Feel free to read or ignore this. I just felt the need to share it.
I have reached the end of a stage in my life, at least, that’s what I think. After 2 and a half months of working on the so called, best hotel/resort of my country, I decided to share a bit of my experience with you.
First, I would like to say I will miss it. Once you’re working, the only thing I think is: “I hate this shit, I just want to leave” but now that I got out, I realized that I won’t have moments like those ever again.
I met amazing people from many different countries: Spain, Romania, Denmark, Sweden, Mexico, Netherlands, Ukraine, England and more. People I will miss very much.
I worked as a waitress. Having a job like this affects you in a way you don’t even know. It’s super tiring. Like all the jobs, it has it’s ups and downs, but I think it has more downs. The rewards of it, on the other side, are amazing. Being able to make people smile with your service makes your day (specially if they tip you HA). It also makes you earn respect for people.
I can tell you, the nicest people I have met were Americans. Always smiling and they are so so so nice. French are perhaps the rudest, with the exception of a few.
I will miss teaching bad words in Portuguese to my Romanian mate, Andreea and singing Inna songs while she says “Raquel, stop, she’s so bad”. By far the coolest girl out there. She also likes surfing, which makes her even cooler. My Spanish colleges were awesome as well. They are from Coruña and since I’m going there next year, I might see them again. One of them loves surfing as well. It’s great to share my love for this sport with other people that love it as much as me. From Mexico, I met “Martha from Puebla de Zaragoza” as I like to call her. Unfortunately, I didn’t spend that much time with her as I wanted. She is the sweetest person ever. Mexicans are all fucking legends to be honest. From Ukraine, I met Andy and Sandra. Andy is the funniest. I love him, and I will miss him speaking poor portuguese haha.
This has been an experience I surely won’t forget. I don’t recommend being a waiter/waitress unless you really love it. I learned so much from this, and I would like to thank everyone that has been apart of this journey. Sorry for this shitty text, but yeah whatever.