to anyone who regularly checked my blog in the past, i’m sorry. ever since i was made redundant at my last job, i’ve been a little bit mia. it’s been an interesting stage of life and while parts of it i have greatly enjoyed.. i’ve sort of felt out of the loop for the last 2 or so months.
SHOUT OUT TO ALL THOSE IN HOSPITALITY.
I have been meaning to do this post for a while. I have a few friends in hospitality who whinge a fair bit about the industry. Blabla long hours, blabla sore feet, blabla lame customers. I kind of thought they were all cry babies, no offense guys, but that’s what I thought. I would like to take back my thoughts, which thankfully were rarely verbalised until now, and actually congratulate you on what is a difficult industry to work in.
In this current job climate, I didn’t want to take the risk of being jobless for the next 6 months and as Centrelink has screwed me over time and time again (Laura, that Centrelink expose is still in the works) I got a casual job as a waitress. Having had little hospitality experience (try none actually) but decent connections (the good old family kind) I got a job at a fairly classy joint serving rich and snobby people lots and lots of alochol and other assorted foods. It’s kind of hell.
Seriously though, really short breaks, 11 hour shifts, cranky customers, cranky coworkers, being felt up by some drunks, 4am wake ups, losing your car in carparks at 2am, excruciating pain in the foots, spilling champagne all over snooty guests, working on a four level building and not being able to use the lifts, stinking like beer, wine stains. It’s not a job I will be sad to say goodbye to.
However – I am grateful to have some source of income, which is more than a lot of people can say. I’m looking forward to some more blogs… my inner nerd and need to talk about myself has been suffering.