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Paul Baker
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18 days ago

If you had a choice, how will you commute to your next job?

  • Drive 🚘
  • Bike 🚴🏽‍♀️
  • Walk 🚶🏽
  • Train/bus 🚊
  • No commute, work from home 🏡

COMMENT BELOW #jobsearch #watercooler

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sy jones

on a hog

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Lovy Marie Salsman

WFH

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Nur Yunlu
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19 days ago

I came across a survey on Instagram about food services tips that should be included in every check or preferred how it is now. 🤔

Some places add to service charges, and additionally, tips are not necessary. 👨‍🍳💸

Bad tippers no longer affect you and your wallet! I would say only good things. 🤦🏽‍♀️

Service quality may drop since the server knows to get tips no matter what. 💸💸

#jobsearch #aboutmyjob #workfromhome #foodservices #retail #motivation #advice #watercooler #interview #resume #application #wordsofadvice

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CARA FANT
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Someone I know works the bar at a restaurant and told me a long time ago that when a patron leaves a tip on their restaurant order, that it's mandatory for the server to split the tip with the bar. I don't know if there's any truth to that tho.

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David Wideman

I am interested

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Nur Yunlu
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21 days ago

After the pandemic, many people left and entered the hospitality industry. It would be nice if we all share our experiences with these new restaurant workers.❤️🧑‍🍳💰⌛💸

  • Arrive early ⌛ It allows you to be ready on the floor. Also, it shows you care and respect your job.

  • Introduce yourself 🙋 introduce yourself to your new coworkers. You are going to work with these people.

  • Memorize the table numbers 🤦 I memorize the first and last table numbers in the row. It is easier and faster to learn.

  • Smile all the time 😁 I don't know why it is harder to smile during my lunch shifts. Fake it until making it! Make yourself smile as much as you can.

What do you need to know before your first day working at a restaurant? Please, share your experience in the comment. 💬

#jobsearch #aboutmyjob #workfromhome #foodservices #retail #motivation #advice #watercooler #interview #resume #application #wordsofadvice

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Joe Duron

It's like going to a new school you don't know what to expect every restaurant is different on what they do.

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Kathleen Olson

What to wear

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Phoebe Montrie
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22 days ago

It can be hard for both the customer, and the folks working in #Foodservices, when a patron needs to change or adjust something about a menu item they’re ordering. The reasons for this include simple preference, food allergies, chronic illness, religious reasons, and more! 😳 📄 😅 😮‍💨

It can be difficult for the chef, to change a menu item that often has already taken hours, or perhaps multiple days to prepare, sometimes even years to find the right ratios and balance for a dish. So often the Back of the House Staff tends to frown on substitutions and changes, even more than the Front of the House Staff. However these situations do arise and there are some ways this can be done. 👨‍🍳 🧐 🤨

It’s certainly easier than ever to find a menu that will have clear instructions about which items are safe for certain allergies or preferences. There are a lot of specialty establishments as well where you can find a full menu of items tailored to your lifestyle! There is a new vegan restaurant opening on my street this very month! 🍆 🌽 🥦 🥑 🍅 🥥 🥬

My Mom has been vegetarian since getting pregnant, so I’ve spent my whole life seeing firsthand how hard it used to be to see a vegetarian option that wasn’t a baked potato, French Fries or boring risotto on a menu. But these days you can find exciting vegetarian or vegan options on most menus! 🍟 🥔 🧆

It can be important to know how every single thing on the menu is cooked and prepared, when you are the one responsible for guiding a Patron through their ordering process. As a Server, you must know what dishes patrons should avoid, or which are safe for them to eat. There is only so much you can do to protect a Customer with allergies, but sometimes their life can depend on it! 🦞 🥜 🧀 🥐

HOW DO YOU GO OUT OF YOUR WAY TO MEET THE NEEDS OF YOUR CUSTOMERS?? WHEN HAVE YOU HAD TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU WORK TO SATISFY A PATRON WITH UNIQUE NEEDS? WHATS THE MOST IMPOSSIBLE SUBSTITUTION YOU’VE EVER MADE, OR ASKED FOR, AT A RESTAURANT?

#Jobsearch #Advice #Firstjob #Foodservices #Aboutmyjob #Motivation #Retail #Interview #Application #Watercooler #Workfromhome

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Mongoose Simmons

@ Mi'Lady B. Fiedler i originally from the the " The City that NEVER SLEEPS" i can comprehend that some chefs believe its expensive to accommodate "non REGULAR customers" in that fashion. However IF its not TOO rediculous this type of chef doesn't exist in OUR TIMES & to PROVE IT..i.e. he/she would take a ride around town of the other restaurants who're trying to compete in his fashion of food style & (if we could be a FLY on his MIND.. lmbo) when will the sweating begin after he/she's they're counting TOES NOW of HOW MANY are out of business with that attitude.. in my DAY the customers is actually "ALWAYS RIGHT" This in my home town "NYC.. thee Concrete Jungle" if your in this type of industry "YOU DON'T HEAR THE DEVOURED" just(sadly) a OUT OF Business sign.

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Mongoose Simmons

thee OUT of BUSINESS sign ; its suppose to read " So WHAT, IF YOU HAD MY WIFE yo ASS would LOOK LIKE THIS TOO!!!

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Janice Reed
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24 days ago

Happy Wednesday! We're almost there at the long weekend and also THE END OF THE SUMMER 😎. What brings you the most joy at work and makes you feel accomplished lately?

  • ❤️ When I help someone
  • 💯 When I fix a problem
  • 🤔 When I complete a project on my own
  • 👏 When I’m being recognized for my hard work

Share your success stories with us. Enjoy the rest of the summer!

#jobsearch #wordsofadvice #motivation

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Michael Carvalho
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26 days ago

In the past I use to procrastinate getting things done. Until I made it a goal to change and get it done. 

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Richard Young

Pat,I am not someone who puts things off,because it's got to be done anyway. I usually make a list, and knock it out. I am a Chef by trade and in the kitchen, the customer doesn't want to wait, if that happens you just lost a customer. Then what happens is that they will tell the world. I do that in anything I do. Do a check list

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Jana Hunt

Get it done

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Nur Yunlu
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26 days ago
  • A restaurant job is not like brain surgery. It is a simple job, but it requires skills. Those skills come with experience.

  • Restaurant shifts can be long and late at night.

  • Working in front of the house or back doesn’t matter because the job requires you to be on your feet, moving around, and carrying things for long periods.

#jobsearch #aboutmyjob #workfromhome #foodservices #retail #motivation #advice #watercooler #interview #resume #application #wordsofadvice

  • The restaurant job is not great for everyone. The shift can be stressful when it gets busy. If you are not multi-task, it could be a stressful night.

  • if you work in the front of the house, you have to be polite all the time towards guests.

These are the challenges I remember. Let me know about other challenges with working in a restaurant. Please, add your comments.

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Lucy Loera
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Heaven forbid you make an error you either get ripped by a customer or Manager

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Alan Neal

The key to it is “on your feet!” My feet and legs are both ruined from working the necessary hours to make a decent living, if you can ever call it that. I would work 70, 80 hours a week, and bring home less than $400. My back is permanently disabled, my legs still get cramps at night, and the pain is excruciating. My spine has bulges in 5 vertebrae, and my feet won’t stop expanding, stressing my Achilles heels and up and down my spine. I would have to soak my feet every night when I got home. Oh, and tge alcoholism is rampant amongst restaurant owners. They don’t tell you that you have to stay and socialize with everybody else, but ya kinda do have to, or else they will gang up on you and force you out by putting so much work on your plate that no human could ever realistically keep up with. Then, you suddenly find yourself driving home drunk at rush hour un the mornings! I had to leave and get a job in construction. The pay wasn’t as good, but at least I was able to quit drinking! Although it didn’t do my poor back any favors. I had to eventually go back to school and get a degree, so I could get a real job. That’s the lesson in all of this: don’t waste your youth breaking your back to make $400 a week. Go to school. Get a degree in something that will make you happy. In this job market, having a masters degree is the only real option. Without it, you will flounder around endlessly with all the rest of the bottom feeders, and it may not end pretty.

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Nur Yunlu
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26 days ago
  • A restaurant job is not like brain surgery. It is a simple job, but it requires skills. Those skills come with experience.

  • Restaurant shifts can be long and late at night.

  • Working in front of the house or back doesn’t matter because the job requires you to be on your feet, moving around, and carrying things for long periods.

#jobsearch #aboutmyjob #workfromhome #foodservices #retail #motivation #advice #watercooler #interview #resume #application #wordsofadvice

  • The restaurant job is not great for everyone. The shift can be stressful when it gets busy. If you are not multi-task, it could be a stressful night.

  • if you work in the front of the house, you have to be polite all the time towards guests.

These are the challenges I remember. Let me know about other challenges with working in a restaurant. Please, add your comments.

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Frederick Hernandez

Contact me, I'm interested.

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Frederick Hernandez

Hope so.

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Nur Yunlu
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26 days ago
  • A restaurant job is not like brain surgery. It is a simple job, but it requires skills. Those skills come with experience.

  • Restaurant shifts can be long and late at night.

  • Working in front of the house or back doesn’t matter because the job requires you to be on your feet, moving around, and carrying things for long periods.

#jobsearch #aboutmyjob #workfromhome #foodservices #retail #motivation #advice #watercooler #interview #resume #application #wordsofadvice

  • The restaurant job is not great for everyone. The shift can be stressful when it gets busy. If you are not multi-task, it could be a stressful night.

  • if you work in the front of the house, you have to be polite all the time towards guests.

These are the challenges I remember. Let me know about other challenges with working in a restaurant. Please, add your comments.

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Arnie Nelson
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Pay attention to the Master Chef any chance you get. Leave the Sioux Chef alone, he will scalp you at any mistake. Outside of smoke or lunch break, you will be standing, bending, stretching and turning pretty much all day. Social Skills Required. Team Player a Must. Must be able to work in fast pace environment. Be ready for instant schedule or overtime changes, or be willing to work on your days off.

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David Lutes

Me personally for simple reason because I as a truck driver have ate in restaurants all across the United States have seen and heard lot sad story’s from waiters and waitresses . I really believe that they are really under paid. Because if you sit and watch the way they have to stay in a run . I honestly don’t think I could handle the long hours and standing all day and for some plum into late hours of night until closing. Just other day I was eating at Cracker Barrel. I was watching as waitress and waiters where on constant run back and forth. I suddenly saw this old gentleman cleaning tables . As he came to table next to me and as I notice he walked with a limp. I ask him how long it would be before he could retired. He replied sir I have been retired for few years now but him and his elderly wife couldn’t make it on what he drawed a month. He said his wife was sickly and could no longer work. And because of his handicap he couldn’t do much of anything else. As he walked away with his limp I watched him out of site and I felt tears come into my eyes I thought dear God please open the eyes to many that can’t and prob never see what our elderly senior citizens have to do to make it in our country. As I was leaving my table to pay for my food I walked by the old gentleman and shook his hand as I slipped him a tip. As I turned around to see one more time the old gentleman he was staring at me and held his hands in praying position as he smiled . So please the next time you are sitting in a restaurant just take the time and watch the help that is working so hard to make your meal a pleasant and comfortable just for you.

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Beth Fiedler
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26 days ago

When I was in high school I wanted to take Russian but not enough interest so I didn't take a language. But several months ago I paid an annual fee of under $80 to get unlimited access to subscription for language lessons. Since then I have noticed that there are more jobs that require bilingual skills than ever. Adding a language skill can increase opportunities over time.

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