Ten years ago, as my friends were folding sweaters and chinos to the sounds of blaring Top 40 music at the mall, I opted instead to work for a small multiconcept restaurant company in Columbus, Ohio, where I got a crash course in business that ultimately shaped my entire career.The value of working at Oscar’s Restaurant & Wine Bar, one of the company’s restaurant concepts, where I was first a hostess and later a food runner, server and office assistant, became clear recently when I had lunch ...

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