Workers In The Restaurant Industry Deserve Far More Credit Than They Receive

Workers In The Restaurant Industry Deserve Far More Credit Than They Receive

Dealing with rude clientele, applying unnecessary discounts and receiving sh*t tips deserves a round of applause.

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DISCLAIMER: In simply one year of maintaining employment at various businesses throughout the restaurant industry, I have witnessed the incredulous amount of responsibility and work ethic required to ensure customer satisfaction. Yet, regardless of the amount of said effort that is put in by staff members each and every day to create a remarkable guest experience, workers will continuously cross paths with those who find even the slightest of ordeals to complain about. What these customers tend to forget is that the hosts, servers, chefs, and bussers at your favorite restaurants are human, and deserve to be respected for their efforts. Workers in each position bend over backward while engaging in countless efforts to satisfy parties of all sizes that enter their restaurant on a daily basis, though it does not come without the costs of tedious aggravation and the urge to maintain perfection.

With regards to my personal experience, I have been working as a hostess at various restaurants for a brief period of one year, and throughout this time, I often see far more disrespect than I would like to.

As an employee in this business, my number one priority is to accommodate guests to the best of my ability. As I am primarily required to seat guests, I often find myself in far more contact with them than I once expected. Whether I am engaging in small talk, answering questions about the menu, or taking an order over the phone, I remain incredibly grateful for the customers that display proper etiquette towards me.

Often times, I am lucky if I receive a "thank you" from a guest after assisting them. Do not get me wrong - this slight culmination of bitterness has developed over a period of time, and eventually, one learns how to adapt to working in this industry. Yet, in actuality, I have far less to complain about than that of a server, bartender, chef or manager. Their interactions with guests tend to be far more in-depth than my own, and the incidences of blatant ignorance towards these workers that I have seen is deplorable.

I believe that there is a certain level of respect that must be maintained between people, regardless of whether one works in the restaurant industry or not.

I feel as though there is no excuse to show ignorance to a person that is doing their best to guide you through a pleasant experience in their place of employment. Leaving a server little to no tip is possibly the biggest slap in the face you could give to one who is attempting to make a livelihood in this industry. Blatantly showing your disdain toward a host because you are required to be put on a ten-minute waiting list for a table when a restaurant is filled to capacity is not their fault. Sending drinks back and forth to the bar because they were made with "too much ice" is simply unnecessary.

If you are looking to enjoy your dining experience at a restaurant, show your respect to those who are breaking their backs to please you. If you find that impossible, I suggest you try walking a mile in their shoes.

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Seven Tasty Coffee Drinks Without The Coffee Taste

I'm pretty sure my body is 90% coffee and soon, yours will be too.
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Though I don’t understand it, there are a lot of people who don’t like coffee. Many people still want to have the coffee to wake them up, learn to like coffee, or want to hop on the bandwagon of enjoying a coffee treat from Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts, or Wawa (the overall best). So, here’s a list of seven drinks that include coffee, but don’t taste like it, to help you transition from a non-coffee drinker to an active one.


1. Coolattas from Dunkin Donuts

A Coolatta is basically a frozen flavored drink. Most of them contain coffee, so getting that boost of caffeine without the coffee taste is easy with this treat. It comes in caramel, vanilla bean, mocha, Oreo, and more.

2. Any kind of Mocha Coffee (or caffe mocha)

A mocha coffee tastes like subtly coffee flavored hot chocolate. One of my favorite mocha drinks around the holidays is a peppermint mocha, because it tastes like a chocolate dipped candy cane, which is perfect to get anyone (even a Jewish girl like me) into the Christmas spirit. If you like hot chocolate, a mocha is a good way to transition into drinking regular coffee.

3. Vanilla Latte

A vanilla latte is one of my personal favorites. They can come hot or iced, and though they contain a good amount of coffee, it tastes like you dipped a sugar cookie into coffee.

4. Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha

After going to Starbucks with a friend, she forced me to try this when she ordered it, and it was fabulous. She described it to me as a drink for people who don’t like rich chocolate. It’s a really creamy drink that tastes kind of like white hot chocolate.

5.Starbucks Frappuccino

Don’t even get me started on Frapps. The amount of flavors they have is amazing, and it’s basically one of the best beverages ever. My favorite is the double chocolate chip, because you get a rich chocolate flavor with crunchy chocolate chips inside. SO good. They also have caramel, vanilla, strawberry, cinnamon, green tea, and pumpkin spice and toasted graham cracker during the fall season (just to list a few).

6. Chai Latte

A chai latte tastes like tea with milk, infused with spices. It is definitely something people either love or hate, but if you like that spiced flavor, I would recommend it.

7. Caramel Macchiato

I have never tried one of these, but people LOVE them (not to mention the drink is beautiful). In simple terms, it is steamed milk topped with foam, topped with espresso to create a luscious, caramel, layered coffee drink.

So to those crazy people out there who don't enjoy a nice cup of coffee in the morning, or a mid-day iced coffee in the summer, try these drinks and soon you'll wake up craving a cup of coffee like me.

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There has been this controversial debate on whether Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts is the better option when it comes to getting one of the best coffees. As a lover of the White Chocolate Mocha, I can not begin to fathom how someone would be willing to go to Starbucks' competitor, Dunkin Donuts. Here are 5 reasons why you should kick Dunkin Donuts to the curb and let Starbucks into your life!

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