Much has been said about the pressures of “making a good first impression.” We treat our first meetings with others with care, attention, and conscientiousness.
So why is it any different in a restaurant?
We’ve all been there. You go to a restaurant with a friend, have casual and polite conversation with the waiter, order, sit back to enjoy yourself and then, right when you’ve settled in for an enjoyable evening, someone bussing a table nearby begins their discordant symphony of slamming dishes and throwing silverware around.
It happens even in the best restaurants. It also ruins the whole experience.
This flippant type of behavior in the workplace does not solely apply to restaurateurs and their employees. We can each apply this logic to our everyday lives.
Modify your work mannerisms and attitude, no matter what your profession might be. Make a conscious effort to treat all of your work interactions with the same care and consideration that you would an important first impression.
Stay on your toes. You never know what opportunities will come along—or what opportunities you might miss due to negligence or thoughtless disregard.