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M-C- P - C’ - M’ This is a constant cause of conflict, but it is also easily co-opted. Often the boss will simply give in to our desire to run things ourselves. The more disorganized and inefficient the restaurant, the more likely this is to happen. He’ll let the hostess deal with problem customers. He won’t buy enough supplies or fix machinery, and we’ll have to fix machines or bring in supplies ourselves. ” And we have to push ourselves instead of being pushed directly. In fact, part of being a good restaurant employee is having internalized the rhythm of production, and being able to push yourself hard enough that management doesn’t have to push you.
We’ll recommend the food that is the most expensive or the easiest to prepare. The customers aren’t used to the production process. A large part of the job of the front-end staff is to fit them efficiently into that process. We get good at getting them to order, eat, and pay when we want them to. The best waiters are those that can get a large amount of tables at once to order a lot of food and drinks, to eat them and pay quickly and to make them think they’re ordering, eating, and paying at their own pace.
Waiters make more when business is good, and therefore have an interest in pushing themselves and other employees harder—which of course makes more money for the boss as well. This function of tips is paralleled throughout the economy. Steelworkers’ pensions are tied to the company’s stock, and workers in a coffee shop are given shares in the company they work for. Also, tips re-enforce the division of labor. Tips usually flow from the top down. The customer has a certain amount of power over the waiter, since she can decide to tip him more or less.