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    So I've got a job as a waiter, and am supposed to start in around a months time, which is a lot of time. I've done a little research and everyone says being a waiter is very hard tiring and stressful. Science says so too. My parents are also not exactly for it either, saying it's a lot of work and not exactly the best job and is embarrassing. It's put me off it quite a bit. I don't know if I should decline the job or not, and perhaps go for something like a sales associate or something. Is there anything better for 17 year olds? I really want a white collar job, no matter the pay but I know I have no specialities right now so that won't be happening any time soon. Any help?
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    So I've got a job as a waiter, and am supposed to start in around a months time, which is a lot of time. I've done a little research and everyone says being a waiter is very hard tiring and stressful. Science says so too. My parents are also not exactly for it either, saying it's a lot of work and not exactly the best job and is embarrassing. It's put me off it quite a bit. I don't know if I should decline the job or not, and perhaps go for something like a sales associate or something. Is there anything better for 17 year olds? I really want a white collar job, no matter the pay but I know I have no specialities right now so that won't be happening any time soon. Any help?
    I'd say try it and see. I've been to a particular restaurant once or twice a year for a while, and recognise a lot of the waiters who have been there for a long time so it can't be all bad.

    If nothing else, it will serve as experience that you can refer to when applying for jobs in the future'
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    For a 17 year old, it is a good first job to have. Don't let your parents put you off. They should be proud that you are starting to make your own money and waitering won't be forever.

    It teaches you how to be calm under pressure, dealing with customers in a busy environment, good customer service skills, money handling and thinking on your feet. All useful skills for future work you apply for! Some restaurants also have a tipping system, so you can more money the better service you give. It can be stressful at first, but they will train you and the job is easy to pick up. You will settle into things.

    If you still want your "white collar" job, you can find one later on. You won't be doing this job for the rest of your life!
 
 
 
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