Monday, March 9, 2015
The fast pace, high energy of the food service industry can beat down even the best of us. Working without days off or 14 hour shifts constantly. Which ever the case may be it has gotten even more difficult in the age of technology. For some of us even when we are off we are not off with the constant connection our cell phones give us today. You can receive emails and phone calls around the clock every time there is a problem or issue that arises. So it seems even when some of us are off we never stop dealing with issues at work because we are always connected.
Always being connected can in some cases make it seem like you never get any rest. You work 80 hours a week without a day off and when you get home you still have to deal with work. This diminishes quality of life. The one thing all of us with families strive to achieve is a good balance between work and home quality of life.
It seems as though the people in upper management do not care about any ones quality of life as long as the restaurant or food service establishment is running properly. They don't care if you work 200 hours as long as everything is running smooth. Upper management isn't going to step in and run a shift so you can have a day off either but you will be the first one they call when something is wrong after you just got off and your out to eat with your family.
So in conclusion quality of life in the restaurant industry is diminishing the more we are connected and it always seems the bosses want more and more.
Posted by Kenneth Rexrode at 1:13 PM