Long Long hours aching feet and back. Missing most birthdays and holidays with my family. Wages that almost never met my ability to contribute to a successful profitable operation. Employees that never wanted to work together. Back stabbing cooks that were only out for themselves. Broken promises and dreams that never materialized. Looking back I could have don't just about anything else in my life. I worked in every position in every kind of food service thinkable. After working in over 25 food services and owning my own, I would do it again in a heartbeat. This is the only business I worked in that gave me a large sense and feel of accomplishment. If I could make 80k doing something I hate, I would take 40K doing the job I love. The job we have doesn't have to last a lifetime. The job we what could be had if a person is willing to work hard and give up somethings in the short term. Life would be wasted if we didn't have a chance to work a job that we were able to express our passion for what we love to do.