I posted the article above last week and have spent the past few days 'resting' due to the aches and pains.
Everyone should have a few non-serious lighthearted moments in their working lives.
I love my work and have some wonderful clients but at the end of a few busy months I often feel jaded and lacking inspiration. Taking a crazy job and making a great success of it can do wonders for perking one up. When you feed people in situations where there is no other refreshment it is tempting to try and get away with the cheapest and easiest fare. I don't do that. I go for it and become 'mum' to the whole crew. All my 'home-cooking' skills come to the fore. Baking brownies and flapjacks to go with the jugs of steaming chocolate. Pancakes and syrup and bacon for breakfasts. Real home cooked lunches with home baked bread too.
The appreciation more than makes up for the fact that these jobs are often small budget. People appreciate being cared for in extremely difficult situations, they show it and you know when the 'it's a wrap' is called that they will all miss you. It is wonderful to see the appreciation of some people who spend most of their life eating junk take-outs due to the long working hours in certain industries. Film technicians, Police on incident duty, outdoor event crews etc. They rarely get the opportunity to eat home cooking at work. I have been told more than once that when I am on the job the lack of candy bar wrappers in the trash bins is significant!
I would love to know how others get some well earned breaks with 'fun jobs'