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It is important that I be well-rested. It is vital. It is crucial to not only my happiness but also to that of those around me. Depending on my mood in the morning, I make or break people’s days.
You see, I work at a breakfast café. My duty is to wake up earlier than those who have to get up to provide for their families, to go off to school, or to start their daily adventure. My job is to prepare the coffee that will wake them up and the food that will fuel them for the day. My job isn’t only to serve these food and drink items, but to serve the tired and weary morning walkers happiness and positivity to jump-start their day.
Working at a restaurant or café that serves breakfast is quite a daunting task. It creates a burden on the back of its employees that is much heavier than that which lies on the backs of servers working at restaurants that serve lunch or dinner. This is because breakfast is debated to be the most important meal of the day because it starts your metabolism and field your body to go go go for the rest of the day.
No one wants to start their day with a warm blueberry muffin and a hot coffee with a side of a frown and scowl. Instead, people wish to enter the day with the help of a friendly greeting and friendly assistance for whatever breakfast is best to fuel their mind, body, and soul.
Needless to say, I take my morning job very seriously and I hope all of you breakfast servers and counter girls take pride in what you do, too!