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What It’s Really Like to Work as a Waitress Described by Squidward

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Emmanuel chapter.

Watching Spongebob growing up, Squidward was always known as the pessimistic one. Looking back, though, Squidward is by far the most relatable character in the show, especially for those who work in a restaurant. Here are some of the many times Squidward made all the waitresses of the world go “same.”

When it’s hours before your shift, but you’re called in to work early.

Rolling up to the restaurant like. . .

And this is how you walk into work. . .

Only to find out it’s already super busy.

When your table calls you over to order, but hasn’t even looked at the menu yet.

When new parties come in looking for a good time, but you’re already over it.

When your table makes *special* requests.

When their complicated order finally comes out, but they say it’s cold. . . 

And you really just want to do this.

When you start to wonder if your paycheck amounts to all the work you’re doing.

When you got a new table 10 minutes ago and forgot about them completely. . .

And they tease you for forgetting about them, but you’re too done to fake a laugh.

Then the rush finally begins to slow down, but your boss won’t let you leave.

Or worse, when you’re closing and it seems like an eternity before you can go home.

When your boss tries to make you *useful* by assigning you odd jobs.

When you see a group of people walk towards the door 10 minutes before closing. . . 

And that group decides to really take their time eating.

And when your shift finally ends.

When you’re home at last, only to realize you forgot to clock out.

Just remember that this hellish job is only temporary. In the meantime, make those tips!

Gianna is a freshman at Emmanuel College and is really excited to see what this year has in store for her. Along with writing for Her Campus, Gianna participates in Yoga Club, Zumba Club, and Colleges of the Fenway Dance Project. In her free time, you will most likely find her watching Friends and sipping tea out of her Central Perk mug.