After working for 3 restaurants within 2 years which closed, I became very frustrated. So a friend of mine suggested I put in an application at his place of employment, which is in the "manufacturing" industry. I did, and got an offer. So for the past year I have been working there. I make pretty decent money, have health insurance and a 401k. Recently I have been thinking non-stop about cooking and getting my feet back in to a kitchen, as I miss it tremendously. The money I am currently making, insurance and all the other perks really do not mean much to me, as I am not happy. I think the time away from the kitchen has given me some time to mature and really understand what makes me happy in life and as a career.
Have any of you left the industry for some time, but only to go back?
Thanks for any input!