Monday, December 8, 2008

Kristin Oyster

While scrolling Craigslist in search of a job that pays anything more than $2.63/hr, I decided to create this blog. Is there anyone who can relate to my current dilemna? I have no idea what I want to do with my life. Seeing as no employer gives consideration to an applicant with little to no experience, and everyone that has experience is getting laid off, I am stuck in a bind and well, waiting tables with a degree.  I spent four years busting my butt to earn a B/A and instead of a monthly pay check and health benefits, I receive a monthly bill for loans and am jacked up on vitamins from Whole Foods to ensure that I won't get sick. So now, this leaves me to decide what to do. I could go back to school and get my masters (in something?). I could keep applying to jobs on craigslist and never hearing back. I could just suck it up and keep being a waitress. For now I will stick with option 3.

Now, I must admit that I'm being a bit dramatic. What I meant by "busting my butt for four years" was I crammed a lot last minute. Pulling all-nighters and writing a paper an hour before deadline is tough work. Studying in Italy for five months, going to Celtics and Red Sox games, Red Sox and Patriot Parades, being in walking distance from the best night clubs in the city and living on the nineteenth floor of a high rise with my 5 best friends... well, that wasn't so tough. So earning the degree that is in turn earning me nothing was well worth that hard work. Of course if I could do it over I wouldn't have opened that credit card sophomore year or deferred that loan payment over and over again, but you live and you learn. I'm currently learning that my waitressing money is paying off me living the life.

I am also making it sound like I hate my job. Being a waitress can be actually really fun. I work in a restaurant in the North End where we all have fish names because the restaurant is infamous for our oysters, fresh fish dishes and lobster rolls. We have shiner (julie), smelt fish (vinny), turbot fish (dan), butterfish (tiffany), striper (Kari), Mahi (Kelli-Anne) and Tuna (Jeff-the owner). I am currently Kristin Oyster. It's actually the best restaurant I have ever worked at. We have a great time together and we all know everything about one another. They were with me through my relationship status change (I'll fill you in later) and through my day to day crazy life. It's more like a television show unfolding before my eyes and this is why I feel the need to share my stories with you. So please enjoy, comment and know that the characters and the drama are real.