Don’t you think this South Park character Crazyasuka made looks like me??? (If you want to make your own South Park character, click on the link to get the link, heh. Lovelyloey did a pseudo-dominatrix one that I find absolutely hilarious and Juan made a couple of himself, as well as Nightwriter, but I think he has an immodest opinion of his so-called cuteness. ) Well, I think so, especially the hair! I just love the expression! 😆
I think I’m feeling sort of like that too, because I’ve just returned from applying a second part-time job, as a host at a restaurant. I thought this could be a suitable job to go along with my current part-time job as a telemarketer (which pays really well, but I can only work a limited number of hours a day) because I could work during weekends (when I can’t do telemarketing). I don’t know if I want to now…
I just didn’t feel right when I was filling out the application form. It’s a place where I would eat, but I don’t know about work… Am I being too negative? Perhaps I’m just resisting change, hence the pessimism. I’ve had my telemarketing job for 3 years, so working at a new job is just the thing I’m not used to. I didn’t like the guy who took my application form to pass to the manager – he was sort of mocking and condescending – but kitchen staff are kitchen staff for a reason, right?
Pros of taking up the job
1. Suits my other part-time job schedule; I can work as a host when I can’t do telemarketing.
2. Not a very difficult job; just a matter of setting the table, planning the seating for reservations and showing diners to their tables.
3. Prepare myself for my summer course, in the sense of doing the unfamiliar and gaining life experience.
Cons of taking up the job
1. Doesn’t pay much
2. May not enjoy co-ed work environment; in all my former jobs, I work only with females, and under close supervision by the boss. Yes, I’d have to work somewhere where there are male colleagues some day, but I think it’s probably easier on me if I did that in a office setting than a F&B one.
3. May not be suited to such jobs personality-wise (am introverted, slow learner, easily intimidated, easily flustered); perhaps should stick to jobs am more comfortable and confident of doing.
Has anybody worked in a restaurant before? Perhaps you can shed some light about working in such places, like what to expect, what not to do, what sort of personality would suit this job etc. I hope to get quick replies, ‘cos I need to decide before the manager calls me!
(But if he doesn’t, I’m taking that as a sign that I shouldn’t be working at this job. I could call up my former boss for the job I used to work, a salesgirl at a department store, but it doesn’t pay that much more from the restaurant host job and it’s much further away from my home… Maybe I need to look in the classifieds.)