Users in this career have rated it a 2.0 in terms of their own personal satisfaction with the career. This figure represents an average taken from the responses of 455 MyPlan.com users during registration.
Users were asked to rate their happiness in their current occupation as being either "Very Happy" (4), "Happy" (3), "Mixed / Neutral" (2), "Not Happy" (1), or "Miserable" (0).
Users in this Career Group
There are 550 users in this career group. They represent 17 different countries. You can see the list of users in this career group by clicking on one of the links below. You can also join this career group simply by selecting your current status and clicking "Add Me."
My advice for people considering this career is to never work at a restaurant. It's sometimes fun and sometimes easy, but you'll get stuck in a rut and one day you'll realize that you've been working in restaurants for 10 years and you hate your job and you barely make enough money to pay your rent. You'll meet some really nice people who you will be friends with forever but they will be just as miserable as you and you will spend all of your leisure time complaining about how much you hate your job. Just trust me, nobody should ever make a career in the food service industry.
I thought that it would be fun to manage a bar while my employees did most of the work and I conversed with the patrons. Not the case, I worked every Friday and Saturday for two straight years. I worked from noon until 3am without many breaks, and barely enough time to even grab a quick bite to eat. The pay was ok, and the tips were good, but not worth the hastle in the long run.