Wednesday, January 19, 2011
I Didn't Think I Would Still Be Doing This
Now I know both these people are working cause they need the money. Not necessarily because they enjoy it. They are doing it cause they know nothing else they can do to earn money.
Looking at my situation I am pretty much in the same boat. I am going to wait on tables till my 60's as well. The thing is I never thought when I started out that I was going to be doing this that long. I always thought there was going to be something else. I tried other things along the way but kept coming back to this.
My birthday is coming up soon and it is starting to sink in that this is it. When you are younger you think that something better is out there. Then time passes and you think maybe this is it.
So here is my question to all you waiters or Management over 45 years of age out there. The ones giving up your weekends and holidays working crazy hours.
Are you going to be doing this until your mid 60's? Cause that time is fast approaching. Did you think you would be working that long serving tables when you started out?
Radio talk show host of "The Hospitality Industry News Network" and author of "You Only Live Once" about his early years traveling around and working on ships and foreign countries Steven blogs about his thoughts on the restaurant industry as he sees it today.
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