It wasn't my best job, but it did have nice times with co-workers and made friendships. Overall, it was okay.
Pros: if you worked enough doubles they would give you a free meal.
Cons: over worked all the employees, stressed everyone out, made sure if you were good at your job that they would make you work 24/7, they would schedule me to work on my off days.
For the morning shift, I would have to make sure things were clean, set things up for when customers come, and prepare all the drink stations along with little things like turning on TV's, cleaning windows, and taking off the chairs from the tables. Then while we waited for customers we would fold napkins or find something to clean or dust off. Then when customers came it was a normal waiting job, took their order, gave them 100% customer service.
The night shift was similar, just backwards. For example, at the end of the night we would set everything down, turn off TV's, put chairs on tables..ect. The management was very disorganized, each manager said a different thing and confused all of us, and then they would yell at us when they got yelled at, although most of the things weren't anything we were doing wrong. We were short staffed all the time, no one wanted to stay more than a week-a month. My co-workers were great because we all had this common ground that we couldn't stand the job.
I would say the hardest part about my job was that I was a full time student and I was already working 5-6 days (not including doubles) and they wanted me to work more and I couldn't, I needed to maintain my grades at school. I felt tired all the time and too overworked. To the point where I eventually couldn't take it anymore, especially the disrespect from managers and customers. The most enjoyable part of the job was being a waitress, and interacting with customers to make their day brighter or just to give them a good laugh. I loved interacting, and I am really good at small talk so they enjoyed me too.
I would say what I learned at this job, was how to work with managers that all said something different about how to do our job, and I learned so much patience. I would get extreme rude customers that would curse at me for asking them what they want to drink and I learned to deal with those kinds of people and not let them get to me.