The past year and a half I have worked at Applebees, and I am so ready to get out of there. I am a bartender and a server...and I make my money on upselling steaks and topshelf drinks. I feel like this supports animal cruelty and drinking..plus we are super wasteful. No recycling,,,no composting...just a lot of trash and wasted food. My customers(who are almost always overweight) constantly try to tell me how I eat wrong and need some steak blah blah blah. I try to explain how it is healthy, but I'm terrible in a debate. I haven't tried anything on the menu, so I am always lying to people when I am serving. Another issue is the hours I am scheduled...many times almost 50 hours a week with 10+hours a day sometimes no breaks to eat. This does not help me to eat enough, get enough sleep, or sunshine. For months I have been struggling with the fact that my job is completely against everything I believe, and I have been living a high stress life just to make money. Recently I have cut back on being a consumer and most of my money is just going to my rent and fruit. I have money saved and would be able to live comfortably for a while without a job, so I have decided it is time to let it go. I did go to art school for a couple of years, and I do facepainting gigs when I can. Hopefully I can find some festivals and parties to paint at, so that I don't use up all of my savings. 30 bananas a day has made me realize life can be so much better than it is. I have to stop living for the future and live right now. If anyone has any tips on jobs that are more geared towards this lifestyle let me know =] "Follow your bliss and the Universe will open doors for you where there were only walls"
Congrats! I bartend part time, so I feel your pain. Luckily the restaurant I'm at is pretty good at making my special food for me. But yeah, when people ask how the steaks are I don't even bother lying. Hopefully my real job will start getting profitable again and I can get away from schlepping junk to people and focus on selling real estate and taking care of myself and my family.