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How can you get a job as a waitress when all the places hiring are asking for experienced ones?

Are there no places that will train a brand new waitress?! I applied to one place and they said you had to have two years experience before they'd even consider you!

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:08 AM on Feb. 18, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I hate that. I'm with you. How the heck am I suppose to get the training if no one is willing to do the training anymore.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:11 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • the fancier places want people they don't have to train.
    try little "mom & pop" places instead, not large chain restaurants.

    Denny's and WaffleHouse will train you.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:12 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • lie
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 11:12 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • Start putting out. J/K
    Christina2135

    Answer by Christina2135 at 11:12 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • Get a job bussing table and work your way up like everyone else.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:12 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • I've been a waitress and then a restaurant manager for years. Generally, the nicer a place is the more experienced they expect their staff to be. Try less expensive places (think diners, 24 hour restaurants, even places like applebee's or tgi friday's). You won't make as much money there as you will at a more expensive place, but you will get the experience you need to move up and waitressing is always a good fall-back job even if you don't plan to do it long term. And if you're good - you'll still earn the tips and leave with a good bank every night!
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 11:13 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • say that you worked at such and such ....yrs ago but you've been a stay at home mom and you are just now wanting to get back to work
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 11:13 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • Apply anyway if they like you and think you are a quick learner they will hire you. Maybe not in fine dining but somewhere. Don't remind them you never worked the job before. It annoys them when you don't know what your doing. Its a tough job and they are all critical.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:14 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • When you go out to eat at somewhere like Red Lobster, do you really want a waitress who has no clue what she's doing? NOPE

    like PP said, start as a busser or dishwasher and move up like everyone else.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:14 AM on Feb. 18, 2010



  • shay-You are a disgrace. Do you teach your children to lie
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:15 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

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