This is what a year and a half of being a waitress will do to your shoes. 👟
Being a server is HARD work. I’ve been a server for about 9 years... I’ve been shoved, sworn at, stiffed wayyyyy to many times to count and disrespected almost daily. Please be kind to your server. They do so much for you and work their butts off.
Here’s a list of DON’TS that I hope to pass on:
1. Don’t leave a disaster and not tip your server. We make 2-5$ an hour. It is so rude to let your kids trash the place and expect us to clean it up. We get that it’s going to get messy with kids, but if you don’t have the money to tip then please tidy up after yourselves.
2. Don’t shake your cups at us when you need a refill. Odds are, we’re getting around to you. Wait patiently until your server comes to your table or even comes near and ask politely.
3. Don’t tell us that ‘this is the best service we’ve ever had’ and then leave a dollar. Compliments are nice, but do not pay our bills.
4. Do not fold your dollars in half and hide them under a cup, napkin holder, etc. What’s the point? To make yourself feel better and trick the server into thinking you left a fatty tip? Just own up to what you left!
5. I don’t want to listen to your crude jokes. Just keep them to yourselves.
6. We would love to be with our families on Holidays. So if you come in on Thanksgiving, please make it worth our time. Don’t come in and leave us a few spare pennies. It’s just rude.
7. We’re just trying to support ourselves and our families. Please be nice to us. I LOVE serving people who are kind to me and appreciative of what I do. If you take care of us, we’ll take care of you. 😊