"Nobody wants to work."

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That is not a true statement.

No one wants to work for little to nothing and no benefits.

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Despite the late hours, one area that can still make you a wad of cash is serving and bartending. The money you can make at a higher-end place at the shore during the peak of Summer is insane.

However, I've noticed a bit of an issue recently whenever I go out to eat.

I want to preface this by saying that I was a server and bartender for many years. I know what it is like.

I also know that serving and bartending in this climate is a bit more volatile.

But this has happened to me at various Ocean & Monmouth County restaurants and I am feeling the need to say something because I've also heard it from other people.

The servers and bartenders move like molasses. I'm not saying all have this issue but I have encountered it many times this Summer already.

If you are new to the job, fine.

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If you are not familiar with the business's computer system, I get it.

If you are still getting used to where everything is located, totally understandable.

Customer service is not an easy industry.

But nothing will ever replace that good, old-fashioned hustle while serving customers.

If you forget a side of ranch or a drink refill takes a few extra minutes, customers will be 10X more empathetic if you work with a sense of urgency.

Not only is that how you make more money but that is how you keep your customers happy.

The last three times I went out to eat, I waited at least 30 minutes for the check.

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The server would drop off the dessert and fade into the far off distance leaving us full, tired and desperate to leave.

When I did finally spot my server, they were moving at 5 miles per hour. That is when I get agitated.

I am the first to understand what it is like to be SWAMPED!

But you need to be hustling because otherwise it looks like you are taking a stroll through the park while wearing an apron.

Do what you will with this advice and I hope you make bank this Summer.

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