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      ...and I went to college...why?

      So I started this new job. Serving at this restaurant/bar/club on the beach. Last Sunday several of the servers made over 4 grand in tips. In ONE night.

      Again...the question is...*see subject*

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      Heh. Because you were brainwashed into doing so.

      But don't feel singled out. It happens to the best of us.
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      Because you wanted people to respect you for your mind and abilities rather than staring at your hiney as you walk away after bringing them their drink?
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      Re: ...and I went to college...why?

      Originally posted by Aquanina
      So I started this new job. Serving at this restaurant/bar/club on the beach. Last Sunday several of the servers made over 4 grand in tips. In ONE night.

      Again...the question is...*see subject*
      I wanna be that when I grow up. I am going to go to college because I feel it is the next necessary step, but if I can ever get a job like that...I am in.
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      perhaps because even though you are physically attractive you had no guarantee of getting such a well-paid job...and if you fell headfirst into a vat of wax you'd be shit out of luck and flipping burgers...

      i wonder how many sweaty rich men they had to rub themselves up against to get such large tips though..."oops, i dropped some napkins, let me rub my titties in your lap as i pick them up..." i have a waitress friend, so i know how it works. the most she ever pulled in was 400 in one night though, so that's impressive..

      congrats..hope you're pulling in 4 figure tips soon


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      First 4 grand is a lot for tips, high society party?
      Now to answer your question, I see that one of the major problems of societies that base university(or college) studies on capitalism, often people go study just to get a title to earn money and not to actually learn and expand their knowledge, and even though some university clases are full of teachings of competition and money as the most important key in mind while exercising(sp?). So it depends if you went to college to get a well paying job, or to get knowledge and expirience.
      Here and there...

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      Some of you guys got it all wrong...

      The servers who were making the big tips were GUYS...and they were selling to groups of people on the beach...guys and girls. Bottle service, ya know? There was no oogling hineys involved, nor was there any time to, considering we were SLAMMED. There were just alot of people dropping several grand on bottles and drinks.

      One group spent 2 grand on bottles of champagne JUST to spray them all over people on the beach and dance floor. o_o

      It was nuts! But awesome!! I'm excited for this Sunday

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      I hear you. I've only been to South Beach once in my life. That was last summer. Best vacation I've ever had, actually. Anyway, the cost of staying, let alone Living, down there is insane by, say, Central Florida standards.
      We went down there and paid, what, like $120 - $150 to get into a damn Club? I can EASILY see how just a regular, no bullshit job at a club can get you crazy money.

      Nice going on the job, Nina.
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      i stand corrected

      damn, that's insanity...the cost of living must be brutal. how much would a simple bachelor pad go for monthly?


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      The reasons I'm going is two-fold: I can't teach myself a language, and I would probably not survive an immersion experience in a foreign country.

      Also, with most jobs, you have to have that little slip of paper that basically says, "I spent 50Gs and went through an early mid-life crisis so you would hire me and give me money to pay off my loans!" At least you can say you went.

      "If there was one thing the lucid dreaming ninja writer could not stand, it was used car salesmen."

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      You know, that is EXACTLY why I like visitting Germany.

      While in Germany, you only tip for extraordinary service. Say your host just does his/her job, no tip. If they do an absolutely incredible job, then the ceiling is about 10%.

      It annoys me to no end when hostesses expect to extort 15% of a $100 check from for only stopping by my table 3 times. First to take my order, second to help the busboy deliver the food, third to give me the check.

      I remember getting carryout from Montgomery Inn in your home town Nina. They expected a15% tip, for CARRYOUT!

      I wonder what is wrong with this country sometimes.

      Oh, Nina, don't think this is an attack against you. It is not. I have no problem leaving 15 or even 20% tips to a waitress that has earned it. Good luck and remember, don't count your tips in front of the customers!
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      Since I don't know a lot about you, I'm not sure if you've already got your degree or if you are in the process of getting it, but I'll always tell people to finish college no matter what (well, unless they hit the mega millions jackpot maybe...). Don't get me wrong, I didn't particularly like school, and there were definitely times I wanted to quit, but I knew what I needed to do and gritted my teeth to get it done.

      I know there are plenty of high-paying jobs out there that don't require a college degree, but are those jobs something you'd necessarily want to do for the rest of your life? Are you still going to be doing the same thing 10 years from now? Are you going to get sick of it? It's always nice to have something to fall back on in case this job doesn't end up working out (for one reason or another).

      You never know what life can throw at you, so having that degree is an extra safety net.

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      Re: ...and I went to college...why?

      Originally posted by Aquanina
      So I started this new job. Serving at this restaurant/bar/club on the beach. Last Sunday several of the servers made over 4 grand in tips. In ONE night.

      Again...the question is...*see subject*
      So, you are getting us all jobs when?

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      Re: ...and I went to college...why?

      Originally posted by cocoastar


      So, you are getting us all jobs when?
      hell yeah one for me too

      what's the uniform look like

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      I say college is a waste of time unless there is something you really want to learn. So many people go to college then they get jobs that have nothing to do with what they went to college for. College is important but if you don't know why you are there, your just wasting your time.

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      Originally posted by Alric
      I say college is a waste of time unless there is something you really want to learn. So many people go to college then they get jobs that have nothing to do with what they went to college for. College is important but if you don't know why you are there, your just wasting your time.
      very true

      music schools prey on students like that

      they're lucky if they graduate with a degree in anything and end up teaching, meanwhile spending 20 years paying off their tuition because teaching doesn't pay that well

      I know PLENTY of opera singers, for example, who never got a degree...if they DID get a degree, it was for business or some other field that they wanted to have on the side in case singing didn't work out. Majoring in the performing arts is basically a way for colleges to make money off aspiring artists' dreams.

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      Originally posted by OpheliaBlue
      Majoring in the performing arts is basically a way for colleges to make money off aspiring artists' dreams.
      NOW you tell me.
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      I want to be journalist, so I need uni.

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      4 grand? That's alot. Well you only make that much money if you have big boobs constomers can put the money in between.

      But really, learning = better chance of good job. Allso, knowledge is never bad. It might be fun.... in retrospect.

      And college (university, whatever it is you crazy kids do in teh usa) is fucking fun. lol
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      Originally posted by Neruo
      4 grand? That's alot. Well you only make that much money if you have big boobs constomers can put the money in between.
      nice ass cheeks count

      But really, learning = better chance of good job. Allso, knowledge is never bad. It might be fun.... in retrospect.

      And college (university, whatever it is you crazy kids do in teh usa) is fucking fun. lol[/b]
      mmmmmyeah true

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      The thing about college is that it can cost a lot. Some more than others. So if your taking out a loan you need to know why you are going. Knowledge is never bad, but why go into debt for something you never plan on using? You know the library is free if you just want to learn random bits of information.

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      Originally posted by Alric
      You know the library is free if you just want to learn random bits of information.
      yeah, but you can't put that on your curriculum . Education : The nine books of history ... Herodoto
      Here and there...

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      The college I am going to pays your tuition in return for 10 hours of workstudy a week, which you also get paid for. I am getting a pretty good deal.
      Shine on, you crazy diamond!

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      Well I already have my degree in digital design. It was a 5 year program that totally burnt me out. So now I don't want to do anything in my field. At least not for a long time...but it's nice to have a degree I can fall back on if and when I DO need it I suppose.

      Oh...and our uniforms are white beach pants and a little white crop tank top for the girls. Guys wear beach pants and white t-shirts. Very comfy I'll take a pic next time I work!

      And about the cost of living...it is pretty high. My sister and I have a fully furnished two bedroom condo directly on the beach for 1700/month. But hey...not bad considering I can make that much on Sundays! (I hope)

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      I am so excited for you Nina.
      Shine on, you crazy diamond!

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