Friendly and Warming Environment with Fast Service.
Pros: nice environment, close to home.
Cons: no free lunches, no overtime.
I would start work by cleaning up most of the mess from last night's closing staff, then get into my regular cleaning duties (sweeping and mopping the floor, cleaning tables and windows, etc.) Once guests began to show up, I would take their order, and serve them anything they needed. I would keep that up until about 1 hour before my shift would end, – more... and then I would begin my final cleaning duties before I could leave for the day (stocking ice, cleaning bathrooms, etc.)
I learned a lot about how a smaller restaurant functions as well as ways to be successful in a chaotic and busy environment. My co-workers were generally very nice and friendly, with the exception of some of the people in the back of the house. The hardest part of my job was trying to find compromise with ways to get things done efficiently with the managers. The most enjoyable part of the job was to get to see happy customers leaving and ready to visit again. – less