If you work in the food-service industry then it’s likely you’ve had to work on weekends at some point. Unfortunately, since most people plan fun events on the weekends, chances are you have to miss out sometimes!
Service-industry workers everywhere just understand each other. It’s all about the karma: you treat your customers well and they’ll hook it up for you when you’re in need of something, like drinks at their bar next door.
Unless you’re working in fine dining, it’s likely that you have at least some access to free food on a regular basis. And it’s really tempting, because it’s just right in front of you and you can’t say no...
You’ve heard the saying: the best form of birth control is working in a restaurant.
Okay, maybe that isn’t actually a saying, but it really should be. You’ve lost count of the number of times you’ve had to clean up a small child’s vomit, or gently hint to the parents that maybe they shouldn’t let their kids run around the restaurant screaming like maniacs.
13. You Have A Separate 'Customer Service' Personality
If you work in the service industry, then you know exactly what this is about. Normal you would never put on that fake smile to greet a rude customer, but at work you’re basically putting on an award-winning performance every time you clock in.
At first, it might get to you when a customer complains about something, but after a while you learn how to let it slide and you stop internalizing every negative comment. If one thing’s for certain, the customer definitely isn’t always right!
Even when you’ve had a long day and can’t stand to talk to even one more customer, the lasting friendships and life experiences you’ve gained through working in the service industry can feel pretty rewarding and almost make it all worthwhile!