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End of the month post

Well cats and kittens, it’s time to remind you that at the end of the month, the smart waiter takes a really close look at the uniform. Are the shoes on their last legs and are your pants cuffs starting to fray? How about those shirt collars – piling and stained from the sweat of your labors?

Now’s the time to cast a critical eye and renew your uniform so that you can look the best that you can – crisp and professional.

And now is the time to start setting next month’s goals. As we are approaching the end of the year, you should start working up more global goals for next year, whether it be not every waiting tables again and getting out at any cost, to increasing your earnings by X-amount or learning more about wine and spirits. Perhaps it might be working toward a higher-end restaurant. If you focus your goals to this, it can be achieved, even in these economic times. But you have to put the work in. Just remember, you have another year’s experience under your belt. That won’t hurt.

Treat the job as any professional would and you’ll go a long way.

End of the month uniform check

Well kids, it’s that time of the month again.

At the end of every month, you should give your uniforms a good, close inspection. You should use a keen eye to observe signs of wear and tear. If you do this once a month, you probably won’t be caught with your pants down, so to speak, by a manager who has to tell you that your uniform is lacking in some way. Once you get into the habit, it’s almost routine. this doesn’t replace checking out your uniform before you put it on every day – it’s a really close look to see what’s going to have to be replaced soon.

On my inspection this weekend, I’ve noticed that I’ve got no more than 2 months left on my shoes. I’ll be buying a new pair while I’ve got the money instead of having to wake up one morning to find a rip where the top meets the sole. who knows – I might not have the money at the time. Best to take care of it now.

I’ve had to throw out two shirts. Time to buy two of those puppies as well. And the tie is getting a bit pilled, so I’d better have a backup ready.

I’d rather buy things on my own schedule than have the gods of wear and tear thrust buying on me.