Everyday was always a new and different day at Merrill Gardens. Working here, I got to meet so many sweet and loving people and learn of their life experiences and listen as they tend to give you advice on life in general. I also learned to be more patient and understanding of so many things and oh boy do you really need it when you work with the elderly. A typical day at Merrill Gardens as a server was coming into the kitchen and having the cook brief us on what was on the menu for the day. I would then go out to my section of tables in the dining room, greet the residents,and get started on taking their orders. During the slow hours of the day, I try to get as many side jobs done and reset all my tables. When the dining room closed, my coworkers and I would split up closing duties, spend time on our ticket order sheets together, and then all head home..My co-workers were like family to me and we all worked very hard and very well together. We always had fun yet kept everything on the professional side.The hardest part of the job was getting so close to the residents and then finding out that they had passed away. It's almost like losing your own family member.The most enjoyable part of working at Merrill Gardens is that there is always something going on! Whether its with the residents, the staff or visitors, you will never ever be bored.