Just to clarify some things:
In my interview I explained just what I was looking for - to put a personal touch on some things & just make people happy by feeding them. I got the impression that that was very possible - that didn't turn out to be true. I'm supposed to do things the way they've always been done.
As far as the hours go - I thought that I could work well with them. After I took the job I found out that they wanted 3 more hours of my time & I would only be paid for 1.5 of them. I am aware that there are regulations about how long you can work without taking a half hour break. At 6 or less hours, you're OK with a couple breaks. Longer than that, you need to be off the clock for a half hour. Those extra few hours don't sound like much but I'm getting nothing done around my house. By the time I get home from work & get dinner for my husband, it's easily 8 PM by the time he eats. Later, if I have to go to the grocery store or do anything else before I go home.
I'm already bored by doing the same things over & over again. My life there consists of Chicken Salad, Turkey Salad, Egg Salad, Tuna Salad, Seafood Salad...sandwiches & some sort of soup. Cream of whatever-vegetable Soup.
This is not what I was looking for. I feel so bad because I really thought it was.
As for catering - that's what I've always wanted to do. My son & I had plans to do it together. And SO many people have urged me to go in that direction. But I'm always scared away by the prospect of starting my own catering service: all of the rules & regulations that would apply. Insurance & all kindsa little details.
I don't believe I could use my own kitchen so I would have to find a commercial kitchen somewhere - that's just for starters!
I guess if I become a SAHW, I would have time to do my research & pursue the catering thing.