On a coffee run with a co-worker this morning, the subject of past jobs came up. We were going back and forth about jobs we had as teenagers and undergrads.
She used to work as a barista at a coffee shop on the West Coast, and I had just about every serving job there was in restaurants back home in Hershey, Pa.
But it got me to thinking about basic skills, and especially customer service. I think that serving in restaurants throughout high school and undergrad helped me to foster a better understanding about customer service. And while a lot of the skills I acquired through serving in restaurants aren’t that marketable on a professional resume, I do have some tangential skills I took away from the experience.
What are some of the jobs you had as a high school or college student? Do you still carry some of those skills with you today?