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 Post subject: Getting Jobs
PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2003 8:29 pm 
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Can anyone share some advice on getting restaurant walkaround jobs.


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Do a few tricks for the manger! :lol: Or put up an add or something...


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2003 2:11 am 
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"The Restaurant Workers Handbook" by Jim Pace. Get it, read it, and be on your way toward becoming a restaurant magician...if you are ready.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2003 12:58 pm 
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Where can I get that book? I was at my local shop, and the guy showed me a restaurant book, but I don't know the name of it. It was 25 bucks, and it was kind of cheap-looking with like a spiral spine. Would this be it?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2003 1:00 pm 
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To better describe the spine, it was plastic, and the book would open like a notebook would.


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It wasn't like that. It's just a normal looking book....LOL.


Do a search on Google.


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have you read Hustle Hustle the magic of business? If not you should!


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If you have alot of magic then I say go to 10minresume.com and write your resume. It is free and it doesnt take but maybe 20 min even thou it says 10 min.
After you print out your resume take it to copymax and make about 20 copies then go to all you local restaurants and give out your resume to the manager, then do a few tricks for him or her and tell them you will work for a low price of $50.00 for 4 hours plus tips. ( Later you can ask for more but you want work even if it is low pay) Low pay is better then no pay. I know some magicans that say " Hey I wont work that cheap" Then i ask them how many jobs do they have and they say " one"......... So if you want to get going you have to go low until you a valueable enough to go higher. Plus $50.00 plus tips a night will get you anywhere from $80.00 to $120.00 a night and that is not bad.
After you get the Job work hard and pass out alot of cards, tell folks that you do Birthdays and other events and it will snowball from there.
I can also teach you how to get sponsors but that is on another thread I wrote that you can find for yourself.


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 Post subject: price
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2003 8:36 am 
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I don't know if I would shoot so low for a price. Sometimes people have the attitude in they get what they pay for. If you shoot yourself too low, they may question your abilities. In my opinion you need to go into the restaurant. Knock them dead, and ask what you think your worth. If they can't afford it, discuss being paid in half cash and half gift certificates or something until business picks up as a result of your magic. If it's a well known restuarant, you can always sell the gift certificates on ebay, and get the extra cash you wanted.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2003 5:11 am 
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for me 25 dollars an hour would be fair, i guess im shooting low. Ill would ask what they think im worth, and probably make 35 plus tips my lowest just for starting out.


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what B_Magic said :D


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 Post subject: tips
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2003 8:18 am 
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personally I don't accept tips. I use that as a selling point in that I'm not in competion with their staff. If they offer a tip I just tell them to give it to their wait staff. Usually they are willing to pay a little more then.


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One thing you might do is offer to do a free hour just to get response!
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http://www.penguinmagic.com/discuss/vie ... hp?t=28680



Advice I gave Bravesaint.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2003 8:21 am 
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Bill Malone have some great tips on how to get a resturant job on one of his DVDs. :lol:


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