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How to Make Life Easier For Waiters

Quora | Posted 03.31.2015 | Taste
Quora

Show up on time for your reservation. This helps the whole operation run smoothly.

16 Reasons People Quit The Service Industry

Thrillist | Posted 03.09.2015 | Taste
Thrillist

The service industry can be a jumping point between other jobs or a lifelong vocation. But even some of the most hardened, battle-scarred servers eventually decide that they don't want their feet to hurt all the damn time. So they quit.

Hunter Stuart

9 Reasons We Should Abolish Tipping, Once And For All

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.17.2014 | Business

Tipping pushes waiters into poverty, so let's stop doing it.

Think Brighter With Matisse and Zimmerman

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 12.14.2014 | Arts
Nancy Cohen-koan

With darkness falling on almost every aspect of our news' lives these days, it's not irreverent to experience some joyful moments to reset the imbalance.

The 20 Worst Questions To Ask Your Server

Thrillist | Posted 12.03.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

Waiters are used to dealing with a lot of things: incompetent managers, infallible chefs, and, of course, insane patrons.

'We've Both Been In Your Shoes': Couple Leaves 150% Tip For Busy Waiter Despite Poor Service

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.02.2014 | Good News

A little bit of empathy can make all the difference for someone who is having a rough day. When Makenzie and Steven Schultz of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, ...

DC Restaurant Workers Win Key Battles, But War Has Yet to Be Won

Patrick McDermott | Posted 10.14.2014 | DC
Patrick McDermott

The Washington, D.C. restaurant industry is not only a haven for big shot restaurateurs, it's quickly becoming a strong industry for restaurant workers as well. Let's just take a look at some of the ways this is true.

How Restaurant Wine Lists Are Sexist

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 10.20.2014 | Taste
Kurt Michael Friese

Just because you want an Old Fashioned, doesn't mean you need to be old fashioned.

Cooked Sushi? Dumb Things People Do At Restaurants

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.22.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Sometimes people do dumb things that really annoy the wait staff.

More Restaurants Are Banning Tips. That Might Be A Good Thing.

Agence France Presse | Juliette Michel | Posted 07.05.2014 | Business

In the United States, customers are expected to add an extra 10 to 20 percent to their tab at the end of a meal - but increasingly restaurants are for...

26 Restaurant Secrets Only Servers Know

Thrillist | Posted 06.23.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

Next time you're lambasting your waiter about your order, remember that they know more than you think.

The Perfect Summer Job: Why Waiting Tables Beats an Internship

Lori Janjigian | Posted 06.07.2014 | College
Lori Janjigian

I allowed myself to fall into the trap of thinking that an internship was much too important to turn down -- even if it cost me money and taught me very little.

5 Ways Restaurants Get You To Spend More Money

The Daily Meal | Posted 05.22.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

During a seemingly innocuous meal, several different attempts were made to get you to spend more money.

How Going Undercover Reminded Me to Appreciate My Privilege

Katy Wolk-Stanley | Posted 04.26.2014 | Parents
Katy Wolk-Stanley

My non-consumerism relies heavily on the community I live in. If I were in more of a low income area, my food shopping options would likely be limited, and our safety would not be a given. I have opportunities that many other Americans do not.

The People Systematically Eliminated From Our Lives By Technology

Karin Kasdin | Posted 03.13.2014 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

My question is this: Just because we can do really cool things with technology, does that mean we should? We have the technological capacity to blow up whole countries, but so far we have responsibly refused to press the button that would change the world.

WATCH: Jimmy Fallon Reads Hilarious Tweets About Weird Waiters

Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

In the latest installment of his "Late Night" hashtag game, Jimmy Fallon asked his Twitter followers to tweet about their encounters with weird waiter...

I Just Want To Say Thanks

Dr. Robert M. Myers | Posted 03.06.2014 | Good News
Dr. Robert M. Myers

When Aaron Collins died in 2012, he made a final wish. Aaron's wish was that his family eat at one restaurant and leave the waiter or waitress a five...

10 Ways To Prevent Your Bartender Or Server From Going Insane This Christmas Season

Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste

There isn’t enough Xanax in the universe to make the blood money of Christmas time in the service industry entirely tolerable.

Bill Maher Rages At Christian Hypocrites

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 11.10.2013 | Comedy

Bill Maher closed Friday's episode of "Real Time with Bill Maher" by going off on one of his favorite subjects: Christians who refuse to help others, ...

The Tipping (Jar) Point

Jack Amiel | Posted 11.13.2013 | Business
Jack Amiel

In the last two decades, management and corporations have done better and workers have done worse. By way of the jar, bosses have found a way to keep their prices low, their profits high and pass part of their staffing costs onto consumers.

Unfinished Business... Or Why I Left My Office Jobs

Amanda Brewington | Posted 06.03.2013 | Detroit
Amanda Brewington

When something needs to be accomplished I would rather stay up late and get something done in one day rather than spend two days doing something. This is why I didn't fare well in an office setting. And now I know why.

What Do Foreign Tourists Think Of The U.S.?

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.15.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

It's high time, I think, that we stopped forcing everyone to pore over our own vacation albums and, for once, take a peek at theirs. For example, what do tourists from abroad think of traveling here? Are they keen on American food, comfy in our hotels? Do they find it tricky getting around?

Dealing With Second-String Players

Michael Sanson | Posted 04.02.2013 | Home
Michael Sanson

I ask you, restaurant operators, do you use second- or third-string players on slow nights, hoping they won't mess up too much? If so, how do you avoid major missteps? And readers, do you sense you're dealing with second stringers on slow nights?

Why This Pastor Tipped 50 Percent Today

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 04.02.2013 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

For the record, we're not all like this pastor.So thank you for serving our food, parking our cars, steaming our milk, cleaning our rooms and doing all the stuff that many "pastors" probably couldn't or wouldn't do themselves.

The 11 Most Annoying Things Waiters Do At Restaurants

Posted 12.18.2014 | Taste

It's hard being a waiter. The pay can be low, the hours are long and certain customers can be especially irritating. On the flip side, for those custo...