Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip--Confessions of a Cynical Waiter by Steve Dublanica

Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip--Confessions of a Cynical Waiter

bySteve Dublanica

Kobo ebook | October 13, 2009

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According to The Waiter, eighty percent of customers are nice people just looking for something to eat. The remaining twenty percent, however, are socially maladjusted psychopaths. Waiter Rant offers the server's unique point of view, replete with tales of customer stupidity, arrogant misbehavior, and unseen bits of human grace transpiring in the most unlikely places. Through outrageous stories, The Waiter reveals the secrets to getting good service, proper tipping etiquette, and how to keep him from spitting in your food. The Waiter also shares his ongoing struggle, at age thirty-eight, to figure out if he can finally leave the first job at which he's truly thrived.

Title:Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip--Confessions of a Cynical WaiterFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 13, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061801232

ISBN - 13:9780061801235

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Customer Reviews of Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip--Confessions of a Cynical Waiter

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Server Love As a server I LOVED this book, I even passed it on to my entire Restarunt because it is so good.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Restuarant Gossip I eat out a lot at both high and low end restaurants and this book did open my eyes a little. I have never waited so I am not familiar with a lot of the behind the scenes. One problem I had with this book is that there is some repetition and little too much whining. The author has chosen this profession so some of the whining is out of place. I often wondered why he chose to work at some of these places. The one takeaway is please treat your waiter with respect and tip well.
Date published: 2015-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hilarious Behind-the-Scenes Look at Waiting Tables I started working in restaurants when I was 15. It was a great profession - especially as a student. I have worked as a server, a bartender, a hostess, a manager, a cook - you name it. Heck, I even met my Prince Charming while waiting tables... He was the handsome man slaving in the kitchen over a hot oven. The moment I saw Steve Dublanica's book in Chapters I picked it up and started reading. It was like reading about a day in the life of any restaurant I have ever worked in - Dublanica's writing is entertaining and engaging, yet casual. I was reminded of the war stories I would share with friends after work on any given day. I loved the appendixes Dublanica included: 40 Tips on How to Be a Good Customer and 50 Ways to Tell You're Working in a Bad Restaurant. I actually thought that a great deal of the book was going to be like the appendixes and the chapter on Mother's Day - real stories all servers can relate to. In fact, there was a great deal in the book about Dublanica's publication journey. That part of the book interested me the least. A few of the characters in Dublanica's story reminded me of people I have met in the restaurant business - the customers, the other servers and even the managers. "Saroya" - what a b@#$%! She totally reminded me of a server I used to work with. And I was kind of rooting for Steve and "Beth" to get together. Turns out life in restaurants everywhere really is the same! I will definitely encourage my friends and family - anyone I have met while working in the restaurant business - to read this book. I am going to keep my eyes peeled for Dublanica's next book, "At Your Service" which sounds great as well. Related Links: http://waiterrant.net/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkyM6IBFsEA
Date published: 2010-05-02