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15 Struggles All Waiting Staff Can Relate Too

If you have worked or are working as a waiter or waitress, then there are sure to be many a struggle we can all relate to. Here are some of those hilariously relatable struggles all waiting staff are bound to have experienced.

Awkward Orders

Sometimes it feels like there is no point in a menu, seeing as some people think they can construct their own meal just be extra awkward.

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Messy Children

Somehow there is always that one child that manages to make enough mess for about 20. This is always especially gross to clear up.

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Polishing Cutlery

This is the worst job that everyone hates, after doing polishing a busy shifts worth of cutlery you’ll never want to look at another knife or fork again.

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Dropping Cutlery

Cutlery doesn’t just land, it seems to clang and make a loud noise for ages; once you have dropped something there is no turning back.

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Dropping Anything

In fact dropping anything is mortifying, especially if you get a cheer at the end of it or smash something on a hard floor.

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Grumpy Chefs

Part of the job description for being a chef is that you have to be grumpy, snappy and shout a lot.

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Stingy Tips

The worst feeling is when you put in loads of effort and are extra nice to table that ends up barely tipping or not tipping at all.

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The ‘Grave Yard’ Shift

The dreaded ‘grave yard’ shift always feels about triple the amount of time they actually last for, question is, is it worse to be crazy busy or just stood waiting?

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Public Holidays

While everyone else gets the celebrate New Years, bank holidays etc you are the one making sure they get to celebrate while you’re serving them.

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 Christmas Functions

With Christmas functions there is not only loads of plates to clear up but all the mess from crackers, party hats, drinks, wrapping paper and lots of gravy.

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Split Shifts

Those long shifts are always the worst as you feel like you pretty much live in the restaurant you work at!

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Smelling Like Food

By the end of any shift you can guarantee that your hair, clothes and skin will smell like food and drink, which is not nice considering you didn’t get to eat any of it.

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 Blue Plasters

If you have an accident, be prepared for the blue plasters that draw all the attention to you, which results in many questions.

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Getting Orders Wrong

Getting orders wrong is something that you’ll always kick yourself for, especially as it will be you the customer complains to.

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Spilling Things On Customers

This has to be the most embarrassing thing, you just have to hope the customer you spill something on is nice and that whatever you spill hasn’t just come out of an oven.

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