Working at Merrill Gardens can be amazing. Everyday you walk in you have the chance to make a positive difference in someone's life. The residents are amazing (for the most part) and after a while they become like family. Sure they have their not so nice moments, but your working in an assisted living home which means that's going to happen. That's your chance to make a difference. If you're looking for a job that will simply put money in the bank, then this is not the job for you. Please don't even apply if your just looking for money. The residents don't deserve that. You don't get tips. You'll be called in more than you probably think you should. But this is why you can't come in just thinking about the money. The job itself isn't hard. The hardest part is when you serve someone dinner one night and the next day their gone. It's again in those moments you have a chance to make a difference. And it is this mindset that makes the difference in whether or not your coworkers are good or bad. There's been really good servers and there's been really bad ones, and the really bad ones couldn't care less about anyone but themselves. For me, this was my first job, and I haven't had another job since. If you're looking for a place to settle then this is the place for you.