Why Are Some Restaurants Servers So L...

Why Are Some Restaurants Servers So Lazy Today?

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Since: Jul 11

Gretna, LA

#1 Jul 7, 2013
I have had some servers when I asked for my bacon to be extra crispy say to me "It's crispy" to my face. I end up getting my food, low and behold, it's not crispy. I end up having to send it back and they don't even apologize for it, because they feel since they didn't cook it's not their fault, but in reality by them telling me it's crispy already in my eyes means they didn't put in the order correctly by talking back to me? Why do servers do this? Why are they so lazy to not put into the computer a simple request or give the kitchen a written order of it or tell the cook about it?

I just recently went to a restaurant where I said I wanted just lettuce on my sandwich and the mayo and mustard bottles. The waiter said "Everything comes on the side." Low and behold again, obvious mistakes on the plate with a pickle on top the bun, tomato slice was on top my lettuce on the side of the plate, no mayo or mustard just actually a side of bbq sauce. It's like he didn't listen to a word I said. Why are you servers out there being so lazy on the job when all you are doing is making your job harder by when the customer sends the food back?

I had also had in another situation I asked when greeted for 2 sides of ranch with the bread, the waitress responds "Ranch, sure" and she proceeds to bring one. I try to make due with that one, but I could have asked her to get the other one.

I have had at least 4 times servers tell me "You might have to remind me" when I ordered a bunch of condiments. That's crazy to think you'd get a good tip if the customer has to ask for things over and over again. That's not good service. It's not my job to remind you. You write it down and then if you bring out my food, you compare the food to the written order to make sure they are with the food OR you bring it out ahead of time those condiments if you think another server will run the food. The first time someone said this to me, I was at a Denny's. I had ordered 3 syrups, 2 butters for my pancakes. I asked him "Why would I have to remind you if you write it down?" He had nothing to say then. It's ridiculous that servers want to do MORE WORK for less tip rather than doing the job as it's supposed to be done the first time around by trying your best. If you don't want to do the work, then don't be a server. Being a server means doing a lot of work.

I have had times where I had told some servers the menu item comes with such-n-such and they were like it does where, which I had to show them rather them looking it up. It's sooooo lazy of them. Seriously, just pick up a menu and compare it to what you are ringing up. It's not that difficult.

What is it with servers today as to why they are being so lazy to even take an order? I mean why are you at that type of job if you don't want to do the amount of work it takes to serve the public?

What bothers me the most is the lack of even wanting to put the order in correctly, like wow, is it really that hard to put in extra crispy or put in only lettuce or to put to get mayo and mustard bottles, seriously?

I am tired of the ones that are basically talking back to you when you order like saying "Oh, it's crispy" or "Everything comes on the side" rather than actually LISTENING to EXACT WORDS that you are telling them. WHY you servers that do this, do this? Why don't you want a good tip? Why do you want to do more work when the customer sends you back? That makes no sense to me.

Learn how to take an order and repeat it to the customer. You aren't supposed to tell me it's crispy. Everything I have had a server say that, I had to send the bacon back. It's not the cook that messed up, it's them for them to have told me that it's almost like trying to get out of doing the work it takes to get the order put in as ordered.

Chicago, IL

#2 Jul 7, 2013
just eat the fast food restaurants. no bad waiters needed. no need to give tips.

Since: Apr 13

Scappoose, Oregon USA

#3 Jul 7, 2013
Sounds to me as if you're eating in the wrong places! I've had that same kind of thing happen, the bacon not crispy or whatever (usually for me it's eggs underdone, I like scrambled eggs to be dry not "voice" which I just think of as pottery and gross) and as long as your nice about it when you ask, I've had them taken back with a smile and an apology and then they come back just the way I want them. Like I said you have to be really nice when you do it, I try never tothe need to the people who handle my food!

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