front of house
Service jobs are the first work environments that many young women experience—and where they're first taught to endure harassment.
“Jeremy and I used to live together and we’d always talked about opening a restaurant sometime.”
“The front-of-house team aren’t cooking, but they do as much of the job as the chefs. I would go back to a restaurant if the food was average but the service was amazing."
A new study from hospitality researchers at the University of Missouri says that waitstaff give more attentive service to diners wearing nice clothes.
After my job prospects as a line cook fell through, I started lying my way through interviews for different waitstaff jobs. And even though I landed some jobs, I was a disaster in the dining room.
Running the restaurant together has had a huge effect on our relationship. I think it’s actually made us stronger.
People are extraordinarily dirty-ass eaters at a buffet. They steal food and think that they don't have to tip—even after I clean up the shells and bones they just throw on their tables.
One guy once asked me for a blow job. He asked for a mojito, a gin and tonic, and so on. At the end, like he was ordering another drink, he said: “And a blow job.”
Fuck Che Guevara and Guy Fawkes. A hundred years from now, we’ll all be wearing T-shirts idolizing this freedom-fighting waiter—and you’d best believe it’ll be glorious.