Today on my final day of training as a server at Nick and Tony's, I waited a few tables under supervision and took the “final exam.” The big test took me an hour and included questions I’d had on previous tests, plus new material, such as "Name our cognacs," and "Should someone with an allergy to nuts order our angel hair pomodoro?" It was a bit stressful, but I think I did pretty well: for instance, I couldn’t name all our pizzas but I could name 20 of the 25 wines we sell by the glass and all of our steaks, chicken dishes and veal dishes (yes, veal. I know, it's the only drawback to working there).
So unless I get a phone call tonight telling me I failed, tomorrow I wait tables (alone!) during the lunch hour and then Saturday I work a busy dinner shift (!). I’m nervous, but it’s time to jump in since I’m pretty desperate for cash right now.
So be sure to stop by Nick and Tony's for lunch next week and ask for Regina! I'll be working the lunch shifts next week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and the location is 1 East Wacker (the corner of Wacker and State). It's my glamorous new job (so much better than Carson's!)!