I’m Tired

17 02 2009

I’m to that point right now that I’m just plain exhausted.  I’m physically and emotionally exhausted.  I’ve been workin’ long hours and we’ve been very busy at Chili’s. 

I’m now at that point that I need some time to relax and regroup.  Danielle and I are now at a crossroads in our life.  She is going to be working a full time job and we are getting our lives organized, which is a huge deal.  I’m just tired.

I’ve been working long hours, then getting up early to go help at church, and then going back to work.  What’s the Answer!?

I want to just back out of everything for 2 weeks and regroup.

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The Food and Bev Industry

11 02 2009

I just want to express my piece on the Food and Bev Industry.  I think it gets a bad rap.  I’ve worked in the food and bev industry for about 9 years on and off.  I’ve always made my bills and had time to do the things I’ve wanted to do. 

In Architecture I was making about 17 bucks an hour or so, but I also had to leave at 6:30 a.m. and get home around 7 p.m.  That’s with an hour each way in travel.  Also, I was in the Landscaping biz and that wasn’t too bad, if you like 60 hours a week for 25k a year.  Working in the blistering heat, tearing up your hands, and working at 4:00 a.m. 

On the other hand you have the food biz.  Start work around 10 a.m. and sometimes work till 11:30 p.m.  Depending on how good you are, you can make some great money.  Most of the time, I personally make around 17-22 bucks an hour.  Working with awesome people, jeans and a t-shirt, meeting tons of interesting people, I don’t see too much of a downside besides the fact that it doesn’t have much of a future unless your looking to do management.  The other benefit is that you have a very flexible schedule, which is easy to work around your school schedule.

I just think that the Food and Bev Industry has a bad rap.  It’s treated me well.  What do you think?