50 Bulls**t Jobs: Back-waiter/Server Assistant at a classy steakhouse

April 30, 2007, 9:16 PM UTC
Fortune

Just a few ways to be profitably and pleasantly (if uselessly) employed, from Stanley Bing’s book, “100 Bulls**t Jobs and How to Get Them” (Harper Collins).

A reader in Nashville writes:

The money is 30-40k/yr and I only have to wake up before 3pm once or twice a week.  We’re not allowed to deliver any food or alcohol so all we have to do is refill water, clear plates from table, fold napkins in to weird shapes, and reset the table.  All for $150-300 a night.

Upside-I get first dibs on messed up orders, good exercise from walking around trying to look busy, free drinks, discounts at downtown bars, and bragging rights when I get to hang out with rockstars, celebs, and millionaires.

Downside- Base pay is still $2.13/hr, I really am just a glorified busser, no respect, takes me one step closer to being an alcoholic haha.

Overall, a nice job if you’re a natural charmer and schmoozer since the regular customers are the movers and shakers in the city.  Impress them and you’ll become their assistant, one step closer to a job that actually uses the degree you went to school for.

Readers, what do you think? Is this a bulls**t job?