Transitioning from the service industry to a 9-5 job can be jarring because you realize that you make so much more money doing a job that requires way less work. The service industry demands you constantly perform cheerfulness. In an office, you might have to act a bit more professionally than you would outside of work, but at least you don’t have to do nonstop emotional labor. Working in an office is also a lot easier on your body. Sure, a sedentary lifestyle might not be great in the long run, but it’s sure better than standing for 8 hours straight.
One worker who recently transitioned into an office job had a rude awakening most of us have when we begin our 9-5s: most corporate meetings are pointless, boring, time-consuming, and ill-planned. Instead of grinning and bearing it, they decided to write a strongly worded email about the injustice, and it is next-level cringe if I do say so myself.