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euphemism for Busboy

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by LostLost, May 31, 2008.

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  1. LostLost

    LostLost 2+ Year Member

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    Hey is there a name for busboy that sound better on resume?
     
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  3. NuRhoPsi

    NuRhoPsi 2+ Year Member

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    Used Dishware Reclamation Specialist
     
  4. LostLost

    LostLost 2+ Year Member

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    seriously i need to put something on my ECs ....but yours sound interesting ..don' know if it will make adcoms laugh or frown :D
     
  5. HumidBeing

    HumidBeing In Memory of Riley Jane Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor 2+ Year Member

    Busboy will do. Better plain than fancy with the description.
     
  6. Droopy Snoopy

    Droopy Snoopy 7+ Year Member

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    Everybody knows what a busboy is, knows it's a tough thankless job; nobody's ever heard of a dish reclamation specialist. The more time you spend with this inane shyt the less you spend on the PS, which people actually care about and read critically.
     
  7. NuRhoPsi

    NuRhoPsi 2+ Year Member

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    Lost, I'm glad you picked up on my sarcasm. I'd keep it simple and just say what the job was, a busboy.
     
  8. LostLost

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    busboy it is then....:laugh:
     
  9. iduwanna

    iduwanna 2+ Year Member

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    busURMgirl.
     
  10. Ginzo

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    Or not. One of my faculty interviewers claimed that I wasn't clear on my motivation to study medicine even though the first half of my PS deals with nothing but that and is very plain about it. A few weeks later another faculty interviewer complimented me on how well I handled that part and said that wrote I wrote was "something any doctor could relate to".

    Each school does things their own way, but my current opinion is that you're lucky to get any part of your file read thoroughly. Most schools, in the interests of time and not boring themselves to tears, skim aggressively. The wisest course is probably to make sure that EVERY part of your AMCAS is well-presented because you have no idea what part is going to catch someone's eye. Working as a busboy may not be impressive in and of itself, but it does show that you aren't adverse to dirty, unglamorous work, which is something that you'll get to do a lot of in medical training. The OP should probably avoid trying to sell this experience up though. I think overselling what is obviously just busing tables might set off some BS meters.
     
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  11. 45408

    45408 aw buddy 7+ Year Member

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    Busperson
     
  12. lisichka

    lisichka certified demonologist 7+ Year Member

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    i thought busboy was a boy who rides a bus:oops::oops::oops: oops i thought he was a comptroller of some sort. oops again:oops:

    what does dish-washer have to do with a bus??? soo illogical:(


    how bout a dish-washer?
     
  13. LizzyM

    LizzyM the evil queen of numbers SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

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    Bus is a verb which means to clear the table and transport the dishes to the dishwasher. So a busboy is the staffer (traditionally a young man) who clears the table. It is not the same as dishwasher.

    Busboy is a fine thing to be and as was pointed out, it shows that you don't shirk hard work or being a lowly member of the team.
     
  14. spicedmanna

    spicedmanna Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Wait...ummm...I have one: how about, "busboy"? ;)
     
  15. funkydrmonkey

    funkydrmonkey They Call Me Dr. Funkmonk 7+ Year Member

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  16. void

    void 5+ Year Member

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    Famous persons who worked as busboys

    * Martin Luther King Jr., civil leader
    * Alec Baldwin, actor, was a busboy[3] at Studio 54, a New York City disco.
    * Ike Barinholtz, actor and comedian on MADtv.
    * Dick Cavett, actor and host of The Dick Cavett Show
    * Johnny Depp, actor
    * Richard Feynman, American physicist and Nobel Laureate, worked as a busboy in his aunt's restaurant in New York in the 1930s
    * Jake Gyllenhaal actor, was a busboy at the restaurant of a family friend.
    * Langston Hughes, writer & poet;[3] dubbed the "busboy poet" by journalists after a famed poet read his work on a restaurant table and decided to publish his first compilation.
    * Andy Kaufman, worked as a busboy allegedly in case something happened to his acting career.
    * Ho Chi Minh, Vietnamese revolutionary and President, was a busboy in Boston at the Parker House Hotel.
    * Nic Newsham, singer for the band Gatsbys American Dream, was a busboy at Billy Mchales, a restaurant in Bellingham, WA
    * Raymond Orteig, hotelier.
    * Jon Stewart, comedian, and host of The Daily Show worked as a busboy at a Mexican restaurant. Stewart has in fact named his production company Busboy Productions.[3]
    * Jhonen Vasquez, cartoonist
    * Wally Wood, cartoonist

    Stick with busboy. If it comes up in an interview, just give examples listed above.
     
  17. pianola

    pianola MS2 7+ Year Member

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    :thumbup:

    (don't put it on your application, of course)
     
  18. 45408

    45408 aw buddy 7+ Year Member

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    Man, if I reviewed an application that said that, I think I would immediately think that person was a container for cleansing fluid of the vaginal vault (douchebag :D)
     
  19. frikarika

    frikarika RADIOHEAD 5+ Year Member

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    Server's Assistant
     
  20. lisichka

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    why do you have to specify that u were a busboy?:rolleyes:
    just put the name of the restaurant you worked at. dates and all. and if someone asks you about that during an interview, just describe what you did. no need to be specific on a paper and draw attention to a title position you hate to say out loud. it is a legid work experience, and there is nothing to be embarassed about, but it is better to leave the details out.IMHO.

    you are welcome,
    your PR mahager.:D
     
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    Post-culinary Environmental Specialist :thumbup:
     
  22. p30doc

    p30doc Ever true and unwavering 10+ Year Member

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    Soiled Gastronomic Receptacle Engineer
     
  23. LikeClockWork

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  24. Wind Up Bird

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    I always heard SA (server's assistant) and busser when I worked in the hospitality industry.
     
  25. Scean

    Scean whats a goon to a goblin? 7+ Year Member

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    fellow busboy here:thumbup:, i just went with busboy
     
  26. Character

    Character 5+ Year Member

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    i wouldnt even put that on the application
     
  27. AlexMorph

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    the great character has a feeling, and he is rarely wrong, that you have accomplished great things in your life already

    im sure you can find other things that can trump your experience as a busboy
     
  28. Picklesali

    Picklesali M2 2+ Year Member

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    I don't agree - unless the OP has more than one practical work experience entry on his AMCAS.
     
  29. haloeffect

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    Hydro hygenist...but your place of employment might give you away and may provoke further questioning for e.g Hooters! :eek:
     
  30. 45408

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    LizzyM already said she thought it was worthwhile, and unless the OP has had many other jobs already listed on the AMCAS, I'd say it's worth it too. Showing that you're hard-working is a good thing.
     
  31. LizzyM

    LizzyM the evil queen of numbers SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

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    It is interesting that a debate should arise as to whether to list a summer job on the AMCAS because it is manual labor. This is the sort of thing that distinguishes one applicant from the competition. When people cry about the injustice of being passed over for interviews while someone with a "less impressive" application is interviewed, this is the sort of activity that they are not even factoring into the equation.
     
  32. 45408

    45408 aw buddy 7+ Year Member

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    Maybe it was my extensive background in manual labor that landed me an interview at a certain school :D
     
  33. LostLost

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    Maybe it was my extensive background in manual labor that landed me an interview at a certain school :D

    And I hope the same happens to me:D
     
  34. Gpan

    Gpan 10+ Year Member

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    OMG, you owe me a new labtop, because mine is filled with dr.pepper now, douchebag:D
     
  35. Danbo1957

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    I worked in a fine dining restaurant while in high school: we used the term, "Waiter's Assistant".
     

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