I've been in the restaurant business my entire adult life, from waitress, hostess to short order cook. In 1980 I took my first office job for a restaurant that lasted 33 years. Taking on any new responsibilities offered, I learned. Only this industry offeres that kind of hands-on training at the corporate level. This year I left my comfortable position to take on a completely new role as Controller for State & Allen Restaurant & Bar. I've come full circle back to the restaurant where I office upstairs from teh dining room. I'm forever grateful to the restaurant bsuiness for teaching me everything I know and continue to learn.