Sunday, July 06, 2008

Busy or Lazy?

It has been a long time since i last updated my blog. Gosh, was i really that busy or was i just lazy? Haha, i guess it is a bit of both. Working here @ the Grand Canyon is fun but the nature of my job is pretty stressful.

Being a server, or a waiter, is not easy. When i have 6 tables to handle, i have to plan my time well and make sure that each table gets the necessary attention. When the customers first arrive, i have to make sure they get water and perhaps something to drink. In a few minutes time, i have to take their order and send the order to the kitchen. Then, i have to look out for my food which might be out in a few minutes or 10 -20 minutes depending on the crowd and the cooks. Once the food is ready, i have to bring them out and serve it. Upon seeing the customers finishing the food, i have to go forward to ask them if they want dessert; if they don't i will have to bring out the bill.

Sounds easy huh? It is not as easy when the tables of customers are multiplied by 6 or more. And some times, some of these customers are really hungry and they want their food fast. Or there might be parents with nosiy kids who just want to eat and get out of the place. And not to mention some people who has high standards; they are those that will reject the food that is served to them.

A lot of people says a server earns good money. I agree totally but at what cost? Everyday i have to "entertain" so many people that i became emotionally drained each and every night. And, not to mention that there are sideworks that we have to do - they can be so tedious and dirty. Hence, i would say i earn my money with my sweat and blood. I just don't understand why some people think being a server is easy. Maybe a server @ AZ is easy, maybe a server @ ET is easy but a server @ BA is rather shitty.

1 comment:

tianhong said...

haha alright. Din know you are working THERE. OH GOD. It must be darn scenic to be able to see the vast terrain that stretch beyond what you can see.