What's it like being a hostess?
January 12, 2009 5:05 PM Subscribe
I'm going to be a restaurant hostess. I'm scared!
posted by stray to Work & Money (19 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
So I'm out of school, working silly jobs while scratching away at an acting career. I've never wanted to work in restaurants--something about it (mostly a fear of embarrassing myself) has always been unappealing to me. But after a few months of labouring at minimum wage cafe type jobs, I'm started to understand why the actress/server cliche exists--it's the only way to make decent money on an actors schedule!
So I got a hostess job (gotta break in somehow), and start wednesday. But I'm really nervous, totally inexperienced--and this thread
hasn't made me feel any better.
I guess I'm asking: What's it like being a hostess? What do you DO? What are your tips to make it more manageable? Am I going to get eaten alive?
*sigh* I hate being the 'new girl'. Reassurance is welcome!