Pros: interactive, friendly customers, able to eat mess-up orders
Cons: cliche-oriented co-workers, apathetic upper-management
A typical day involved greeting guests, cleaning tables and addressing the concerns of customers who had already been shown to a table when prompted. There wasn't much to learn in this position, being as it revolves around people skills and interacting regularly with inanimate objects. The management used to be awful and insincere, but has since been – more... replaced with people I've worked alongside who show considerably less apathy when approached. The staff by extension, also have an aloof, clique-like high school feel about them, and it isn't uncommon to find one of them tending to their cell phones while on the clock.
The most difficult part of the job was losing abilities the longer that I worked there, and being told not to do the other parts of work when I was able. Similarly difficult was the onerous amount of time that one would have to spend as a host, in order to advance in the company. The best part were the people, and I would have quit the company earlier if they didn't help to make the job more bearable. – less