During a typical day at work, you will do "pre-side work" depending on your assigned section, take orders from the tables in your section and when your food is ready, you will carry it out to your guests. After everyone in your section has eaten, you will clean after them and reset the tables for the next meal.
I learned to be a team player and keep an open mind. I also learned patience and friendliness when dealing with the elderly as well as other associates.
Management does everything they can to make Brightview as comfortable as possible for both staff and residents.
The workplace culture is somewhat diverse and it is easy to make new friends or get a mentor.
The hardest part of the job is carrying the heavy plates stacked on top of each other for tables that have 6-8 people seated and being patient with some of the more opinionated residents.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the residents when they are in a good mood or when they help you out with things. Brightview hosts little events where the younger associates come in and get help from the residents. The residents teach the associates knitting and other cool hobbies and the associates in turn look to them as a mentor.