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17 Secrets Olive Garden Employees Will Never Tell

You get unlimited breadsticks but need unlimited patience.

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1. The cheesy music is on loop. If we hear "That's Amore" one more time we may lose our shit.

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2. The first time we learned wine names was because the seating sections are named after wines, i.e. "Table 43 is free in 'pinot noir.'"

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3. The wine bottles for decoration around the restaurant make for an excellent steal at the end of a long shift.

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4. The best part of the job is unlimited breadsticks all shift.

5. We also get to sneak Andes mints from the host/hostess podium.

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6. Like most jobs, a lot of how enjoyable your life there depends on your manager.

"Uhh, yeah."
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"Uhh, yeah."

7. Around dinner time the lobby is almost always completely packed with cranky, hungry people who have been waiting for over an hour to be seated (yay fun!?)

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8. The dessert fridge is what's up.

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Sneaking squirts of whipped cream into your mouth is a good way to get through the day.

9. We stink of Italian food at the end of our shifts.

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10. To work at Olive Garden you get unlimited breadsticks but need unlimited patience for guests.

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11. It's fun to flirt with the other waiters — we look pretty slick in our all-black uniforms.

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12. When we say a "45-minute wait," that means we have literally no idea how long it will be because WE'RE NOT PSYCHIC.

13. No, you won't get seated faster if you try to give us five dollars.

14. No, we won't take your five dollars.

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15. Olive Garden is BUSY so we're basically Olympians at serving.

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16. They don't allow their servers to have lip rings.

(I know this because I got fired over mine.)
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(I know this because I got fired over mine.)

17. We know how to make everyone feel like family!

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