Waiting tables is a grueling way to make a living and unless you are a bit of an actor that loves dealing with people, it might not make all that great a living.
Hone your writing skills as good written communication is important in business and writing business proposals and plans will be needed when you get to the point of trying to open a restaurant.
my only other suggestion is learn learn learn, as many skills as you can that will help you come time when you get your land. and be patient!!!
try to live on less than everyone else and avoid debt at all cost..pay as you go..
February 23, 2007. Guest post from Patricia: How to get a college education and not sell yourself into bonded servitude for the next 10 to 25 years:
1. Choose a large state, or state-related university. You can always transfer "up" closer to the end, if you want to have a Big Name School on your piece of paper. State schools have a wide variety of programs, normally well respected, and they always offer much cheaper tuition to in-state students. Make sure they offer tuition to employees! Almost every one at least offers half, usually 100% to staff for undergraduate course-work in any field, regardless of your job on campus. They employ hundreds and hundreds of people in relatively low-paying, low-competition, high-security, good benefits, staff jobs. Positions may or may not be low stress [stay clear of anything medical!] or have much slack time, but they will have lots of paid holidays, no overtime, and paid vacation and sick days, and offer affordable health insurance.
2. Move to the cheapest place you can find on a good bus line to campus.
3. Start trying to land any type of employment with that university. Most big colleges have their own temp programs, which can get you in the door, and also earning some money, quickly.
4. Watch for a good full or part-time staff level position that looks like you could do it without too much effort. When you get one, begin school one or two classes per term, until you are sure about what you want to do there. If you are in no hurry, you can take your time and earn your entire degree this way, and never go into any debt at all.
5. If you want to finish faster, see if you meet the conditions to be declared an independent student. If you do, you have a much better chance of getting grant money from your state government. Grant money is free, but you often have to be quite poor to qualify.
Note: Some states, like Georgia, offer part or full tuition to all their high school grads who keep a certain grade average if they want to attend a state school full time. This is more or less how higher education works in the rest of the industrialized world -- you pay for room, board and books, but the classes are free to any citizen with good scores.
rose macaskie wrote:
paul wheaton why do you suggest that he does not get a car ? Aren't cars usefull for doing lots of jobs? rose