24 Your shortest work days will be longer than most people's longest, and your longer workdays, which make up about half of your working week, will be longer than the averageperson is awake in a day.25 You will not cook gourmet dinners at home. You'll be too tired, and too fed up of cooking.26 You will probably start eating mostly fast food and cheap instant noodles.27 You will be the subject of abuse, whether physical or emotional. Officially, it will be as atest of character. In reality, it will be as a form of entertainment.28 You will end up spending so much time at work that your colleagues will know you better than your partner/family/friends do.29 You will meet and form strong bonds with types of people whom you'd previously never even have imagined sharing conversations with.30 You will be in a constant state of stress.31 You will never be irreplaceable and will be expected to constantly give 110%.32 You will always be exhausted.33 You will not be allowed to call in sick for a hangover.34 You will be expected to place your work before any other part of your life in your list of priorities.35 You will never be congratulated on your work.36 You will be expected to treat your superiors as absolute masters and never answer back, try to explain yourself, start a conversation, or show any other type of insubordination, even if you know that they are in the wrong or feel as if their behaviour towards you is unacceptable.37 It will become very difficult to watch friends cook.38 Your mum will stop cooking for you because she feels embarrassed.39 You will be expected to cook for family gatherings such as Christmas EVERY SINGLEYEAR. Luckily, at least one year out of two, you will be working on Christmas.40 At least one year out of two, and maybe every year, you will work Christmas, New Year'sEve, Easter, Valentine's day, Mother's day, Father's day, bank holidays, Halloween, your birthday, and pretty much every other day of celebration on the calendar.41 You will have to work many years in menial positions before attaining any level of authority in the workplace.42 The better the restaurant is, the longer the work hours become, the more pressure youend up under, the more unhealthy your lifestyle will become, the more likely you will beto develop a habit, the more competitive the people around you will become, the lesssleep you'll get, the less you'll eat etc.43 You will constantly make mistakes, and every time you do make a mistake, someone willnotice it and make you understand that you are clearly a subhuman because only asubhuman could make such a mistake.44 If you are a woman, you will constantly be the subject of misogynist remarks and jokes,sexual harassment, belittlement and remarks about your menstrual cycle.45 None of your friends or family will understand what is involved in your work and you willnever be able to make them understand.46 You will spend vast amounts of money on equipment, books, eating in good restaurantsetc, which will leave you with not much money for other things.