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Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip--Confessions of a Cynical Waiter

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

A must read for anyone who has worked or eaten in a Restaurant

If you are a fan of the blog WaiterRant, you are going to love this book. If you've never read the WaiterRant blog, you'll find yourself going to read more. The book is hysterically accurate, from the egottistical owner/manager skimming tips and making staff pay him for...
If you are a fan of the blog WaiterRant, you are going to love this book. If you've never read the WaiterRant blog, you'll find yourself going to read more. The book is hysterically accurate, from the egottistical owner/manager skimming tips and making staff pay him for good shifts, to the self-important yuppie who DEMANDS a table NOW(7pm valentines nite, no reservations. The 40 tips on how to be a good customer is a must read at the end of the book. I started reading it at 11pm and didnt put it down until the last page at 4:30am! Terrific read

posted by Anonymous on August 9, 2008

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4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Whine, whine, whine.

As a waitress, I was excited to read about the experiences of someone else in a restaurant. I have had so many funny and great experiences, but I also have some true horror stories. I was hoping to read about someone else's trials and mistrials. This book has few of tho...
As a waitress, I was excited to read about the experiences of someone else in a restaurant. I have had so many funny and great experiences, but I also have some true horror stories. I was hoping to read about someone else's trials and mistrials. This book has few of those. Mostly, The Waiter is a pretentious server who loves to whine about how pathetic his life is in between mistreating his fellow employees and complaining about his boss. I would not recommend this pity party of a book.

posted by Anonymous on August 11, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2014

    Rant is right

    The lamest most shallow take on the restaurant service. He rants all right but its mostly self aggrandizing nonsense about how deep, thoughtful and generous he is. Oh yes, and spiritual. Then we get into his drinking and lap dances ( where he is most generous and deeply insightful towards the dancers) The waiting of tables is almost a side bar. And oh yes, he is always smarter than all of his employers. He even brags about his writing skills ! And oh so much smarter than his customers, when he bothers to talk about them at all. A complete waste of money and time, juvenile writing style and neither insightful about rrstaurants nor humerous at all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    Not wb Hat Not worth it

    I bought this book thinking it would be a fun read. Not so much. It was dull and lifeless, WHICH WE ALL KNOW THE SERVICE INDUSTRY IS NOT. He should have just stuck to his blog.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    Boring

    Boring. I was disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2011

    Do not recommend

    A waste of money. Not a good read for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2011

    Self serving crap

    An entire book trying to convince us to tip more? Are you kidding me? Don't waste your money on this poorly written self serving drivel.

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