This next article is something that I’m really excited about. Mostly because I managed to get it onto Thought Catalog.
If you haven’t heard of them before I encourage you to check them out, they have a lot of good material on their site.
Here’s the link.
Anyway, I’ve had a rather…interesting experience as a service industry employee during college. Some of it was good and some not so good, but in the end I can only sum it as this:
“That I’m grateful for the chance and certainly learned a lot from it. I don’t regret it in the traditional sense, however, if I could go back in time I wouldn’t have done it at all…period! The reason being that I believe, wholeheartedly, that my time would’ve been better spent elsewhere.”
And because of that I wanted to give some prospective service industry workers a little bit of insight that might help them make a more informed decision than they otherwise would’ve had to make without that kind of information. This information came in the form of a list of 6 reasons why you don’t want to be in the service industry.
Seriously, they should just have a better version of this guy as a waiter instead.
Hope you enjoy reading it.
Until next time,
So my boss just told me about this at work today and I thought this was creatively funny enough that I just HAD to write an article on it.
Anyway, here’s the Canadian beer fridge that only opens after you sing the Canadian National Anthem!
The proper running of a restaurant requires the right people, and oftentimes it’s still collection of larger-than-life characters that keep the sailing smooth.
And with that thought in mind, I went ahead and compiled a list of the 13 characters in restaurants.
I couldn’t really find anything relevant to ’13 characters’ for images…so here’s a picture of a bunch of puppies!
Just wanted to share a pretty motivating video that I found on Youtube the other day.
It’s a strongman exercise routine that involves repeatedly lifting a full keg!
Here’s the video by the way:
Do you ever wish that there would be a book or a handy guide for…everything?
Well at Shiftgig we sure do!
So here’s a list of 10 books that should totally be written about the service industry.
So I stumbled upon this bit of news while working this week.
Apparently, Starbucks has decided to pay for it’s employees’ college tuition.
You can find some of the details in my post, but needless to say this is an admirable move.
Besides, who doesn’t like college?
If you’ve worked in the service industry long enough, you’ll probably feel the desire to try and own your own place.
Probably because you’ll finally be making some decent money for once. But regardless of the reasons, one thing remains true.
That it is an ENORMOUS challenge, and not one to be taken lightly.
Now there are tons of books, articles, and other resources that have been written by a lot of experts and restaurant owners. They cover a range of topics from raising capital to hiring the right people.
And going from there I decided to write an article about a few random tips, hints, and tricks that a lot people may overlook.
NOTE: that this piece is not intended to be a comprehensive guide. It will certainly not cover topics such as raising capital, staffing, and licensing among other sub-topics. The reason being that I am no expert in any of these fields, and also because there are already a plethora of resources available to any potential restaurant/bar owners-to-be.
However, what this post does cover are a few of the things that may be missed.
So with that said, enjoy!
Ya, this would be a pretty cool place to own.