Thursday, June 30, 2011
People's Reaction On My Last Night
1. I wish I was the one that was leaving.
2. Wish it was my last night.
3. You are a nice guy and smart getting out now unlike the rest of us.
4. Buddy you are a smart man....
The thing is this one of those places you work where if you stay awhile you become trapped. While I worked there many people who have been there for some years will say things like that but they have been become entrapped in that world and the fear of moving elsewhere poses a greater risk than staying put.
The sense of security they get from a union even though it is a lousy one is strong enough to make them stay. Soon the new person who stays on becomes changed and loses initiative. Then complains. The outside world away from the airport becomes daunting.
The people were nice but the airport community was a closed one. It affected the people working there. I could sense a change in me even after only a few months.
It wasn't for me. I am going back to a place I really enjoyed.
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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