Barbie wrote:stefpup wrote:I would say that it depends on your personality and work ethic. If you are a person who has a hard time sitting still and not doing anything then you might want to look into the legal job or at least something more mentally challenging than waiting tables which is much more of an exercise in patience and social skils. If you prefer relaxation then it might be better to go for the waiting job.
I've worked full-time through my last two years of undergrad, and I'm trying to figure out what to do with all of my free time next year.
My suggestion is find something that won't stress you out for the next few months, and save as much money as possible.
As someone who is currently working at her 2nd legal job and who waitressed for 6 years, this is not only inaccurate-- but backwards! At both legal jobs, I sit on my ass all day. I do paperwork. Waiting tables was constant motion, movement, doing this that and another. Very fast paced.
I was speaking more in terms of mental tasking but my statement was poorly phrased. Waiting tables can be frantic depending on where you are working but not necessarily mentally demanding. I would assume that your paperwork processing is more mentally demanding than waiting tables?