Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tomorrow is Another Day
There used to be a time when I would go in feeling sicker than I am now. Fortunately I work in a place where there are plenty of employees. I used to work in places where if you were sick they would say forget about it and just get your butt in and work. Or maybe that is what I thought they would say.
It's maybe the sign of the times but I find that people have to get to work no matter how sick they are. Working in the food industry that makes little sense.
Not only are you going to pass along your germs to your fellow co-workers but to your guests as well.
Yes for sure I will lose out on the gratuities tonight but in the grand scheme of things who cares!
If there are any fellow waiters , cooks , and bartenders that are showing up to work with bad flu symptoms take a minute and think of your health first.
It is not the end of the world if you miss a shift. In fact rather than have you working with a kleenex or nagging cough your co workers will probably appreciate it as well.
Money is replaceable , your health isn't.
Tomorrow is another day...
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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