Are kids of wohm's less healthy than kids of sahm's?
I dont think it's uncommon this day in age to wait tables or work any other such job for a few months right after graduating college. Most of the people I know (college and high school friends, my brother, present day colleagues) used this time to job hunt, send out resumes, and interview.
Personally I waited tables for a few months before I got my first real job after graduating college, as did my brother. We both graduated with honors from decent colleges--He, Georgetown, I--Penn State. Ok, his was a little more decent than mine :-)
I do not think that it is ever uncommon to not get a job right after college graduation. Even in the best of time just because there is this huge influx of college graduate in the spring it does not mean that all companies will be hiring in the spring. They hire when it is best for their companies which may not be at that time.
With some degrees (education for example) you know ahead of time that it will be a few months until you get a job using your degree.
some employers used to purposely plant themselves in the way of college fairs on campuses meaning recruitment for grads (my brother is still with the bank that recruited him on his college campus many years ago,has a very good up that food chain ladder job now).