A lot of people who wait on tables or tend bar start out doing it so they could get themselves through school or maybe as a second income just to make some money to pay off some debt or save up for a trip. Or like me they just get in cause it is easy to get into.
Then that stage passes and they just continue working in the business cause they just like working in it despite a few annoying guests and the unsociable hours. They kind of get hooked.
When they get a bit older two things will happen. They will either feel they have to do this cause they need to or they get to do this.
If someone feels they need to work as a waiter beyond the first stage mentioned above then they probably haven’t done as much as they could in the business because they have always thought about leaving it.
On the other hand you may feel as I do about the business because of all the traveling I have done. Like having worked in Europe , on cruise ships , as well as some fabulous resorts. Meeting my wonderful wife and having two beautiful children later on. As well , meeting some wonderful people on the way. You get to do this.
Once you get it , this is the easiest business one can possibly do. All you do is go to the table and take the order and make sure everything is good. That is it. The money takes care of itself.
I am just grateful each night that I have used and taken advantage of this industry as much as I have. The rest is gravy.
Now what are you? Do you need to do this or do you get to do this? Have you taken advantage of this industry if you have been in it awhile of all it has to offer? Or is it just torture till you find the other thing you are looking for?
What are your thoughts? Let it all hang out. I would be interested in hearing from you and where you stand.