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Old 02-13-2011, 11:17 AM
 
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is it possible to make at least 75,000?
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:14 PM
 
Location: No Sleep Til Brooklyn
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Yep. A friend worked at one of Danny Meyer's places and made that much. But it's hard for women to break into the top tiers. Many of the fine dining establishments have heavily male wait staffs.
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:16 PM
 
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And you usually need fine dining experience to get a job at these types of restaurants. In NYC they often require NYC fine dining experience.
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Old 02-13-2011, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Yep. A friend worked at one of Danny Meyer's places and made that much. But it's hard for women to break into the top tiers. Many of the fine dining establishments have heavily male wait staffs.
Probably right. I have a couple of friends who make between $80,000 and $100,000 as waiters and they are all men.
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Old 02-13-2011, 01:49 PM
 
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It's sad and pathetic, that even in the waitressing world, men still make more money. This is why unions are needed.
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Old 02-13-2011, 02:01 PM
 
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Huffington Post recently ran a story about how becoming a server at Per Se or Daniel is more difficult than getting into Harvard. I certainly believe it. The finest dining restaurants in the city are absolutely unparalleled, service-wise. I have no doubt how hard those servers work.
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Old 02-13-2011, 04:43 PM
 
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It's sad and pathetic, that even in the waitressing world, men still make more money. This is why unions are needed.
The service at the high-end restaurants in New York City is insane -- it's the best. And it's because these high-end restaurants hire the best, most qualified waitstaff. Unionizing could only hurt the overall quality of the fine dining in the city.
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:38 PM
 
Location: The Internetz
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It's sad and pathetic, that even in the waitressing world, men still make more money. This is why unions are needed.
What would a crummy union be able to do?

The money is made in tips.

What.. is the union going to require a customer tip this much or that much to make it fair for everyone regardless of the quality of service that is given? lol
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:41 PM
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Tipping in the United States is such a whacky custom.
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:51 PM
 
Location: New York, New York USA
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They can make much more than $75,000, I'm sure. $500+ tips aren't too uncommon at places like Le Bernardin, Daniel or Per Se.
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