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Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Caterers

Study shows many parents discourage catering careers for their children

Sure, you're a prize-winning caterer who delights high-profile clients--but are you making your mother proud? A study published in The Caterer says that 40 percent of parents would deliberately discourage their children from working in hospitality due to the specter of long hours and low pay:

More than 40 percent of parents would actively discourage their children from working in hospitality, a survey has found. The Best Western Careers Index report from independent hotel group Best Western Great Britain revealed that 42 percent would discourage their child from a career in hospitality, despite an estimated 90,000 jobs being available in the sector. Some 52 percent of parents said their reasoning was due to long hours, while 60 percent said it was because of poor pay. The independent survey was completed by more than 1,000 parents. It revealed medicine is the top preferred career, followed by accountancy and architecture. Sales professionals, farmers and hospitality professionals are the least preferred careers for children … The Caterer

 

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