Well, it’s not glamorous but it’s close to home and it pays the bills.
I got a job doing dishes at my local International House of Pancakes or IHOP.
I dropped off a resume on Thursday, began Friday and have worked every day since. My next shift is on Tuesday and I have pretty good hours all week.
Some might say I’m too “overqualified” to be sloshing dishes, but hunger and homelessness don’t care how many degrees I have. I have to eat. I have to pay my rent. It’s not a career, but it’s close to my house (no busses), good working environment and the people are very nice.
It’s not my life goal, but it’s definitely a stepping stone towards them. I’m so grateful for this job. It couldn’t have come at a better time.
Here’s a tripped out IHOP commercial from 1969: