i was a busser last summer, and i didn't think it was bad. i did feel a little bit like everyone's bitch, but it wasn't too big of a deal and was still pretty chill. the fact that i worked at a nice restaurant was kinda good, kinda bad too. it was bad cause i had to refill water all the time which sucked, but at least it took up time. standing around not doing anything is the worst, keep busy. the fact that it was a nice place was also good cause since it was so expensive i got pretty good money for tips. on a good night it could be up to about $60. i got $8/hr so that wasn't bad either.
all in all i'd say it's a good job and is worth it. oh yeah and not knowing when you get out also is a bitch, sometimes it'd be as late as 2 in the morning for me, which can be really bad since the restaurant was in hartford and on the same street as a club where 2 people had gotten shot just before i started working there.