Every Waiter(ess) Will Relate To These Life Lessons
Start writing a post
Lifestyle

Anyone In The Food Service Industry Will Relate To These Life Lessons I Learned As A Waitress

Being a waitress taught me so many life lessons.

196
Anyone In The Food Service Industry Will Relate To These Life Lessons I Learned As A Waitress

If you are looking for a sign to become a waitress for part-time or even full-time, here it is. Although many people look at waitressing as a simple job, I can tell you up front that it most definitely is not.

Working as a waitress has its ups and downs, but there are many lessons a person learns while waitressing at a restaurant. I've worked at my local pizzeria for four years now and it's been my favorite job I've ever had. Some of my co-workers have become my closest friends and we always know how to have a little fun in-between the busy times at work.

Waitressing has taught me many useful lessons that I use in my everyday life, and I can definitely say that I would not be the person I am today if I didn't learn things I did while being a waitress.

The first thing that has been useful to my everyday life is learning is patience. The pizzeria I work at has been open for more than twenty years and never switched their phone so they still use a landline with a spiral cord and it can be a nuisance most of the time.

And by that I mean it can be difficult to hear people sometimes when they are trying to place an order, so it's always important to have patience when the customer keeps breaking up or one person can't hear the other. The patience also comes into play when customers can take a while to order.

Another thing I've learned about is customer service.

You know that saying "the customer is always right," well, that's correct to an extent. I say this because sometimes, when a customer is ordering, they think they are ordering one thing, but they actually want another. As long as I know what the customer actually means, I don't have to point out the mistake and can let them think that they're right.

Another component of learning about customer service is how to deal with customers. There will always be people who complain and argue, and it's a waitress's job to deal with these people. It can be rough sometimes and I have some crazy stories, but dealing with these certain people has taught me how to think on my feet.

Quick thinking is required if you become a waitress.

When it's the pizzeria's busiest hour, I barely have time to stop and take a break so my mind is always going.

Along with thinking on my feet, I have also become a great multi-tasker. A large portion of being a waitress is remembering things- people's orders, the names that go along with the orders, the specific way the people want their food made, when the food is done, etc.

My multitasking skills as well as my memorization skills have gone up ever since I became a waitress because there is so much that I have to think about all at once. When the pizzeria is going through dinner or lunch time and there are multiple people waiting to be seated or just waiting for their pick-up, things run more smoothly when I remember everyone's names and orders.

Being a waitress is fun and I've learned many lifelong lessons.

It can be difficult at times but once I got the hang of it, taking orders and bussing tables became easy.

Being a waitress allowed me to become more extroverted since I deal with people all day. I've come to know people just by what they order and this always puts a smile on the customer's face. The times when the local customers walk through the door and greet me by my name always makes up for the times when it's rough being a waitress.

The free pizza helps too!

Report this Content
Lifestyle

Founders Of Color: Rec Room's Dre Taylor On What Blackness Can Look Like And Not Working For Free

"It mattered to me that when we were depicting racial diversity for Rec Room, we showed the broad spectrum of what Blackness can look like."

Rec Room

The world of sustainable fashion is inundated with marketing gimmicks, false advertising, and large corporations cutting corners — Rec Room is the pure antithesis of that.

Keep Reading... Show less

Dunkin' just announced that they'll be releasing their fall menu earlier than ever — set to debut on August 19 — and that it'll include new menu options this season, including a new signature pumpkin spice latte. Let me just say, Starbucks has some fall-menu competition now.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

CBD Lip Balm Is The Calming Presence You Need In Your Life, Trust Me

I tried lip balm, sleep gummies, and an oil dropper from CBDistillery. Here's the final verdict.

@lilyjmoe

CBD has been on making waves within the wellness space for the last few years. Generally related to the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain, it's growing easier to find small CBD companies who are making products specifically designed to fit your needs. As FDA rules for CBD production can be a little hazy, it's true that not all CBD products are created equally. That's why it's important to look into the manufacturing of whatever you're deciding to try, especially if you're new to taking CBD.

As someone who has tried a variety of CBD products — some victories, some failures — I was thrilled when CBDistillery sent me a package of their favorites. They included a Broad Spectrum CBD Oil Tincture, their Nighttime Gummies, and a CBD Lip Balm.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

I Went To Disney For The First Time Since COVID-19 And It's Officially The Cleanest Place On Earth

I stopped focusing on the pandemic simply because, for the first time in months, I felt safe.

After a few months of self-quarantining, becoming suspicious of every cough, and blowing through masks like a medical school student, restrictions due to the pandemic are easing up a bit and businesses are warily reopening. While these public spaces may look the same on the outside, the way they function and operate is vastly different than a few months ago.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

5 At-Home Therapy Tips You Need, No Matter What Your Therapy Routine Is

Whether you're in a Zoom session or live-chatting, make sure your home therapy space is good to go.

No matter what stigmas you held about therapy before this year, I'm sure 2020 has affirmed that we could ALL use a nice long therapy session. Between wildfires that took over an entire continent, a global health crisis, and what's sure to be one giant circus of an election in the United States, we need help and we need it now.

The fact of the matter is, therapy has been a helpful, valid resource long before the world decided to become one giant dumpster fire. Having a safe space to discuss what's going on in your life, worries you have, and struggles you're facing has become a very normal thing for individuals' mental health.

Keep Reading... Show less

When it comes to wedding planning, each and every detail is customized to the style of the couple. From venue and decorations to food and beverages, nothing gets overlooked — whether your wedding is big, small, or virtual.

The same thing goes for invites, which are getting more and more beautiful every wedding season. If you're looking to customize your wedding invitations, the options are endless... you can add pictures if you wish, opt for fancy artwork, or keep it simple with just text).

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

23 Burning Questions We Have For The Taureans In Our Lives, Answered By A Taurus

The remaining 11 signs took the bull by the horns, and it was a fun and insightful experience!

Jordyn Leach

Lately, I've been digging deeper into astrology and studying my sign. Throughout the journey, it's come to my attention that Taurus are probably one of the most complicated signs - that is, if you're not a Taurus.

To gain a little more perspective on how my sign is viewed by the others, I requested that the participants submit a question in response to the following:

Keep Reading... Show less
Universal Pictures

A music enthusiast like myself has a playlist for every mood. Life's a movie and you're the main character. In no specific order, listen to these songs to feel on top of the world!

Pro Tip: turn your crossfade up to 3 seconds for a seamless transition between each song!

Keep Reading... Show less

It's the most wonderful time of the year again — it's sorority recruitment season! While recruitment can be a fun and memorable experience, it can also take a toll on your mental health, especially this year, considering the special circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are a few reminders to keep in your mental health toolkit during recruitment week to help keep your mental health at bay during this unique experience.

Keep Reading... Show less

We've all been there. You see that super cute guy on your dating app of choice, his bio is funny, and then, the gut-wrenching feeling hits when you see their political views don't exactly line up with yours. He loves Trump, you can't stand him, or vice versa.

A lot of people will say you can get over politics, but I know from personal experience, as well as this survey, that politics play a huge role in whether a relationship will work or if we're even willing to swipe right on that profile.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments