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Red Lobster

Head Waitress

June 2023 • Bridgewater, NJ

What I liked

I liked getting tips and being on my feet.

What I wish was different

I wish I didn't have to work so late at night.

Advice

Try it if you're social!
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Server

October 2021 • Matthews, NC

What I liked

Healthy environment, leadership experience, effective management

What I wish was different

Hourly payment should be higher

Advice

Take care of yourself outside of work
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Server

February - August 2021 • Richmond, KY

What I liked

The people, the culture, the managers weren't hesitant to help.

What I wish was different

The fluctuation of staffing. Either we were understaffed or overstaffed. There was no perfect middle.

Advice

Use jobs like these to develop your marketing skills. You can use skills you learn working in a restaurant to almost anything.
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Hostess

June - August 2020 • Henderson, NV

What I liked

I really liked the people and the fast paced environment

What I wish was different

I wish we didn’t have COVID rules because customers would yell at me for them

Advice

Don’t take anything personally and be ready to work hard
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server

March 2019 • Woodbridge, VA

What I liked

I liked how all the team members cooperated together to make sure everything ran smoothly. I also liked how welcoming and inclusive the staff and managers were.

What I wish was different

Advice

I would suggest to be open to learning new things.
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Server

August 2019 • Kalamazoo, MI

What I liked

Working at my own pace with little interference from management.

What I wish was different

Making more money and a more established kitchen staff. Wish I had more stable income.

Advice

Serving is perfect if you are okay with instability of income.
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Server

October 2018 • Syracuse, NY

What I liked

The money and my coworkers.

What I wish was different

The management has been extremely chaotic so having a good set of strong managers would hep a lot. It's less of a problem now than when I started.

Advice

Do not work on the bar.
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Server

March 2019 • Beaumont, TX

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Everyone should stay to themselves.
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Restaurant Server

February 2014 • Rocky Mount, NC

What I liked

My customers were the best!!

What I wish was different

Advice

Work hard because hard work pays off!
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Server

February 2019 • Pocatello, ID

What I liked

The atmosphere!

What I wish was different

The amount I had to tip out!

Advice

Keep a positive attitude always
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Server

May - October 2019 • Miami, FL

What I liked

What I wish was different

The manager never bought the necessary things for the store. We had no spoons no plates no crab crackers. Horrible

Advice

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Line Cook

June 2019 • Chico, CA

What I liked

Busy job so it makes time go by quickly. I get a 401k by working for them which helps me save for my future.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had found a job more related to my field of study.

Advice

It's an simple job with decent hours. If you are looking for a consistent way to earn money this is a good choice; however, it will not further you in your field.
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Cocktail Server

November 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The environment

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

It’s quick money for students who are still in school and need to pay . Also it is very flexible work schedule so you still have plenty of time to go home and study
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Waitress

June 2016 • Rochester Hills, MI

What I liked

Making quick money and having cash in my hand after a shift!

What I wish was different

I wish some days weren’t as slow as they were.

Advice

I think waitressing is a good way to make some quick cash and work around a flexible schedule for college students!
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Prep Specialist

April 2019 • Grand Forks, ND

What I liked

Challenged me in a way I haven't been challenged before.

What I wish was different

Being trained in a way that didnt make me feel as though everything needs to be done immediately.

Advice

Always strive to be faster, because that is what is expected of you.
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Restaurant Server

August 2019 • Adrian, MI

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

The people here are wonderful and so supportive. Reciprocate that.
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Server

February 2019 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

I like the social atmosphere and fast pace. Not to mention the delicious seafood!

What I wish was different

I can't really think of anything in particular. Red Lobster seems to be a great place to work.

Advice

Do not over work yourself! Coming to work well rested allows you to perform superbly.
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Waitress

April 2017 • Fort Walton Beach, FL

What I liked

I enjoyed interacting with guests, keeping my workspace clean, and the novelty of a job in the service industry. It teaches one respect, conscientiousness, and work ethic.

What I wish was different

Included gratuity in parties of large people, or requiring a single check for large parties. They take up a lot of time and a lot of work for the risk of not getting tipped for whatever reason the guest decides not to tip for.

Advice

Always keep a good attitude and be happy in everything that you do. People feed off of your vibes and we can all bring about a better place simply by keeping a better attitude. Fake it 'til you make it- it's a real thing.
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Bar Host/Hostess

May 2019 • Grand Forks, ND

What I liked

Amount of hours and flex training

What I wish was different

Easier communication with managers

Advice

Speak up! If you aren’t getting what you need and you don’t bring it up, it won’t change!
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Waitress

January - June 2019 • Plano, TX

What I liked

I likes interacting with my coworkers and being able to talk to new people every day.

What I wish was different

I wish I wouldn't have worked as much as I did, I put too much pressure on myself.

Advice

Waitressing can be very stressful, but it can also be very rewarding. The income isn't always steady; the pay is $3.17 an hour + tips. So if you have a good day, you can potentially make more than $200, but on a bad day you may make only $20.
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