So I have a new job, no, I don't plan on quitting the Italian Place for awhile I just wanted to get ahead of some bills. But for the foreseeable future I will only work weekends in the restaurant biz. I did find this article though that I wish corporate would consider.
The new place I work at is a psychiatric hospital. So far it has been interesting and I think I will really enjoy it once I learn what I am doing. I have come up with a couple of rules for anyone else who goes through this transtion:
1. Just because you have to "always" smile in the restaurant industry doesn't mean that you should do so in a psychiatric hospital...odds are a patient who is waiting to be committed will call you out on it.
2. Just because you are the super energetic type in the restaurant (as in: that's fantastic! super wonderful! I'm super-fantastic(in response to how are you)! etc) doesn't mean that you should be this enthusiastic when speaking to others at a psychiatric hospital.
I'm sure I will come up with others but for now I just have these two.