in service

lilyyang tw Taiwan

I think my personality is well-suited for a career in service: I am an efficient, hardworking, patient, and reliable person.

Can you tell me what "in service" means in this sentence?

Thank you!!!

June 10 at 14:56
  • Swedishfinngermanophile fi Finland

    It refers to service industry it is a quite a large category. You could break it down to several smaller industries Healthcare industry is largely a service industry since you deal with patience face to face. Restaurant, Tourist, and I am sure that there are many more.

    June 10 at 15:00
  • ianholmes gb United Kingdom

    A career in service historically meant that a person would be working as a domestic servant for a wealthy person or family, often for the aristocracy. It would include working as a maid, a cook or a butler, for example. In modern times it is more likely to refer to someone working as a waiter or waitress or something similar. More common in recent times would be "a career in the service industry" rather than "a career in service".

    June 10 at 22:46
    • lilyyang tw Taiwan

      Being a flight attendant is also a career in the service industry, right?

      June 11 at 00:45
      • ianholmes gb United Kingdom

        Yes.

        June 11 at 17:50