With an average pay of £6.74/hour making roughly a meagre £12,507 per annum waitressing turns out to be one of the worst paid jobs in the UK. Cleaners, kitchen assistants, hairdressers and bar staff all make more than waiters and waitresses. And on top of not being a great job for the bank account, it is a tough job to do day in and day out. While the majority of customers are grand, one or two bad ones can ruin their day. So don’t be one of those customers. Here are 6 things you should never say to a waiter, ever, unless you want to be in their bad books, which you should never avoid at all costs.
- Don’t call them honey, sweetie, baby, etc… or any synonym. You don’t know them. They don’t know you so it probably isn’t the most polite nor respectful way to regard a server. While some servers may not be bothered with the term, other may find it derogatory and offensive. Many of them do have name tags, and if not, simply ask what their name is and try and use that rather than “baby”.
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