As a freshman and sophomore in high school I worked at small pizzeria and restaurant as a counter worker. The experience was awesome and I really enjoyed my job. I truly was responsible for a major portion of how the business operated. My enormous amount of responsibility really motivated me to work hard to make sure our patrons had an enjoyable experience at our restaurant. One aspect of working at this business that I loved was the fact that I pretty much knew our whole cliental. Unfortunately the owner of the business had personal issues and was forced to sell the restaurant. My family also operated a small trucking business for quite some time. I experienced firsthand many of the triumphs and hardships that accompany the operation of a small business.