Today was Test Day number two. I got to work nice and early, helped set up the restaurant, then was told to wait in the office before starting in my section, 311. Phil and I waited in the office for Jack to give us a bit of a pep talk before our tests. We had to spiel to him, and he gave us a run down of what he was expecting from Test tables. Basically, they look for minimum skill with maximum knowledge for the perfect server. Skill comes with practice, but without knowledge, we (as servers) can’t help our guests with any food or drink decisions!
Then it was time for Phil and I to head downstairs and serve some tables. I had a couple of really nice, lovely tables. I didn’t feel like I was rushed off my feet, everything just seemed to flow. My test table sat down, I had Jack and Kim on my table, and everything just seemed to go quite well. There was a general running joke that they’d gotten married yesterday! And then Kim wanted to ask about kosher, and said she had a Jewish boyfriend (even though she was on “honeymoon” with Jack!). It all got a little bit silly, but in a good way! One of my other tables twigged that I was being assessed as well, and even wished me good luck as they left.
So, once all my tables, and my test table, had left, it was feedback time. I’d done well, my knowledge was all there (which is a biggie for Jack), I still need to improve my efficiency, and one of my bus times went over. However, that was because I was talking to them, so they took responsibility for that! All in all, I did well, and I passed!!! 😀 Phil had passed too, so everything was all awesome.
I got a taxi home from work, with a load of other AM servers. We went off to McDonalds (people were hungry) so Phil and I had celebratory burgers! 😀 Since then, I’ve pretty much just been relaxing at home, skyping friends, and just enjoying the fact that I no longer have the stress of server training. 😀