The Washington Athletic Club is an old Seattle institution that has a strong traditional culture. For the most part, everything is good. There really isn't anything anyone can complain about. The pay was great, averaged about 38-40 hrs a week. I was the opener for 5 of the 7 days and it required me to be there early and open the kitchen unsupervised. The next morning cook did not come for another hour. I would set up the line mainly for breakfast but keeping in mind the things I would need for the lunch menu. As the day goes on, during down time, any prep for lunch or the next day would get done during that time. Management overall were individuals of strong character. They took care of my well being as well as made sure to discipline me if I was out of line. I learned a lot about time management from them. I also learned that the kitchen is always a team effort. If I need help, be sure to ask for it before its too late. The hardest part about my job was the platonic relationship with my co-workers. I considered them both my co-workers as well as my peers and when my peers were not holding up their end of the work, it was difficult to tell or get them back to working. I would say I enjoyed the unionized working environment. It gave me a sense of security. As long as I was a good worker, they would make sure I was not taken advantage of.