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Old 02-03-2008, 10:56 AM   #31
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I bet at least one of them is convinced he/she was hired by Walt!

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Old 02-03-2008, 11:19 AM   #32
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Well alrighty then. They did seem to be a bit more ummm, aged than the other servers we ran into. I hear someone has to die for a new server to get a job there. I've also heard they are the highest paid waitstaff of any restaurant at WDW. Not sure I understand why. Seems that its easier to carry a bunch of buckets of pre determined/timed food than it would be to serve at a place like V&A. But what do I know......
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:28 AM   #33
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Well alrighty then. They did seem to be a bit more ummm, aged than the other servers we ran into. I hear someone has to die for a new server to get a job there. I've also heard they are the highest paid waitstaff of any restaurant at WDW. Not sure I understand why. Seems that its easier to carry a bunch of buckets of pre determined/timed food than it would be to serve at a place like V&A. But what do I know......
I've seen the pay sheets, most of them bring home about $4k a week. There are 2 reasons for this. 1) 3 shows a night, 7 nights a week, and except in the slowest seasons all 3 shows are booked solid. 2) Garunteed 18% tip off of each and every table.

So let's say a server has 6 tables per show, and all of their tables are in category 2 seating (lots of folks on the DDP, and dinner shows still include tips). The gratuity for a part of 4 adults in tier 2 is just a few cents under $30. So we'll say the average is 4 people per table (each "section" will normally have a few larger and a few smaller tables). When you have 6 tables (and I'm pretty sure they actually have 10 or 12) that's $180 a show in tips. With three shows a night that's $540 if their section is full for all 3 shows, and $2700 for the week. That's not including aditional gratuity that people may leave.

So really, would you give that up for anything short of death, especially when you're just dropping off buckets?
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:51 AM   #34
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I've seen the pay sheets, most of them bring home about $4k a week. There are 2 reasons for this. 1) 3 shows a night, 7 nights a week, and except in the slowest seasons all 3 shows are booked solid. 2) Garunteed 18% tip off of each and every table.

So let's say a server has 6 tables per show, and all of their tables are in category 2 seating (lots of folks on the DDP, and dinner shows still include tips). The gratuity for a part of 4 adults in tier 2 is just a few cents under $30. So we'll say the average is 4 people per table (each "section" will normally have a few larger and a few smaller tables). When you have 6 tables (and I'm pretty sure they actually have 10 or 12) that's $180 a show in tips. With three shows a night that's $540 if their section is full for all 3 shows, and $2700 for the week. That's not including aditional gratuity that people may leave.

So really, would you give that up for anything short of death, especially when you're just dropping off buckets?
No, I wouldn't give it up either. Makes me wonder why I ever went to nursing school. Oh well.
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Old 02-03-2008, 06:32 PM   #35
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just found your report. u should pimp yourself out so people know. great report and pics so far.

wasn't Riverside just great. I loved it. I had the french toast stuffed with bananas and I thought it was really good.

looking forward to more.
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Old 02-03-2008, 06:46 PM   #36
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I am so jealous at how great your pictures are.
And the pics of the half eaten food are just funny
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:07 PM   #37
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And the pics of the half eaten food are just funny
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We are all looking forward to your TR in three weeks! How many days till you leave?

Who's excited now?
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Old 02-04-2008, 06:26 AM   #38
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We are all looking forward to your TR in three weeks! How many days till you leave?

Who's excited now?

I leave on Sunday. And yes I am excited, but it will be a long week as everyone around me is sick and I am trying to fight them off with out getting sick myself. Woke up this morning with the sniffles so I am going to try fixing that.
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Old 02-04-2008, 06:32 AM   #39
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Old 02-04-2008, 07:18 AM   #40
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I leave on Sunday. And yes I am excited, but it will be a long week as everyone around me is sick and I am trying to fight them off with out getting sick myself. Woke up this morning with the sniffles so I am going to try fixing that.
Lots of hot tea, vitamin C, and Zinc. And think positive thoughts
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Lots of hot tea, vitamin C, and Zinc. And think positive thoughts

Drinking tea now. Need to stop by Kroger to get some Vit C.
And i am thinking good vibes by listening to the Disney Podcasts.
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Old 02-04-2008, 10:39 AM   #43
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Drinking tea now. Need to stop by Kroger to get some Vit C.
And i am thinking good vibes by listening to the Disney Podcasts.
Don't forget that Zinc Sue told you to take! I swear by that stuff Now that BArely Jack no longer needs it I'll send the virtual chicken soup your way--do not want to be sick at the World

Barley Jack--You did pick the worst counter service on property (on my humble opinion) for lunch at HS Luckily you got plenty of other good food on the trip. I am so enjoying the TR--thanks
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And lots of Echinacea!

Lots of CM's are sick because of the guests that bring us colds from up north!

But on the bright side, the weather has been great!
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:10 PM   #45
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Lovin' the TR so far! Your pics are awesome! Can't wait for the next installment....

I<3 ... Take AIRBORNE...DP swears by it, you'd think she had stock in the company or something. It does seem to work though. Hope you have a great trip!
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