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mosley_deaf  ·  2435 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I'm in a horrible position/spot - I need some Job Advice...!

Song from my teenage years about dishwashing.

In my experience it pays at least a dollar and a half less then a cooking job, it is much less stressful thiugh. If you get to choose your music it's almost serene outside of making little more than minimum most of the time and leaving work wet consistently. After dishwashing for almost 3 years straight at different places in different states I'm glad I've built a resume where I'm only touching bar glasses.

Existentialist  ·  2435 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Interesting. In all the bars/restaurants I've worked in, dishwashers were paid the same amount as cooks.

mosley_deaf  ·  2434 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Maybe just a local thing. I've never experienced that. Can't complain either, cooking is a more skilled job and way more stressful.

Edit: to complain about everyone back of house getting paid to little. Regardless of position getting paid 9-10 an hour on a Saturday and catching shit from people making at least 5 more an hour on average for being in a good enough mood to tolerate the occasional asshole customer is frustrating as hell. I've been serving and bartending for the past 2 years too. A fake smile does deserve that much of a wage difference. Bartending I'll accept only because it's part baby sitting and requires knowledge of recipes.