Confessions of a Witty Waitress Part II

You all know.. I wasn’t done…

giphy (39)and I’ll probably never be done as long as I’m in the service industry. Here are some more love/hate aspects of the very unpredictable life of a waitress.

LOVE: MOLDING MY PEOPLE SKILLS

One meets every kind of person working in the service industry; one sees the good,

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the bad,

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LOVE: 50% OFF FOOD/FREE FOOD

Nothing like spending less/no money on food.

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HATE: THE BIG BILLS

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Pay your bill that’s $27.53 with a $100 bill and we’re gonna have a problem.. in my head. 

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LOVE: FOOD MISPRONUNCIATION

Herb, salmon, andouille sauce… keep it coming guys it’s a little giggle.. in my head… every time.

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HATE: BEER LISTS/WINE LIST/ ALCOHOL LISTS

Alcohol makes a bill/check go from 0-100 really quick, BUT… I have had countless moments when a drink is on the menu and the bar is out of stock (ALWAYS ASK THE MANAGER/ BARTENDER) #makethatadouble

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HATE: DECLINED CARDS

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It’s just super awkward and I’m the queen of making awkward situations… more awkward.

HATE: COUPONS

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(I honestly don’t mind coupons) If you’re using one.. tip out the original bill. #TimesAreHard

LOVE: MEETING BOMB/AWESOME/HAPPY PEOPLE

When I crack a witty joke and you laugh, you’re awesome. Even if you’re upset, I’ll still TRY (my hardest) to find a way to make you crack a smile. Politeness and just plain smiling go a really long way with me. I will make sure your experience at the restaurant is exceptional. We work together to make the goal (feeding you) not just possible, but a very pleasant event.

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Best always,

CEO

P.S. I do not intend to anger or upset anyone with my posts about waitressing. I honestly enjoy what I do, so I really should not be complaining. However, humans need to vent and why notttttt on my blog. Please do not take any offense/ I hope I made you smile!

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#ThrowbackThursday: Come Clean- Hilary Duff

If you didn’t know this song by heart because of the countless Laguna Beach reruns on MTV, we can’t be friends… The original teen Disney Princess hit a home run with this song.

“I’m shedding
Shedding every color
Trying to find a pigment of truth
Beneath my skin”

Best Always,

CEO

Confessions of a Presentation Princess

Just about every single class I’m enrolled in this semester is centered around a group project and presentation. It makes sense because as a young professionals entering the business world, this is exactly what our jobs will entail. Through the course of last semester and this one I have compiled a list of five of the most important aspects of working in a group and pulling off a spectacular presentation so you don’t end up like this. princess, tangled, nervous 1. There is no “I” in team. When it comes to working with a group, you can’t go in with the “everyone better pull their weight, I’m getting an A in this class” mentality. This is a negative mindset. You’re already assuming your team members are not going to pull their weight. Instead, figure out how to approach the project assigned strategically and think of how to make it convenient for every individual in the group. When your team senses your eagerness, the more likely they will reciprocate. mice, cinderella gif, teamwork 2. Oreo-style meetings I’ve found the most efficient way to pull of a great, substantial presentation is to have “Oreo-style meetings”. This means before any individual in the team starts working on any component of the assignment it is very important everyone on the team meets and discusses the bigger picture. This ensures that everyone is on the same page, everyone knows what is expected of them, and eliminates repetitive questions. After the first meeting the individuals in the team should be able to do their portion of the project efficiently. To ensure this, meeting again is crucial. This second meeting is to tie up any loose ends and make sure the presentation flows correctly. lindsay lohan, parent trap gif, oreo 3. Know the information. The more you know the information, the easier the presentation will go. Time constraints and lack of interest often make this aspect of the project difficult. Understand that when orally presenting a subject, people can usually pick up if you really know what your talking about. Bottom line: research, research, RESEARCH.. and stay current with your topic beauty and the beast, library, research   4. Don’t be afraid to be innovative. Everyone in your class is in the same predicament as your team. You can opt to make a standard PowerPoint presentation or you can “think outside of the box” and come up with a better way to present or demonstrate your information. As long as all of the Professor’s assignment requirements are met, there shouldn’t be any issues with the way it’s presented. olaf, frozen gif, snowman 5. Visuals are everything. Business presentations, in this day and age, NEED visuals. An audience usually has to connect the overall message to a visual in order to fully capture it.

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So shake off those nerves… hsm and rock that presentation… frozen gif I hope these tips help you out!

Best,

CEO