Define your Travel Persona before Booking your Next Trip
According to our friends at Tourism Australia, Australia is the ideal destination for Experience Seekers. They define an “Experience Seeker” as a self-challenging traveler looking for a unique, involving and personal experience. Experience Seekers travel to gain self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment as well as to enrich their lives. (more…)
♫ Everybody’s working for the weekend ♫
Don’t you just love that song from the 80’s?
No…of course you don’t, you’re not a 9-5’er. You don’t work Monday through Friday and take two days off to relax and unwind. You’re not working for the weekend. You’re a server, a chef or a bartender and you know that the weekend is your busy time. Your office is a hot kitchen or crowded restaurant and you wouldn’t have it any other way.
We don’t have to tell you that the life of a hospitality worker is a lot different than most other industries. You live tip to tip, ticket to ticket, and your shift usually isn’t over until last call. (more…)
Tucked away from the busy city streets of downtown Sydney is this casual restaurant that won’t break the bank, yet is big on fresh flavors delivered with a smile. Open weekdays from midday until late, the relaxed open-air beer garden and comfy indoor spaces offer everything from tasty snacks to full meals from the Deli and Grill, Sunee’s Thai Canteen and the Patisserie.
Whether you work the lunch shift, dinner shift, or a dreaded double, you know that the money you take home depends entirely on the people you are serving and how generous they feel. You can be the best server at your restaurant and you still have no way of knowing how much money you are going to leave with. (And don’t even get us started on pooling tips! Why should you have to share your hard earned money with someone who doesn’t know the difference between ranch and blue cheese dressing?) After 10% to the bar staff, 10% to the bussers what’s left for you? (more…)
Employers all over the world are complaining that recent graduates just aren’t ready for the workplace. According to a 2013 survey by textbook company Chegg, conducted by Harris International, employers say graduates don’t know how to prioritize, don’t know how to talk to clients or superiors and don’t know how to make decisions. Employers are frustrated and graduates are finding themselves in over their heads and drowning. One solution they might want to investigate: Send these students to Australia. No, not because Australia used to be a penal colony, but because Australia’s work culture is a great training ground for students and new grads to learn to quickly make themselves valuable team members. (more…)