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Old 06-12-2013, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Hello! I am moving to New Orleans on July 1st, and looking for a job. I am planning on going through Kelly Services to try to find some office work, but does anyone know any good restaurants/bars to work at? I went to bartending school in Boston and currently bartend in Omaha.

I looked at the search function for "best restaurant to work at", but no threads came up addressing it.

So if you have a personal experience or a friend does, please share it. I am looking for a restaurant/bar with good management, good staff, and to make enough to pay rent.

On the flip side, if you know a good retail store to work for, or a customer service position, please let me know about those as well.

Thank you!
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Kent, WA
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Ok since you have bartending experience, I say you might be able to stand restaurants. I dunno about how the restaurant industry down here in NOLA. I'm from Seattle and I might plan on a visit here sometimes next year and possibly moving here afterward. But generally speaking (If you have good amounts of restaurant experience you'll know.), you might want to avoid cook if you don't have the personality it takes.

As for retails, I say get a job at the Home Depot. They're some of the better retails out there that's not trying to screw over their employees. And if you don't have a strong personality, it's also good because people work there generally are nice (Be warned though, it might varied from individual stores...check a little bit before you accept the job offer.).

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Old 06-18-2013, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Thanks for the advice! I will look into Home Depot!
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:13 PM
 
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If you want to make good money and are a competent bartender, obviously look to work in places that are higher end and easily walk able from tourist attractions. That is where you will make the most money. Asking what the best restaurants to work at is kind of silly because there are so many good ones!
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:20 PM
 
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It is definitely a who kows who town! 6 mos b4 I found a restaurant job
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Thanks for the advice! I will look into Home Depot!
There is also a Costco being built, not sure when they will open but they have a rep as being good to their employees..my son worked at one until he finished college
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:47 PM
 
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I don't agree with the having to know someone city. Especially with restaurants, I literally dressed nice, and hit the pavement. The places I wanted to apply I walked in and basically on the spot met with management and got offered positions that day.

If you have bartending experience and present yourself well walk into places that look nice/where you want to apply, I doubt it will be hard.
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:21 PM
 
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My son was a bartender and a waiter at a historic hotel in PA before he moved to NOLA. He checked out craigslist for bartender/waiter jobs. He went to 3 places and filled out applications. The 4th one called his previous employer on the phone - they hired him on the spot. The other 3 called and offered him jobs before the end of the day. He worked part time and made great money last summer.(usually about $200 a shift). These were all upscaled places. He had recommendations with him, dressed in khakis, shirt and tie.
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