Flexible scheduling, fun and stressful
Server (Former Employee) – West Melbourne, FL – November 17, 2015
A typical day...you could be triple sat before you have time to clock in, or you could come in, do some sidework and wait for your first table.
I learned a ton about patience, time management and faking it until I make it, meaning you smile, run your little butt off even if you are exhausted, going through something at home, or just not feeling it.
My experience with management at the particular Olive Garden I worked was wonderful. I truly enjoyed working with the staff, as well as the management.
The hardest part of the job is trying to make everyone happy, some people are just miserable, and nothing you do is good enough. Also,
there a ton of "server" complaints, but it is not exclusive to one restaurant in particular.
The most enjoyable part of the job is when you get a good tip along with a compliment, or the occasion where you get a ridiculously generous tip. I've never struggled so hard as the last few years waiting tables while going to school and raising a child alone, but the best thing was the friends I made working there.
Good tips, fun co-workers, fast pace
Bad tips, slow shifts