Bigger Tips vs Your Soul

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Nightclub Tips

Meet Elaine. Elaine has 30+ years experience as a server, mostly in New York, and is a member of the How To Triple Your Tips research and advisory team. As we were talking about all the things you can do to directly increase your tips, she started talking with me about something that might be […]

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Do you feel “Dirty”?

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I hope you don’t take this question too personally… When I talk to waiters and waitresses about “How To Triple Your Tips,” I get one of two different reactions… The first one is “How cool! Tell me more…” or some other comment about how they want to know how to earn bigger tips. And the […]

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Tip Pooling On Its Way To The Supreme Court

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Does your restaurant pool your tips? There’s a battle going on about Tip Pooling that may reach the Supreme Court. At the heart of the matter is that some restaurants pool the tips from all the employees who directly contact the customer (servers, bartenders, etc), and then use some of that money to pay employees […]

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Hooray for REAL jobs!!

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I think it was either my 3rd or 4th return to serving in my mid-30’s when it occurred to me that despite what nearly everyone said, this gig of mine may just be my “real” job after all.  I wasn’t ready to admit it out loud of course, no way was I an actual professional […]

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Waiter Rant, Steve Dublanica, on the Today Show

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Waiter Rant author Steve Dublanica on the Today Show

If you are a server and haven’t read Waiter Rant yet, what are you waiting for? It’s a fascinating read for servers like us, and a great story, too. The author, Steve Dublanica, who used to write anonymously as “The Waiter” at WaiterRant.com, tells his stories about the highs and lows of serving. This past […]

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How Stressful is it to be a Server?

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How Stressful is it to be a Server?

How stressful is it being a server? I recently read an article that scientifically measured job classifications based on how much control and how psychologically demanding each was. I think every diner everywhere should read and internalize the message of the article. It resonated with me personally and I think it will with you as […]

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