Welcome to Jon’s Audio Resume, the Jon of All Trades solo exploration of all the weird ass jobs I’ve had in my life. This series runs in chronological order and here is my third job.
Job: Salad Bar Worker, Chart House
Duration: November – Decemberr 1999
Pay: $6.50/hour (I think, I honestly can’t remember)
Did I get along with my boss? Meh, well enough.
My friend Carson were talking at one point – we were high school seniors at the time – and he told me he heard the busboys at The Chart House made a ton of money. After considering this for roughly 15 seconds, I determined this sounded good and that we should go apply imminently.
We went one day after school, filled out an application, were interviewed right then and there, and then offered jobs. To this day, it’s the quickest I’ve ever gotten a real job. And at some point between accepting this job and our start date a few days later, Carson decided he didn’t want the job and bailed leaving me to figure out what to tell my new employers. So that was fun!
I myself only ended up working there for about 10 shifts, but still the experience was invaluable. On this week’s episode, I share the impact these people had on me (many of whom I recall with stunning clarity all these years later despite sharing only a couple weeks together), do a probably offensive impression of my boss Farhad, provide some insight into what working in food service is like (for those of you who haven’t done it), and some other general amusing anecdotes. I think you’ll enjoy it.
The entire series of Jon’s Audio Resume can be found here.