Good place for anyone in high school or after retirement to work
Food and Beverage Associate (Former Employee) – Winter Haven, FL – February 27, 2015
My day would usually start off by finding out what position I would be assigned to in the restaurant. I would work at serving customers, prepping food, washing dishes, or cleaning the eating area. The average shift would be about 6-7 hours a day, excluding a 45 min. break in between.
I learned all about customer service, operating a cash register, how to wash hundreds of dishes at once, and how to prep food on a large scale.
Management is Management, what can I say. While your immediate superiors care about you and is willing to give you more than one chance, administration....... not so much.
Co-workers is always a gamble. Sometimes you get friendly ones, sometimes you get ones you can't stand. I was fortunate enough to have many good friends, and while I did have a few I didn't get along with, they tended to not be employed very long.
The hardest part of the job is difficult customers. While that's often true of many places, it especially applies here. You have many guests from other countries who don't speak your language, and theme park guests, by and large, have short spans of patience, and it doesn't take much for them to get angry with you, no matter how fast or well you do your job.
The best part of the job is making a difference in a child's day. Fixing a problem, going the extra mile, and just seeing the look of joy in their faces, and knowing you helped contribute to it...... it's a good feeling.
Free admission for yourself (right away) and your friends and family (after a few weeks), 30% off your purchases there, and a decent employee cantina where you can purchase food at cost.
Getting hours at the mercy of guest attendance, low pay for hard work, no leniency for mistakes or accidents, very easy to be fired for something very minor (tardy, register tally off, etc.)