Although I currently dedicate to university education, I have never ceased to consider myself a waiter; a proud waiter. A waiter trained and professional, which is dedicated to the craft of making the customer happy, being a facilitator who tries, as far as possible, create memorable experiences. This attitude have been applied to all aspects of my life: family, friends, work and, the truth, you have not gone wrong all this time.
And of course, When you read news like this summer some media published with the title "Spain, way to becoming a country of waiters ", I am struck by the dismissive tone used, as if being a waiter out to be a worker of second division .... So that is demeaning that we are a country of waiters?
Without making a lot of blood on the content of the news, It reminds me that this is an issue that has long been in dance for various Internet portals, and that every so often reappears in the media and people start scandalized.
Do a brainstorming exercise: the hospitality of our country feeds, never better said, a 1,5 million workers (The third activity with more workers behind trade and manufacturing), represents the 8,5% employment in Spain and the growth of the hospitality industry It does nothing to improve their numbers compared to previous years.
These data countersign, on the one hand, the great work we have been developing in recent years in tourism, Y, for another, success a sector that has become lifeline of our economy.
Spain, a country of waiters
Waiter profession is a of the slaughtered and also the most motivating industry, where more mobility and promotion possibilities exist and where some crazy, I prefer to call gastro-kooks, (knowing that wages are not what they should be), choose the room as their field of professional game.
Hospitality professionals, They are living by and for the client, what improve training between shifts, that will "steal" time to their families and friends working days in the rest rests, who decide to stages (In other words, going to work for free to other restaurants) to get more experience, They are learning languages and wine, improving skills and sales techniques... all with one goal: grow and become better at their jobs.
He discredit that seeks to attribute the waiter profession is absolutely unjustified and only serves to detract from one of the professions that can generate more job satisfaction a worker.
It is possible that some bad hotel industry hire "transports-dishes" instead of waiters, that illegal practices are carried out in the workplace and the profession ridicules (Nightmare in the kitchen It shows us many malpractices). And it is possible that, among all actors with authority to do so, It is shelved formation, for cost or time, causing a quality loss the service is now costing us recover.
You need to start to look favorably profession
training needs, much training, and go bad if we think a catering business anyone can be a waiter. Between a large majority has been underestimated the incalculable added value of a good room service and this is one of the main reasons why a restaurant ends up throwing the closing.
Definitely, you have to pamper the hospitality industry in Spain, We are a tourist power and professionals working in it, waiters included, It allows us to improve our economy each year.
You need to start to look favorably profession. Other businesses can not or do not know how, but we do; we believe our eyes and bet on it. Like it or not, We are a country of services, so we must be consistent and focus on what feeds us now and we will in the future.
Every economic crisis takes a couple of sectors ahead, but tourism and restoration remain strong and growing. All this deserves a good reflection ... #YoSoyCamarero