Friday, November 4, 2011
Let it Go
The longer I remain in the service industry I have come to realize one thing. You gotta let things go like letting water run off a duck's back. You cannot let anything bother you. Let it go.
So what someone took a table. So what someone made more money than you one time. So what you have to close tonight. So what you have to work the weekend. So what anything.
All you gotta worry about is taking care of you and what you are doing each shift. It doesn't matter if you have 6 screaming kids at your table. You cannot change it.
So what you got stiffed on a table. In the grand scheme of things it doesn't matter.
What really matters is how are you going to let it affect you? Would you trade your health in for a good tip? Time with your family?
Read the next sentence twice if you need to.
The only reason we work is so we can do things outside of work.
Do well at work, don't let it bother you, and when you leave let it go.
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.
Check out his web site at www.stevennicolle.com for more information.