way to thank a waiter and that is leave a good tip. You know it.