I've got two questions for two separate pieces I'm working on at the moment. The first questions should be pretty straightforward for anyone that's worked a waitress/waiter job before: How long does a typical shift last at a diner, and how many servers are working at any given time? Also, would any of that information differ if the diner is open 24 hours or not? My second question may be more opinion that actual fact, but I'd like some feedback anyway. A little backstory: My MC is a solitary man who goes out with women mainly to keep his mother happy, but he never sees the same woman for very long. He prefers to keep to himself and rarely spends time with other people he's not related to. He was originally supposed to be a police detective for plot reasons, but I thought that may conflict with his personality. So my second choice was to make him the coroner that works for the police department, which brings me to my question: Is it too obvious/cliché/whatever you want to call it to have him work as a coroner? It definitely fits his personality, but does it fit too much? Or does his being a detective just add another layer to the story? I'd love to hear your take on this.