“When are you going to get a real job?”
I think every server encounters this at one point or another. Maybe you did while you were spending time with your family for the holidays as they heard you venting about a particularly bad day.
People look down on serving for a few reasons. First, it’s often an introductory position for the younger generation just entering the work force. The jobs also often pay minimum wage, and don’t require experience or education to get started.
However, those things do not mean serving isn’t a real job. While many people use it as an introductory position or a side job, many others make it their career and develop more skills, get raises and pay the bills like everyone else.
Just because you work in food service doesn’t mean you’re uneducated or that you should be pursuing something else or doing something different with your life – it just means you work in food service, and your job is as real as the money you make.
Read the full article here: Why Do People Think Waiting Tables Isn’t a Real Job?