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Need A Job? Become A Waiter!

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Do you have a college degree, masters, and PHD and still can’t find a job?

1010 WINS’ John Montone reports

The economy has been tough on many but Ian Maksik says there’s money to be made if you’re willing to become a waiter.

Maksik, aka the “King of the Caterers,” is co-founder of the Service Arts Institute which is where he trains waiters.

“The waiter has to be an athlete, mathematician, psychiatrist, a psychologist and an actor.” Maksik said.

Maksik said restaurant waiters pull in $60-90,000 a year. He says one unionized waiter at a Manhattan hotel made $240,000 a year.

Maksik said there is never a shortage of job openings in the restaurant business.

He said if you walk down a New York City street you’ll see signs in restaurant windows seeking experienced waiters. Maksik offers three tips for a successful career as a food server.

“Eye contact, name recognition and kill for the guest.”

Maksik will soon be training waiters in Tribeca. To find a class click here.

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One Comment

  1. Spencer says:

    this is not true at all. I have been looking for 6 months, applied to over 300 places, with no luck. Yes the money pays ok for a college student, but for someone with a PHD, it is not going to pay well at all

  2. LM says:

    There are 200 applicants for 1 job, employers take the first 20, toss the rest, weed through taking the best 3, and the rest is history.

  3. Lazy Parasite says:

    BUT I CAN’T FIND WORK.
    WAH
    THERE IS NO JOBS OUT THERE
    WAH
    I NEED ANOTHER YEAR ON MY 2 YEARS OF UNEMPLOYMENT PAYMENTS. AND AFTER THAT, ANOTHER YEAR, AND ANOTHER.
    I NEEEEED IT.
    WAH

  4. Fred says:

    Where do I sign up.

  5. otto says:

    This seems more like an advertisement for Ian Maksik than a real news story.

  6. matt says:

    working myself in the food service industry for over 12 years i can say this article is not 100% true. yes you can make that much as a waiter in a major city like New York or LA but only in the top restaurants. It is also incredibly hard to get a job as a waiter since those who have it wont give it up and employers don’t want to pay for more waiters than they need. if there wasn’t a shortage or workers in food service there would be more restaurants opening than closing

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