Ok, so basically:
1 or 2-week unpaid internship to initiate door for first livelihood?
I want a summer KITCHEN job (not waitress) surrounded by a restaurant where I will be at least prepping food:
1) to prepare for culinary institution (u cant apply (a) CIA w/o 6 mo. experience)
2) To make sure this is what I really want to do (restaurant biz. although I can go into other foodservice job later)
3) Earn $$$ for college.
My friends stepdad Dave knows the owner of a fancy restauant and got me an interview, but the owner is busy till May 20 near spring business catering, etc. Dave thinks I should offer to work for free for a week or two and if I can prove myself, I will be hired.
I own already applied to almost a dozen places, heard back from none.
I largely want the experience but my parents say Hell no, this is a terrible view. What's your take on this situation? Should I call the owner vertebrae next month and interview? Should I do the free internship or demand retribution, mentioning all the other places I could work?
Yes i agree that working a week free to get your foot contained by the door is the way to go, as economically, it give you a chance to see if you fit next to the personality of the company.
Both people win, Gof fot it Girl!
Good Luck Jacke b