Pros: healthcare and flexibility in schedule
Cons: no steady paycheck, physically demanding, negative environment
The day began with an employee meeting, discussions included mission and vision of company along with anything that was not available for the day.
The restaurant was always busy and therefore always moving. A highly diverse clientele was present and it allowed me to learn about new cultures and food habits.
I learned how to stay calm and collected during stressful times due to hostility with co-workers, unsatisfied clients, and negativity.
The hardest part of the job was dealing with certain clientele who would consistently complain and attempt to get free handouts, these characters would degrade and devalue their servers, acting as if the server was a second class citizen.
On a higher note, often I would train employees that were excited and willing to work. It brought joy to see these new employees not yet tainted by the overload and stress of this job.