Everyone deserves to work somewhere fun. Somewhere they enjoy going, even if it’s not something they always enjoy doing.
I was lucky enough to work at a restaurant that changed my life. I worked as a hostess at 15 years old, to a server at 25 when it closed in October of 2013. I grew up with everyone I worked with, and grew to love every single one of them. I saw them get married and have children. I saw their good days and their bad days, their best times and their worst.
When it closed, I spent a lot of time hopping from place to place, leaving places where the training was too intense for my schedule, the staff was too grumpy to handle, or the money was too little for my time. I wasted a lot of time searching for the right place, and I still haven’t found it.
I want you to tell me about your restaurant or bar.
Not about the food or the service, but about how it is to be an employee there. Give us the dirt– the good, the bad, and the ugly. Tell us if your manager sucks or your sidework is ridiculous; tell us if the money is awesome or the staff is hilarious. Find a job that’s flexible with another job, find good money for the hours, find good people, future friends.
After all, we are all in the biz right? Hook it up!