Working in the food industry is tough.
It’s a high-pressure job that often pays very little. You’ve got to be a special kind of person to be able to work in this sort of environment.
Anyone who has worked in a restaurant, as a server, waitress, host, or even as a bartender knows that it’s a highly stressful job and it leaves you emotionally an physically exhausted at the end of the day.
Just try staying on your feet for hours at a time, I don’t think you’d be able to do it. I know I struggled to do it!
Waiting isn’t a desirable job because it doesn’t pay all that well, and most of the time you’re reliant on your customers leaving tips.
Now, this is the part where I tell you something you may not want to hear.
If you go to a restaurant, you have to leave a tip. There’s no if, no buts, you have to do it.
If you don’t, well, you’re a massive jerk.
Because waitresses are paid so little, tips help them pay bills, rent, and other necessities they couldn’t live without.
So if you don’t leave a tip you’re leaving them without a way of paying their rent!
Don’t be that person. You’d hate it if someone did that to you.
While I agree tips shouldn’t be a necessity and waitresses should be paid a full wage, it’s important for us to tip until that finally happens.
People not tipping is a real issue for many people working in the service industry, and it was especially a problem for Chelsea Roff.
Chelsea is a waitress at Spring St. Smokehouse, and she has to deal with people forgetting to tip on a regular basis.
Despite this, still manages to show up to work on time, and always with a smile.
Chelsea has been through a lot over the past few years.
She’s been raising her sister since she was a young girl, is currently battling an eating disorder, and even runs her own non-for-profit charity which helps others who are suffering from eating disorders through yoga!
Chelsea is a truly inspiring young woman, and I think it’s safe to say we need more people like her!
Well, when this deserving waitress showed up to work one morning, she didn’t expect to receive the surprise of her life!
Chelsea didn’t know that she was actually being filmed. There were several tables strategically set up that she had to wait on. All of these tables were actors and not real customers.
Throughout the day, Chelsea walked around helping customers and in between serving real customers and the secret actors.