Wednesday, April 27, 2011

W is for Waitress

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Everyone needs their day job, right? I would LOVE to be able to sit down and write all day and all night, but unfortunately that doesn't pay the bills. So yes, in my day job I'm a people watcher... whoops, I mean waitress.

There is also another good reason for having a day job, especially one that involves dealing with all the "lovable" people that believes they are always right and there's no such thing as a stupid question. Believe me, I've been in the hospitality industry for too long that I've heard it all and yes, there can be stupid questions such as "do you serve food" or "are you open"... you're talking to staff at the "restaurant" I think, we do serve food and we are open. It's not hard to think before you speak.

Yeah, I know it's not exactly the most glamorous job around, but the amount of interesting people I've seen is well worth all the work. As a writer, I've been able to watch people's quirks, mannerisms and attitudes. This is how I look at my job, just another outlet to research my characters... well, just until I finish this year then I'll be qualified to "teach" at high schools.

See, jobs aren't that bad. It's just what you do with the time you're there working that's what counts.

So,  what do you do for your day jobs? If you could have any job, what would you want to do?


Baiba said...

lucky you! in my country grown ups can hardly find a job... so for me there's no chance. but I would like to be a bartender, haha :D i think it's cool job. and waitress at some cute restaurant would also be nice for a day job :)

Scott Niven said...

Nice post! And you're right - being a waitress is perfect for studying people.

I really wish I'd discovered the A to Z writing assignments before they were already at the letter T, lol!


Creepy Query Girl said...

I teach english to french primary school children. It has its moments but I'm ready for something new and will probably be changing careers sometime next year. I WISH I could just stay home all day and write. Maybe some day.

Anonymous said...

I bet you DO meet lots of interesting people.

I'm a shrink. I see interesting people too. ;)

Kate Larkindale said...

I'm in hospo too. I run a movie theatre, which is also a live music venue, bar, gallery and many other things. It's challenging, but also great for watching the dynamics between people.

Dawn Embers said...

It's a little sad but I almost wish I was waitressing. I am supposed to be a "cook" but really I wash dishes and answer the phone. Don't get to see much as a dishwasher except for employee interactions with each other. I don't know what I'd love to do. There are several ideas I've had but I never have been able to pick one.

Denise Covey Writer said...

If I could have any job it would be a writer with no other responsibilities. Bliss.

I admire anyone working in the hospitality industry. Fancy putting up with so many rude people. You must get lots of fuel to keep your writing fire smokin'.


nahidworld said...

nice and funny post. waitress jobs is a nice job.every people do this is a easy job.

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