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The Brown Hotel Louisville
Restaurant Server was asked...July 26, 2012

What's your favorite book right now?

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I read the bible/ I cook cornbread.

The Art of Noticing by Rob Walker

I thought to myself, "Why does this pertain to the position?!"

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Marriott International

How soon can you start?

2 Answers

I just let him know I had other opportunities I still wanted to explore.



prior work experience and commitment level

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Service crew 2 years

Can commitment 5 to 6 years

Marriott International

How long had I been serving and bartending, What business was like at my old position, Where I've worked.

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I told them how long I've been in the restaurant business and how business was at my old job. Less

I have been working since 7 years in bartending

Gateway Casinos

Do you know the difference between wine and beer?

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Is it a serious question? /They said yes, so I answered, off course I know the difference, and named some brands of both./ Less

The FIRC Group

What was my availability on weekends and holidays?

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I understand the business and the expectation to work these shifts.

Sullivan's Steakhouse

No difficult questions. Very basic

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can anyone tell me do the servers get paid out in cash each night or are your tips on a paycheck? Less


Describe to us a situation where a guest was being difficult and what was the outcome?

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A guest wanted me to accommodate them to allergies and I had to check in with the kitchen to see if they were able to accommodate and they were Less


Why do you want to work for Nordstrom Café?

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This is a very important question as it is the first question in your chest from past interviewer if your knowledge on Norstrom's history and success. Less

Din Tai Fung

Any previous experience in restaurant businesses?

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I had one experience and just told them briefly about my previous role.

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