Waiter and Waitress
Top 25 Interview Questions and Answers

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1. Why do you want to work as a waiter/waitress?
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I enjoy working with people.
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I would like to work as a waiter/waitress because i love being around people and serving them. I love to socialize and to have a job where i can have fun and get paid for doing it, well there's nothing better.
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Becouse i enjoy working with people.
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bcz'i like customer service.i think, it'll widden mmy scope.tht's why i choice this position.i can get the too much knowledge inF
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I like work with people, and serve them. Its a good opportunity to improve, the customer services, and English skills.
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Because that is my professionalism i studied a hotel and restaurant management and being a waiter is one aspect to learn in my course.
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This position matches my interests and is strongly compatible with my skills and experience.
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I want to work with peaple to improve my skills in english.
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I would like a job that has a more fast pace environment.
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Because i will learn more about the restaurant for me to a background for myself.
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I love working with people, and i enjoy fast paced environments. it's a job that will keep me busy, pay my bills, and i can socialize with many kinds a people. strengthning my resume is a perk too!
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what are your career goals?
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because i want a job and im happy doing it
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Because I like working with other people.
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2. What is your favorite item on our menu?
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Steaks because i love steak.
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main course and dessert
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Drink.
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The best seller of course..
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My favorite item would be your special you have right now.
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The spicy miso ramen.
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Steak florentine.
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Any slow moving items but highly profitable , that's a an upseling technique.
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Any slow moving items but highly profitable , that's a an upseling technique.
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As a customer, I may give suggestion based on where they come from and what they have ordered.
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I love the sound of the Pizza Sofia, pizza is one of my favourite food and this one sounds delicious!
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I have not come to eat here before so I do not really know.
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French fries and chicken drum sticks because I love them.
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My favourite item on the menu would be the specialty of the restaurant.
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3. How long will it take you to memorize our menu?
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I have a good memory, and I have memorized a menu before. So if I could take a menu home, I could memorize it within 3-4 days.
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Im a fast learner. Id say maybe a few days because wen I put my mind to an achievement I meet that goal.
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I would say a few days.
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Not at a time...i needed to read and to understand what i'm going to serve them so that if costumer ask me i can answer them very well.
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At my last waitressing job, it took me about two days, but i think it depends on the extent of the menu. i'm pretty good at studying and memorizing, so it shouldnt be a problem.
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15 minutes.
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It take me on day to memorize your menu.
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It would take time to memorize everything on the menu, however I have a good memory and it would probably take a day or 2 max, also if I was dealing with the same menu everyday I would probably just remember it without sitting down to learn it.
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It depends upon maybe 1 day or 1/2 or 2 days....
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It depends upon maybe 1 day or 1/2 or 2 days....
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Maximum one week.
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A couple days.
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one month
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It's not just about taking time, but seeing it. It may take 2 nights for me to reach the best I can do.
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By search for the key things that stand out in the meals.
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30.
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no, as i said previously, i have no experience
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I have quite a good memory so not too long i would hope.
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Not long at all. I have a great memory so I could probably memorize everything within two days time.
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I consider myself a fast learner and would be able to memorize it in about 3-4 days. Due to studying psychology this has aided me to understand the most beneficial ways in which to learn new information.
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I have memorised a menu before..3-4 days I will be familiar.
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I have a good Memory, so if you allow me to take it home I will have it memorized in about 3-4 days.
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About two days considering the length of the menu.
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Well im a fast learner, however I would go home with the menu, memorise it and it would maybe take 3 to 4 days to hav it at my fingertips.
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4. How is your personality towards customers during slow times? Do you consider yourself pretty friendly?
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yes, i am a friendly and whether it is slow or fast times my personality will not change.
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Yes in restaurant you don't need to ask only for the food after they order ask them about how was their staying in the country and if they enjoy the place ask something personal not focus on the food stuff....
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Yes, Im friendly and customer orientated.
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I love to interact with customers as much as possible. During the rush hours I wouldn't be able to do so, so during the slow times would give me the opportunity to get to know our customers and ensure they are enjoying their experience.
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Yah i talk to my customer and i entertain while waiting.
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Yes I consider myself to be Very friendly with customers , whether its during slow times, or fast pased.
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What is customer service?
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Yes .. i can talk to them without under pressure ,
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Yes. I was voted most friendly in high school.
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i consider myself to be a friendly warm person at all times but when its extra slow i can use that extra time that i wouldnt normaly have when the restaurant is full to make the cutomer feel extra special
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I would always have the same friendly attentive attitude towards customers no matter if it was a slow time or a busy time. During a slow time a higher level of customer service should be given because your available to.
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Yes, it offers an opportunity for more.
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Welcoming.yes.
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I know that i am extremely friendly, and im super nice to everyone, whether im getting paid or not.
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I am pretty patient and likely to form a buddy bond between costomers.
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5. What was your worst experience with a customer at your last serving job?
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I think my last worst experience i had before in a customer. is complaining bout the food that i had serve to them bout the. taste or something strange taste.just like that. then i offer them to get a new dish on our menu and i have to stay calm even if he or she is getting angry.
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My worst experience was when a strict vegan ordered vegan chili, and was served what was supposed to be vegan chili.. it turned out the cooks had mislabeled it and it was meat. and she had eaten a bite.
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My worst experience is when i give my number phone to her girlfriend.
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Oh,I remember it like is happening now!The worse was when I started to work as a waitress and I've spilled a glass of red wine on a lady's cream beautiful shirt!It was awful!
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In my current job we are always experiencing our so called special customers in a day but the most unforgettable one is named estrella who always keep changing her pizza flavor.
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The customer at my last job complained about the food being served. I calmly said I would replace the food. I then took the food to the kitchen and got the customer a new plate as fast as possible.
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At my last serving job I had a couple who gave me a hard time about everything and asked me help to the door at the end of night and only gave a 50 cent tip.
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The worst experiece with the customer at my last job was complaining of a bad service we had.
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It was a very rush hour so I didn't mention correct sold out item.
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A customer that stole from right in front of me.
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Never had that problem.
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Women with many allergies.
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I work in a cafe/restuarant. I have had customers complain about food being cold, so i apologise for this, offer them a replacement, and usually offer them a free drink.
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Aggressive behaviour.
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My was worst experience with a customer i can't do unhappy they.
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Till know I have.not.have any bad experiences.
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For me there is no such worst costumer i handled in my last serving because i treated them well and I gave them a satisfaction of their order.
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According to me it happened when my colleague who was station holder n i was allocated for food pickup,i have taken his order when he was busy at another, there was something wrong with food,he started yelling at me as i stay calm..
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When i served their order anh he just point his nail near in thigh and i felt so bad and i secretly cry...
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Every customer is different and its knowing how to handle the situation i have had many experiences i just learned how to deal with them.
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The only issue i can think of was having a couple order sea food and they complained that the scallops werent cooked completely, so i apologized and brought it back to be fixed when the cooks told me they were cooked, but they made a fresh plate anyway. the customers werent upset with me, they understood that i have no control of whats being cooked, but they werent happy with my restaurant and said the second plate i brought out was also uncooked. and they didnt leave a tip.
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She was mean.
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When the guest ask me for a drink and when i served there is a one guest stand and it was fall down.
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It when my co-worker spilled some soup to his shirt.
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I never really had a bad experience with any customers I served. I would like to think it was down to me being friendly person. I always try to be very attentive to customers and make sure their wants and needs are catered for. However If I did have a bad experience with a customer for some reason, I would reason with the customer and resolve it to the best of my ability, because at the of the day the customer is always right.
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When i was serving the guest's order, a fly stopped on the soup and the guest was so angry and upset that he stood up and went directly where the captain to complain about it. The captain tried to calm down him and invited the guest to try another meal.
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my worst experience with a customer at my last serving job is when a customer yelled at me. i try to stay calm and not to get my emotions involved. i say sorry for the inconvenience and pacify the siruation
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Shout to me but its not my fault.
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The customer's food was delayed by the kitchen staff and he yeld at me and I kept calm told him that the need extra attention and he furious requested to see the manager from where he was served on a house.
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Not really. well. she made an appointment with me many times but every time I called her and she says she's busy or no answer. i waited for her. but i take it easy.
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Cant think of any at the moment.
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I do not remember
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My worst experience is when I serve a mltiple glass of wine and I accidentaly pour it on the guest..
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I spilled read wine on a ladies white handbag, it was pretty aweful.
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When the host said the food ordered was not fresh and I had to ask them to chose another dish for free though he was very angry I had to control myself.
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6. What techniques do you use to upsell?
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Suggest for the customer something they don't know and explain to them what it is...
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At the end of a meal I tend to ask if they would like dessert.
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Nice talking.
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Suggest items that I like with the menu item they have choosen. Ask if they have tried one of our ___________ of the list of usell items?
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Always having a positive attitude, a smile on your face, and let your personal charm shine through. its easy to make a connection with customers this way, so its easier to suggest different menu items.
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Suggest the products , smile, explain to them if they do not know what it is.
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Well to upsell something I would definitely talk with the customer. By doing this I would get to know the customers taste and what they like. So if they chose a particular wine I would suggest something on the menu that would go perfectly with that wine. I would never try to force a customer to buy something but by making little suggestions it could influence the customers choice.
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what echniques do you use to upsell
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My charisma, my charm and friendly personality.
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I make a connection with the customer and tell them they would probably like this kind of side if they are going with that certain meal.
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Usually i recommend something i enjoy, like say they are thinking about dessert, i would suggest something i enjoy very much.
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Providing good customer service and always having a positive attitude torwards work.
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smile
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Providing good customer service and always having a positive attitude torwards work.
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Suggest the products
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Describe the products quality & how good the products tastes.
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7. How well do you upsell?
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Through suggesting the various options available. Also making the options sound luxurious.
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Through suggestive selling, food and wine pairing food and sauce pairing,
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What is the job of waitress?
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with the skills i've got, will make customers coming back
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To explain the quality of food or item that your sell.
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8. How often do you miss shifts?
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I never miss any shifts because every scheduled has given to me i will do it because it's my job to work hard.
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So far, I never missed a shift.
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Never, I absolutely love to work. The only time I would probably miss a shift is if I was 100% genuinely sick. I would work 25-8 if I could :D
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I dont miss shifts.
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Almost never.
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If u see the guest how to greet them.
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Rarely....
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Harldy never.
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Never. I have never missed any.
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I never missed it 'caused it is part of my duties and responsibilities.
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Just only twice a month i think .. when im waking up late sometimes.
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Start by start.
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I never been miss my shift.
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Rarely!hardly never.
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RARELY
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I cant really come up with an answer, because i normally dont miss shifts, i'm always the one picking up shifts, but i guess if i was really really sick i would find coverage or if i forgot to request a day out, i find coverage at least a day in advance.
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May be if the customer is bad mood or bad situations.
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I never miss my shifts!I actually come at work with at least 30 minutes before my shift starts!The worse thing can happen to me is to be late at work!
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I don't mis shifts.
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I am responsible for my work and I wouldnt miss work without any valid reason such as sickness.
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9. Are you used to serving meals in a heavy volume environment?
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At my previous job there wasn't a lot of seats. But it was constantly busy. Yes, I am used to serving in a heavy volume environment.
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Definitely,
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No but i can adjust to anything giving to me.
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Yes, in my previous job we worked as a fast paced time. Most of the time service was banquet style. During this time our team of 8-10 host had to serve a dining room of up to 200 guests. After service usually each of us were left to serve drinks to two tables.
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Tell about your self.
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No...I haven't worked as a waiter before. But I worked in restaurant as a decorator
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Yes,in a smokey mountain.
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10. tell me about yourself?
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I love to work with other cultures and the atmosphere of friendliness your company is being specialized in public relation and customer service, this is the environment that i like and it will work well on me to work well on your environment.
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Looks like alien.
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I'm hard working, reliable and flexible. I have a bubbly personality and love learning new things.
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Describe your self.
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I am sociable, a fast learner, and i love to learn new things constantly. I am constantly challenging myself to do better.
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As a waiter how can he disciribe himself?
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I'm a hard working junior and Dillard University sociology major psychology minor.
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Im Alex , im the youngest of the 2 siblings .. i graduated in a bachelor of hotel.
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I am welcoming.
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I love to served other people and the atmosphere of being friendly, y
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Well i go to monmouth unversity, im a senior now. i currently have worked at levis in the jackson outlets for over a year now.
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Well, i am currently taking time out of school to decide what i really want to do, so i want to make money in the mean time. i'm really independent, responsible, hard-working, motivated, organized, and enthusiastic.
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Ask a waiter I have pleasing personality have a sense of humor to entertain customers. Ask a Brother for my Siblings I'm Responsible for my Brother and sister for their studies.
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well i am a very humble person, self motivated, plesant, disciplined, patient and reliable.
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I am an outgoing,energetic and loving person who loves to be the center of the party but willing to fall into the shawdos when needed.
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I was raised overseas so I relish the cosmopolitan atmosphere that is promised by London, particularly in an area like Covent Garden where you must come across so many tourists/different nationalities. I am hard working, a quick-learner, flexible and work well in a team.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
11. Would you say you are a people person?
+61%
-59%
Top Answer
Yes, of course.
+88.9%
88%
+ / -
-77.8%
Second Best
Yes.. one of my favorite specks of this business is precisely that.. meeting, seeing, being surrounded by, observing, interacting with people! You learn so much... it is so diverse and always new!
+87.5%
86%
+ / -
-75%
3.
Yes i love talking and learning about guest.
+83.3%
80%
+ / -
-66.7%
4.
I would say people person,is to be good communicate and be potencial.
+80%
75%
+ / -
-60%
5.
Yes i feel that i am i love to meet new people all the time.
+80%
75%
+ / -
-60%
6.
yes ma'am or yes sir, i am very friendly with everyone and i have great communication skills.
+75%
71%
+ / -
-62.5%
7.
Yes, I am very sociable and love to interact with people.
+75%
67%
+ / -
-50%
8.
Oh,I definitely am!I love to talk to people and specially to make them laugh!
+75%
67%
+ / -
-50%
9.
Yes sir\ma'm...i have a good relationship with my co-workers and i'm very accomodated with....
+75%
67%
+ / -
-50%
10.
Yes I would say I was a people person. I truly enjoy working with people as part or a team and meeting new people. I also really enjoy that being is the hospitality service industry that meeting new people on a daily basis is part of your job.
+66.7%
63%
+ / -
-55.6%
11.
yes i am very helpfull person
+66.7%
60%
+ / -
-50%
12.
Yes ma'am,i'm very freindly and supportive,most of my customers often are tired and only want some one to talk to and i'm always availabe
+66.7%
60%
+ / -
-50%
13.
Absolutely! i find that i excell in anything i do that involves people. my dad is an extreme social butterfly, so i give him all the credit! ;)
+62.5%
57%
+ / -
-50%
14.
yes
+54.5%
50%
+ / -
-45.5%
15.
yes,because i have already experience in waiter.catering services
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
16.
Yes,,im optimized person,i can handle stress.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
17.
biytfiuytiuyiuyruyteu5y756e7ut8654
+50%
40%
+ / -
-33.3%
18.
yes
+44.4%
38%
+ / -
-33.3%
19.
Yes I would say I am a people person and I love being around new people.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
20.
I would definitely say that I am a people person. I am happy to work in a group as a team member however I am just as competent working independently. I have also been able to expand my communication skills through my work placement therefore I feel that my confidence is growing each week therefore communicating with strangers is something that I am becoming increasingly comfortable with.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
21.
My references will be able to establish my trustworthiness, however I believe that true trust is established over time. Given the opportunity I will be able to establish my trustworthiness.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
22.
Yes I am. This particularly shows through the fact I want to pursue a career in the health and social sector which requires great people skills.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
23.
Yes I am for I love socialising and getting to know other people culture and background.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
24.
Yes, ofcourse I am a people person. I love makin them feel comfortable around me.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
12. How can I trust you?
+62%
-58%
Top Answer
You can trust me because I am a responsible person. I have been in situations where I have been trusted before. I have been minding children since I was 13 and that is a job which requires people to trust me. I know it is nothing like waiting but people have trusted me with their kids which show I am responsible. Also I really want to work, I don't work for the money, money is only one benefit of working, I want to work and do a good job.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-92.9%
Second Best
If how you can trust your friend, you can trust me as a friend.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-66.7%
3.
If you just give me one shot, i promise i wouldnt let you down. trust takes time to get to know someone. i have bills and responsibilities, just like everyone else. i love working and being independent. i need my job.
+91.7%
91%
+ / -
-83.3%
4.
My references will be able to establish my trustworthness; however, I beleve that true trust is established over time. Given the opportunity, I will be able to establish my trustworthiness.
+90%
89%
+ / -
-80%
5.
By letting my actions speak for me.
+75%
67%
+ / -
-50%
6.
Give me the information to provide excellent customer service and you will see by my performance..
+75%
67%
+ / -
-50%
7.
You can trust me any time.
+75%
67%
+ / -
-50%
8.
you can see from the way I work in term of my responsibilities towards my job and the company. Also from my well-mannered behaviour towards people.
+66.7%
65%
+ / -
-62.5%
9.
Im a very responsible and honest person.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
10.
Due to my ongoing work placement working with young children around the ages of 3-5 years I am trusted by parents and supervisors to watch the children to ensure that I am supervising them with care. Although this has nothing to do with waitressing, looking after children involves being a trusted person.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
11.
Give me the information to provide excellent customer service and you will see my performance.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
12.
You can tust me lik the way you can trust your close friend.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
13.
Well you can definitely trust me because im an honest individual, furthermore ive been in a situation where I had to gain trust from my shift leader at my previous job to go on her cash when she was buzy.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
13. What previous jobs have you held?
+61.7%
-55%
Top Answer
I aM A cashier for MC.DONALDS
+77.8%
75%
+ / -
-66.7%
Second Best
Just look for me in my duty for a week and I think its enough to gain your trust it's hard to say. to see is to believe.
+75%
67%
+ / -
-50%
3.
By giving me the job.
+75%
67%
+ / -
-50%
4.
i would say thank you very much, because that could be only what the customer has to give
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
5.
I worked in a hotel, as chef assistant.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
6.
You can trust me because im not doing bad.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
7.
When they ask me to make duty for almost 36 hrs...
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
8.
I dropped a glass.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
9.
I worst my experience is when the restaurant i down for a customer.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
10.
The most expensive food item.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
11.
The customer was never satisfied with anything I did for them. They would ask for something, I would bring it to them, and then they would find something to complain about it. Everything I did was wrong in their eyes, they ended up wanting to talk to my manager and they were being super loud and obnoxious so the whole restaurant was watching and listening. They ended up getting their meal for free.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
12.
When the customer insulting me because of wrong computation of his receipe.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
13.
Server at my college, and made smoothies and made coffee.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
14.
I was a karate instructor , a tutor and administrative assistant.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
15.
Supervisor at neighborhood burger restaurant, cafe server, special event server, cashier?
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
14. If a customer gives you a 25 cent tip, what do you do?
+60%
-53.8%
Top Answer
A tip is still a tip, so thank them and tell them to have a great night!
+100%
100%
+ / -
-75%
Second Best
I will take it.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-75%
3.
Say thank you.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-66.7%
4.
Tip is a money given by guest for exception service. Here, We can see the role of many people. Starting from food to service. The tip depends on the company policy. a)If they are having Central Tipping System then I would put in the box b) If they allow the waiter to put all the money for themselves then its mine.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-66.7%
5.
Tell them thank you and have a nice day. Then reflect and see if there was something I could have done better. But, maybe, they were just short on money.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-50%
6.
will say thank you
+80%
75%
+ / -
-60%
7.
Say thank you.
+80%
75%
+ / -
-60%
8.
I put on a tip box ,, any amount of tip given to me by my guest it feels good ,it shows that i give them a good service.
+80%
75%
+ / -
-60%
9.
Smile and think to my self at least they gave what they could (only if you know you gave good service) If not, I would assess my actions and come to terms with what I did wrong and fix it!
+71.4%
67%
+ / -
-57.1%
10.
I would say thank you very much, and keep smileing.
+75%
67%
+ / -
-50%
11.
I 'll give the caisher.
+75%
67%
+ / -
-50%
12.
I accept big or small bill if from heart this is a big amount.
+75%
67%
+ / -
-50%
13.
You say thank you with a smile. tips are not mandatory. the fact that they came in and ate and paid theyre bill is what pays your paycheck so be grateful for that.
+66.7%
60%
+ / -
-50%
14.
If I get tipped like that, it is self evaluation time. First I curse angrily, then I whip the money at the wall. Then I leave that dump and get some brew. After more introspective explorations, I move one. Pretty simple, everyone.
+52.9%
50%
+ / -
-47.1%
15.
I ask in my supervisor and i will tell the customer is gives a tip for me.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
16.
Say thanks.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
17.
Tell them to keep it they need more than me!
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
18.
Apologize and state that their dissatisfaction is not a reflection on the company.
+40%
25%
+ / -
-20%
19.
A tip is a till, Iwill be thatnkful and wish him a good night.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
20.
Thank them and tell them to have a lovely rest of the day/evening.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
21.
I will thank them and if there is any procedure of a hotel to give out for tip box I would follow if not I would keep it.
+50%
0%
+ / -
-0%
15. Why did you leave your last serving job?
+58.3%
-55%
Top Answer
Moved area and could not commute.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-85.7%
Second Best
Non consistant with hours.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-66.7%
3.
It was my third job at the time, and i just wasnt making enough there to compensate for the long drive to the establishment.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-75%
4.
I thought this place will give me a good experience.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-75%
5.
My husband is army so we are posting another place.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-50%
6.
My family relocated to a far region and left with no choice but to drop my job.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-50%
7.
I came here for work and of course for the salary.
+90.9%
90%
+ / -
-81.8%
8.
Because i want to gain more experience in the future. and i think this place is better than me.
+84.6%
83%
+ / -
-76.9%
9.
I would like to move to a city.
+80%
75%
+ / -
-60%
10.
I worked on weekends, so I decided to travel for abroad, to improve my english and culture.
+80%
75%
+ / -
-60%
11.
For better carrier.
+80%
75%
+ / -
-60%
12.
I left my last job as there was no more room for improvment and I felt that I had done all that I could do there.
+75%
67%
+ / -
-50%
13.
i worked as p s a in 6 months that's why i m so boring.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
16. Are you in this to make money or do you enjoy socializing?
+63.3%
-50%
Top Answer
Both, Of course I have to do something for living, but I also enjoy to work with guest.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-80%
Second Best
Make money.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-50%
3.
Enjoy socializing.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-50%
4.
to make money
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
5.
SOCIALIZING WITH THE CUSTOMERS HELP ME KNOW THAT I DID MY JOB CORRECTLY THEN WORRYING ABOUT HOW MUCH MONEY I MADE.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
6.
To make money.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
7.
To make money of course to help my family.
+50%
0%
+ / -
-0%
8.
I enjoy the experience of meeting new people, but I am interested in progression of this business more than anything.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
9.
I enjoy the experience of meeting new people, but I am interested in progression of this business more than anything.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
10.
Im enjoy to work as a waiter and i love this work.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
11.
Enjoy both; though socializing does make the job more enjoyable.
+33.3%
0%
+ / -
-0%
12.
I enjoy socializing.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
13.
Im a very sociable person and love interacting with people on a daily basis so i would say its not exactly for the money.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
14.
For me is to help my family and my brother and sister to finish their studies. thats all and for me to eat and renting a house.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
15.
Both. i need to make money to live my life, just like everyone else, but i'd rather do that somewhere that involves people. i always surround myself around people.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
16.
I am in it to make money.
+50%
0%
+ / -
-0%
17. Are you currently in school?
+57.8%
-48.9%
Top Answer
Yes
+66.7%
60%
+ / -
-50%
Second Best
No i graduated already.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
3.
Yes I have my master degree exams next june.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
4.
Tell me about your self.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
5.
Yes, I am a business student at Cal Poly.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
6.
Im currently attending Ohlone college.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
18. If a customer asks you to pick a meal, what will you suggest?
+54.7%
-49.3%
Top Answer
I would ask them what they were in the mood for (light, heavy, snack wise, health wise) and suggest from there.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-83.3%
Second Best
The best seller or the specialty of the restaurant.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-75%
3.
I would suggest the most popular dish, from the menu.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-50%
4.
I would suggest the tagliatelle panna.
+50%
0%
+ / -
-0%
5.
I suggest is,yes ser i will pick a meal for you suggest.
+33.3%
0%
+ / -
-0%
6.
Typical food of restaurant.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
7.
The spicy miso ramen paired with a spicy tuna roll.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
8.
I would ask them what do they life.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
9.
I would pick the most popular or my favorite dish on the menu.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
10.
Go to self service buffet.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
11.
I will suggest our daily special its one of the expensive one.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
12.
the most popular dish
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
13.
I'll suggest them most popular dish and my favorite.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
19. We require you to come in an hour before busy time, and stay an hour after we close to clean, is that okay?
+54.5%
-47.3%
Top Answer
Of course, No problem at all.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-50%
Second Best
yes,i'd loved challenges,the more busy i was the more active and alert i am while working, it makes me even more productive
+80%
75%
+ / -
-60%
3.
Yes that is fine. It would be good to be able to prepare for the busy periods. Also being busy is a challenge and which i truly enjoy.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
4.
It's fair.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
5.
Yes that is okay with me.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
6.
Certainly, I always ready to work under presure.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
7.
Yes i never back away from hard work.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
8.
Yes that is fine!
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
9.
I'm willing to wait.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
10.
Yes of course im always available for more hours.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
11.
Give me a heads up before hand, and that is totally fine by me.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
12.
Absolutely.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
13.
Yes, that's no problem at all.
+50%
0%
+ / -
-0%
14.
That would be absolutly fine as I have my own means of transportation and am flexible with working hours.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
20. Have you ate at our restaurant before?
+54.5%
-47.3%
Top Answer
yes I have , I enjoy food and always interested in trying different types of , restaurants are good places to explore varieties of food and cooking ways
+100%
100%
+ / -
-66.7%
Second Best
no
+83.3%
80%
+ / -
-66.7%
3.
Yes i have.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
4.
Yes wonderful.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
5.
Yes it was one of the best.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
6.
Yes I have, I love exploring my options.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
7.
Have you ate at our restaurant before?
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
21. Your car breaks down on the way to work, what would you do?
+50.9%
-43.6%
Top Answer
I would immediately call my supervisor, and explain the situation. i would let them know i would be late, but i'll be there.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-66.7%
Second Best
call up and say am running late.
+50%
33%
+ / -
-25%
3.
Get a ride back home.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
4.
Call my supervisor that I will come late because of some emergency.
+50%
0%
+ / -
-0%
5.
I would leave the car securely parked, and take a taxi or public transportation.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
6.
Call the taxi.
+50%
0%
+ / -
-0%
7.
i call the taxi and lived my car because i want to work ontime
+50%
0%
+ / -
-0%
8.
Call and tell them i might be a little late, and call a friend or parent to drive me to work.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
9.
I call my supervisor that i will come late because of some emergency.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
10.
Call in to let them know.
+50%
0%
+ / -
-0%
22. Do you have any restaurant server experience?
+50%
-43.3%
Top Answer
Yes only about 4 to six months experience.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-50%
Second Best
No, but im willing to learn everything theres is to know about it and do it just as good as any one else here.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-80%
3.
Only about four months worth, but i caught on very quickly. i'm a pretty fast learner.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-50%
4.
Yes i have the experience.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-50%
5.
Do you have any restaurant server experience?
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
6.
no
+40%
25%
+ / -
-20%
7.
no
+50%
0%
+ / -
-0%
8.
NO I DONT ONLY AS A LINE SERVER HOWEVER I HAS GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS.
+50%
0%
+ / -
-0%
9.
no i do not
+50%
0%
+ / -
-0%
10.
No, i don't.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
11.
Ive worked at six flags where i served food and drinks but on a one on one level not multiple tables.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
12.
Yes sir im have a experience for server because in my last work in phils. is to serve that a customer need a plates or whatever.
+50%
0%
+ / -
-0%
23. If I called your previous restaurant, what would they say about you?
+46.1%
-44.5%
Best Answer
They said I am honest and I enjoy working in my worsite and I am a good team player.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
24. Have you ever skipped work at your previous employment?
+43.5%
-42%
Best Answer
No am honestly I never skipped work at my previous job.
+80%
75%
+ / -
-60%
25. Have you ever had difficulty with a kitchen member? How did you work out the problem?
+34%
-32.7%
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Waiter and Waitress
Job Satisfaction
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Healthcare
Vacation
Hours per Week
85%
Easy
Not Provided
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37 Hrs/Wk

Waiting staff, wait staff, or waitstaff are those who work at a restaurant or a bar attending customers supplying them with food and drink as requested. Traditionally, a male waiting tables is called a "waiter" and a female a "waitress" with the gender-neutral version being a "server".

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waitress Last Updated: March 27, 2014, 6:59 pm
Education Requirements

Most waiter and waitress jobs are at the entry level, and workers learn through short-term on-the-job training. No formal education or previous work experience is required to enter the occupation.

Work Environment

Waiters and waitresses are on their feet most of the time and often carry heavy trays of food, dishes, and drinks. The work can be hectic and fast paced. During busy dining periods, they are under pressure to serve customers quickly and efficiently. They must be able to work well as a team with kitchen staff to ensure that customers receive prompt service.

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Pros in Waiter and Waitress

What I love about being a waiter is that you are responsibly for the service and well being of customers. Also being a part of a team is another pro because being a part of a team helps you to grow in confidence.

Submitted On: May 30, 2012, 2:44 am

you need to be alert,manner,attendance to a customers need

Submitted On: June 10, 2012, 3:12 am

Pros being in a waiter profession helps you to develop your communication skills _n_ also helps you develop your confident.

Submitted On: September 7, 2012, 3:05 am

You have the ability to make a persons day. Just by being fast, efficient and courteous. Great service goes a long way to get repeat customers.

Submitted On: September 21, 2012, 2:48 am