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 Post subject: how do u get a restaurant job?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 1:47 pm 
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yeah i was wondering how to get a job working at a restaurant becuase i have never ever ever been to a restaurant around here and seen a magician working there.


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who says you have to work there? everyone assumes you do just go in there and sit down have a drink, if you see any one that might be interested do it this gives you more freedom because your not tied down the one area, you dont see blaine working at a restraunt just to do tricks. i suggest just walk up to people.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 4:11 pm 
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TMK123 wrote:
who says you have to work there? everyone assumes you do just go in there and sit down have a drink, if you see any one that might be interested do it this gives you more freedom because your not tied down the one area, you dont see blaine working at a restraunt just to do tricks. i suggest just walk up to people.


That post was a little confusing and very misleading.

"who says you have to work there?" :shock: The manager of the establishment says you have to work there. You do not just walk on into any old restaurant and walk up to people and start performing. I'm not a restaurant worker so I am not experienced but even I can tell you that.


"I suggest you just walk up to people" :shock:

Once again, I don't have experience in restaurant work, but I have learnt a thing or two from actually bothering to read posts here from people who have experience.
You do not just walk up to people. You should only perform for people after their order has been taken but before their meals arrive.
You do not just approach anyone either. You can learn to tell from people's body language who do not want to be disturbed. People on their first date, people with kids, are more likely to be interested in someone performing for them, opposed to some people who may be dicussing something private and/very serious. Not everyone wants to see magic.


I expect Paddy will be along later- he will be able to offer some good advice, and I suggest you read his posts and do a lot of searching on this subject.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 8:23 pm 
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tallant wrote:
TMK123 wrote:
who says you have to work there? everyone assumes you do just go in there and sit down have a drink, if you see any one that might be interested do it this gives you more freedom because your not tied down the one area, you dont see blaine working at a restraunt just to do tricks. i suggest just walk up to people.


That post was a little confusing and very misleading.

"who says you have to work there?" :shock: The manager of the establishment says you have to work there. You do not just walk on into any old restaurant and walk up to people and start performing. I'm not a restaurant worker so I am not experienced but even I can tell you that.


"I suggest you just walk up to people" :shock:

Once again, I don't have experience in restaurant work, but I have learnt a thing or two from actually bothering to read posts here from people who have experience.
You do not just walk up to people. You should only perform for people after their order has been taken but before their meals arrive.
You do not just approach anyone either. You can learn to tell from people's body language who do not want to be disturbed. People on their first date, people with kids, are more likely to be interested in someone performing for them, opposed to some people who may be dicussing something private and/very serious. Not everyone wants to see magic.


I expect Paddy will be along later- he will be able to offer some good advice, and I suggest you read his posts and do a lot of searching on this subject.


Oh i forgot, its not legal to talk to anyone you dont know ina restraunt, i didnt know he meant perform as in show. i meant the david blaine type stuff one card trick or coin trick not a whole show, as far as i know its not ilegal to walk up and show a few card tricks no restraunt around me would say anything.

Sorry if you or anyone else took what i said wrong, i was simply telling him that you dont have to work there to show some tricks.(atleast not where i live)

Again Just walk upto people didnt mean first dates like you said you can tell when your wanted and not.

I would also think it would be easyier to do it then working there wouldnt the manager get upset if your performing shows on the job?

Again i did not mean for this to be misleading in anyway.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2004 6:45 am 
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TMK123 wrote:
I would also think it would be easyier to do it then working there wouldnt the manager get upset if your performing shows on the job?

what? I think the original post meant WORKING to mean WORKING AS A MAGICIAN.

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Again i did not mean for this to be misleading in anyway.

good. it's not misleading.
But it's still confusing.


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 Post subject: Re: how do u get a restaurant job?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2004 7:24 am 
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yeah i was wondering how to get a job working at a restaurant becuase i have never ever ever been to a restaurant around here and seen a magician working there.


OK, Several questions before we can give an answer that is half way intelligent. You age, and location. Age will be a big factor in how to approach a restaurant also where you are in the world makes a HUGH difference. i.e. UK is not a tipping society. If you work there you have to be paid by the house enough to live on. Here in the U.S. we can take a smaller fee from the house and live VERY WELL on tips. i.e. I have a chain that I perform at, I have 3 restaurants where I appear every week, one ea on Fri, Sat, and Sun. I bill the corporate office monthly for the fees and get the tips. Well I just got a check for last month for $700 in fees. Then I lived on my tips through the month. BTW I have 3 other restaurants that I work every week that pay me weekly, plus tips.

Now I live in a Metro area of Cincinnati OH, right where the crotch of Indiana, Kentuckey, and Ohio come together so this is not good for restaurant fees. If you lived in New York City you could easily get two or three times as much for fees, plus tips, or the obverse to that in you live in A--hole Arkansas you might not be able to get anything from the restaurants.

ALWAYS get paid from the restaurant!!!!! The ONLY time for a freebie is ONE night as an audition, ONLY

Think I stress that enough?

Peter


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2004 1:02 pm 
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Im very sorry if he meant work as a magician. ;)


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