Wow A Busperson Showing Great Initiative!

Tonight I am at the terminal just punching a food order in when I notice the hostess working as a busser tonight to grab some extra hours. I see her wiping the side plates off that have some moisture build-up after being washed.

Back when I was a waiter in a fine dining restaurant of course every side plate had to be wiped off before being placed on the table but tonight is the first time I have ever noticed where I work that a busser is taking the time to wipe the side plates off.

She was wiping furiously when I asked her if anyone had ever told her to do that. She said no and that she wouldn’t want to sit at a table as a guest and have the plates not wiped but instead have those watery condensation marks all over them.

I mentioned after , she has a lot on the ball to take the initiative to wipe the side plates so that they are clean and dry when placed on the table.

She thanked me for the compliment and I thought this person is going places in the industry with that sort of attitude.

Good for her I say!


  1. It’s wonderful to see people still taking pride in their work. I think employees need to feel that no matter what position they hold, they are still valued and what they do matters. Good on you for telling her how you felt about her work. You made her day:)

  2. Chris…absolutely right on Chris. I thought it was worth letting her know like you say.She has been with the company two years now and sort of surprised no one has picked up on that but no doubt if she wants I think she can move up fast.

  3. I dunno…Seems like the continual underestimation of busboys/girls and the snobbery aimed at them by servers is why the majority of their performances are underwhelming.

  4. K.H….that’s why I try to build them up.

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