Overall I enjoyed my time working at Joe's Crab Shack. The pros: usually good tips. Averaged at least a hundred a night. Enjoyed wearing jeans and a t-shirt as my uniform. Co-workers were easy to get along with. Management was helpful (for the most part). Customers were all typically in good spirits (a lot of birthday celebrations so get used to singing the birthday song.) 50% discount on food for you and up to 5 guests (but you have to buy in, 9 a month comes out of your paycheck, but it was worth it.) No late nights (closed by 11 on weekends). The cons: Doubles were often 10 to 12 hour shifts, and not always worth the money (I often made what I would when I was doubling whenever I had a night-only shift.). It could get busy quickly, making it difficult to keep up with your own side-work. If that was not the case, then you'd find yourself doing other people's side work (either they were too busy or just plain lazy). Some petty gossip but that is typical of any job I suppose. They never put a wait on the door (which they should have) so being double or triple sat was typical when the rush happened, and it made it difficult to give the best service possible. With up to 5-6 hosts on a busy night, I found it ridiculous when I was not told I had been sat (and I was always busy taking care of other customers when this happened) so you have to pay close attention to your section.
I would recommend Joe's for anyone who is interested in making money, who appreciates an often fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment.
50% off of food, Good tips
sometimes stressful, doubling = long hours.