I was just wondering because I know I do. I got the job last October in a small restaraunt for some spare change while I'm at uni. Its a waiting on/ bar job for which I have a more than a decade's experience. When the assistant manager left I offered to take over her duties because I had done it before and knew what I was doing. They turned me down flat and now my new assistant manager is another waitress. Who is 17. I'm ten years older than her and I have ten times the experience she does. I resent being told what to do by someone who stands by the front door and flirting with the general manager. I hate to sound snobby but I work so much harder than she does and I cant help that the job is beneath me. Ive spoken to her about it and the general manager and the general feeling I get is: shut up and get over it. Grrrr.