Let me tell you about my experience with a part-time job I started in high school.
On the first day of work, I thought to myself, "I can't do this, there's so much to learn! I can't do this anymore! I want to run away right now! I wanted to run away right now!" and I cried so hard in public.
And right in front of the manager. Worst.
Frankly, I was ready to quit after the first day.
But what a surprise, after all.I worked there for almost three years.
I will tell you about this embarrassing experience of mine and why it happened.
- I started working part-time in a restaurant when I was in high school.
- First day of work, I cried in front of the manager, a big mistake.
- I go to the waiting room in tears. Then I meet my savior.
- Avoid quitting on the word of that lady.
- Related: more intense experiences. Click here to go to my part-time experience page.
I started working part-time in a restaurant when I was in high school.
When I was a high school student with a burning desire to work in the hospitality industry, I worked part-time at a restaurant in a hot spring at the time.
But I started to think that I wanted to be mysteriously trained further in a more rigorous restaurant or something, so I started working in a certain restaurant.
It's a chain, so surely they'll learn to serve their customers well!I decided to work there because I thought it was a good place to work and the hourly wage was good.
I thought that since I had experience in customer service, I would be able to handle a little bit of pressure.
At the same time, I wanted to acquire more confidence in myself.
I know I can do it! I thought very bullishly.
First day of work, I cried in front of the manager, a big mistake.
And the first day of my part-time job. The workday started in a relaxed atmosphere.
The manager stayed with me that day and taught me the entire operation.
Let's get the big picture - sort of.
I was taught the whole process of welcoming customers, taking orders, serving food, paying the bill, cleaning up, etc., but it was totally different from what I had imagined.
Oh, there's so much to learn? This job while I'm doing this? What? ! Oh, no, no, no, no, no! Oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no, I can't think straight, I can't remember this amount of food on the menu!
I was really scared that I might not make it, and finally the manager handed me the restaurant's grand menu and said, "I'm sorry, I can't do it.
Here, go learn the menu as soon as possible!"
The moment you said that, a switch flipped and you cried like a doobaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
store managerI'm sorry. I'm sorry if I crammed too much into one day, but I happened to be free today, so I thought I'd teach you in one day.
I never thought my capacity would be so small.
The manager said, "You can go home today. We'll continue when you come back next time."
We were then allowed to leave earlier than scheduled.
I go to the waiting room in tears. Then I meet my savior.
As I returned to the waiting room, dejected and resting, the lady in charge of the kitchen came in for a break.
And that lady saw me with bright red eyes and called out to me.
We all start out that way."
I've seen many children cry at first. It's all right, it's all right.
He said with a laugh and a kind look in his eyes as he smoked a cigarette.
Now that I'm writing this, it sounds like a plain, simple chit-chat.
At the time, I was in this moment.It stuck in my mind like crazy.
In any case, to be honest, I was already thinking about saying "I'm quitting" right then and there.
I used to feel so miserable, wondering why my capacity was so small and why everyone else didn't have such a small capacity.I was saved so much by these words of the lady.
Avoid quitting on the word of that lady.
It sounds pretty simple, but this lady's words saved my life.
At the time, I thought, "The people working here must be more talented," which made me feel even more depressed.
So I was really, really happy when my auntie said to me, "We all started out that way.
And after that, I almost broke down again and again (I probably did) and cried a lot, but I managed to keep going after that with those words of support.
Maybe, I mean definitely, I would have quit if it wasn't for that lady.
thanks to ...I was able to work for about three years from that day.
I've been doing this for almost 3 years and I've been able to be in charge of time zones, and I, myself, think that mental tofu has done very well so far!
And this experienceSelf-confidenceNeedless to say, this led to
Even though I cried so hard that my nose started running in front of the manager on my first day of work, the reason I was able to work for almost three years after that was undeniably because of that auntie's words.
I happen to have met the lady, and I happen to have met the lady, and I happen to have met the lady, and I happen to have met the lady, and I happen to have met the lady, and I happen to have met the lady, and I happen to have met the lady, and the lady's words stuck with me, and it is an experience that is not specific to anyone.
I realized that the influence of words may have more power than I realized.
Related: more intense experiences. Click here to go to my part-time experience page.
I worked a lot of part-time jobs during my college years and have held many jobs.
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