Early Beginnings Part 2

Early Beginnings Part 2

In this series of posts, I am going to provide a brief history of the significant places I worked before I turned 20 (I will leave some of my work history out) and the life lessons I learned at each place.

Sirloin Stockade in Murray, KY

Soon after high school I worked my first (and last) restaurant job. I wanted to work there because I had some friends already working there. During my interview, the owner of the restaurant told me how he worked his way up from a disher back in the day to eventually own his own restaurant. I actually sat there listening in awe, thinking “Man, this is what I could do!” I loved the idea of working my way up, finding out all there was to know about every position and then having the place as my own (by this time in my life I had business in my blood). I got the job and started dishing and bussing tables. The pay was decent for a high-school age kid and I earned some tips. I lasted all of a few months. I ended up hating the job because I wasn’t in constant contact with people I enjoyed being with. Initially, I thought the job would be great – working with friends…but it didn’t happen that way. I rarely saw my friends and I was stuck in the dish room with vulgar rap musing playing. Since the music wasn’t going anywhere (believe me…I tried!!!) I figured it would have to be me moving on.

LESSON LEARNED: Not enjoyable co-workers = not enjoyable job no matter the future opportunity or pay.


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