So You Want To Be A Waiter

The best book on waiting tables that you have never read – yet

“How easy is it to be a waiter”

These are the words that someone typed into a search engine to find my site. And I suspect it will be a more common question the longer that this economic upheaval lasts. I’m guessing that we’re going to see more and more refugees from other fields as the layoffs pile up.

The easy answer is, “It’s easy to be a waiter until you realize how hard it can be”.

To be a good waiter requires a lot of skills that most people have to learn on the fly. It takes a good 6 months for most people to start getting good at it. To be a great waiter is something that takes much longer. Just as in any profession, there are a cherished few who seem naturals and pick it up very quickly. For the rest of us, it takes a lot of hard work, careful observation and a continuing desire to polish the fine points.

Hopefully, in a year, you’ll be able to go to your local bookstore and buy my book.  My hope is to make it easier for the rank amateur to come in and demolish the learning curve. In the meantime, I hope that this person will continue to read this blog as I will be discussing elements of the job that will turn him or her into a top-earner much more quickly than if they get hired and have to learn things on a trial-and-error basis.

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