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Working in Restaurants 101

I've started out by making a balloon for the waitress/waiter, and placing their tip in it.
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Landing a Restaurant Job Getting Paid at the Restaurant Working in Restaurants 102

Some of the following comments include amounts of money in the imaginary unit called "C-shells." These units are used to avoid any hint of illegal price fixing in the balloon industry.

References: In addition to the Guide, the following books provide information about twisting balloons for money:

  1. Balloon Biz, by Norm Barnhart
  2. Balloon Busking, by Bob Brown and John Morrissy
  3. Inflation Information, by Frank Thurston
  4. Making Inflation Work For You, by T. Myers
  5. Professional Portfolio for Balloon Artists by Bruce Kalver
  6. Insider's Secrets to Working Restaurants by Mark Nilsen
  7. Out Of The Part Time Frying Pan And Into The Full-time Fire by Marvin Hardy
You'll find reviews in the Books, Magazines, Videos, and Other Resources chapter.

Landing a Restaurant Job

Picking the Right Restaurant

Getting Them to Hire You

Walking Into a Restaurant and Twisting

Getting Paid at the Restaurant

Will Work for Food

Charging for Balloons

This is called vending. For more information on this option, see the Vending Balloons chapter of the Guide.

Working for Zero Base Pay and No Tips

This is called volunteering or donating to charity. For more information on this option, see the Volunteering and Donating to Charity chapter of the Guide.

Working for Zero Base Pay - Just Tips

Note: For a further breakdown on the issue of getting paid for twisting in a restaurant versus accepting tips, check out the Tips chapter.

I Like Working For Tips...

...But I hate Being Used

What Are the Rules of the Game?

It's All In The Approach

How to Handle Tip Offers

Refusing Tips

Working for Base Pay and No Tips

Working for Base Pay Plus Tips

Working in Restaurants 102

The second half of this chapter is called Working in Restaurants 102.

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