Many professionals start their careers in the restaurant industry as waiters. A service job can be a great way to learn hard and soft skills useful in many careers. To say that serving isn't a real job means implying that serving tables is so easy or useless that it doesn't equal a place in your employment spectrum. As a waiter for many years in the restaurant business, I've put together a very real list of reasons why serving is, in fact, a real job.
A job is a job, whether you're trying to develop technology to improve the planet or you're serving a hot plate of food to a hungry paying customer. Jessica Dunker, president and CEO of the Iowa Restaurant Association, believes that serving is one of the latest jobs that actually pay for performance.