Alice
Community Tutor
What is your job? What do you do for a living? What do you do at your work? Do you enjoy your work? If someone asked you to do your job for free and work long hours would you work for free? Completely unpaid for all that you do? My first job was when I was 17. I worked at an Italian family owned restaurant. I hated my job. My boss had a very short temper and would often scream and shout at his staff including the staff members that were his family. I was a 'buss girl' which meant my jobs were as follows: Wash the cups and silverware. Wrap the silverware with a napkin. Answer the phone. Clean the bathroom. Wash the floors. Clear off the tables when people were done eating : take dirty dishes and silverware off the table. Wipe the table down. Refill salt and pepper shakers. Slice lemons for drink. Refill waters if people needed a water refill. Help take food to the tables. Bring up drink bottles from the basement to the drink cooler. The restaurant had 15 to 20 tables. It was often just me and one other waitress. On a Friday night we had a line of people out the door waited to be seated with each table full. I got paid below minimum wage but I got to split my tips with the waitress. No way would I have done this job for free. Don't get me wrong. I have a big heart. But I worked my butt off on that job. It was physically and mentally exhausting. I would have never done that job for free.
May 25, 2021 1:07 PM
Alice
Language Skills
English, French
Learning Language
French