Pros: Great pay while having fun
Cons: Had to tend bar at times
Knoxville is not a large town, and many celebrities, bands, and athletes would stay at the Hyatt (now the Marriott), and our department (room service) would get to wait on them and often assist with private parties held in their rooms. Room service was responsible for bringing food and beverage items to guests hotel rooms. This job really honed my math skills since we had to make change on the spot. Management expected professionalism but encouraged having a great time at work. My co-workers were salt of the earth and we all worked together well. The hardest part of this job was bar tending. Learning all of the drinks was not my forte. It was all you could ask for in a job, physical exercise, meeting amazing people, having fun in the back of house, and the pay was outstanding.