Thursday, August 26, 2010
It's All Part of the Experience...
The end of summer is gradually closing in on us as kids head back to school and families settle in to the routines that will last for the next 9 months. Some High School students, along with focusing on their studies, have started the process of finding an after-school job. Whether it be to save up for a car, Spring Break trip or just have some walking-around money, they're taking that next step forward and becoming... gulp... responsible young adults. The state of the current economy, while it's getting a little better, still makes the task of looking for a job rather difficult and frustrating. Even still, there are so many different jobs to choose from, you just have to figure out what you're willing to do. Most High School students will resort to either working within the school (at the library, bookstore, after-school programs, etc) or working in a retail/restaurant position as they tend to be more flexible with their scheduling. That's not to say they are any easier, though. Retail and restaurant jobs are hard work but are also very rewarding. You're contributing your skills and efforts into creating a comfortable and productive atmosphere for your patrons. Not only do you learn necessary job skills, but you also learn team-work and patience. I've always thought that if you have held down a job in a retail or restaurant environment, you can handle anything. You might even learn a thing or two from the customers that frequent your establishment. At Lou Malnati's, we have the opportunity to learn from our customers' experiences every day. All feedback receive is taken to heart. We make sure it sinks in and that we're providing our customers with a pleasant atmosphere, tasty deep-dish and outstanding customer service. To be the best you can be, you have to learn to take some criticism along the way - constructive criticism helps build character and good character is a huge asset. Which jobs along your career path would you consider your best learning experience?