Server (Female, Age 27) in Columbus, GA

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleServer
Salary$25,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week35
Company Size(not answered)
LocationColumbus, GA
Years Experience3 months

Career Ratings

Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)

Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating0 / 10

Table of Contents

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
Restaurant, not sure what size the entire company is. My location employs approximately 100 people.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Serve food and beverages to customers, handle money and credit cards. End of shift cleaning duties.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
under

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Yes, I work with others and deal with people all day. 95% of the time, I love it! There are a few bumps in the road but, that’s life – deal with it and move on! Don’t sweat the small stuff!

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
In the hospitality industry, working together is a must in order to help things run smoothly and avoid negative situations.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 1
Benefits: 7
Hours: 3
Co-Workers: 5
Supervisors: 6
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 4
The Actual Work: 2

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8amSleep, feed the baby
8am to 9amRelax, feed & change the baby
9am to 10amHave breakfast
10am to 11amDishes, laundry, feed the baby
11am to 12pmShower, baby nap time
12pm to 1pmfinish getting ready for work, feed the baby
1pm to 2pmRelax before work, check email, play games online
2pm to 3pmHead to work, eat lunch and catch up with friends at work before starting my shift.
3pm to 4pmBegin shift, check sidework, stock up on any needed items.
4pm to 5pmBegin serving tables, offer specials, advertise happy hour & appitizer specials
5pm to 6pmContinue serving tables, keep up with refilling drinks, getting checks, etc.
6pm to 7pmRe-check stock of supplies, check sidework, continue serving tables
7pm to 8pmHappy hour is over but, still busy with the dinner rush. Continue taking care of guests, turning tables as quickly as possible to make more money!
8pm to 9pmYounger crowd starts coming in – check sidework/supplies again. Keep up with guests requests, assist other servers if need be.
9pm to 10pmKeep on truckin’ – it’s almost over!
10pm to 11pmLast hour for food to be served. Finish up serving tables, offer desserts, last call drinks from bar…
11pm to 12amNO MORE FOOD ORDERS!!! Bar open until 1130. Take last requests, print guest checks, cash out guests and begin closing sidework. Go home, relax and go to bed!

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
Walk-in

What was the application process?
paper application, face-to-face interview

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
yes – one-on-one interview with a manager

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
when can you work (availability)

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes! Serving tables does not really take much preparation.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
yes, a week’s worth of learning the menu, following another server, being followed and a simple test to make sure everything was understood

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, I have previous serving experience.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
N/A

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Put a smile on your face, keep a positive attitude and work hard!

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
You should be very social, love to talk to people and be good with money.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
yes – as there is in every job

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
SMILE!

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
no, I will go back to teaching next year when my baby is older

What are your current career goals?
Finish my master’s in reading & curriculum

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
I love kids – that’s why I love teaching!

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1Teacher1 year29500special education teacher, 9th grade english
Prior Job 2Teacher1 year29000special education teacher, K-5th, math, reading, language arts

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.4

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.2Florida State UniversitySocial Sciences
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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