Nur Yunlu
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Working in a restaurant is an easy way to make money. ๐Ÿ’ธ It doesn't require a bachelor's degree besides soft skills. You need to have is a big smile and a positive attitude. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Working late and long hours, and constantly having high energy towards guests can cause burned out. ๐Ÿคฏ Burnout can be easy to identify; headaches, dizziness, insomnia, and digestive issues. ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿค’๐Ÿ˜ฃ

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  • Transition to pooled house tips ๐Ÿ’ธ
  • Enforce a break time ๐Ÿ˜Œ
  • Have a family meal ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ–

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Beth Fiedler
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I disagree with your comment that restaurant work "doesn't require any skills except knowledge of food and alcohol". If all you have is a big smile and forget to charge for drinks or side items, neglect to add the bill correctly, or serve someone a dish with peanuts who asked for them to be removed, you will have a big smile and a pink slip. Soft skills in the restaurant industry are required to make customers feel at home, address their needs and know when to not interrupt their meals. You need physical stamina to be on your feet all day and coordination to balance trays. Etiquette to serve properly and set a table. I could go on. That is why so many countries outside of the US pay their restaurant workers a full salary in which a tip is an insult! They get full health and other benefits, too. The US is behind in taking care of the heart of the workforce in the service industry. We should never think that just a big smile is all you need.

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John Biddle

I can only imagine. I could not do it. Kudo's to all of you!

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Shea Thorne

Your corporate and managers mean everything about how you as any part of the staff will be treated. When the corporate management are in the mindset of phasing out your storefronts there is nothing that your store can do to get more hours, keep employees, or stop the spiral downward. It's a planned spiral meant to make as much money from as few people as possible so they can tell their shareholders that the physical stores don't matter anymore since they can't make the insane quota. One of my managers even told me once that as a company we made 15% over the normal estimate instead of the predicted 20% under estimate and corporate decided to reward us with more cut hours.

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Steven Ransom

"The US is behind in taking care of the heart of the workforce in the service industry." ~Beth Fiedler

So true!

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Beth Fiedler

@Nur Yunlu to be fair, you make excellent points regarding burnout and other helpful suggestions. I also understand now that your intention was not to say that restaurant don't have any skills but that a good attitude in the business will help you learn the skills you need on the job.

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Stacie Gentile

Restaurant work requires a lot of knowledge and skill even dishwashers require basic knowledge of restaurant operations not to mention waitresses,bartenders and most importantly the chefs require a lot of education in not only food preparation but serv safe guidelines for safety and health concerns proper food temperature sanitation food costs so to comment no skills or knowledge is required is an ignorant answer or response by someone who clearly lacks the skills knowledge and mindset to work in the food service industry

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Dyllan Archer

It also depends on where your working and how good or big the staff is I worked at Buffalo Wild Wings and had to work every time my shift was my shift and eventually had to work everyday day all day and thatโ€™s because there wasnโ€™t a lot of cooks, but then I worked at a family owned and even though the cooks was still a small crew the boss was involved and helped cover for when someone was out or whatever, itโ€™s about the kind of managers that you have to if they know how to work the schedule they potentially wonโ€™t burn you out, but most restaurants are tiring settings just remember, your not stuck there so if itโ€™s time for a new career whenever itโ€™s time, itโ€™s time!

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Theresa Halminiak

I miss working at a restaurant. I miss my customers the most! It is very easy to get burnt out with the long hours . I like your ideas to prevent that.

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Odom Thompson

Same things every where for people to interact

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Sandra Perez

That's right you tell it thank you

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