Thursday, March 3, 2011
The Answer to The Question on Tuesday
I gave my notice tonight to start working in a couple of weeks in a restaurant in the Airport. It is exciting. High turnover , people going on vacation , it is like a ship on land for pete's sake. No campers. Busy all the time. More money so the wife can stay at home.
I went to the orientation today and looking to start in two weeks.
When I say it will be fast it will be. The average turn of a table is 22 minutes. Makes sense when you know people have to catch a flight.
Okay you do the math but if you have a section of 4 tables and they turn twice in 1 hour on the average each one and this is conservative leaves you $10 how much am I making over a 7 hour shift?
The place has benefits after one year which we need. It is unionized. The wage is a little higher because of that.
Yeah I feel pretty good right now. I obviously will miss the people where I work as everyone has been very good to me but this was an opportunity I couldn't turn down. It will secure income for my family in the future.
That is the big news.
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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