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  1. Ed Kennedy
    Ed Kennedy September 1, 2017 at 8:37 pm | | Reply

    Done that. The first time I had the “title”, “Rolls and Relish Boy”, a job that probably doesn’t exist anymore. It was descriptive of what I did. Pass rolls and relishes to a house that maxed out at 300.. And you had to hit every table in the 1 1/2 hour dinner sitting. Yes you did have to hustle. Also was a waiter which was much less stressful.

  2. Hilton Dier
    Hilton Dier September 5, 2017 at 6:32 pm | | Reply

    There’s a saying that bears repeating: “If you are nice to your family and nice to your friends but you are not nice to the waitress, you are not a nice person.”

  3. Tiffini
    Tiffini October 21, 2017 at 3:48 pm | | Reply

    I waited tables from age 14-20. I am 51 now, and I can tell he character of a person based on how they behave to food service staff. There are people I will not associate with: cheap tippers, rude people, the entitled. If you want to know the character of someone, take them to a restaurant. That is really all the information you need.

  4. jeannine
    jeannine August 2, 2018 at 9:32 pm | | Reply

    ditto to Tiffini and Erica. I tried waitressing at a pub in Atlanta. Lasted less than a week. Awful.

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