Tonight started out pretty shitty. Basically the first few tables I had mostly ordered salads and appetizers for the meals. Then I had a party of four sit at one of my large tables for over an hour. There tab was like 110 dollars and they tipped me barely 15%. Normally it would not have been that big of a deal but I missed out on a party of eight, and that's an automatic 18%. Then all through the rest of the night I get the same stuff, people that are only ordering salads and burgers. Not to mention our kitchen has been sucking ever since our rock star grill cook transferred to a store on the other side of town, and our only good salad guy took off to culinary school in California, so all of the food was running long. Then on my very last table I get sat with two women and mother and daughter from the looks it. So they ordered two appetizers and drinks from the bar. For there entree they order a large fillet, a ribeye, both with salads and add then added on a side of shrimp, then they order two deserts and a t-bone togo. There tab was 120 dollars. They tipped me 60 dollars! I was completely shocked, I mean I know I give pretty good service and its not uncommon to get a 20 dollar tip from a couple every once and a while, but I certainly didn't expect a 60 dollar tip from just two people.
Either way on a second note I am having fun bartending and making pretty good money so far. Between bartending and serving I made pretty good money the last week.
Friday, August 1, 2008
Its been a long time since my last post, I have been busy training behind the bar and still trying to pick up serving shifts so I can actually pay my bills. Business has been picking up the last few weeks, which is good because our bar clientele has been pretty poor. I don't have any interesting stories to post right now all though I did have a guy tell me his "Ranch Dressing was Insufficient." I would have started laughing but the guy was actually pretty pissed. So I brought him a small bowl of dressing and told him, "Hope this will hold you over." He just looked at me shit shocked. Well what the hell did he expect.