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 Post subject: What restaruant?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 9:33 pm 
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Which restaraunt seems to hire you (or is the less likely to turn you down) most often? I wanted to start to some metal bending,one of my favorites, and more magic. Any input would ROCK!
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There are books up the wazoo about restaurant work that help answer this question. If you don't want to do the work and investigate the reference works, then I suggest you try McDonald's


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Also, if that 93 at the end of your username is the year you were born, give it a few years before trying to start.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 2:19 am 
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yeah it is. Well that gives me a few more years of practice :D


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Yeah I would say 12 is toooo young!

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Haha, but don't get discouraged Eli. Use that time to really master your techniques. If you stick with it until you can legally work in a restaurant (at least 15 - host/cashier, not server), that's 3 years, you really should be a professional at that point!!

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I always got turned down when I was younger at restaurants. I'm 16 now and I have a great restaurant gig. Although I originally wanted one with magic, I am now doing 99% balloons. In otherwords, give it some time and it will work itself out.


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you said you only did kids magic! hmmm :? but a restaurant has adults aswell.


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benlewis2004 wrote:
you said you only did kids magic! hmmm :? but a restaurant has adults aswell.


The restaurant is for kids and familes; your disagreeing with me for the sake of disagreement now. The only magic I carry with is sponges and silk. I do mostly balloons, and the kids love it. It also helps me get booked for other kid parties. I don't do shows for adults, but if they want a balloon while I'm there, they can have one. The main reason anyone should do a restaurant is advertising, not the nightly money.


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esylvan wrote:
...The main reason anyone should do a restaurant is advertising, not the nightly money.


BULL Oney! For the past several years I have been doing restaurant magic full time and have supported my family very well on what I make from the restaurants. Yes I have parties and some company gigs but that is really just extra money over and above the restaurant income.


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paddy wrote:
esylvan wrote:
...The main reason anyone should do a restaurant is advertising, not the nightly money.


BULL Oney! For the past several years I have been doing restaurant magic full time and have supported my family very well on what I make from the restaurants. Yes I have parties and some company gigs but that is really just extra money over and above the restaurant income.


Your absolutly correct. There are people who do 7 restaurants a week and make it their living. Let me restate what I said. Because I am a children's entertainer who does a lot of birthday parties, I work at a restaurant to advertise myself. The nightly money is great, but I know myself (as well as many others) see the restaurant as an advertising medium. I mean, when push comes to shove, I don't care how good you are, there is only so much money you can make for your time at a restaurant. Now, restaurants pay more than regular jobs, so if you work a ton of restaurants, you can make a decent living.


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What I'm trying to explain is, go try to find a restaurant potential clients would dine.


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