This is the experience gained Yovita Lily, a third-year student in the Asia-Pacific Studies, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU), Beppu, Japan. Lily, close calls this student, claimed a part-time work of an older class.
At that time, Lily was sitting in the second year, while the seniors are entering the fourth year and was forced to find a replacement for him. It was because he had to deal with job hunting and should be busy with the seminar from the company and various interviews. Lily did not waste the opportunity.
“I started work in October last year. About the first two weeks, the seniors taught me what I needed to do for a part-time in situ,” said Lily.
Lily confessed to learn everything from scratch, start setting up the carpet, buy ice cubes, fill the water in a vase, to prepare food, such as boiled egg for salads. Its main task, she said, prepared appetizers and decorate the dish to main meals.
Preparing food appetizer that includes cutting food and provide condiments (such as Japanese soy sauce and so on). While the task of decorating the dishes do like to put cabbage and other ingredients, such as lime, tomato, lemon, and everything depends on the food.
“In addition to the primary task, other tasks I have to do is wash dishes, serve food that has been made to the customer, and receive orders,” said Lily.
Lily admitted, worked part time between classes is not an easy job. Here are some things which he challenged the part time job from this activity:
Part-time work in Japan desperate need of top level Japanese language skills. Most guests are repeat customers who already know, even people who work there part time.
“So, when I first worked, many are asking questions to me, about my name, my school, or just take normal conversation,” the story of Lily.
Although only working part time, about the seriousness of the work remains the number one. For that, the work here could not play because it takes concentration, although it only matters even decorate dishes like Lily experience.
“Because so many dishes that I have an ornamental plate. Here I was challenged to remember all the menu and the plate, and what food should I use,” said Lily.
Culture of discipline
Living in a high discipline in the work environment, Lily had to be committed to conform. He acknowledged, it is mandatory lakoni because he has entered an area with Japanese culture that is 100 percent.
“Not only the language must be learned, but also their daily habits, eg punctuality, friendliness, and others,” she said.