Bright positive atmosphere,but not enough shifts for me.
Pros: free breakfast or lunches after 5 hour shifts, respectful environment, happy clients, happy coworkers, work always ends before supper, people always leave satisfied.
Cons: work all weekends, not enough shifts because they don't need many people during the week.
On a typical day at Cora, I come in with appropriate uniform attire, polished,I sign into work, normally at the time I start it's only one hostess that helps buss tables and 1 or 2 servers,depending on how busy it is. I do washroom checks, then I check what the restaurant needs most help in,weather it's to host,buss,or expedite; I do a little bit of – more... everything depending on how everything is flowing. One thing is for sure though, I never like to see any costumers-our visitors waiting, and I make sure that they are attended as soon as possible for anything they need.When the day is coming to an end,and I am closing with a colleague, I finish my closing duties quickly and efficiently so that I can help the server with her closing duties,so that way we can both go home at the time we're supposed to.
I've learnt time management,I've learnt how to improvise when needed,by being innovative, and problem solve on my own.
My coworkers are very cooperative,friendly,and polite. We all help each other out and there's a lot of respect in the environment, most importantly we genuinely care about our costumer's satisfaction,and do our best by working together to leave good impressions.
The hardest part about the job would be to have everything run smoothly in the restaurant when people call in sick,because some of us have to be on top of 5 things at once,and practically run around trying to fill the persons shift and our own, so that nothing is left undone.
The most enjoyable part of the job is, that I have the power to make people smile every shift. It's a very satisfying feeling to know that,you impacted somehow that person's mood, and they may come back, because you left a good impression.I love going out of my way to make people happy,and I love interacting with clients, I enjoy making them feel like visitors rather than just "costumers". – less