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A Year In Waiting 9 by bigbigtruck A Year In Waiting 9 by bigbigtruck
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Why I Was A Failure As A Waitress, Reason 1.
I am willing to bet this is related to why I was pretty much a failure at dating in college, too :I

It pains me to admit it, but this conversation is pretty close to verbatim.

I never did figure "it" out, either. Consistently did well in tips (percentage-wise, I mean), but never got good at pushing extra stuff.

Sorry this one's so messy. Hastily drawn on lunch break.

Notes on this strip:
- We weren't supposed to discuss our sales totals, but we did anyway.

- Covers = headcount, basically. We actually didn't use the term "covers" at the bar, but did at the restaurant I worked at later.
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RainWhitehart Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
I had 'it" it is a lot like emotionally whoring your self for one sales transaction at a time. Be there best friends, the adorable kid, the cute baker guy... who ever they are going to listen to when you say, but one dozen might not feed every one, most [people at least want two you should get 2 or 3 and then your have some extra for you're self, oh do be sill you don't need to watch a thing, look at that tiny waist! glad I don't work front end any more.
honeydont Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009

now I so want to know what the 'it' is
can you purchase one somewhere?
need to get me one of those
Ishium Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
Oh. My. Gosh. The horrible truth of everything you say in these comics burns like fire! I'd rather hump a cheese grater than be a waitor again. Kudos on these comics, by the way.
CrystalWhiteInk Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
totally addicted to this series now. curse you for ruining my sleep habits! haha

hear you on the "work it" thing. i've never understood when people tell me to "work it" or "be sexy." how exactly does one accomplish this mysterious deed?! carry on, you intrepid, you!
honeycrackle Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
I'll bet "it" is the hokey pokey. Or is the hokey pokey just what "it"'s all about?
vcnielson Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Ha! I had sort of the opposite issue when I worked at Sonic. I wasn't willing to hang around and annoy people into giving me tips, so I consistently made less in tips than my coworkers. I think part of that also had to do with some racial stuff that went on where I lived, though.

I generally think of "work it" as an attitude one adopts, btw.
silvanoir Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Hobbyist
And this is why I don't have a job in my field. I have a degree in earth science/environmental policy (and it was more on the policy than science side), and the only stating job is door-to-door fundraising, and I hate pressuring people out of money. I only lasted those types of jobs for a few days.

In the job I have now I don't even have to interact with the customers.

One of these days I need to be able to sell my art and comics more... but I'm no good at selling myself. I'm way too shy for that.
ichi-tori Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
for the life of me, I don't know what 'work it' means either..
laurabryannan Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
I sucked at sales for the same reason.

And, FWIW, I *hate* waitstaff who work it.
spectrosity Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Student Writer
Ahahahaha I'm so glad to see another AYIW in my message center! I've taken a certain liking to this comic, and this is a really great strip.

I've heard this phrase so many times and yet I'm fairly certain I don't have "it" because I've never, ever been known to "work it" or comprehend what it even could be XD Ahaha, ah....

You are so strong in delivering dialogue in your comics, which is... very. Very good, seeing that comics are mostly dialogue, lol! (dur oh god I'm tired) I've said it before, but the dialogue is so natural, I never have to read anything twice because I was unclear about something. <3
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