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Should Restaurant Servers Post Credit Card Receipts?

With the rise of social media, it is becoming more common to read stories of servers posting the credit card receipts of guests to show the size of the tip they received.  This can include terrible tips that guests have left.  It has also grown to include showing the incredible tips left by celebrities and […]

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Meeting The Rude Restaurant Guest The Next Day

Serving rude restaurant guests leaves you with very few options.  In order to maintain my faith in humanity, I tend to chalk it up to a bad day or having a bit too much to drink.  Sometimes you just have to grin and bear it knowing that they will be gone in a few hours […]

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Transitioning From A Restaurant Manager To A Restaurant Server

Transitioning from a restaurant manager to a restaurant server was one of the more surreal experiences of my career. I knew in advance it would take time to acclimate to my new role, but did not quite know what to expect. As a manager I felt that I was missing out on a great deal […]

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Why Your Non-Slip Shoes Matter

I had a conversation last night with some former servers about the “serving lifestyle.”  They fondly recalled sleeping until noon and closing down the late night bars.  Those are some of the more glamorous parts of being a server.  The part people don’t often fondly recall is being uninsured and any injury being catastrophic.  If you cannot work, you […]

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My New Slip-Resistant Shoes

  I make no secret of the fact that I will endorse fully products that I feel help me be more effective as a server. In the past I have written about my favorite wine key, money clip, and slip-resistant shoes. So when a fellow server on Twitter was asking for a recommendation on some […]

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