This is often a very unappreciated job. This person, be they male or female, is the personal contact point between you and the rest of the staff at a bar, eatery, or anywhere someone waits on you. They do work hard for the money they earn and more often than not get blamed for anything that meets with your displeasure whether they had anything to do with it or not. They normally treat you like you are special, even when you aren’t. You expect them to get everything perfect about what you have ordered even though they might be waiting on dozens of people. Remember them after you have been served. Remember they are people too and can make mistakes and that this is the way they make their living and contribute to society. Treat them as such.
How to celebrate – Try being a server yourself. Tip well. Be kind to all those who give you service.
Well, if you don’t like leaving tips, stay inside today! this is National Waiters and Waitresses Day and good tips are expected!. (For good service naturally)
If you have never been a waiter or waitress I can tell you from personal experience, it’s a tough job. Just balancing trays is a job in its own right but having to deal with each and every persons personality, the other waiters and waitresses, the kitchen staff, the chefs, the management and the occasional skipped payment makes it a stressful position to maintain.
When the food isn’t to your liking, comes out late or the air conditioning is too high or too low, who gets the blame? Add to all that, they are people just like the rest of us and have the exact same sort of stress the rest of us go through on a daily basis. But they are always expected to be cheerful, prompt and efficient.
And remember the old days when drive through meant drive in? Girls in roller skates coming out to your car to take your oder and returning with those trays that hung on your window? Not only did they have to wait on you but they had to know how to roller skate pretty well. I have a hard enough time walking and chewing gum at the same time.
And then there are those girls that look so much better than the food you are being served. They always seemed to get better tips even if they forgot to bring the food at all!
How to celebrate – Make sure you give your waiter-waitress a good tip if you go out today. Maybe even take them a small gift, not in place of money because they work on tips for the most part. Be nice to your waiter or waitress, they are working hard for their money.