Waiter job is interesting and has a lot of advantages.
So if you want to work as a waiter - choose your favorite restaurants and boldly go to the interview.
To work in the restaurants, no one staysindifferent - or go out quickly, or it delays a long time. waiter job in our country, unfortunately, is not considered prestigious, but often good waiter earns more control, and certainly more than an office worker. It so happens that we have considered it more part time students than full-fledged profession. But in Europe very often you can meet men of advanced age, happily working as waiters.
Experience is required is not far at allrestaurants. On the contrary, many good restaurants prefer to hire waiters without experience, because to teach "from scratch" is often easier than to retrain. There is much more important human qualities: kindness, politeness, sociability. If a person does not know how to smile and stays most of his life in gloomy mood - this work is certainly not for him. Also, the waiter will come in handy a good memory and a fast learner, because new information will be very much.
Official salary waiter small, since the major part of income are the "tip" that the guests leave, if they liked the service.
Which restaurant is better to get a job. To choose the restaurant you need to consider several factors.
1 Price category. If the restaurant is very expensive - it does not mean that there will be more tips, in fact, tend to guests there is less than in the democratic institutions. In addition, these restaurants are usually very strict requirements, and you will have to work as a trainee, as long as you do not learn the whole menu, wine list and service standards.
The self-service restaurants, where guests pay at the cash register, on the tip should not count. Thus, the "golden mean" is not a very expensive restaurant, where there is always a lot of guests.
2. The location of the restaurant. Best of all, if the restaurant is located in the city center or close to the subway. If the restaurant is located in the Business Center, it likely is aimed at business lunches.
3. Schedule. If you are studying whether it will be possible to combine work with study.
3. Carefully read the requirements: age, appearance requirements, whether you want to experience, knowledge of foreign languages, living in a certain area.
4. Look for reviews on the internet about the restaurant staff work in it.
It is not necessary to treat the interview tooserious and dressed in a classic suit. But, of course, dye your hair green, too, not worth it. The employer in the restaurant pays attention primarily on the details: trim nails, hair, no piercings on his face and the way you communicate freely. You can ask the most abstract questions: about your hobbies, life values. Also you will be told about the working conditions, wages, working time. Tips can be given as a full waiter and share equally in all, in some restaurants the waiters pass all the tips, and then receive a fixed percentage.
Do not hesitate to ask questions: is it possible to make an individual timetable, is there a conveying to the house, if the work ends late, whether the internship is paid, whether issued by a tip when serving banquets and tour groups.
If you are satisfied and you will come to thisrestaurant, you will be summoned for an internship. Internships can last from several days to several months, depending on the restaurant. You will learn to wear glasses on a tray, holding it with one hand, it is difficult to learn the menu and spoken names of French wines, learn a lot of new information and understand all the subtleties of the profession.
For someone working in the restaurant - this is a temporarypart in someone then becomes the administrator, manager and even opens his own restaurant. In any case, this is a great experience, which is very useful in later life.