like getting to know people
enjoy being active
would like to have available cash in your pockets often
....then a job as a server might be an interesting choice for you!
Main responsibilities of a server
A server is the main point of contact with a restaurant’s customers.
Their responsibilities include:
Creating a good relationship with customers
Helping customers make an informed meal choice
Inform the kitchen and bar of customers’ choices and special requests
Bring food to customers' tables and remove dinnerware when they're done
Bring the check to customers and collect payments
Clean up tables and dining areas, as well as tidy up any spills
Which one of the following is NOT a Server's responsibility?
Should I work as a server?
Consider working as a server if you have the following skills:
Basic math skills
Attentiveness and patience when interacting with customers
Active listening skills
Effective communication skills
Teamwork and time management skills
Ability to multitask
A good server...
Pros and cons of being a server
It requires no formal education, just training.
Daily tips are usually customary.
Work schedules are very flexible.
There is an ongoing opportunity to develop soft skills and communication skills.
You likely have to work on weekends or during the holidays.
You might have to deal with difficult customers.
The work can get quite stressful.
Customers can sometimes be rude and demanding.
Consider the average salary and tips for a server in the United States and Canada to help you make your final decision:
Average Annual Salary: $39,737 USD
Average Tips per day: $100 USD — this is dependent on factors such as your level of experience, and the location and frequency of customers.
Average Annual Salary: $29,810 CAD
Average Tips per day: 15 to 25% — this is dependent on factors such as the quality of service received by customers, and their familiarity with the restaurant.