Pros: 50% discount while working, 15% off duty.
Cons: competitive hours, less than 15 hours a week
A typical day at Boston Pizza can depend on many factors that occur throughout each day, including how busy the restaurant is, the number of staff, the manager on duty, and much more. This restaurant is most popular during lunch hours and weekend dinners. Since it is not as busy during week days, there is only one hostess scheduled and leaves very few hours a week for each hostess. My favourite part about the job is working with my coworkers because they are all very generous and helpful. The staff works very closely as a team, including the managers who are always there for support. My least favourite aspect of the job is the fact that it is very hard to advance into another position. I applied to be a server but did not have any experience and therefore started working as a hostess. Although I have mentioned to my manager a few times that I would like to move up to a server, he gives me false hope but never follows through with his actions. Several of the other hostesses also would like to be a server as well and have been working at the restaurant much longer than I have. It feels like the manager does not want us to advance and would rather us host for however long we choose to stay there. I find this very upsetting because I feel as though I am not being challenged at work and I can't grow within my position and it's discouraging me from wanting to work at this restaurant.