Residents are the highlight of my day, but can be very stressful.
Pros: residents, experience
Cons: unorganized management, called in frequently
As soon as you clock in, you must get straight to work otherwise you can get behind. Fold napkins, cut fruit, prepare dishes and condiments for the upcoming shift, etc. There is a lot to do in such a short period of time and normally there is no one there willing to help even if it is their job. However, working here has given me plenty of waiting experience, given me knowledge in how a kitchen runs, and how important it is to know the people you serve. Management is not organized and does not provide the materials needed for proper service. Co-workers work well together except in the starting hour of shifts. The hardest part of this job is getting used to not having the materials needed to give the residents the service that they deserve. The most enjoyable part of this job is making the residents smile by getting their orders to them in an efficient manner and getting to listen to what they have gotten to do with their lives.