It’s five o’clock on Friday night and I’m saddled with a trainee. I hate training new waiters, but having one shadowing me on a busy night is truly a pain in the ass. “So where did you work before you came here?” I ask the
I didn’t even know we had a holiday! Damn! No one tells me anything! If you go out to eat today you have to tip 30% (And pre-order my book.) So let it be written, so let it be done.
Here’s the Kirkus Review for my upcoming book! KIRKUS June 1, 2008 The Waiter WAITER RANT: Thanks for the Tip—Confessions of a Cynical Waiter A popular blogger offers behind-the-scenes tales about working the front of the house. After defecting from seminary and losing his subsequent
It’s 10:00 AM and I’m walking towards the modernish building that houses Café Machiavelli. As I get closer, a sinking feeling starts tickling my stomach. I recognize the sensation. I felt it whenever I didn’t want to go to school as a kid. For a
I’m moderating a live internet chat on Boston Radio (1-2PM) right now. Come join us!
I’ll be moderating a live “web chat” about waiters and tipping at Radio Boston (WBUR) tomorrow, May 16th, between 1:00 & 2:00 PM EST. You can access the chat room by going to www.radioboston.org. Come one, come all! I’ll have a new story up on
It’s a busy night at Café Machiavelli and one of the POS computers is down. Forced to share a single terminal, the stress level among the waitstaff is running high. I’ve got several tables to input, but a newbie waiter, hovering over the touch screen