Originally Posted by Alderman
I'd work my present job until I die before I'd ever open a restaurant. Sounds like too much work for me.
I actually had a bar/grill for a ~5 years. Everything about the long hours and short pay is 100% correct. My uncle and I went into business. He wanted to have a bar/restaurant to work in retirement.
On a busy night, it was great. But those were only ~2 times a week. I learned a lot about business though. And I did meet the DGF there.
FIRE no later than 7/5/2016
at 56 (done), securing '16 401K match (done), getting '15 401K match (done), LTI Bonus (done), Perf bonus (done), maxing out 401K (done), picking up 1,000 hours to get another year of pension (done), July 1st benefits (vacation day, healthcare) (done), July 4th holiday. 0 days left. (done) OFFICIALLY RETIRED 7/5/2016!!