"Not many other jobs teach a strong, collaborative work ethic like waiting tables. It is an amazing training ground for future jobs. It requires servers to work with all kinds of people, to adapt quickly, to read people accurately, and to work as a team. It requires high emotional intelligence."
Notice how is says: " for a future job'. Lots of us would say " for a real job". To explain to others. As if what we do doesn't count. We want people to appreciate and respect what we do. To value it. To pay us a decent living wage for it. But how can they respect us, if we don't ourselves? " Real job" This IS a real job. Respect is earned and given. Let's give it to ourselves first.
My name is Fran. I am a bartender.
And this is my Real Job.