I know that there are plenty of mothers in our business (probably many that wish they had the day off) that I have to commend for being full time parents and servers. Not only do they deal with their own hellions, they come to work to help babysit others’. Out of respect, I don’t request time off for holidays such as this and neither should other non-moms. As for the moms that do work this day, I have written a short list of things to make your day just a little more bearable!
- Invite your family to come sit in your section.
- Treat yourself to your favorite shift meal.
- Enjoy the camaraderie of motherhood with other mothers at your table! You will often leave with a bigger tip; this is an easy chance to practice being personable.
- Spend the morning/evening with your children! Plan a small breakfast, mini-golfing, bowling, etc. that will allow for a little enjoyment before or after your shift.
If you have a mom in the business, make sure you take care of her. I also wrote a small list of things for you!
- Surprise her by sitting in her section, nothing like seeing your family on a hectic work night. But don’t dawdle for too long, she still wants to make money.
- Do something special for her before or after the shift.
- Surprise her with her favorite flowers while she is working, [most] women love small gestures and they love when they get to show them off to their co-workers/friends around them (“look at what my family did for me.”).
Now I’m off to take care of my own mother.
Happy Mother’s day mommas!