I just recently started my training to be a server at Benihana. I’m working at the sushi bar side, which I guess I’m pretty thankful for because the hibachi grill side looks chaotic and I feel like I would panic. The uniform is cute enough, and it’s got my favorite color combination - red and black. Did you know that Benihana means “red flower” like, hong hua? Japanese characters look really similar to Chinese characters…
If anyone is looking for work shoes, don’t even bother trying to find a nonslip pair at DSW or Famous Footwear or something. I’ve tried about three different pairs of black sneakers and they’ve all been terrible - even the ones that are marked “slip resistant.” My co-worker recommended me to order work shoes online, so I just Amazon’d a pair of Skechers work shoes. I’m crossing my fingers that they fit/work!
So far my summer is looking like summer classes and work. I’m scheduled for over 30 hours in the next week.. which is full-time at Benihana. (When I applied, I asked for part-time?) Then I have classes Mon-Thurs morning… I had all this stuff planned to do during the summer but it looks like I won’t have time for much else. I’ve always wondered how people stay motivated, well, happy mostly, in this kind of monotony. I think everyone just has a set goal in mind, and they know that they’re working toward it. As much as I’d like to think I have that kind of hard determination, I’m not so sure that’s me. I know I get things done, but how do you stay happy doing it?
I would like to think I changed but I guess I’m still pretty much the same person as I was in high school.