If we are going to be honest with ourselves, not ever restaurant server is cut out for every restaurant serving job. There is a dance that has to be done to find the right job for the right person. It is not that the job or the server are bad. They might just not be right for each other. Before either party has to say, “It’s not you, it’s me” or “I think we are better as friends”, it is important to look at some of the factors that create a fruitful long term relationship.
As with any relationship, it is important that both parties are honest with themselves and each other. Relationships that are build on misunderstandings will seldom last. This means that it is important to learn about each other in the courtship phase before deciding to move forward. In this case, the courtship comes in the form of an interview. It is also beneficial to ask any mutual friends about your new suitor. In this case those are usually in the form of current and former employees. Establishing this sort of confidence is key to moving forward to making the relationship official.
Yes, I do view a job in much the same light that I do a romantic relationship. If you do the same, you might avoid finding yourself heartbroken by the breakup. No one wants to be in a job that can best be described as “it’s complicated.” Instead, ask the questions going into the relationship and avoid being in a “one shift stand”. Here are 10 factors I think you should consider before taking a new restaurant serving job.