I've been lurking these forums for quite a while and finally decided I should join and get involved in the great discussions happening here. I've learned a lot on this site. Thank you to all the fine contributors.
I live on Hornby Island, which is a small island between BC and Vancouver Island. It's a tourist haven, so my work is very seasonal. Through the year I bartend at one pub in the winter, cook at another resort from Spring through the fall and work at a vineyard and winery through the year. It's been really interesting to have such a variety of jobs all within the hospitality industry in such a small place. Keeps things fresh and gives me a greater opportunity to see different sides of the service industry. I also work as an event manager and sound technician, putting on outdoor concerts in our vineyard and working for other local festivals.
I hope I can get involved in the conversations here and be able to provide some insight. I certainly appreciate all I've gained by just reading!