U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
 
 
Old 02-13-2011, 11:17 AM
 
5 posts, read 16,062 times
Reputation: 11

Advertisements

is it possible to make at least 75,000?
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-13-2011, 12:14 PM
 
Location: No Sleep Til Brooklyn
1,413 posts, read 3,342,612 times
Reputation: 567
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.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-13-2011, 12:16 PM
 
769 posts, read 1,152,200 times
Reputation: 264
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.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-13-2011, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
6,596 posts, read 11,350,432 times
Reputation: 4145
Quote:
Originally Posted by UpsonDowns View Post
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.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-13-2011, 01:49 PM
 
34 posts, read 36,678 times
Reputation: 19
It's sad and pathetic, that even in the waitressing world, men still make more money. This is why unions are needed.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-13-2011, 02:01 PM
 
Location: East Village
755 posts, read 1,308,229 times
Reputation: 284
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.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-13-2011, 04:43 PM
 
4 posts, read 74,527 times
Reputation: 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by bottoms View Post
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.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-13-2011, 11:38 PM
 
Location: The Internetz
180 posts, read 172,226 times
Reputation: 187
Quote:
Originally Posted by bottoms View Post
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
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-13-2011, 11:41 PM
grant516
 
n/a posts
Tipping in the United States is such a whacky custom.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-13-2011, 11:51 PM
 
Location: New York, New York USA
239 posts, read 86,687 times
Reputation: 181
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.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top