I'm not meaning to be a total jerk, but I think that people need to be able to spell the word "restaurant" before they can get a job working magic in one.
(I thought of mis-spelling the word on purpose just to be funny - probably a good thing that I didn't)!!!
The reason that I brought this up is because most of the patrons in a restaurant that is classy enough to have magic will be fairly intelligent. You're NOT going to fool/amaze/entertain a group of people who can tell you have a lot to learn.
For example, my wife and I are both teachers. While we don't expect our entertainers to hold doctorates, we do expect them to be able to relate to us...isn't that what the best magicians do??? They entertain you with/through/using magic. Magicians from a college freshman to Michael Close have entertained us at a table setting. The best magicians we've seen have had engaging and intelligent personalities.
Remember, it's your performing personas that are entertaining. Not so much the tricks themselves.
If you plan on performing magic in any way, do yourself a favor and take your general education seriously. Your spectators will thank you for it.
Anyone else have any thoughts/comments/complaints/etc.???
I agree with you to the extent it goes into the general workforce. People need to realize, when someone is not speaking with you, but are reading your writing, they are basing an opinion on your communication skills. This also includes the quality of your writing as well as spelling. Don't get offended if you are a bad speller, just keep a pocket dictionary handy, you'll eventually become a better speller.
A good example, my sister, who is 29, works as a nurse and has handwriting of a fourth grader. The doctor's she works for will not let her write letters to clients due to the representation factor. She is too hard headed to work at her handwriting and spelling, and because of that, she is missing oportunities to become head of marketing.
On the other hand, I have never heard of someone getting a promotion due to good spelling and pretty handwriting.
Although you are putting a representation of yourself out there for others to see. It is in everyone's best interest, especially if you do a lot of communicating by letters, e-mail, or even just memos, to at least double check yourself in this area.
I am not pointing nor singling anyone out, Everyone has mispelled words occasionally, but, if it is due to laziness, your only hurting your own image if it is in a business communication, contract, or request of employment.
Hukt own foniks wurkt fore me!