The toughest service industry jobs are those that deal with the general public. These occupations are physically and mentally demanding, and the pay is rarely decent. In fact, a Southern Medical University study found that demanding jobs are among the most detrimental to mental and physical health. This means people who work as baristas and call center employees may deal with more stress than a neurosurgeon.
Unless you’ve worked a service industry job, there are some things you’ll never understand. The work is difficult, but the bonds you develop with co-workers are deep. You’ll absolutely have some crazy employee stories, but the laughs may not be worth the lack of job satisfaction.