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The Art of Driving the Waiter Wacko

Inga | Posted 06.08.2016 | Comedy
Inga

A local waiter I know says that no matter how much women tip, it isn't worth the pain and suffering of dealing with them. A co-ed group is fine, he ...

Secrets Only Restaurant Servers Know

Thrillist | Posted 04.01.2016 | Taste
Thrillist

By: Dan Gentile Credit: Jason Hoffman/Thrillist A great restaurant is like a finely tuned machine: customers don't notice the gears until they brea...

How to Handle Your Books When Your Money Is Off the Books: Financial Planning in a Freelance World

Michael Most | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Michael Most

Freelancing and being self-employed are the new frontier in the American economy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of self-empl...

Who Tips Better: Democrats Or Republicans?

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics

Six weeks ago, New York restaurateur Danny Meyer caused a stir when he announced the elimination of tips at his restaurants and an increase of meal pr...

The Only Acceptable Times to Send Food Back at a Restaurant

Thrillist | Posted 12.01.2015 | Taste
Thrillist

By: Carrie Dennis and Kevin Alexander Credit: Cole Saladino/Thrillist Few things are as frustrating as ordering a dope dish at a restaurant, but be...

The Dumbest Questions You Can Ask A Bartender

Thrillist | Posted 10.28.2015 | Taste
Thrillist

Some people say there's no such thing as a stupid question, but those people have never been asked about the gluten content of a margarita. Bartenders field questions like this all the time. So sad.

Things Restaurant Servers Say... And What They Really Mean

Thrillist | Posted 10.14.2015 | Taste
Thrillist

By: Dan Gentile Credit: Shuttershock (edit) The customer isn't always right, but since it's terribly awkward to tell them they're wrong, restaurant...

7 Things Your Server Wants You to Know

Chantelle Zakariasen | Posted 09.03.2015 | Taste
Chantelle Zakariasen

The hierarchy is alive and well, friends. But we all know that's no recipe for a beautiful world -- whether you're scooping up garbage for a living or performing high risk brain surgery. We all have a story, we all have joys and pains and we all deserve to be treated decently.

9 Jobs That Teach You How to Hustle (PHOTOS)

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 08.25.2016 | Business
Alicia T. Glenn

Work is hard, but there are certain jobs that may require a little more grit than others. Those that can successfully navigate through these professions will come out with an exceptional work ethic that can set them up for success anywhere.

13 Ways We're All Driving Waiters Crazy

PureWow | Posted 07.07.2016 | Taste
PureWow

You, responsible human, know the general drill: Walk into a restaurant, wait patiently to be seated, tip 18 to 20 percent. But did you realize that leaving your phone on the table stresses waiters out to no end?

You Really Don't Want A TOTALLY Honest Waiter

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 05.04.2015 | Comedy

"What do I suggest? The restaurant next door." If a restaurant server was completely honest about everything, do you really think you'd want to eat...

How to Make Life Easier For Waiters

Quora | Posted 05.31.2015 | 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.