Pros: free lunches, good pay, flexible hours.
Cons: if not working a double, no breaks. stressful environment.
I would start out my day with a fairly regular routine. I would wipe down menus, check the bathrooms, and just maintain the image of the restaurant before we opened. Once the customers came in, I or another hostess would take them to their seat. During rush hour, we would quote them a wait time and hand them a pager. Every hour we were required to do a bathroom check and a menu run. Rush hour proved to be pretty stressful, but with this job I learned how to keep myself calm under pressure. One of the best parts of this job was getting to know and form relationships with my coworkers. We all got a long pretty well. One of the hardest parts was dealing with rude customers. Sometimes people would say some hurtful remarks, but in the end I built a thicker skin and didn't take it personally. Management helped us out during rush hours, and they were very supportive.