♫ Everybody’s working for the weekend ♫
Don’t you just love that song from the 80’s?
No…of course you don’t, you’re not a 9-5’er. You don’t work Monday through Friday and take two days off to relax and unwind. You’re not working for the weekend. You’re a server, a chef or a bartender and you know that the weekend is your busy time. Your office is a hot kitchen or crowded restaurant and you wouldn’t have it any other way.
We don’t have to tell you that the life of a hospitality worker is a lot different than most other industries. You live tip to tip, ticket to ticket, and your shift usually isn’t over until last call. (more…)
Whether you work the lunch shift, dinner shift, or a dreaded double, you know that the money you take home depends entirely on the people you are serving and how generous they feel. You can be the best server at your restaurant and you still have no way of knowing how much money you are going to leave with. (And don’t even get us started on pooling tips! Why should you have to share your hard earned money with someone who doesn’t know the difference between ranch and blue cheese dressing?) After 10% to the bar staff, 10% to the bussers what’s left for you? (more…)