STEPHEN PLUNK is seventeen years old. A full-time student and theater major at Savannah Arts Academy and a part-time runner at Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House, he has mastered the skill of time-management.
How long have you been at Uncle Bubba’s?
Stephen Plunk: Nine months.
Give us some background info on the restaurant. Why did you decide to work there?
Stephen Plunk: It’s owned by Paula Deen’s brother, Earl Hiers, better known as “Uncle Bubba,” and we serve Southern-style seafood. My mom’s friend heard there were openings there.
What exactly does a runner do?
Stephen Plunk: We take meals from the kitchen to people’s tables as soon as they’re ready.
What is your favorite part about your job?
Stephen Plunk: The people that I work with.
Your least favorite?
Stephen Plunk: Having to work instead of hanging out and having fun.
What are your future goals?
Stephen Plunk: Well, in the short-term I’d like to keep working at Uncle Bubba’s as a runner until I turn 18 and can become a server. After college I’d like to become a lawyer.
Any advice for other would-be runners?
Stephen Plunk: Come apply at Uncle Bubba’s, work hard, and make some money!