What is your greatest weakness?
To my greatest weakness was actually pointed out to me by manager at one of my old jobs where I was a server and he said to me that I really don't ask for help when I need it. And when he said this to me, I really resonated with it and I started to ask myself. Why did this and I came to the conclusion that I don't ask for help because I think that if I do,
Do things fast enough or if I work hard enough? I can do everything myself without burdening anyone else and I realized this was a great weakness because it would cause me to become very overwhelmed and make mistakes.
And working in a restaurant environment, which is a very team-based fast-paced setting I realized that this was actually detrimental to not only me but to my team as well because when I made mistakes, my team would have to compensate for example, if I messed up putting in an order the chefs would have to remake the order in the mirror and really have to comfort the customers and make amends.
So I realized that this weakness, although I think that I'm helping other people by not burning them. It's actually detrimental to the team and it is something that I'm working on now.