Name Tags are something that I’ve always resented Wearing. I understand the principle of them and what their purpose is, It makes sense I guess. It’s always the jobs that are corporate run and by the book that enforce wearing them so heavily. I’ve always been attracted to the hole in the wall type of establishments because of how original they are sometimes. I live right outside of Seattle, Washington. There’s this 24 hour tiny restaurant called, Beth’s. It’s nestled right next to a dive bar and across the street from a 7-11 uni mart.
No uniforms for the employees, they wear the most expressive clothes and whatever the hell they want. Very small amount of space to move around but, I love it. They play grunge and pop music, no real playlist or anything. Just anything that they feel like hearing. It’s all old school and you don’t have to try to impress any standards or corporate agenda. No name tags. Happy employees every time I have eaten there. The point is, you don’t need structures and huge operations to run something successful. For the record, I’ve always felt more comfortable in odd places. I hate seeing everything in the public eye having to feel the need to conform to some kind of set of rules. My entire life I’ve just worked different jobs to suffice and get by. It’s taken me 22 years to fully realize that you don’t need to continue to do that. Instead of working 40 hours somewhere you don’t truly want to be, Put 40 hours a week towards your passions and whatever the hell it is that makes you happy. I’m currently a server and don’t get me wrong, I really don’t mind my job and I work with a lot of really great individuals. I just don’t want to wake up 10 years from now wearing that same name tag and apron. I’d rather risk financial stability and not get a full 8 hours of sleep every night, In order to work the overtime hours for something that is my own. My passion. My vision. I want to be writing, traveling and experiencing different cultures. I want to immerse myself in life. Build something I can look back and be proud of.