The New York Observer reporter Meredith Bryan apparently recently looked at the peons serving her food and alcohol and noticed that a lot of waiters are hot. Well, duh, honey, you live in New York and lots of actors and model wait tables on the side! But she "investigates" and interviews tons of hot waiters and suddenly I'm filled with admiration for her brilliance, and a little revulsion for the cater-waiter who claims that the industry is mostly men because us girls can't handle the heavy lifting. [NY Observer]
I beg you to top my waitressing story: when I first moved to NY three years ago I waitressed in a horrid sports bar in TIMES SQUARE for seven months. *shudder*
I don't even care for sports AT ALL and I worked for an oppressive Irish family that I swore had mob connections (pretty sure the whole place was funded by laundered money.) I worked two doubles a week (basically 10am-2am with an hour break) and made buttloads of money but was miserable and a full-blown alcoholic. The clientele was quite possibly the WORST you could ever ask for: European tourists, B&T trash, and happy hour was financial douches from Lehman Brothers nearby.
They eventually fired me for no reason. Such is the service industry.