Café Ogada in Seoul, Korea

DONE BY: Minji Cho | St. Paul's School '15 | Smith College '20

HOW OPPORTUNITY WAS FOUND: www.albamon.com

LENGTH: 3 months

LOCATION: Seoul, Korea

FUN: ★★★★☆

PERSONAL GROWTH: ★★★★★

KIND OF PERSONAL GROWTH EXPERIENCED: Being considerate of others (in the service business). Especially in Korea, people discriminate against people working lower wage jobs. I became more aware of this culture, and learned how to become more considerate while working for others. Also, finding happiness from small interactions.

DAY-TO-DAY LIFE: 

12:30pm-4:00pm: Work
4:30-5:00pm: Break
5:00pm-10:30pm: Work

DESCRIPTION OF WORK/ACTIVITIES DONE: 

  • Making drinks
  • Cleaning
  • Working at cashier

HOW MANY HOURS OF WORK DID YOU DO PER WEEK? 50

IN EXCHANGE OF WORK, PROVIDES: 

  • Dinner
  • Unlimited access to free drinks

TOP TIPS: 

Find a good boss. Many people are mean and they'll try to pay you less than you actually worked for!

MOST MEANINGFUL LESSON TAKEN AWAY: 

Be nice. Small acts of kindness count!

MORE NO-CRAP TALK: 

Jiyoung Jeong