Tuesday, August 14, 2012

"Hi, my name is Jenni and I'll be your server today."

Well, if you read my last post you know that I am currently training to be a server at Red Robin. I was really nervous at first, but I think i'm doing pretty okay so far. Yesterday was my first actual day training. I mainly followed one of the other servers and ran drinks. I learned how to put orders in the computer and how to do checks. It was kind of nerve racking, but everyone was really helpful (that is one thing I have always loved about our location, everyone helps everyone out and they are willing to do so) which made my first day really easy. It also helped that i have worked there for half a year, so everyone knows and likes me which means they are willing to help me out more and answer my questions.
Today I trained with a different server than yesterday, and I ended up taking a good portion of the tables by myself. We even had a party table of 9 people and I took half by myself while one of the other servers took the other half (we are not allowed to take party tables that are more than 8 people by ourselves, if it's more than 8 there has to be 2 servers on it.) I was really nervous when my trainer told me I would be taking half of it but I'm grateful she had me do that because it helped me get used to the pressure of having multiple tables at once and keeping on top of everything.
Hopefully tomorrow I will do a little better, my trainer said I did really good but I still noticed things that I needed to work on. Friday I gem (which just means that I will take tables all by myself and a manager will be watching me to make sure I do everything right) Then next week I will be able to serve all by myself! I am super excited and so grateful for this new work opportunity. I have been wanting to be a server since I started working there, but I had to wait until I was 21 to do so, so this feels like it has been a long time coming (even though it has really only  been like 7 months.) Anyways, thanks for reading, and if you're ever in the SLC area come visit me at Red Robin!


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Karen said...

We love Red robin! I'm sure you are a pro by now. Hope your summer continues to be great

Whitney said...

Sounds fun! I was a server for 3 years at CPK. I wish we would have had that 2 server per large table rule where I worked, we would get parties of 30 and Id have to take them by myself. granted that was your only focus most of the timne but still it woulda been nice to have help! Hope you guys are doing great!

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