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I *AM* a waiter

February 26 2003 at 2:58 PM
David Beers  (no login)
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Response to WOW, hope I never have to wait on you...


Well, at least I have been a waiter for longer than any other position I have held in my life, considering I paid my way through three degree programs working as one. So no one appreciates the problems of being a waiter more than me.

I also know from experience when a waiter writes a table off as a "lost cause" so he can concentrate on the ones he thinks will give him a tip. We waited for 40 minutes on a slow Monday night to even be acknowledged by our waiter and another 10 before our order was taken. Then we didn't see him again until he delivered the check. Meanwhile he gave great service to the party right next to us--literally 4 feet away. Forgivable at Denny's but when it's a $100 meal that most people can do maybe once a year it's not forgivable.

We didn't ask for him to be fired, but the management was grateful to get our feedback and said they had had other problems with this employee. If there is anyone I have more sympathy for than waiters, it's restaurant managers. No one works harder with less appreciation (and less pay) than management in a good restaurant.

So, yeah, I feel ok about the whole thing. And I stand by my praise of the Craftwood as the best fine dining establishment in Manitou.

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