For many people, including me, working as a waiter or waiter is one of our first jobs. This is often a way to earn extra money during college or even to generate valuable income during post-university internships. However, for millions of restaurant employees, being a waiter isn't a job, it's a profession. Service jobs are a great option for students, parents, caregivers, or anyone else who has a non-traditional working schedule available.
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. 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. Jessica Dunker, president and CEO of the Iowa Restaurant Association, believes that serving is one of the latest jobs that actually pay for performance. 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.