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How to be a waitress..Shy and no experience

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Anon333 said: 07-03-2008 01:03 AM

How to be a waitress..Shy and no experience


I'm 28 and really want to try my hand at waitressing. I have always wanted to do it to push myself to meet people and be more outgoing and to make a good amount of money in a short time. I have social anxiety and get overwhelmed sometimes with simple conversation, but I have had customer oriented type jobs in the past, and I eventually learned to adjust to the job and the socializing part. But I know waitressing has alot more to it than just being outgoing and friendly. I'm afraid I would completely get flustered and tongue tied trying to talk to costumers and then get their order all wrong. I worked at a pizzaria UNOs about 6 years ago and started of as a hostess. I really tried to keep up with the pace, but I didnt feel like anyone really properly trained me and I was

expected to just figure it out on my own. I also wasnt used to calling out orders to the kitchen staff really loud. I eventually got fired and that really knocked my confidence down..I'm afraid that will happen again.

spunkmaster said: 07-03-2008 01:35 AM

Hey there! I was in the same boat as you when I first started waitressing. I was PAINFULLY shy! However, when you start waitressing, you will figure out a script you say to customers. greet them when they come in, seat them, ask how they're doing while they're sitting, drink order, etc. etc. Overtime you will get used to talking to people and will not be just using your 'script' to communicate, you will find that you are comfortable starting convos with people--especially regulars! You may even find yourself flirting a bit lol!

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