Pros: free food, company party, lively party atmosphere
Cons: short breaks, limited health/dental benefits (need 40 hrs of work), less time to work (only 5 days), customers complaint a lot waiting for tables...
Long-hours standing, answers telephone, chatting with customers, using the PC for official business only, cleaning restrooms, and being polite to the customers / staff
I've learned strong work-ethic, hard-work, and excellent customer service.
The management can sometimes be a pain in the neck. Telling us what to do all the time, but it is for our best interest or just following the company policy (or what the company thinks best for us).
My co-workers come from all walks of life. Some of them are bad, and most of them are really friendly people too.
The hardest part of my former job, was getting yelled or being scorned both by impatient customers / managers-in-duty who wanted to sit at the hibachi tables with long-list of waiting time for table reservations. Sometimes, the blame games gets passed onto us--the Front-Desk Host. I think there should be a time-limit set for the customers to use the table, and the chef is cooking really fast. Also, it's hard in my job to keep an eye on minors trying to buy a drink at the bar..That's a big NO NO!
The most enjoyable part of my job at Benihana, is to watch live big HD screen TV football games or other sports. Also, the best part of this job is I have an opportunity to eat authentic Japanese dishes, and it's all free food & free drinks (except wine / beer)...
I will definitely see you again, Benihana! I will be back, that's for sure, for lunch & dinner with my family, soon! Arigatogozaimazu! I feel that I'm at home. This is like my second home now :-)
Thanks for everything Benihana. I'm sure our paths will cross again in near future!