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Dining Room & Cafeteria Attendants & Bartender Helpers

Also called: Barback, Bus Boy, Bus Person, Busser

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What they do:
Facilitate food service. Clean tables; remove dirty dishes; replace soiled table linens; set tables; replenish supply of clean linens, silverware, glassware, and dishes; supply service bar with food; and serve items such as water, condiments, and coffee to patrons.
On the job, you would:
  • Run cash registers.
  • Serve ice water, coffee, rolls, or butter to patrons.
  • Scrape and stack dirty dishes and carry dishes and other tableware to kitchens for cleaning.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • sales and marketing
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • food production

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • looking for ways to help people

Abilities

Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Social Orientation
  • Integrity
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Point of sale POS software
  • Cafe Cartel Systems
  • Plexis Software Plexis POS
Operating system software
  • Microsoft Windows Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 1 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$25,010
$18,260
$35,970
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