I’ve had to come home from a year long trip around the country, already a massive disappointment for the plans and exciting things that aren’t a possibility anymore. I had left my job in Melbourne to travel, and of course came home to find my industry in ruins. It’s now near impossible to find a steady job as employers don’t have enough money or enough shifts for the workers they do have, let alone hiring new employees. I’m good at what I do and love my industry. I’m devastated to come home to it falling apart, even casual shifts usually quite readily available in the busier restaurants are now cancelled and unavailable.
I now find myself in a position I haven’t been in for the entirety of my career, unemployed and desperately seeking any shifts I can get my hands on.